Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 19, 2020
Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
5700 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 3600
Plano, Texas 75093

(Address of principal executive offices)
Telephone – (214) 432-8002
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On February 19, 2020, Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. and one of its noteholders agreed to an extension of the maturity date on a $4,000,000 promissory note, extending it from April 10, 2020 to April 10, 2021. We paid the noteholder a fee of $80,000 under the terms of the extension.
We originally issued the promissory note on April 10, 2017, and it provides for monthly payments of interest only at the rate of 12% per annum, with a balloon payment of the outstanding principal due and payable at maturity. Under the terms of the note, the noteholder also receives annual payments of common stock at the rate of 2.5% of principal amount outstanding, based on a volume-weighted average price. The note presently has a principal balance of $4,000,000, and we are current on all interest payments.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.
Date:  February 20, 2020
By: /s/ John A. Brda
John A. Brda