Amendment No. 1 to Administrative Services Agreement dated as of November 13, 2020 between SandRidge Energy, Inc. and SandRidge Mississippian Trust I

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EX-10.1 2 tm212105d1_ex10-1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1

Exhibit 10.1 




This Amendment No. 1 to Administrative Services Agreement (this “Amendment”), dated as of November 13, 2020, is made by SandRidge Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and SandRidge Mississippian Trust I, a statutory trust formed under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Trust”). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Agreement (as defined below).


WHEREAS, the Company and the Trust entered into that certain Administrative Services Agreement, dated as of January 1, 2011 (the “Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to provide certain administrative services for the Trust in exchange for an administrative services fee as described therein;


WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 5.05 of the Agreement, the Agreement may be amended by a written instrument executed by each of the Company and the Trust;


WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 10.02(b) of the Amended and Restated Trust Agreement dated as of April 12, 2011 among the Company, the Trust and The Corporation Trust Company (the “Trust Agreement”), the Trustee may amend the Agreement without the approval of the Trust unitholders, provided that such amendment would not materially increase the costs or expenses of the Trust or materially adversely affect the economic interests of Trust unitholders;


WHEREAS, the Company and the Trust desire to amend Section 5.01(a) of the Agreement to revise the events that would terminate the Agreement in order to permit the Trust to continue to receive services from the Company as are necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Trust as set forth in Section 2.02 of the Trust Agreement, until the Trust is finally liquidated and wound up in accordance with Section 9.03 of the Trust Agreement;


NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises and the mutual covenants and conditions herein set forth, the Company and the Trust hereby agree as follows:


Section 1. Amendments.


Section 5.01(a) of the Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:


“(a)         This Agreement shall become effective on the date of this Agreement and shall continue until the date (the “Termination Date”) that is the earliest of:


(i)       the date the Trust is finally wound up and liquidated in accordance with Section 9.03 of the Trust Agreement;


(ii)      the date that all of the Conveyances have been terminated;




(iii)     the date that either the Company or the Trustee may designate by delivering a written notice no less than 90 days prior to such date; provided, that the Company’s drilling obligations under the Development Agreement shall have been completed by such date; providedfurther, that the Company shall not terminate this Agreement except in connection with the Company’s transfer of some or all of the Subject Interests (as defined in the Conveyances) and then only with respect to the Services to be provided with respect to the Subject Interests being transferred, and only upon the delivery to the Trustee of an agreement of the transferee of such Subject Interests, reasonably satisfactory to the Trustee, in which such transferee assumes the responsibility to perform the Services relating to the Subject Interests being transferred; and


(iv)    the date as mutually agreed in writing by the parties to this Agreement.”


Section 2. Effect of Amendment. Except as expressly modified and amended herein, all of the terms and conditions of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.


Section 3. Governing Law. This Amendment shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law principles that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.


[Signature page follows.]





IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment has been signed by the parties hereto as of the day and year first above written.


 By:/s/ Salah Gamoudi
  Name: Salah Gamoudi
  Title:   CFO


 By: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee
 By: /s/ Sarah Newell
    Name: Sarah Newell
    Title: Vice President


[Signature Page to Amendment No. 1 to Administrative Services Agreement]