Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 13, 2022


Viking Energy Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification Number)


15915 Katy Freeway Suite 450, Houston, Texas


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (281) 404-4387


Not applicable.

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. 


The information provided below in Item 5.02 is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.


On June 13, 2022, John McVicar was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Viking Energy Group, Inc. (the “Company”), replacing Frank Barker, Jr. as the Company’s CFO. The replacement was not related to any disagreement between Mr. Barker and the Company, and Mr. Barker, through his entity, FWB Consulting, LLC, will remain a consultant to the Company on an as-needed basis.


Mr. McVicar brings more than 30 years of international business experience in Management Consulting and Finance. His previous roles include Consulting Partner at a Big 4 firm, CFO of a TSX-listed company and several regional finance leadership roles with large U.S. and Canadian multinationals in Canada, the U.S., South America and Asia. Mr. McVicar has been the CFO of Ion Energy Ltd. since September 2020, a Director and Audit Committee Chair of Avicanna Inc. since July, 2021, and an accountant for Ernst & Young LLP from 2002-2020, where he was a partner for more than a decade. Mr. McVicar is a CPA CA, and he earned an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.


In connection with Mr. McVicar’s appointment, the Company and Mr. McVicar entered into a letter agreement (the “Agreement”), effective June 13, 2022, which sets out Mr. McVicar’s primary responsibilities, including with respect to accounting & reporting, performance management, treasury, risk management and internal controls. Mr. McVicar’s appointment is for an initial term of twelve months and may be terminated by either party at any time by providing sixty days’ written notice to the other party.


The foregoing summary and description of the Agreement does not purport to be complete is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.








Letter Agreement, between Viking Energy Group, Inc. and John McVicar, dated June 8, 2022 *



Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL Document)*


*Filed herewith.








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.






Date: June 14, 2022


/s/ James A. Doris




James A. Doris



Chief Executive Officer