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): February 27, 2019 

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-7908 74-1753147 
(State or other jurisdiction of (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer 
incorporation) Identification No.) 

17 South Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77027 
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code) 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 881-3600

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Item 8.01  Other Events.

Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. (the Company) is saddened to report that Larry E. Bell, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, passed away on February 27, 2019.  Mr. Bell joined the Company’s Board in 2006.  Mr. Bell, an independent director, served as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Audit Committee”) at the time of his passing.

The Company is extremely grateful for Mr. Bell’s dedication and service to the Company.  The Company’s management and Board of Directors extends its sincerest condolences to Mr. Bell’s family.

Following Mr. Bell’s death, the Company’s Board of Directors has been reduced to five members, two of whom are independent. Under the NYSE American listing standards, the Company is required to have a majority of its Directors be independent. In addition, following Mr. Bell’s death, the Audit Committee has been reduced to two members, each of whom is an independent director. The Board of Directors intends to identify candidates to replace Mr. Bell and appoint a new independent director who satisfies the applicable requirements of the NYSE American listing standards to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors and the Audit Committee.


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:March 1, 2019By:/s/ Tracy E. Ohmart
Tracy E. Ohmart
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer and
Principal Accounting Officer)