SAExploration
SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 01/11/2018 17:04:45)


UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 11, 2018
SAEXPLORATION HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

001-35471
(Commission file number)

27-4867100
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

1160 Dairy Ashford Rd., Suite 160, Houston, Texas 77079
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(281) 258-4400
(Company's telephone number, including area code)

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 8.01. Other Events.
 
On January 11, 2018, the Company announced that it has received approximately $15.7 million of Tax Credit Certificates. Approximately $2.9 million of the tax credit certificates relate to a settlement agreement with the State of Alaska regarding the appeal of $5.8 million in previously disallowed expenditures.
 
The information in this Item 8.01, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Item 8.01 shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This report contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws, with respect to the Company’s financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and business, and expectations or beliefs concerning future events. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified by phrases such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “intends,” “plans to,” “ought,” “could,” “will,” “should,” “likely,” “appears,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “outlook” or other similar words or phrases. There are inherent risks and uncertainties in any forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that its expectations are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statements to reflect events, new information or otherwise. Some of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations are discussed below. All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.
You should refer to the risk factors from the Company’s Annual Report filed on March 15, 2017, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, and as updated in its Form 10-Q filed for the period ended September 30, 2017, for specific risks which would cause actual results to be significantly different from those expressed or implied by any of the Company’s forward-looking statements. It is not possible to identify all of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may affect future results. In light of these risks and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this report may not occur and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers of this report are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements.

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Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
Description
99.1
Press Release dated January 11, 2018.


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SIGNATURE
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: January 11, 2018                SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
    
By:
/s/ Brent Whiteley
Name:
Brent Whiteley
Title:
Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary



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EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit No.
Description
Press Release dated January 11, 2018.





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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



SAEXPLORATION ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF ADDITIONAL ALASKAN TAX CREDIT CERTIFICATES

January 11, 2018 – Houston, TX – SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAEX, OTCQB: SXPLW) , or SAE, today announced that it has received approximately $15.7 million of additional tax credit certificates from the state of Alaska’s Department of Revenue.
Approximately $2.9 million of the tax credit certificates relate to a settlement agreement with the State of Alaska regarding the appeal of $5.8 million in previously disallowed expenditures. When combined with existing tax credit certificates in-hand, the total amount of tax credit certificates held by SAE and available for monetization is now approximately $41.3 million. SAE currently expects to receive the remaining $29.9 million of tax credit certificates still being processed by the State of Alaska during 2018.
About SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
SAE is an internationally-focused oilfield services company offering a full range of vertically-integrated seismic data acquisition and logistical support services in remote and complex environments throughout Alaska, Canada, South America, Southeast Asia and West Africa. In addition to the acquisition of 2D, 3D, time-lapse 4D and multi-component seismic data on land, in transition zones and offshore in depths reaching 3,000 meters, SAE offers a full suite of logistical support and in-field data processing services, such as program design, planning and permitting, camp services and infrastructure, surveying, drilling, environmental assessment and reclamation and community relations. SAE operates crews around the world, performing major projects for its blue-chip customer base, which includes major integrated oil companies, national oil companies and large independent oil and gas exploration companies. Operations are supported through a multi-national presence in Houston, Alaska, Canada, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil and New Zealand. For more information, please visit SAE’s website at www.saexploration.com.
The information in SAE’s website is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this notice or incorporated in filings SAE makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws with respect to SAE. These statements can be identified by the use of words or phrases such as “expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “budgets,” “forecasts,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking

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statements include statements regarding SAE's financial condition, results of operations and business and SAE's expectations or beliefs concerning future periods and possible future events. These statements are subject to significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated in, and implied by, this press release. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from SAE’s expectations are described under “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in SAE’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by applicable law, SAE is not under any obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.
Contact
SAExploration Holdings, Inc.
Ryan Abney
Vice President, Finance
(281) 258-4400
rabney@saexploration.c om

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