Craddick got a finder’s fee.
Mexco Energy Corporation Announces Royalty Purchase
MIDLAND, Texas, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
Mexco Energy Corporation (Amex: MXC) today announced it has purchased for $1,850,000 approximately 118 mineral acres amounting to approximately 22% royalty interest in three gas wells located in Tarrant County, Texas. This property, operated by Chesapeake Operating, Inc., contains one (1) producing well in the Newark East, Barnett Shale Field. Two (2) additional wells have been drilled on this acreage and are being prepared for production. The Newark East, Barnett Shale Field is one of the largest gas producing fields in Texas.
A family limited partnership of one of the Company’s directors, Tom Craddick, received from the Company a finders fee in kind, equal to 2 1/2% of the interest purchased. An unrelated individual received from the Company a finders fee in cash, amounting to 2 1/2% of the purchase price.
SOURCE Mexco Energy Corporation
“An unrelated individual” sounds mysterious.
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Finder’s fee? Is Craddick a licensed Real Estate broker? If not, he’s broken the law, I think.
I’m pretty sure a Real Estate license isn’t required to broker a deal to lease the mineral rights.