UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 6, 2015
Rhino Resource Partners LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
424 Lewis Hargett Circle, Suite 250
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Joseph M. Jacobs, director of Rhino GP LLC, the general partner of Rhino Resource Partners LP (the Partnership), has announced his resignation from the board of directors of Rhino GP LLC as of April 6, 2015. Mr. Jacobs decision to resign from the board was not the result of any disagreement with the Partnership.
On April 6, 2015, Philip Braunstein was appointed as a director of Rhino GP LLC. Mr. Braunstein joined Wexford Capital in 2007 and currently serves as Vice President of the firm. Mr. Braunstein is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, management and disposition of many of Wexford Capitals private equity investments across a number of sectors and has served on the boards of private companies in which Wexford Capital has held investments. Mr. Braunstein holds a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. Mr. Braunstein was selected to serve as a director due to his significant experience in overseeing private equity investments and his knowledge across various industries and businesses.
On April 9, 2015, Joseph E. Funk was appointed as a director of Rhino GP LLC. Mr. Funk has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rhino GP LLC since November 2014.