Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): August 21, 2019
Mitcham Industries, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)File Number)Identification No.)
2002 Timberloch Place, Suite 400, The Woodlands, Texas 77380 
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 936-291-2277
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol (s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock - $0.01 par value per shareMINDThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Series A Preferred Stock - $1.00 par value per shareMINDPThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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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.
On August 21, 2019, R. Dean Lewis notified Mitcham Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) of his intent to resign from his position as Director, effective immediately. Mr. Lewis’ resignation was not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.

Also on August 21, 2019, the Board of Directors appointed Vice Admiral (Ret.) William H. Hilarides, who the Board of Directors had previously identified as a potential candidate, to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Lewis’ departure, effective immediately. Admiral Hilarides was appointed to serve in the class of directors that will stand for re-election at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Admiral Hilarides will serve on the Strategic Planning Committee and Nominating Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. Admiral Hilarides had no related person transactions with the Company as of the date of his appointment.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On August 22, 2019, the Company issued a press release, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference into this Item 7.01.

The information in this Item 7.01 (including the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1) is being furnished, not filed, for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and will not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(c) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed as a part of this report:
Exhibit NumberDescription

99.1 Mitcham Industries, Inc. press release dated August 22, 2019.

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.

  Mitcham Industries, Inc.
August 23, 2019 By:/s/ Robert P. Capps
    Name: Robert P. Capps
    Title: Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer


Rob Capps, Co-CEO
Mitcham Industries, Inc.
Jack Lascar / Mark Roberson
Dennard Lascar Associates Investor Relations


THE WOODLANDS, TX – August 22, 2019 Mitcham Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIND) today announced that R. Dean Lewis has resigned from the Board of Directors and that Vice Admiral (Ret.) William “Willy” H. Hilarides has been appointed to fill that vacancy.
Peter H. Blum, Chairman, of Mitcham commented, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, shareholders and employees of Mitcham, I would like to thank Dr. Lewis for his 25 years of service to the Company. We will miss Dean’s counsel but wish him well in his retirement. At the same time, we are thrilled to have Willy Hilarides join us at this stage of the Company’s transformation and growth. His long and distinguished career in the United States Navy has provided him with the skills and experience that we believe will be invaluable in helping guide us as we continue to expand our marine technology offerings for hydrographic, seismic, defense and security applications.”
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Admiral Hilarides was commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (“NAVSEA”) prior to his retirement in 2016. As NAVSEA commander, he oversaw a global workforce of more than 56,000 military and civilian personnel responsible for the development, delivery and maintenance of the Navy’s ships, submarines and systems. He held a number of other posts during his career, including director, Advanced Submarine Research and Development, program manager of the SSGN Program, program executive officer for submarines and commander of the nuclear submarine USS Key West.

About Mitcham Industries

Mitcham Industries, Inc. provides technology to the oceanographic, hydrographic, defense, seismic and security industries. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Mitcham has a global presence with operating locations in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Hungary, Colombia and the United Kingdom. Mitcham’s worldwide Marine Technology Products segment, which includes its Seamap and Klein Marine Systems units, designs, manufactures and sells specialized, high performance, marine sonar and seismic equipment. Through its Equipment Leasing segment, Mitcham believes it is the largest independent provider of exploration equipment to the seismic industry.