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): April 16, 2024

Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

595 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor
New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (212) 967-5294
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share
The 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 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure.

Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc. (the “Company”) is issuing a statement regarding the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (the “Shelf S-3”) filed by the Company on April 12, 2024. The Shelf S-3 is a universal shelf, which is subject to review by the Securities and Exchange Commission, that may allow the Company to offer and sell, from time to time, in one or more offerings, up to an aggregate of $250,000,000 of its Class A common stock, shares of preferred stock, warrants, depositary shares, stock purchase contracts, units, and rights. The Shelf S-3 has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the Shelf S-3 becomes effective. In accordance with Rule 415, unless earlier withdrawn, terminated or suspended, the Shelf S-3 will expire three years after effectiveness of the Shelf S-3.
The Company has not entered into an at-the-market program related to the Shelf S-3 (and cannot do so until the Shelf S-3 is effective). Additionally, the Company has not used its existing at-the-market program in 2024.
The information in 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is being “furnished” pursuant to General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth in such filing.
This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
Item 8.01
Other Events.

On April, 15, 2024, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Gregory A. Beard, submitted a Form 144 disclosing the sale of 13,811 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock. The securities sold pursuant to the Form 144 were solely to cover taxes associated with the equity compensation received by Mr. Beard for his employment with the Company during the first quarter of 2024. As previously disclosed, on November 7, 2022, Mr. Beard agreed to separate his $600,000 annual salary to a cash salary of $58,500 per year and $541,500 in equity compensation. In 2024, to comply with minimum wage laws, Mr. Beard's cash salary was moved to $62,400. The remaining $537,600 is paid in equity compensation of the Company’s Class A common stock.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this current report on Form 8-K constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates” or “anticipates” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases which are predictions of or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters. Forward-looking statements and the business prospects of the Company are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the restructuring of the Company’s debt and the performance and satisfaction of various obligations under the agreements entered into in order to effect such restructuring of debt; the hybrid nature of our business model, which is highly dependent on the price of Bitcoin; our dependence on the level of demand and financial performance of the crypto asset industry; our ability to manage growth, business, financial results and results of operations; uncertainty regarding our evolving business model; our ability to retain management and key personnel and the integration of new management; our ability to raise capital to fund business growth; our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity to fund operations, growth and acquisitions; our substantial indebtedness and its effect on our results of operations and our financial condition; uncertainty regarding the outcomes of any investigations or proceedings; our ability to enter into purchase agreements, acquisitions and financing transactions; public health crises, epidemics, and pandemics such as the coronavirus pandemic; our ability to procure and install crypto asset mining equipment, including from foreign-based suppliers; our ability to maintain our relationships with our third party brokers and our dependence on their performance; developments and changes in laws and regulations, including increased regulation of the crypto asset industry through legislative action and revised rules and standards applied by The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network under the authority of the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act and the Investment Company Act; the future acceptance and/or widespread use of, and demand for, Bitcoin and other crypto assets; our ability to respond to price fluctuations and rapidly changing technology; our ability to operate our coal refuse power generation facilities as planned; our ability to avail ourselves of tax credits for the clean-up of coal refuse piles; and legislative or regulatory changes, and liability under, or any future inability to comply with, existing or future energy regulations or requirements. More information on these risks and other potential factors that could affect our financial results is included in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 8, 2024, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed from time to time, and in its Current Reports on Form 8-K filed from time to time. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date as of which such statement is made, and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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.
/s/ Gregory A. Beard
Name:  Gregory A. Beard
Title:    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Date: April 16, 2024