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13D Filing: Omega Advisors and Atlas Energy Group Llc (NYSE:ATLS)

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Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Leon G. Cooperman 3,136,144 0 3,136,144 0 3,136,144 10.75%
Leon Cooperman
Leon Cooperman
Omega Advisors

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 13D
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 4)*
ATLAS ENERGY GROUP, LLC
(Name of Issuer)
 Common Units
(Title of Class of Securities)
 04929Q102
(CUSIP Number)
 Edward Levy
810 Seventh Avenue, 33rd Floor
New York, New York 10019
212-495-5200
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
 March 15, 2017
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)
If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box ☐.
Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See §240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.
* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

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CUSIP No. 04929Q102
13D
Page 2 of 5 Pages
1
NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
Leon G. Cooperman
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)
(a)
(b)
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
WC
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
United States
NUMBER OF COMMON UNITS BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
3,136,144
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
0
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
3,136,144
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
3,136,144 Common Units. This includes 2,571,659 that may be acquired by Leon G. Cooperman upon conversion of 822,931 of the Issuer’s Series A Preferred Units.  This also includes 564,455 Common Units that may be acquired by the Foundation after April 27, 2016, under the Second Lien Credit Agreement in which the Foundation (as defined below) participated, by the exercise of a Warrant to purchase the Common Units for $.20 per Common Unit subject to customary anti-dilution provisions.
12
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
10.75%  (Based upon 26,037,992 Common Units outstanding, as set forth in the Issuer’s Form 10-Q , plus 822,931 of the Issuer’s Series A Preferred Units that are convertible into 2,571,659 Common Units and 564,455 Common Units pursuant to the exercise of the Warrant.)
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)
IN

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CUSIP No. 04929Q102
13D
Page 3 of 5 Pages
Item 1.  Security and Issuer.
This statement on Schedule 13D (“Schedule 13D”) relates to the common units (the “Common Units”), of ATLAS ENERGY GROUP, LLC (the “Issuer”).  The address of the principal executive office of the Issuer is Park Place Corporate Center One, 1000 Commerce Drive, Suite 400 Pittsburgh PA 15275.
Item 2.  Identity and Background.
(a) The name of the reporting person is Leon G. Cooperman (“Mr. Cooperman”).
(b) The address of Mr. Cooperman is St. Andrew’s Country Club, 7118 Melrose Castle Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33496.
(c) Mr. Cooperman is the Managing Member of Omega Associates, L.L.C. (“Associates”), a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware.  Associates is a private investment firm formed to invest in and act as general partner of investment partnerships or similar investment vehicles.  Associates is the general partner of Omega Charitable Partnership L.P. (“Charitable LP”), an exempted limited partnership registered in the Cayman Islands.  This entity is a private investment firm engaged in the purchase and sale of securities for investment for its own account.  Mr. Cooperman is the ultimate controlling person of Associates and Charitable LP.
Mr. Cooperman is also one of the Trustees of The Leon and Toby Cooperman Foundation (the “Foundation”), a charitable trust dated December 16, 1981.  The other Trustees are family members.
(d) During the past five years Mr. Cooperman was not convicted in any criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).
(e) During the past five years, Mr. Cooperman was not a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.
(f) Mr. Cooperman is a citizen of the United States of America.
Item 3.  Source or Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.
  Mr. Cooperman acquired the Common Units through open market purchases and in privately negotiated transactions with the Issuer as noted herein. The source of funds for all purchases was working capital.
Item 4.  Purpose of Transaction.
Mr. Cooperman holds the Common Units for investment purposes. Mr. Cooperman intends from time to time to review his investment in the Issuer on the basis of various factors, including the Issuer’s business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects, general economic and industry conditions, the securities markets in general and those for the Common Units in particular, as well as other developments and other investment opportunities. Based upon such review, Mr. Cooperman may take such actions in the future as he deems appropriate in light of the circumstances existing from time to time, which may include further acquisitions of the Common Units or disposal of some or all of the Common Units currently owned by Mr. Cooperman or otherwise acquired by Mr. Cooperman, either in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.
Mr. Cooperman does not currently have any plans or proposals that relate to, or may result in, any of the matters listed in Items 4(a)-(j) of Schedule 13D (although Mr. Cooperman reserves the right, based on all relevant factors and subject to applicable law, at any time and from time to time, to review or reconsider his position, change his purpose, take other actions (including actions that could involve one or more of the types of transactions or have one or more of the results described in paragraphs (a) through (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D) or formulate and implement plans or proposals with respect to any of the foregoing).

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CUSIP No. 04929Q102
13D
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Item 5.  Interest in Securities of the Issuer.
(a) Mr. Cooperman may be deemed the beneficial owner of 3,136,144 Common Units, which constitutes approximately 10.75% of the total number of Common Units outstanding broken down as follows: 2,571,659 Common Units owned by Mr. Cooperman and 564,455 Common Units owned by the Foundation.
(b) Mr. Cooperman has voting power over all of the above Common Units.
(c) The following table details the transactions effected by Mr. Cooperman since and not included in the most recent filing of a Schedule 13D:
Date of
Transaction
Type of
Transaction
Number of Issuer
Common Units
Price per Issuer
Common Units
How the Transaction
was Effected
2/22/2017
Sale of Common Units
28,148
$0.4901
Charitable LP previously owned
Common Units.
2/16/2017
Sale of Common Units
5,272
$0.50
Charitable LP previously owned
Common Units.
2/17/2017
Sale of Common Units
178,297
$0.5016
Charitable LP previously owned
Common Units.
2/21/2017
Sale of Common Units
9,000
$0.5084
Charitable LP previously owned
Common Units.
3/14/2017
Sale of Common Units
41,200
$0.3133
Charitable LP previously owned
Common Units.
3/15/2017
Sale of Common Units
63,882
$0.3152
Charitable LP previously owned
Common Units.
3/16/2017
Sale of Common Units
65,402
$0.2698
Charitable LP previously owned
Common Units.
3/21/2017
Sale of Common Units
331,534
$0.1836
Charitable LP previously owned
Common Units.


  (d) Not applicable.

(e) Not applicable.
Item 6.  Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer.
To the best knowledge of Mr. Cooperman, there are no other contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships (legal or otherwise) between Mr. Cooperman and any other person with respect to any securities of the Issuer, including, but not limited to, transfer or voting of any securities, finder’s fees, joint ventures, loan or option arrangements, puts or calls, guarantees of profits, division of profits or losses, or the giving or withholding of proxies.
Item 7.  Material to Be Filed as Exhibits.
  None.

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CUSIP No. 04929Q102
13D
Page 5 of 5 Pages
SIGNATURE
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

LEON G. COOPERMAN
/s/ Edward Levy
 Name
Attorney-in-Fact
 Duly authorized under POA effective as of August 10, 2016 and filed on August 12, 2016
 March 31, 2017
Date
Dated:  March 31, 2017

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