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Exhibit 3.1

CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT TO THE
THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF
EARTHSTONE ENERGY, INC.
    
Earthstone Energy, Inc. (the “Corporation”), a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the provisions of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware,

DOES HEREBY CERTIFY:

1. That the Board of Directors of the Corporation has duly adopted resolutions pursuant to Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware setting forth a proposed amendment to the existing Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”), and declaring said amendment to be advisable. This amendment amends the Certificate of Incorporation as follows:

The first paragraph of Section 5.1 of the Certificate of Incorporation be amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:

“5.1 Authority, Number and Election of Directors. The affairs of the Company shall be conducted by the Board of Directors. The number of directors of the Company shall be fixed from time to time in the manner provided in the bylaws of the Company and may be increased or decreased from time to time in the manner provided in the bylaws; provided, however, that, except as otherwise provided in this Article 5, the number of directors shall not be less than three (3) or more than eleven (11). Election of directors need not be by written ballot except and to the extent provided in the bylaws. Commencing with the election of directors at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the directors shall be divided into three classes designated as Class I, Class II and Class III. Each class shall consist, as nearly as may be possible, of one-third of the number of directors constituting the entire Board of Directors. Initial class assignments shall be determined by the Board of Directors. At each annual meeting of stockholders, successors to the directors whose terms expired at that annual meeting shall be elected for a three-year term except that, initially, the director elected to Class I will be subject to election for a three-year term at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in 2019; the director elected to Class II will be subject to election for a three-year term at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in 2017; and the director elected to Class III will be subject to election for a three-year term at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in 2018. If the number of directors changes, any increase or decrease shall be apportioned among the classes such that the number of directors in each class shall remain as nearly equal as possible, but in no case will a decrease in the number of directors shorten the term of any incumbent director. A director shall hold office until the annual meeting for the year in which his term expires and until his successor shall be elected and qualified, subject, however, to such director’s prior death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal from office.”

2. That the requisite stockholders of the Corporation have duly approved said proposed amendment in accordance with the Certificate of Incorporation and Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned authorized officer of the Corporation has executed this Certificate of Amendment to the Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation as of July 20, 2021.

EARTHSTONE ENERGY, INC.


By: /s/ Robert J. Anderson         
Name: Robert J. Anderson
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer







[Signature Page to Certificate of Amendment]