Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Stice Travis D.

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Viper Energy, Inc. [ VNOM ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Executive Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Rule 10b5-1(c) Transaction Indication

Check this box to indicate that a transaction was made pursuant to a contract, instruction or written plan that is intended to satisfy the affirmative defense conditions of Rule 10b5-1(c). See Instruction 10.
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 12/31/2023 G 14,864(1) D $0 106,169(2) I(2) By Stice Investments, Ltd.(2)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents an estimated number of shares of the issuer's common stock held by Stice Investments, Ltd., which are subject to the gift by Mr. Stice to the Stice 2023 Family Trust, of which Mr. Stice's spouse is the sole trustee and primary beneficiary and his adult children are secondary beneficiaries. Effective as of December 31, 2023, Mr. Stice gifted an estimated 14% limited partner interest in Stice Investments, Ltd., which interest was owned by Mr. Stice as of that date as his sole and separate property, to the Stice 2023 Family Trust pursuant to the gift assignment executed on December 14, 2023, to be effective as of December 31, 2023, during the issuer's open trading window, subject to the third party valuation of the fair market value of the gifted interest as of December 31, 2023, which was not determinable as of December 14, 2023 and determinable as of December 31, 2023 upon completion of the final valuation.
2. Stice Investments, Ltd., is managed by Stice Management, LLC, its general partner. Mr. Stice and his spouse hold 100% of the membership interests in Stice Management, LLC, of which Mr. Stice is the manager. Mr. Stice may be deemed to share beneficial ownership of securities beneficially owned by his spouse and, as a result, the gifted shares continue to be reported as indirectly beneficially owned by Mr. Stice following the reported transaction. Mr. Stice, however, disclaims beneficial ownership of the gifted shares, except to the extent of his actual pecuniary interest therein.
/s/ Teresa L. Dick, as attorney-in-fact for Travis D. Stice 01/03/2024
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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