UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
April 28, 2020
AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
001-36426
04-3156167
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
2 Mill & Main Place, Suite 395, Maynard, Massachusetts
01754
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
978-648-6000
 
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
AQB
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Emerging growth company     x
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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
(e)    As previously disclosed in the Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A of AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) filed with the SEC on March 19, 2020 (the “Proxy Statement”), on March 3, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company unanimously approved an amendment to the Company’s 2016 Equity Incentive Plan, as previously amended (the “2016 Plan”), to increase the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the 2016 Plan from 900,000 shares to 1,900,000 shares (the “Plan Amendment”). No other changes were made by the Plan Amendment, and the Plan Amendment does not modify the number of shares held by, or the rights of, existing stockholders or participants in the 2016 Plan. A more detailed description of the material terms of the 2016 Plan, as amended by the Plan Amendment, was included in the Proxy Statement. On April 28, 2020, the stockholders of the Company approved the 2016 Plan, as amended by the Plan Amendment. The foregoing and the disclosure in the Proxy Statement are not complete summaries of the terms of the 2016 Plan and the Plan Amendment and are qualified by reference to the text of the 2016 Plan; Amendment No. 1 to the 2016 Plan, which was approved by the stockholders of the Company on April 30, 2019; and the Plan Amendment, which are included as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 5.07  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On April 28, 2020, the Company held its annual meeting of stockholders. At this meeting, the Company’s stockholders (i) elected each of the persons listed below as a director for a one-year term; (ii) ratified the appointment of Wolf & Company, P.C. as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020; and (iii) approved the 2016 Plan, as amended by the Plan Amendment.
Proposal 1  Election of Directors
 
 
For
 
Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
Richard J. Clothier
 
19,728,591
 
544,573
 
4,711,180
Alana D. Czypinski
 
20,163,707
 
109,457
 
4,711,180
Theodore J. Fisher
 
20,178,134
 
95,030
 
4,711,180
Richard L. Huber
 
19,739,044
 
534,120
 
4,711,180
Christine St.Clare
 
20,188,187
 
84,977
 
4,711,180
Rick Sterling
 
20,180,938
 
92,226
 
4,711,180
James C. Turk, Jr.
 
20,184,561
 
88,603
 
4,711,180
Sylvia Wulf
 
20,188,735
 
84,429
 
4,711,180
Proposal 2  Ratification of the Appointment of Wolf & Company, P.C. as Our Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2020
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
24,857,443
 
99,890
 
27,011
 
Proposal 3  Approval of Our 2016 Equity Incentive Plan, as Further Amended, to Increase the Number of Authorized Shares of Our Common Stock, $0.001 Par Value Per Share, Issuable under the 2016 Equity Incentive Plan from 900,000 to 1,900,000
For
 
Against
 
Abstain
 
Broker Non-Votes
17,994,211
 
2,245,550
 
33,403
 
4,711,180





Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
* Incorporated herein by reference as indicated.
† Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.
SIGNATURES
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.
 
 
AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.
 
 
(Registrant)
April 29, 2020
 
/s/ David A. Frank
 
 
David A. Frank
 
 
Chief Financial Officer


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