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): August 19, 2020

 

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware

 

001-37369

 

86-0912294

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

3430 E. Global Loop

Tucson, AZ

 

85706

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (877) 289-2615

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share

 

HTGM

 

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).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

(e)

 

As described under Item 5.07 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (the “Company”) held on August 19, 2020, the Company’s stockholders, upon the recommendation of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), approved, along with other items discussed in Item 5.07 below, the HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2020 Plan”) as a successor to and continuation of the HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan. The 2020 Plan became effective on August 19, 2020 upon the approval of the stockholders at the Annual Meeting. A description of the 2020 Plan is set forth under the heading “Description of the 2020 Plan” contained in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 7, 2020 (the “Proxy Statement”). Such description is incorporated by reference herein.  Such description is only a summary and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the complete text of the 2020 Plan, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this report.  

 

 

Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the Annual Meeting, as well as the number of votes with respect to each matter.

Proposal 1. Election of Directors

The Company’s stockholders elected the three persons listed below as Class II Directors, each to serve until the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified. The final voting results are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes For

 

 

Votes
Withheld

 

 

Broker
Non-Votes

 

Harry A. George

 

21,076,797

 

 

 

1,839,579

 

 

 

25,718,667

 

 

Donnie M. Hardison

 

20,924,221

 

 

 

1,992,155

 

 

 

25,718,667

 

 

John L. Lubniewski

 

21,149,539

 

 

 

1,766,837

 

 

 

25,718,667

 

 

Proposal 2. Approval of the 2020 Plan

 

The Company’s stockholders approved the adoption of the 2020 Plan. The final voting results are as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker
Non-Votes

20,368,760

 

2,138,086

 

409,530

 

25,718,667

Proposal 3. Approval of a Series of Alternate Amendments to our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect a Reverse Stock Split

 

The Company’s stockholders approved a series of alternate amendments to our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect, at the option of the Board, a reverse stock split of our common stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”) at a ratio between 1-for-7 and 1-for-15, inclusive, as determined by the Board in its sole discretion. The final voting results are as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker

Non-Votes

43,004,292

 

4,925,294

 

705,457

 

0

Proposal 4. Approval of a series of alternate amendments to our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect a reduction in the total number of authorized shares of our common stock, to be implemented if and only if the Reverse Stock Split is implemented.

 

The Company’s stockholders approved a series of alternate amendments to our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect, if and only if the Reverse Stock Split is implemented, a reduction in the total number of authorized shares of our common


stock, with the specific number of authorized shares determined by a formula that is based on the ratio utilized for the Reverse Stock Split as illustrated in the table in the Proxy Statement under the caption “Effects of Authorized Shares Reduction. The final voting results are as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker

Non-Votes

43,797,866

 

4,177,012

 

660,165

 

0

 

Proposal 5. Approval of the Authorization to Adjourn the Annual Meeting

 

The Company’s stockholders approved the authorization to adjourn the Annual Meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies if there were not sufficient votes in favor of Proposal 2 or Proposal 3. The final voting results are as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker

Non-Votes

42,985,064

 

4,929,694

 

720,285

 

0

Proposal 6. Ratification of the Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Company’s stockholders ratified the selection by the Audit Committee of the Board of BDO USA, LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020. The final voting results are as follows:

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Abstentions

 

Broker

Non-Votes

46,131,708

 

1,519,170

 

984,165

 

0

 

 

 

Item 9.01

   Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

 

 

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

 

10.1

 

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan.

 

 



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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.

 

 

 

Dated:  August 20, 2020

 

By: 

 

/s/ Shaun D. McMeans

 

 

 

 

Shaun D. McMeans

 

 

 

 

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

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