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Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 23, 2021



Meta Materials Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Nevada   001-36247   74-3237581

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)

  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

1 Research Drive

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada B2Y 4M9

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(902) 482-5729

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   MMAT   Nasdaq Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

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Item 8.01

Other Events.

On July 23, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the hiring of Mr. Dahrren Ihmels as Vice President Business Development Ophthalmics. Mr. Ihmels brings over 30 years of experience in ophthalmic products, sales, manufacturing, equipment, and services for prescription lenses and smart augmented reality (AR) applications. He will be focused on growing META’s ARfusion technology, which combines precision cast lens fabrication tools and functional metamaterials and volume holograms, to provide META’s AR wearable developers with a platform for seamlessly integrating smart technologies into thin lightweight prescription glasses.

A copy of the press release is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.




Exhibit Title

99.1    Press Release, dated July 23, 2021
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (Embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.


Date: July 23, 2021     By:  

/s/ Ken Rice

      Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
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