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):
March 26, 2020
 
Global Digital Solutions, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
New Jersey
000-26361
22-3392051
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 800 West Tower, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(561) 515-6163
Registrant's telephone number, including area code
 
  _______________________________
 (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
 
Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (GDSI or the Company) is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K to supplement and update the risk factors described in Item 1A of GDSI’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.
 
 
Relying on Order for Reporting Relief
 
On March 4, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an order (the “Order”) under the Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) extending the deadlines for filing certain reports made under the Exchange Act, including annual reports on Form 10-K, for registrants subject to the reporting obligations under the Exchange Act that have been particularly impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) and which reports have filing deadlines between March 1 and April 30, 2020.  The “Company is relying on the Order with respect to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 which was due to be filed with the SEC on or before March 30, 2020.
 
The Company is relying on the Order due to the reduction in staff, suspension of in-person operations, and other financial and operational concerns associated with or caused by COVID-19.  The Company anticipates that it will be able to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 on or before May 14, 2020.
 
COVID-19 Risk Factor
 
The Company is supplementing the risk factors previously disclosed in its most recent periodic reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with the following risk factor:
 
Our financial and operating performance is adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
 
The recent outbreak of a strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the U.S. has had an unfavorable impact on our business operations.  Mandatory closures of businesses imposed by the federal, state and local governments to control the spread of the virus is disrupting the operations of our management, business and finance teams. In addition, the COVID-19 outbreak has adversely affected the U.S. economy and financial markets, which may result in a long-term economic downturn that could negatively affect future performance.  The extent to which COVID-19 will impact our business and our consolidated financial results will depend on future developments which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted at the time of the filing of this Form 8-K, but is expected to result in a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations and financial condition.  
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Dated: March 26, 2020
GLOBAL DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ William Delgado
 
 
William Delgado
 
 
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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