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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):  December 13, 2021

 

BITNILE HOLDINGS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-12711   94-1721931
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

11411 Southern Highlands Parkway, Suite 240, Las Vegas, NV 89141

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(949) 444-5464

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 

Ault Global Holdings, Inc.

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

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation 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   NILE   NYSE American

 

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 1.01 ENTRY INTO A MATERIAL DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT

 

Effective December 13, 2021, Ault Global Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) changed its corporate name from Ault Global Holdings, Inc., to BitNile Holdings, Inc. (the “Name Change”). The Name Change was effected through a parent/subsidiary short form merger pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated December 1, 2021 but effective December 13, 2021 (the “Merger Agreement”). In accordance with the Merger Agreement, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, BitNile Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation formed solely for the purpose of the Name Change merged with and into the Company (the “Merger”) pursuant to Section 253 of the General Corporate Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”). The Company is the surviving corporation and pursuant to the Certificate of Merger (as defined below), changed its name to BitNile Holdings, Inc.

 

The Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) approved the Merger on December 1, 2021, for the purpose of the Name Change. To effectuate the Merger, the Company filed a Certificate of Ownership and Merger (the “Certificate of Merger”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on December 1, 2021, which was effective as of December 13, 2021. In accordance with Section 253 of the DGCLstockholder approval of the Merger was not required.

 

The Merger and resulting Name Change do not affect the rights of security holders of the Company. The Company’s common stock will continue to be quoted on the NYSE American, but under the new symbol “NILE”. Also, in conjunction with the Name Change, a new CUSIP number, 09175M101, has been assigned to the Company’s common stock. Following the Name Change, existing stock certificates, which reflect the Company’s prior corporate name, will continue to be valid. Certificates reflecting the new corporate name will be issued in due course as old stock certificates are tendered for exchange or transfer to the Company’s transfer agent.

 

The Merger did not affect any of the Company’s material contracts with any third parties, and the Company’s rights and obligations under such material contractual arrangements continue to be rights and obligations of the Company after the Merger. The Merger did not result in any change in headquarters, business, jobs, management, location of any of the offices or facilities, number of employees, assets, liabilities or net worth of the Company. With the exception of the Name Change, there were no changes to the Company’s bylaws.

 

The foregoing descriptions of the Merger Agreement and the Certificate of Merger are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Merger Agreement and the Certificate of Merger, copies of which are filed as Exhibits 2.1 and 3.1, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 5.03 AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OR BYLAWS; CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR

 

The information contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference to this Item 5.03.

 

ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE

 

On December 13, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing its Name Change and new ticker symbol. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information under this item shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing. This report will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information required to be disclosed solely to satisfy the requirements of Regulation FD.

 

The Securities and Exchange Commission encourages registrants to disclose forward-looking information so that investors can better understand the future prospects of a registrant and make informed investment decisions. This Current Report on Form 8-K and exhibits may contain these types of statements, which are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and which involve risks, uncertainties and reflect the Registrant’s judgment as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, operating results and are indicated by words or phrases such as “expects,” “should,” “will,” and similar words or phrases. These statements are subject to inherent uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Investors are cautioned not to rely unduly on forward-looking statements when evaluating the information presented within.

 

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ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

 

(d) Exhibits:

 

Exhibit No.    Description
     
2.1   Agreement and Plan of Merger dated December 1, 2021
3.1   Certificate of Ownership and Merger, as filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on December 1, 2021
99.1   Press Release issued on December 13, 2021.
101   Pursuant to Rule 406 of Regulation S-T, the cover page is formatted in Inline XBRL (Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language).
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document and included in Exhibit 101).

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

 

  BITNILE HOLDINGS, INC.
     
     
Dated: December 13, 2021 /s/ Henry Nisser  
 

Henry Nisser

President and General Counsel

 

 

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