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 Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 17, 2021

 

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-33417   22-2535818

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

28 Engelhard Drive, Suite B

Monroe Township, New Jersey

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

08831

(Zip Code)

 

 

(609) 730-0400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

  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 240.14-2(b))
     
  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CRF 240.133-4(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   OPTT   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 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).

 

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 8.01. Other Events.

 

On August 17, 2021, Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing an award from the U.S. Department of Energy for further development of a next-generation wave energy converter. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

Exhibit Number   Description
     
99.1   Press release dated August 17, 2021 regarding the announcement of a U.S. DOE Award.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Date: August 17, 2021

 

OCEAN POWER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
   
  /s/ Philipp Stratmann
  Philipp Stratmann
  President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

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