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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): January 05, 2024

 

Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-38742   83-0982969

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

500 Rutherford Avenue, Suite 102

Boston, MA 02129

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 655-6000

 

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   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   ADN   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants to purchase one share of common stock, each at an exercise price of $11.50   ADNWW   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.

 

Chief Financial Officer Resignation

 

On January 05, 2024, Kevin L. Brackman, Chief Financial Officer of Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company” or “Advent”), resigned from all of his positions at the Company and its subsidiaries, effective immediately.

 

Chief Financial Officer Appointment

 

In connection with Mr. Brackman’s resignation, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) on January 10, 2024, appointed Naiem Hussain, 56, the Company’s current Chief Investment Officer, to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, pending the completion of the Company’s hiring protocols. Mr. Hussein has served as Advent’s Chief Investment Officer since 2021.

 

The Company entered into an offer letter with Mr. Hussain pursuant to which Mr. Hussain will receive an annual base salary of $275,000 and the opportunity to earn a performance-based bonus each year. Mr. Hussain will also be eligible to participate in the Company’s equity awards plan, with his grants approved by the compensation committee of the Board.

 

Any further information required under Item 5.02(c) will be disclosed in a supplemental or amended filing on Form 8-K, as needed.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “plan,” “could,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “believe,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “goal,” “project,” and other words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements address various matters including the Company’s plans and expectations with respect to the Honey Badger contract. Each forward-looking statement contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statement. Applicable risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks identified under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the other information we file with the SEC, including filings on Current Reports on Form 8-K. We caution investors not to place considerable reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K. You are encouraged to read our filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K speak only as of the date of this document, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any of these statements. Our business is subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, including those referenced above. Investors, potential investors, and others should give careful consideration to these risks and uncertainties.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Dated: January 11, 2024

 

  Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc.
     
  By:

/s/ Vassilios Gregoriou

  Name: Vassilios Gregoriou
  Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

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