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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): September 22, 2022

 

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

001-36745

(Commission File Number)

59-2262718

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

50 Health Sciences Drive

Stony Brook, New York 11790

(Address of principal executive offices; zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  

631-240-8800

 

N/A

(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))

 

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. ¨

 

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   APDN   The Nasdaq Stock Market

  

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

On September 22, 2022, Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2022 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2022 Annual Meeting”). The following proposals were voted on and were approved by the Company’s stockholders, except with respect to proposal 2 which was not approved, at the 2022 Annual Meeting with the stockholders having voted as set forth below:

 

I. To elect seven directors to serve until the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified.

 

    FOR   WITHHELD   BROKER NON-VOTES
James A. Hayward   1,613,361   375,993   2,773,010
Robert B. Catell   1,615,523   373,831   2,773,010
Joseph D. Ceccoli   1,621,939   367,415   2,773,010
Scott L. Anchin   1,614,389   374,965   2,773,010
Yacov A. Shamash   1,527,522   461,832   2,773,010
Sanford R. Simon   1,609,331   380,023   2,773,010
Elizabeth M. Schmalz   1,600,880   388,474   2,773,010

 

II. To grant the board of directors of the Company the discretionary authority to amend the Company’s certificate of incorporation, as amended, to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock and to reduce the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock to 50,000,000.

 

FOR   AGAINST   ABSTAIN
3,639,252   1,093,517   29,595

 

III. To approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers.

 

FOR   AGAINST   ABSTAIN   BROKER NON-VOTES
1,386,134   524,487   78,733   2,773,010

 

IV. To ratify the appointment of Marcum LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022.

 

FOR   AGAINST   ABSTAIN
4,516,454   82,725   163,185

 

Each of the foregoing voting results from the 2022 Annual Meeting is final.

 

 

 

 

 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: September 23, 2022 APPLIED DNA SCIENCES, INC.
     
  By: /s/ James A. Hayward
  Name: James A. Hayward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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