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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 19, 2022 (September 19, 2022)  

 

MULLEN AUTOMOTIVE INC.

_____________________________________________________________

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 001-34887 86-3289406
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

1405 Pioneer Street, Brea, California 92821

(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (714) 613-1900  

 

(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 (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 240.14d-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, par value $0.001 MULN The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC (Nasdaq Capital Market)

 

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

 

As previously disclosed, on June 23, 2022, a putative class action complaint was filed in Delaware Chancery Court by Ram Hari Khadka, a stockholder, against Mullen Automotive Inc. (the “Company”) and its current directors, as defendants (the “Action”). The complaint alleged breaches of fiduciary duty against the defendants based on alleged disclosure deficiencies in the definitive proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) filed by the Company on June 10, 2022, relative to the vote at the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders that was to be held on July 26, 2022 (the “2022 Stockholder Meeting”) seeking stockholder approval of issuance of shares under the Performance Stock Award Agreement (the “CEO Performance Award”) granted to David Michery, the Company’s chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board of directors. The complaint sought various remedies, including a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin the vote at the 2022 Stockholder Meeting to approve the issuance of shares for the CEO Performance Award.

 

As previously disclosed, the Company filed a supplement to the Proxy Statement on July 13, 2022 (the “Proxy Supplement”) addressing the alleged disclosure claims to moot plaintiff’s claims in the Action. On August 5, 2022, the Chancery Court approved a stipulation under which the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the Action with prejudice as to itself only, but without prejudice as to any other putative class member. The Chancery Court retained jurisdiction solely for the purpose of adjudicating the anticipated application of plaintiff’s counsel for an award of attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of expenses in connection with the supplemental disclosures included in the Proxy Supplement.

 

The Company subsequently agreed to pay $995,000.00 to plaintiff’s counsel for attorneys’ fees and expenses in full satisfaction of the claim for attorneys’ fees and expenses in the Action. The Chancery Court has not been asked to review, and will pass no judgment on, the payment of the attorneys’ fees and expenses or their reasonableness.”

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.
  Description
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

 

 

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.

 

  MULLEN AUTOMOTIVE INC.
   
   
Date: September 23, 2022 By: /s/ David Michery
    David Michery
    Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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