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): April 1, 2021
 
Tenax Therapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
001-34600
 
26-2593535
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(CommissionFile Number)
 
(IRS EmployerIdentification No.)
 
ONE Copley Parkway, Suite 490
Morrisville, NC 27560
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
919-855-2100
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
 
 
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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, $0.0001 par value per share
TENX
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 (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 5.02 
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
 
On April 1, 2021, Ronald R. Blanck, Gregory Pepin and Chris A. Rallis notified Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) that they will be voluntarily stepping down from the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) effective as of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company currently scheduled for June 10, 2021. Their decision to leave the Board was not a result of any disagreement with the Company.
 
A copy of the press release announcing the stepping down of Dr. Blanck, Mr. Pepin and Mr. Rallis is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
 
Item 9.01  
Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
(d)            
Exhibit
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
Press Release dated April 7, 2021
 
 
 
 
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.
 
Date: April 7, 2021
Tenax Therapeutics, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By: /s/ Michael B. Jebsen
 
 
Michael B. Jebsen
 
 
President and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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