UNITED STATES

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Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc.

 

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MASS MEGAWATTS WIND POWER, INC.

119 Boston Turnpike #290

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

 

February 9, 2024

 

To the Stockholders of Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc.:

 

Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased to send you the enclosed notice of a Special Meeting of Stockholders (the “Meeting”) to be held March 26, 2024, at 9 AM at Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel 181 Boston Post Road West Marlborough, MA 01752, for the following purposes:

 

To approve an amendment to our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to effect a reverse stock split of our Common Stock at a reverse stock split ratio ranging from 1:2 to 1:100, and to authorize the Company’s board of directors to determine the timing of the amendment at its discretion at any time, if at all, but in any case prior to the one-year anniversary of the date on which the Reverse Stock Split is approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Special Meeting and the specific ratio of the reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split Proposal”).

 

The vote is believed to be a “routine” matter according to NYSE rules for discretionary authority to vote.

 

Please review the Company’s enclosed Proxy Statement carefully. If you have any questions regarding this material, please do not hesitate to call me at (508) 942-3531.

 

  Sincerely yours,
   
  Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc.
     
Date: February 9, 2024 By: /s/ Jonathan Ricker
    Jonathan Ricker
    Chief Executive Officer and President

 

IMPORTANT

 

You are cordially invited to attend the Special Meeting in person. Even if you plan to be present, please mark, sign, date and return the enclosed proxy at your earliest convenience in the envelope provided, which requires no postage if mailed in the United States.

 

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MASS MEGAWATTS WIND POWER, INC.

119 Boston Turnpike #290

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

 

To Be Held on March 26, 2024

 

The Special Meeting of Stockholders (the “Meeting”) of Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (the “Company”) will be held March 26, 2024, at 9 a.m. (EST) at Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel 181 Boston Post Road West Marlborough, MA 01752, for the following purpose:

 

To approve an amendment to our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to effect a reverse stock split of our Common Stock at a reverse stock split ratio ranging from 1:2 to 1:100, and to authorize the Company’s board of directors to determine the timing of the amendment at its discretion at any time, if at all, but in any case prior to the one-year anniversary of the date on which the Reverse Stock Split is approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Special Meeting and the specific ratio of the reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split Proposal”).

 

The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on February 9, 2024, as the record date (the “Record Date”) for the determination of stockholders entitled to notice of, and to vote and act at, the Meeting and only stockholders of record at the close of business on that date are entitled to notice of, and to vote and act at, the Meeting.

 

For a period of ten (10) days prior to the Meeting, a stockholders list will be kept at the Company’s office and shall be available for inspection by stockholders during usual business hours. A stockholders list will also be available for inspection at the Meeting.

 

Stockholders are cordially invited to attend the Meeting in person. However, please complete and sign the enclosed proxy card and return it promptly to assure your representation at the Meeting. If you choose, you may still vote in person at the Meeting even though you previously voted by submitting a proxy card, by telephone or internet.

 

  By Order of the Board of Directors,
   
  /s/ Jonathan Ricker
  Chairman

 

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts  
   
February 9, 2024  

 

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MASS MEGAWATTS WINDPOWER, INC.

 

PROXY STATEMENT

 

SPECIAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

 

To be held on March 26, 2024

 

General Information

 

This Proxy Statement and the accompanying proxy card are furnished to the shareholders of Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the solicitation by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) of proxies for use at the Special Meeting of Shareholders (the “Special Meeting”) to be held March 26, 2024 at 9 AM at Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel 181 Boston Post Road West Marlborough, MA 01752, and at any adjournments or postponements thereof, for the purposes set forth in the preceding Notice of Special Meeting of Shareholders.

 

Routine Matter and Discretionary Authority

 

We believe that the vote in connection with the reverse stock split proposal is deemed to be a “routine “matter over which brokers, banks, and other nominees have discretionary authority to vote. However, it is the NYSE that makes that determination.

 

Who Can Vote, Outstanding Securities

 

The securities of the Company entitled to vote at the Special Meeting consist of shares of Common Stock, no par, are sometimes collectively referred to in this Proxy Statement as the “Common Stock.”  At the close of business on February 9, 2024 (the “Record Date”), there were outstanding and entitled to vote 172,214,579 shares of Common Stock. Please refer to the section entitled “Quorum and Required Vote” for further information on the vote required to approve the proposal to amend the Company’s Restated Articles of Incorporation.

 

This Proxy Statement and the related proxy card are being mailed on or about February 15, 2024, to the holders of our Common Stock on the Record Date.

 

How You Can Vote

 

Shareholders of record on the Record Date are eligible to vote at the Special Meeting using one of the following methods:

 

  Voting in Person. To vote in person, you must attend the Special Meeting and follow the procedures for voting announced at the Special Meeting; or
     
  Voting by Mail. To vote by mail, simply mark the enclosed proxy card, date and sign it, and return it in the postage-paid envelope provided.

 

Properly executed proxies received in time for the Special Meeting will be voted on in the manner directed therein. If your proxy card is signed and returned without specifying choices, the shares represented by the proxy card will be voted “ FOR “ the proposal to amend the Company’s Restated Articles of Incorporation.

 

How You May Revoke or Change Your Vote

 

If the enclosed proxy is executed and returned, it may nevertheless be revoked by a later-dated proxy or by written notice filed with the Secretary of the Company at the Company’s executive offices at any time before the enclosed proxy card is voted. Shareholders attending the Special Meeting may revoke their prior proxies and vote in person; however, personal attendance at the Special Meeting without voting or revoking a proxy will not automatically revoke such proxy. The Company’s executive offices are located at 11 Apex Drive Suite 300, Marlborough, MA 01752, and the Company’s mailing address is 119 Boston Turnpike #290, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

 

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Quorum and Required Vote

 

The inspector of elections appointed for the Special Meeting will tabulate votes cast by proxy or in person at the Special Meeting. The inspector of elections will also determine whether a quorum is present. The holders of a majority of the aggregate voting power represented by the shares of Common Stock, issued and outstanding at the close of business on the Record Date, whether present in person or represented by proxy at the Special Meeting, will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the Special Meeting; in addition, the presence, in person or represented by proxy, of a majority of the shares of the Common Stock entitled to vote at the meeting are also required to act with respect to the amendment to the Company’s Restated Articles of Incorporation. Shares held by persons attending the Special Meeting but not voting, shares represented by proxies that reflect abstentions as to a particular proposal and “broker non-votes” will be counted as present for purposes of determining a quorum. A “broker non-vote” occurs when a nominee holding shares for a beneficial owner has not received voting instructions from the beneficial owner and does not have discretionary authority to vote the shares.

 

The proposal to amend the Company’s Restated Articles of Incorporation requires the approval of holders of a majority of the aggregate voting power represented by the shares of Common Stock, entitled to vote at the Special Meeting.

 

Abstentions will have the effect of a vote against the proposal to amend the Company’s Restated Articles of Incorporation. Approval of the proposal to amend the Company’s Restated Articles of Incorporation is a routine matter on which the Company expects that brokers will be entitled to vote without receiving instructions from the beneficial owner of the applicable shares; however, if a broker submits a “non-vote,” it will have the same effect as a vote against this proposal.

 

As of the Record Date, directors and executive officers of the Company beneficially owned (excluding currently exercisable options) an aggregate of approximately 51,902,635 shares of Common Stock, entitled to vote on the proposal to amend the Company’s Restated Articles of Incorporation. The Company believes that the directors and executive officers of the Company currently intend to vote their shares in favor of such proposal.

 

Costs of Solicitation

 

The Company will pay the cost of solicitation of proxies. In addition to solicitation by mail, proxies may be solicited by directors, officers, and employees of the Company, without additional compensation (other than reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses), by personal interview, telephone, facsimile, and other electronic means. Upon request, the Company will reimburse brokers, banks or similar entities acting as nominees for reasonable expenses incurred in forwarding copies of the proxy materials relating to the Special Meeting to the beneficial owners of our Common Stock.

 

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MATTER TO COME BEFORE THE SPECIAL MEETING

PROPOSAL 

APPROVAL OF THE REVERSE STOCK SPLIT PROPOSAL

 

To approve an amendment to our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to effect a reverse stock split of our Common Stock at a reverse stock split ratio ranging from 1:2 to 1:100, and to authorize the Company’s board of directors to determine the timing of the amendment at its discretion at any time, if at all, but in any case prior to the one-year anniversary of the date on which the Reverse Stock Split is approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Special Meeting and the specific ratio of the reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split Proposal”).

 

Summary

 

Our Board of Directors unanimously recommends that the stockholders approve an amendment to our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, (the “Charter”), in substantially the form attached in Exhibit A ,(the reverse stock split amendment), to effect a reverse stock split at a ratio within the range between and including 1:2 to 1:100, with the final decision as to whether to proceed with the Reverse Stock Split and the exact ratio of the Reverse Stock Split to be determined by our Board upon stockholder approval at any time prior to the one-year anniversary of the date on which the Reverse Stock Split is approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Special Meeting. If our stockholders approve the Reverse Stock Split, and the Board decides to implement it, the Reverse Stock Split will become effective upon the filing of the Reverse Stock Split Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Massachusetts. The Reverse Stock Split will affect all holders uniformly, and no stockholder’s interest in the Company will be diluted as each such stockholder will hold the same percentage of the shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately following the Reverse Stock Split as that stockholder held immediately prior to the Reverse Stock Split. The Reverse Stock Split Amendment will not reduce the number of authorized shares of Common Stock (which will remain at 172,500,000) and will not change the no par value status of the Common Stock.

 

If the Reverse Stock Split Proposal is approved by our stockholders and the Board of Directors determines that it is in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders to effect the Reverse Stock Split, it will determine the ratio of the Reverse Stock Split, based on factors discussed below.

 

Advantages of a Reverse Stock Split

 

Attract potential investment. With a high number of issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, the price per share of our Common Stock may be too low for the Company to attract investment capital unless we implement a reverse stock split.

 

Liquidity of our Common Stock. An increased stock price may also improve the marketability and liquidity of our Common Stock. For example, many brokerages have policies that prohibit them from investing in low-priced stocks. Additionally, investors may be dissuaded from purchasing stocks below certain prices because brokers’ commissions, as a percentage of the total transaction value, can be higher for low-priced stocks. We believe that the Reverse Stock Split may make our Common Stock a more attractive and cost-effective investment for many investors, which may enhance the liquidity of the holders of our Common Stock.

 

More available authorized Common Stock.

 

The Reverse Stock Split will also effectively increase the number of authorized shares of our Common Stock for future issuances by the amount of the reduction in outstanding shares of Common Stock effected by the Reverse Stock Split. These additional shares would be available if the Board determines that it is necessary or appropriate to provide financial flexibility to raise additional capital through the sale of equity and for other corporate purposes. Additional funding can be used to raise additional capital through the sale of equity securities, to acquire another company or its assets, to establish strategic relationships with corporate partners and, to provide equity incentives to employees and officers.

 

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The factors with any decision to implement a Reverse Stock Split

 

This proposal gives the Board of Directors discretion to determine whether to implement a Reverse Stock Split and, if so implemented, select a Reverse Stock Split ratio from within a range between and including 1:2 to 1:100, any time prior to the one-year anniversary of the date on which the Reverse Stock Split is approved by the Company’s stockholders, based on the Board’s then-current assessment of the factors below, and in order to maximize Company and stockholder interests. In determining whether to implement the Reverse Stock Split, and which ratio to implement, if any, the Board may consider, among other factors:

 

  the Common Stock’s historical trading price and volume;
     
  the trading price and trading volume of our Common Stock and the anticipated impact of the Reverse Stock Split;
     
  which Reverse Stock Split ratio would be most cost effective; and
     
  prevailing industry, market, and economic conditions.

 

If the Board of Directors chooses to implement the Reverse Stock Split, a public announcement regarding the determination of the Reverse Stock Split ratio will be disclosed.

 

Risks Associated with a Reverse Stock Split

 

If completed, the reverse stock split may not result in the intended benefits described above, the market price of our Common Stock may not increase (proportionately to the reduction in the number of shares of our Common Stock outstanding after the Reverse Stock Split or otherwise) following the Reverse Stock Split and the market price of our Common Stock may decrease in the future.

 

Although the number of outstanding Common Stock is reduced through the Reverse Stock Split, it is intended to increase the per share market price of our Common Stock. The effect of the Reverse Stock Split on our stock price cannot be predicted with any certainty. The history of reverse stock splits for other companies is varied. Some investors may view a reverse stock split negatively. It is possible that our stock price after the Reverse Stock Split will not increase in the same proportion as the reduction in the number of shares outstanding, causing a reduction in the Company’s overall market capitalization. Our stock price may decline due to various market conditions and company performance among the other matters identified under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. This percentage decline, as an absolute number and as a percentage of our overall market capitalization, may be greater than would have occurred in the absence of the Reverse Stock Split. The proposed Reverse Stock Split may reduce the liquidity of our Common Stock. The implementation of the Reverse Stock Split would result in an effective increase in the authorized number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance, which could, under certain circumstances, have anti-takeover implications. The additional shares of Common Stock available for issuance could be used by the Company to oppose a hostile takeover attempt or to delay or prevent changes in control or in our management. Although the Reverse Stock Split has been prompted by business and financial considerations, and not by the threat of any hostile takeover attempt (nor is the Board currently aware of any such attempts directed at the Company), stockholders should be aware that approval of the Reverse Stock Split could facilitate future efforts by us to deter or prevent changes in control, including transactions in which stockholders might otherwise receive a premium for their shares over then-current market prices.

 

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Effects of a Reverse Stock Split

 

A reverse stock split refers to a reduction in the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock by combining all of our outstanding shares of Common Stock into a proportionately smaller number of shares. For example, a stockholder holding 100,000 shares of Common Stock before the Reverse Stock Split would instead hold 10,000 shares of Common Stock immediately after that Reverse Stock Split if the Board determined the ratio to be 1-for-10. Each stockholder’s proportionate ownership of outstanding shares of Common Stock would remain the same, except for immaterial adjustments that may result from the treatment of fractional shares as described herein. All shares of Common Stock will remain validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

 

Upon the effectiveness of the Reverse Stock Split:

 

  each 2 to 100 shares of Common Stock outstanding (depending on the Reverse Stock Split ratio selected by the Board) will be combined, automatically and without any action on the part of the Company or its stockholders, into one new share of Common Stock;
     
 

fractional shares of Common Stock will be issued. There are no stock option programs, warrants or equity compensations programs at the current time that need adjustments. However, any other agreements that involved the number of shares in the documents will be adjusted.

 

This will result in approximately the same aggregate price being required to be paid (if any as applicable pursuant to their respective transaction documents) under such securities upon conversion, and approximately the same value of shares of Common Stock being delivered upon such conversion, immediately following the Reverse Stock Split as was the case immediately preceding the Reverse Stock Split.

 

The following table summarizes, for illustrative purposes only, the approximate number of shares of our Common Stock that would be outstanding as a result of the potential reverse stock split ratios within the range of this Proposal based on information as of February 9, 2024.,

 

Contingent on Stockholders Approval and Board Implementation

 

Status 

Number of

Shares of

Common Stock

Authorized

  

Number of

Shares of

Common Stock

Issued and

Outstanding

 
Pre-Reverse Stock Split   172,500,000    172,214,579 
Post-Reverse Stock Split 1:2   172,500,000    86,107,285 
Post-Reverse Stock Split 1:10   172,500,000    17,221,457 
Post-Reverse Stock Split 1:50   172,500,000    3,442,914 
Post-Reverse Stock Split 1:100   172,500,000    1,722,145 

 

The Reverse Stock Split would affect all stockholders uniformly. As of the Effective Date, each stockholder would own a reduced number of shares of Common Stock. Percentage ownership interests, voting rights and other rights and preferences would not be affected. The Reverse Stock Split would not affect the registration of our Common Stock under Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act, and we would continue to be subject to the periodic reporting and other requirements of the Exchange Act. The stock would have a new Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures (“CUSIP”) number after the Effective Date.

 

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Plan for Effecting Reverse Stock Split

 

The effectiveness of the proposed Reverse Stock Split Amendment if approved by the shareholders is determined by the Board with one year of the date on which the Reverse Stock Split is approved by the stockholders at the Special Meeting. The text of the proposed form of the Reverse Stock Split Amendment is attached hereto as Annex A. If approved by stockholders and implemented by the Board, the Reverse Stock Split will become effective upon the filing of the Reverse Stock Split Amendment with the Secretary of State of the State of Massachusetts. We will publicly announce the Reverse Stock Split ratio chosen prior to the Effective Date.

 

Effect on Beneficial Holders

 

Stockholders who hold their shares through a bank, broker or other nominee will be treated in the same manner as registered stockholders who hold their shares in their names. Shareholders are encouraged to contact their bank, broker, or other nominee with any questions regarding the procedures for implementing the Reverse Stock Split with respect to their shares.

 

Effect on Registered “Book-Entry” Holders

 

Registered stockholders hold shares electronically in book-entry form under the direct registration system (i.e., do not have stock certificates evidencing their share ownership but instead have a statement reflecting the number of shares registered in their accounts) and, as a result, do not need to take any action to receive post-split shares. If they are entitled to receive post-split shares, they automatically will receive, at their address of record, a transaction statement indicating the number of post-split shares held following the Effective Date.

 

Potential Impact on U.S. Federal Income Tax

 

The following discussion is a general summary of certain U.S. federal income tax consequences relating to the proposed Reverse Stock Split to us and stockholders. This summary is based on the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), U.S. Treasury regulations promulgated thereunder, administrative rulings and judicial decisions, all as in effect on the date of this filing, and all of which are subject to change or differing interpretations, possibly with retroactive effect. Any such change or differing interpretation could affect the tax consequences described below.

 

We have not sought, and will not seek, an opinion of counsel or a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) regarding the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the Reverse Stock Split to us or U.S. holders (as defined below), and there can be no assurance that the IRS will not challenge the statements and conclusions set forth below or that a court would not sustain any such challenge. SHAREHOLDERS SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR TAX ADVISOR ON POTENTIAL TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THE REVERSE STOCK SPLIT.

 

This summary generally only applies to U.S. holders (as defined below) that hold our Common Stock as a “capital asset” within the meaning of Section 1221 of the Code (generally, property held for investment).

 

This summary does not address all tax considerations that may be applicable to a stockholder’s particular circumstances or to stockholders that may be subject to special tax rules, such as, for example and without limitation, brokers and dealers in securities or commodities, banks and financial institutions, regulated investment companies, real estate investment trusts, personal holding companies, U.S. holders (as defined below) whose functional currency is not the U.S. dollar, U.S. expatriates, non-resident alien individuals, tax-exempt entities, governmental organizations, foreign entities, traders in securities that elect to use a mark-to-market method of accounting for their securities, certain former citizens or long-term residents of the United States, insurance companies, persons holding shares of our Common Stock as part of a hedging, integrated or conversion transaction or a straddle or persons deemed to sell shares of our Common Stock under the constructive sale provisions of the Code, persons that hold more than 5% of our Common Stock, persons that hold our Common Stock in an individual retirement account, 401(k) plan or similar tax-favored account, grantor trusts, persons who acquired their Common Stock in connection with employment or other performance of services, or partnerships or other flow-through entities for U.S. federal income tax purposes and partners, members or investors in such entities. In addition, this summary does not address any aspect of U.S. state or local tax, non-U.S. tax, the Medicare tax on net investment income, U.S. federal estate and gift tax, the base erosion and anti-abuse tax, alternative minimum tax or other U.S. federal tax consequences other than U.S. federal income taxation. This summary also does not address any U.S. federal income tax considerations relating to any other transaction other than the Reverse Stock Split.

 

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For purposes of this summary, a “U.S. holder” means a beneficial owner of our Common Stock who is any of the following for U.S. federal income tax purposes:

 

  a citizen or resident of the United States;
     
  a corporation, or other entity taxable as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes, created or organized in or under the laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia;
     
  an estate the income of which is subject to U.S. federal income taxation regardless of its source; or
   
  a trust if (1) the administration of which is subject to the primary supervision of a court within the United States and one or more “United States persons” (within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code, and for purposes of this discussion, a “U.S. person”) have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust, or (2) it has a valid election in effect under applicable U.S. Treasury regulations to be treated as a U.S. person.

 

If an entity (or arrangement) classified as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes holds shares of our Common Stock, the tax treatment of a partner in the partnership will generally depend upon the status of the partner and the activities of the partnership. A U.S. holder treated as a partner in a partnership that holds shares of our Common Stock should consult its tax advisor regarding the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the proposed Reverse Stock Split to it.

 

THIS INFORMATION SUMMARY OF CERTAIN U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES IS NOT TAX ADVICE. STOCKHOLDERS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR OWN TAX ADVISOR WITH RESPECT TO THE APPLICATION OF U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX LAWS TO THEIR PARTICULAR SITUATION INCLUDING ESTATE AND GIFT LAWS. THE IMPACT OF TAX LAWS OF ANY STATE, LOCAL, NON-U.S. OR OTHER TAXING JURISDICTION INCLUDING ANY APPLICABLE TAX TREATY SHOULD BE REVIEWED.

 

Tax Consequences to the Company

 

The proposed Reverse Stock Split is intended to be treated as a tax deferred “recapitalization” for U.S. federal income tax purposes under Section 368(a)(1)(E) of the Code, and we do not expect to recognize taxable income, gain or loss as a result of the proposed Reverse Stock Split.

 

Tax Consequences to U.S. Shareholders

 

Assuming the Reverse Stock Split qualifies as a recapitalization, a U.S. holder generally should not recognize any gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes upon the Reverse Stock Split. In the aggregate, a U.S. holder’s tax basis in the Common Stock received pursuant to the Reverse Stock Split should equal the U.S. holder’s tax basis in its Common Stock surrendered in the Reverse Stock Split in exchange therefor, and the holding period of the U.S. holder’s Common Stock received pursuant to the Reverse Stock Split should include the holding period of the Common Stock surrendered in the Reverse Stock Split in exchange therefor. U.S. Treasury regulations promulgated under the Code provide rules for allocating the tax basis and holding period of the shares of the Common Stock received pursuant to the Reverse Stock Split. U.S. holders of our Common Stock acquired on different dates and at different prices should consult their tax advisors regarding the allocation of the tax basis and holding period of such shares.

 

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Information Reporting and Backup Withholding

 

Information returns generally will be required to be filed with the IRS with respect to the payment of cash in lieu of a fractional share made pursuant to the Reverse Stock Split unless such U.S. holder is an exempt recipient and timely and properly establishes with the applicable withholding agent the exemption. Backup withholding is not an additional tax. Any amounts withheld under the backup withholding rules may be refunded or credited against the U.S. holder’s U.S. federal income tax liability, if any, provided that the U.S. holder furnishes the required information in a timely manner to the IRS. U.S. holders should consult their tax advisors regarding their qualification for an exemption from backup withholding and the procedures for obtaining such an exemption.

 

Release No. 34-15230 of the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission requires disclosure and discussion of the effects of any shareholder proposal that may be used as an anti-takeover device. The proposed reverse stock split of common stock is not the result of any such specific effort; rather, as indicated above, one purpose of the reverse stock split of common stock is to provide additional available authorized stock to the Company’s management resulting in the ability to issue shares for future acquisition, financing and operational possibilities, and not to construct or enable any anti-takeover defense or mechanism on behalf of the Company. While it is possible that management could use the additional shares to resist or frustrate a third-party transaction providing an above-market premium that is favored by a majority of the independent stockholders, the Company has no intent or plan to employ the additional unissued authorized shares as an anti-takeover device. Consequently, the increase in authorized common stock may make it more difficult for, prevent or deter a third party from acquiring control of the Company or changing its board of directors and management, as well as inhibit fluctuations in the market price of the Company’s shares that could result from actual or rumored takeover attempts. The Company currently has no such provisions in any of its governing documents.

 

As summarized below, provisions of the Company’s certificate of incorporation and by-laws and applicable provisions of the Massachusetts General Corporation Law may have anti-takeover effects, making it more difficult for or preventing a third party from acquiring control of the Company or changing its board of directors and management. These provisions may also have the effect of deterring hostile takeovers or delaying changes in the Company’s control or in its management.

 

Accounting Consequences

 

The net income or loss per share of Common Stock will be increased as a result of the fewer shares of Common Stock outstanding. The Reverse Stock Split will be reflected retroactively in our consolidated financial statements.

 

Reservation of Right to Abandon the Reverse Stock Split

 

The Board reserves the right to abandon the Reverse Stock Split without further action by our stockholders at any time before the effectiveness of the filing with the Secretary of State of the State of Massachusetts of the Certificate of Amendment, even if the authority to effect the Reverse Stock Split has been approved by our stockholders at the Special Meeting.

 

Required Vote and Recommendation of Board of Directors

 

Approval of the Proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast on the Proposal. Abstentions and broker non-votes, if any, will have no effect on the outcome of this vote. The Proposal is considered “routine”, and thus we do not expect any broker non-votes for this Proposal.

 

THE BOARD RECOMMENDS A VOTE “FOR” THE PROPOSAL TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO OUR RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION, TO EFFECT A REVERSE STOCK SPLIT OF OUR COMMON STOCK AT A REVERSE STOCK SPLIT RATIO RANGING FROM 1:2 TO 1:100, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE COMPANY’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO DETERMINE THE TIMING OF THE AMENDMENT AT ITS DISCRETION AT ANY TIME, IF AT ALL, BUT IN ANY CASE PRIOR TO THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DATE ON WHICH THE REVERSE STOCK SPLIT IS APPROVED BY THE COMPANY’S STOCKHOLDERS AT THE SPECIAL MEETING AND THE SPECIFIC RATIO OF THE REVERSE STOCK SPLIT.

 

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Dissenter’s Rights of Appraisal

 

Under Massachusetts law, our dissenting stockholders are not entitled to dissenter’s appraisal rights with respect to the proposed amendments to our articles of organization.

 

Security Ownership of Directors, Management and Certain Beneficial Owners

 

As of the date of this information statement there are shares of the Company’s Common Stock issued and outstanding. Each share of Common Stock is entitled to one vote. February 9, 2024, is the record date for determining which of our stockholders are entitled to notice with respect to this information statement and to vote at the special meeting of stockholders.

 

The following table sets forth information for each person known to be the beneficial owner of more than ten percent of our Common Stock and information as of February 9, 2024, concerning the beneficial ownership of the Company’s Common Stock for each of the Company’s directors, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and the Company’s directors and Chief Executive Officer as a group.

 

NAME AND ADDRESS OF BENEFICIAL OWNER (1)   AMOUNT AND NATURE OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP   PERCENT OF CLASS
Jonathan Ricker, Chairman,   51,902,635 shares   30.2 %
President, Treasurer, Clerk and Director        
         
Directors and Officers as a group   51,902,635 shares   30.2 %

 

(1) A beneficial owner includes any person who, directly or indirectly, has the power to vote or direct the voting of the Company’s Common Stock or the power to dispose, or to direct the disposition of such stock.

 

Miscellaneous

 

The Company requests brokers, custodians, nominees and fiduciaries to forward this information statement to the beneficial owners of the Company’s Common Stock and the Company will, upon request, reimburse such holders for their reasonable expenses in connection therewith.

 

Conclusion

 

This information statement is intended to provide our stockholders with the information required by the rules and regulations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

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OTHER MATTERS

 

As of the date of this Proxy Statement, management does not intend to present any other items of business other than the one item described above.

 

  By Order of the Board of Directors,
   
  /s/ Jonathan Ricker
   
  Chairman
   
  February 9, 2024

 

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Exhibit A

 

(Contingent upon shareholder approval)

 

Form of Articles of Amendment

to the

Restated Articles of Incorporation of Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc.

 

ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT TO THE

 

RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF

MASS MEGAWATTS WIND POWER, INC.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts Business Corporation Act, Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation (the “Corporation”), adopts the following Article of Amendment to the Restated Articles of Incorporation:

 

The Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Corporation (Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 156D, Section 10.06; 950 CMR 113.34) are hereby amended Article Six as an additional paragraph of Article Six, reading in its entirety as follows:

 

Upon the effectiveness of the filing of this Certificate of Amendment the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, as amended (the “Effective Time”), every [●] shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding or held by the Company in treasury immediately prior to the Effective Time shall, automatically and without any further action on the part of the Company or the holder thereof, be combined into [●] ([●]) validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable share of Common Stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”), subject to the treatment of fractional share interests as described below. No fractional shares shall be issued as a result of the Reverse Stock Split, and, in lieu thereof, the Company’s transfer agent for the registered holders of shares of Common Stock shall aggregate all fractional shares of Common Stock and arrange for them to be sold on behalf of such holders whose shares of Common Stock otherwise would have been combined into a fractional share as a result of the Reverse Stock Split and, after completing the sale, such holders will receive a cash payment from the transfer agent in an amount equal to their respective pro rata share of the total net proceeds of such sale. Any stock certificate that, immediately prior to the Effective Time, represented shares of Common Stock (an “Old Certificate”) shall thereafter, automatically and without the necessity of presenting the same for exchange, represent that number of shares of Common Stock into which the shares of Common Stock represented by the Old Certificate shall have been combined.

 

3. This amendment has been approved in the manner required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the constituent documents of the Corporation.

 

4. These Articles of Amendment to the Restated Articles of Incorporation shall become effective when filed with the Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc., has caused these Amendment to the Restated Articles of Incorporation to be executed on the          day of         , 2024, by its duly authorized officer.

 

  MASS MEGAWATTS WIND POWER, INC.
     
Date By: /s/ Jonathan Ricker
    Jonathan Ricker
    Chief Executive Officer

 

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SPECIAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS OF

 

MASS MEGAWATTS WIND POWER, INC.

 

March 26, 2024

 

Please date, sign and mail your proxy card in the envelope provided as soon as possible.

Please detach along perforated line and mail in the envelope provided.

 

PLEASE SIGN, DATE AND RETURN PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE; PLEASE MARK YOUR VOTE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK AS SHOWN HERE:                  ☒

 

(1) Proposal to amend our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to effect a reverse stock split of our Common Stock at a reverse stock split ratio ranging from 1:2 to 1:100, and to authorize the Company’s board of directors to determine the timing of the amendment at its discretion at any time, if at all, but in any case prior to the one-year anniversary of the date on which the Reverse Stock Split is approved by the Company’s stockholders at the Special Meeting and the specific ratio of the reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split Proposal”).

 

FOR   AGAINST   ABSTAIN
         
   

 

As more particularly described in the Proxy Statement, dated March 26, 2024, relating to such meeting, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. The undersigned shareholder also acknowledges receipt of the Notice of Special Meeting of Shareholders.

 

The Board of Directors Unanimously Recommends a Vote FOR the Proposal.

 

To change the address on your account, please check the box and indicate your new address in the space to the right. Please note that changes to the registered name(s) on the account may not be submitted via this method.

 

Shareholder Signature   Date:   Shareholder Signature   Date:  

 

Note: Please sign exactly as your name or names appear on this proxy. When shares are held jointly, each holder should sign. When signing as executor, administrator, attorney, trustee or guardian or in another representative capacity, please give full title as such. If the signer is a corporation, please sign the full corporate name by a duly authorized officer, giving full title as such. If the signer is a partnership, please sign in partnership name by an authorized person.

 

 


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