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SMARTMETRIC, INC.
(Name of Registrant As Specified In Charter)

 

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SMARTMETRIC, INC.

3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 500
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tel: (702) 990-3687

 

To the Holders of Common Stock of Smartmetric, Inc.:

 

This Information Statement is first being mailed on or about November [●], 2019 to the holders of record of the outstanding common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”) of Smartmetric, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), as of the close of business on October 17, 2019 (the “Record Date”), to inform the stockholders of an action already approved by written consent of the majority stockholder holding 72.25% of the voting equity (the “Majority Stockholder”). Pursuant to Rule 14c-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), the proposal will not be effective until at least 20 calendar days after the mailing of this Information Statement to our stockholders. Therefore, this Information Statement is being sent to you for informational purposes only.

 

WE ARE NOT ASKING YOU FOR A PROXY

AND YOU ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SEND US A PROXY

 

The following action was authorized by written consent of the holders of a majority of our outstanding voting stock:

 

  approval of increasing the number of shares of Common Stock the Company is authorized to issue from 300,000,000 to 600,000,000 as provided for herein (the “Increase in Authorized Shares” and the “Action”) and filing of an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to effect the Action.

 

The enclosed information statement contains information pertaining to the Action acted upon.

 

Pursuant to rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, you may access a copy of the information statement at https://www.smartmetric.com

 

This is not a notice of a meeting of stockholders and no stockholders’ meeting will be held to consider the Action described herein.  This Information Statement is being furnished to you solely for the purpose of informing stockholders of the Action described herein pursuant to Section 14(c) of the Exchange Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder, including Regulation 14C.

 

ACCORDINGLY, WE ARE NOT ASKING YOU FOR A PROXY, AND YOU ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SEND US A PROXY.  NO PROXY CARD HAS BEEN ENCLOSED WITH THIS INFORMATION STATEMENT.

 

This Information Statement will serve as written notice to stockholders of the Company pursuant to Section 78.370 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.

 

  By Order of the Board of Directors
   
 Date: November [●], 2019 /s/ Chaya Hendrick
  Chaya Hendrick
  Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

THIS INFORMATION STATEMENT IS BEING PROVIDED TO

YOU BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SMARTMETRIC, INC.

 

WE ARE NOT ASKING YOU FOR A PROXY AND YOU ARE

REQUESTED NOT TO SEND US A PROXY

 

SMARTMETRIC, INC.

3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 500

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tel: (702) 990-3687

 

INFORMATION STATEMENT

(Preliminary)

 

November [●], 2019

 

NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDER ACTION BY WRITTEN CONSENT

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

This Information Statement has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and is being sent, pursuant to Section 14C of the Exchange Act, to the holders of record as of October [•], 2019 (the “Record Date”) of common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), of Smartmetric, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”), to notify the holders of our Common Stock of the following:

 

On October 17, 2019, the Company received a written consent in lieu of a meeting in accordance with the Nevada Revised Statutes by the holders of 72.25% of the voting power of the Common Stock authorizing the following action: 

 

  approval of increasing the number of shares of Common Stock the Company is authorized to issue from 300,000,000 to 600,000,000 as provided for herein (the “Increase in Authorized Shares” and the “Action”) and filing of an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to effect the Action.

 

Accordingly, your consent is not required and is not being solicited.

 

We will commence mailing the notice to the holders of Common Stock and preferred stock on or about November [●], 2019.

 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR YOUR VOTE OR A PROXY STATEMENT, BUT RATHER AN INFORMATION STATEMENT DESIGNED TO INFORM YOU OF CERTAIN ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE MAJORITY STOCKHOLDER.

 

The entire cost of furnishing this Information Statement will be borne by the Company.  We will request brokerage houses, nominees, custodians, fiduciaries and other like parties to forward this Information Statement to the beneficial owners of the Common Stock held of record by them.

 

The following table sets forth the name of the Majority Stockholder, the number of shares of Common Stock held by the Majority Stockholder, the total number of votes that the Majority Stockholder voted in favor of the Actions and the percentage of the issued and outstanding voting equity of the Company that voted in favor thereof.

 

Name of Majority Stockholder   Number of Shares of Common Stock held     Number of Shares of Series B Preferred held     Number of Votes held by Majority Stockholder     Number of Votes that Voted in favor of the Actions     Percentage of the Voting Equity that Voted in favor of the Actions  
Chaya Hendrick     58,627,778       210,000       199,318,992 (1)     199,318,992       72.25 %
TOTAL     58,627,778       210,000       199,318,992       199,318,992       72.25 %

 

(1) The 199,318,992 votes held by the majority stockholder include (i) 58,627,778 of Common Stock and; (ii) 210,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock held by Applied Cryptography, Inc. (“ACI”). The 210,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock represent 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock. The outstanding shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock are entitled to vote on any matter with the holders of Common Stock voting together as one (1) class and shall have that number of votes equal to that number of common shares which is not less than 51% of the vote required to approve any action, which Nevada law provides may or must be approved by vote or consent of the common shares or the holders of other securities entitled to vote, if any. As of the Record Date there were 275,865,126 shares of Common Stock outstanding. Accordingly, 210,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock are equivalent to the votes of 140,691,214 shares of Common Stock.

 

ACTION: INCREASE IN AUTHORIZED SHARES OF THE COMPANY’S COMMON STOCK. 

 

This Information Statement contains a brief summary of the material aspects of the Action approved by the Majority Stockholder.

 

The Action will become effective on the date that is twenty (20) calendar days after the mailing of this information statement.

 

We currently expect that such effective date will be on or about November [●] 2019. 

 

AMENDMENT TO COMPANY’S CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION TO INCREASE THE COMPANY’S AUTHORIZED SHARES

 

The Majority Stockholder, on October 17, 2019, authorized the increase of the Company’s shares of authorized Common Stock from 300,000,000 to 600,000,0000.

 

The Majority Stockholder believes that it is advisable and in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders to effect an Increase of Authorized Shares in order to provide additional shares that could be issued for raising of additional equity capital or other financing activities, stock dividends or the exercise of stock options and warrants and to provide additional shares that could be issued in an acquisition or other form of business combination and to better position the Company for future trading should a transaction be entered into and completed. The future issuance of additional shares of Common Stock on other than a pro rata basis to existing stockholders will dilute the ownership of the current stockholders, as well as their proportionate voting rights.

 

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THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT A SUITABLE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY WILL BE EFFECTED FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE INCREASE IN AUTHORIZED SHARES OF COMMON STOCK.

 

Attached as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference is the text of the Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amended Certificate”) as approved by the Majority Stockholder. The Increase in Authorized Shares will be effected by filing the Amended Certificate with the Secretary of State of Nevada, which is expected to occur approximately twenty (20) days after the mailing of this Information Statement. The Increase in Authorized Shares will become effective upon such filing. 

 

Effects of Amendment.

 

The following table summarizes the principal effects of the Increase in the Authorized Shares:

 

    Pre-Increase     Post-Increase  
Common Shares            
Issued and Outstanding     275,865,126       275,865,126  
Authorized     300,000,000       600,000,000  

 

Potential Anti-takeover effects of the increase in authorized shares.

 

The implementation of the Increase in Authorized Shares will have the effect of increasing the proportion of unissued authorized shares to issued shares. Under certain circumstances this may have an anti-takeover effect. These authorized but unissued shares could be used by the Company to oppose a hostile takeover attempt or to delay or prevent a change of control or changes in or removal of the Board, including a transaction that may be favored by a majority of our stockholders or in which our stockholders might receive a premium for their shares over then-current market prices or benefit in some other manner. For example, without further stockholder approval, the Board could issue and sell shares, thereby diluting the stock ownership of a person seeking to effect a change in the composition of our Board or to propose or complete a tender offer or business combination involving us and potentially strategically placing shares with purchasers who would oppose such a change in the Board or such a transaction.

 

Although an increased proportion of unissued authorized shares to issued shares could, under certain circumstances, have a potential anti-takeover effect, the proposed amendments to our Certificate of Incorporation is not in response to any effort of which we are aware to accumulate the shares of our Common Stock or obtain control of the Company. There are no plans or proposals to adopt other provisions or enter into other arrangements that may have material anti-takeover consequences.

 

The Board does not intend to use the consolidation as a part of or a first step in a “going private” transaction pursuant to Rule 13e-3under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Moreover, we are currently not engaged in any negotiations or otherwise have no specific plans to use the additional authorized shares for any acquisition, merger or consolidation.

 

Dissenters’ Rights.

 

No dissenters’ or appraisal rights are available to our stockholders under the Nevada Revised Statutes in connection with the proposed amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation to effect the Increase in Authorized Shares.

 

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Actions to be taken.

 

This Information Statement contains a brief summary of the material aspects of the Action approved by the Majority Stockholder.

 

The Increase in Authorized Shares will become effective on the date that is twenty (20) calendar days after the mailing of this information statement to stockholders.

 

We currently expect that such effective date will be on or about November [●], 2019.

 

SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN
BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT

 

The following table sets forth, as of October 17, 2019, certain information regarding beneficial ownership of our Common Stock (a) by each person known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the outstanding shares of Common Stock, (b) by each director of the Company, (c) by the named executive officers (determined in accordance with Item 402 of Regulation S-K) and (d) by all of our current executive officers and directors as a group.

 

We have determined beneficial ownership in accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Except as indicated by the footnotes below, we believe, based on the information furnished to us, that the persons and entities named in the table below have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of Common Stock that they beneficially own, subject to applicable community property laws.

 

Applicable percentage ownership is based on 275,865,126 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of October 17, 2019. In computing the number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by a person and the percentage ownership of that person, we deemed to be outstanding all shares of Common Stock subject to options held by that person or entity that are currently exercisable or that will become exercisable within 60 days of October 17, 2019. Unless otherwise indicated, the address of each beneficial owner listed in the table below is c/o Smartmetric, Inc., 3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 500, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Title of Class   Name and Address of  Beneficial Owner   Director/Officer   Number of 
Shares 
of Common 
Stock (1)
    Percentage 
of Class (1)
 
    Directors and Executive Officers                    
                         
Common Stock   Chaya Hendrick (2) 
145 East Harmon Avenue, Unit 19620 
Las Vegas, NV 89109
  Chief Executive Officer, 
Chairman of the Board of Directors
    69,127,778 (2)     25.06 %
                         
Common Stock  

Jay Needelman, CPA 

520 West 47th Street 

Miami Beach, FL 33140 

  Director; Chief Financial Officer     -0-       0 %
                         
Common Stock   Elizabeth Ryba 
73 Brown Road 
Scarsdale, New York 10583
  Director     40,000       * %
                         
    All Executive Officers and Directors as a Group (3 persons)         69,167,778       25.06 %
                         
    5% Shareholders                    

 

* Less than one percent (1%)

 

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(1) In determining beneficial ownership of our Common Stock as of a given date, the number of shares shown includes shares of Common Stock which may be acquired on exercise of warrants or options or conversion of convertible securities within 60 days of that date. In determining the percent of Common Stock owned by a person or entity on October 17, 2019, (a) the numerator is the number of shares of the class beneficially owned by such person or entity, including shares which may be acquired within 60 days on exercise of warrants or options and conversion of convertible securities, and (b) the denominator is the sum of (i) 264,648,821, the total shares of Common Stock outstanding on October 17, 2019, and (ii) the total number of shares that the beneficial owner may acquire upon conversion of any preferred stock and on exercise of the warrants and options. Unless otherwise stated, each beneficial owner has sole power to vote and dispose of its shares.

 

(2) The 89,127,778 shares of Common Stock include (i) 58,627,778 of Common Stock and; (ii) 210,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock convertible into 10,500,000 shares of Common Stock held by ACI. The outstanding shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock are entitled to vote on any matter with the holders of Common Stock voting together as one (1) class and shall have that number of votes (identical in every other respect to the voting rights of the holder of Common Stock entitled to vote at any regular or special meeting of Stockholders) equal to that number of common shares which is not less than 51% of the vote required to approve any action, which Nevada law provides may or must be approved by vote or consent of the common shares or the holders of other securities entitled to vote, if any. Each share of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible, at the option of the holder, into fifty (50) shares of Common Stock upon the satisfaction of certain conditions and for purposes of determining a quorum of a shareholder meeting, the outstanding shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock shall be deemed the equivalent of 51% of all shares of the Company’s Common Stock entitled to vote at such meetings. Our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has sole voting and dispositive power over all of the shares beneficially owned by ACI.

 

DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS TO STOCKHOLDERS SHARING AN ADDRESS

 

If hard copies of the materials are requested, we will send only one Information Statement and other corporate mailings to stockholders who share a single address unless we received contrary instructions from any stockholder at that address. This practice, known as “householding,” is designed to reduce our printing and postage costs. However, the Company will deliver promptly upon written or oral request a separate copy of the Information Statement to a stockholder at a shared address to which a single copy of the Information Statement was delivered. You may make such a written or oral request by (a) sending a written notification stating (i) your name, (ii) your shared address and (iii) the address to which the Company should direct the additional copy of the Information Statement, to Smartmetric, Inc., 3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 500 Las Vegas, NV 89109.

 

If multiple stockholders sharing an address have received one copy of this Information Statement or any other corporate mailing and would prefer the Company to mail each stockholder a separate copy of future mailings, you may mail notification to, or call the Company at, its principal executive offices. Additionally, if current stockholders with a shared address received multiple copies of this Information Statement or other corporate mailings and would prefer the Company to mail one copy of future mailings to stockholders at the shared address, notification of such request may also be made by mail or telephone to the Company’s principal executive offices.

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

 

This Information Statement may contain “forward-looking statements” made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the effects of the stockholder approval and statements using terminology such as “expects,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “projects” and “potential.” Such statements reflect the current view of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements.

 

In evaluating these statements, you should specifically consider various factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements. You should carefully review the risks listed, as well as any cautionary language, in this Information Statement and the risk factors detailed under “Risk Factors” in the documents incorporated by reference in this Information Statement, which provide examples of risks, uncertainties and events that may cause our actual results to differ materially from any expectations we describe in our forward-looking statements. There may be other risks that we have not described that may adversely affect our business and financial condition. We disclaim any obligation to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements contained in this Information Statement. We caution you not to rely upon any forward-looking statement as representing our views as of any date after the date of this Information Statement. You should carefully review the information and risk factors set forth in other reports and documents that we file from time to time with the SEC.

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

We are subject to the disclosure requirements of the Exchange Act, and in accordance therewith, file reports, information statements and other information, including annual and quarterly reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q, respectively, with the SEC. Reports and other information filed by the Company can be inspected and copied at the public reference facilities maintained by the SEC, 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20549. In addition, the SEC maintains a web site on the Internet (http://www.sec.gov) that contains reports, information statements and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System.

  

A copy of any public filing is also available, at no cost, by writing to Smartmetric, Inc., 3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 500 Las Vegas, NV 89109. Any statement contained in a document that is incorporated by reference will be modified or superseded for all purposes to the extent that a statement contained in this Information Statement (or in any other document that is subsequently filed with the SEC and incorporated by reference) modifies or is contrary to such previous statement. Any statement so modified or superseded will not be deemed a part of this Information Statement except as so modified or superseded.

 

This Information Statement is provided to the holders of Common Stock of the Company only for information purposes in connection with the Action, pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 14c-2 of the Exchange Act. Please carefully read this Information Statement.

 

 

  By Order of the Board of Directors
   
 November [●], 2019 /s/ Chaya Hendrick
  Chaya Hendrick
  Chief Executive Officer

 

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Exhibit A

 

Form of Certificate of Amendment

 

FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT TO

AMENDED AND RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

OF SMARTMETRIC, INC.

 

1. Name of the Corporation:

 

Smartmetric, Inc. (the “Corporation”)

 

2. The articles have been amended as follows (provide article numbers, if available):

 

The first paragraph of ARTICLE III is amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows.

 

ARTICLE III

 

The total authorized capital stock of the Corporation shall be 605,000,000 shares consisting of 600,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), and five million (5,000,000) shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Preferred Stock”).

 

3.

The vote by which the stockholders holding shares in the corporation entitling them to exercise at least a majority of the voting power, or such greater proportion of the voting power as may be required in the case of a vote by classes or series, or as may be required by the provisions of the articles of incorporation have voted in favor of the amendment is: [     ]%

 

4. Effective date of filing (optional): Upon filing

 

5. Officer Signature (Required):

 

   
Chaya Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer  

 

 

 

 

 

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