ENERGOUS CORPORATION (NASDAQ:WATT) Files An 8-K Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

ENERGOUS CORPORATION (NASDAQ:WATT) Files An 8-K Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
Item 5.03.

At the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company held on May 26, 2020 (the “2020 Annual Meeting”), stockholders voted and approved an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation to increase the number of total authorized shares from 60,000,000 to 210,000,000 shares and the number of authorized shares of common stock from 50,000,000 to 200,000,000 shares (the “May Amendment”). On May 26, 2020, Energous Corporation (the “Company”) filed a Certificate of Amendment of Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “May Certificate of Amendment”) reflecting the May Amendment.

The Company’s Board of Directors subsequently determined that disclosure contained in the definitive proxy statement disseminated to the Company’s stockholders in connection with the 2020 Annual Meeting included an inadvertent drafting error referring to the resolution related to the May Amendment as non-routine instead of routine. In particular, the proxy statement suggested that brokers would not have discretionary authority with respect to the approval of the May Amendment, even though, consistent with applicable rules, discretionary voting is permitted.

While the Company’s Board of Directors believes it was and is appropriate to include the votes brokers cast to their discretionary authority and that the May Amendment has been properly approved and is effective, out of an abundance of caution, the Company’s Board of Directors has unanimously resolved to resubmit the proposal to approve an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation to increase the number of total authorized shares from 60,000,000 to 210,000,000 shares and the number of authorized shares of common stock from 50,000,000 to 200,000,000 shares for approval of the stockholders.

Accordingly, on July 24, 2020, the Company held a virtual special meeting of stockholders (the “Special Meeting”) exclusively online via live webcast. As described in Item 5.07 below, holders of the Company’s common stock voted at the Special Meeting to approve an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation to increase the number of total authorized shares from 60,000,000 to 210,000,000 shares and the number of authorized shares of common stock from 50,000,000 to 200,000,000 shares.

On July 27, 2020, the Company filed a Certificate of Correction to the May Certificate of Amendment (the “Certificate of Correction”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware that serves to nullify the increase in the number of authorized shares and the increase in the number of authorized shares of common stock included in the May Certificate of Amendment. In the interim, no shares of common stock were issued by the Company in excess of the Company’s 50,000,000 authorized shares of common stock. A copy of the Certificate of Correction is attached as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this Item 5.03 by reference.

On July 27, 2020, the Company filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware a Certificate of Amendment of Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of total authorized shares from 60,000,000 to 210,000,000 shares and the number of authorized shares of common stock from 50,000,000 to 200,000,000 shares. A copy of the Certificate of Amendment of Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is attached as Exhibit 3.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this Item 5.03 by reference.

At the Special Meeting, the matters described below were voted on and the numbers of votes cast with respect to each matter were as indicated. Holders of the Company’s common stock were entitled to one vote for each share held as of the close of business on June 17, 2020 (the “Record Date”). Present at the Special Meeting or represented by proxy were holders of 29,731,093 shares of common stock representing a total of 29,731,093 votes, or more than 72.73% of the eligible votes as of the Record Date, constituting a quorum.

(1) Holders of the Company’s common stock voted to approve an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation to increase the number of total authorized shares from 60,000,000 to 210,000,000 shares and the number of authorized shares of common stock from 50,000,000 to 200,000,000 shares, as follows:

Exhibits.

3.1    Certificate of Correction of the Certificate of Amendment of Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Energous Corporation, filed on July 27, 2020
3.2    Certificate of Amendment of Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Energous Corporation, filed on July 27, 2020

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Energous Corp Exhibit
EX-3.1 2 d901358dex31.htm EX-3.1 EX-3.1 Exhibit 3.1 Certificate of Correction to Certificate of Amendment of Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Energous corporation Energous Corporation (the “Corporation”),…
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About ENERGOUS CORPORATION (NASDAQ:WATT)

Energous Corporation is engaged in developing a technology called WattUp that consists of semiconductor chipsets, software, hardware designs and antennas that can enable radio frequency (RF)-based wire-free charging for electronic devices, providing power at a distance and enabling charging with mobility under software control. The Company’s business model is to supply silicon components with reference designs and license its WattUp technology to device and chip manufacturers, wireless service providers and other commercial partners to make wire-free charging an option for end users. Its technology can be utilized in a range of devices, including wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smartphones, tablets, e-book readers, keyboards, mice, remote controls, rechargeable lights, cylindrical batteries and any other device with similar charging requirements that would otherwise need a battery or a connection to a power outlet.

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