HARRIS Change in Fiscal Year

HARRIS Change in Fiscal Year

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Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws;
Change in Fiscal Year.

On March 24, 2017, Harris Harris Group, Inc. (the “Company”)
amended its Certificate of Incorporation to reflect a change of its
corporate name from Harris Harris Group, Inc., to 180 Degree
Capital Corp. to the requisite approval from shareholders received
at a Special Meeting of Shareholders held on that date. The
amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation is
attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by
reference.
Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On March 24, 2017, the Company held a Special Meeting of
Shareholders (the “Special Meeting”) and submitted the following
two matters to the vote of the Company’s shareholders: (1) to
authorize the Board of the Company to withdraw the Companys
election to be treated as a business development company (BDC)
under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940
Act”), and (2) to approve an amendment to the Companys Certificate
of Incorporation to change the Companys name to 180 Degree Capital
Corp..
As of the record date for the Special Meeting, there were
30,904,209 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding, or
31,614,954 shares including restricted stock with voting rights.
Broker non-votes referenced below indicate that a broker holding
shares for a beneficial owner returned a proxy, but did not vote on
a particular proposal because the broker did not have discretionary
voting power for that particular item and did not received
instructions from the beneficial owner or other persons entitled to
vote.
Proposal 1. To Approve Withdrawal of the Company’s Election to be
Teated as a BDC:
For
Against
Withheld
Broker Non-Votes
18,300,060
251,808
73,985
8,819,253
to the foregoing votes, the shareholders have authorized the Board
of Directors of the Company to withdraw the Company’s election to
be treated as a BDC under the 1940 Act.
Proposal 2. To Approve an Amendment to the Company’s Certificate
of Incorporation to Change the Company’s Name to 180 Degree
Capital Corp.:
For
Against
Withheld
Broker Non-Votes
26,343,166
726,012
91,762
284,166
to the foregoing votes, the shareholders have authorized the
Company to amend its Certificate of Incorporation to change the
Company’s name to 180 Degree Capital Corp.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
The Company issued a press release on March 24, 2017 announcing
that the Company had changed its corporate name and that, effective
at the open of the public trading markets on March 27, 2017, the
Company’s common stock will trade under the stock ticker symbol to
NASDAQ:TURN. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as
Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a)
Not applicable.
(b)
Not applicable.
(c)
Not applicable.
(d)
Exhibits.
Exhibit No.
Description
3.1
Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of
Incorporation of Harris Harris Group, Inc., dated March
24, 2017
99.1
Press Release Dated March 24, 2017


About HARRIS & HARRIS GROUP, INC. (NASDAQ:TINY)

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. is a non-diversified management investment company operating as a business development company. The Company specializes in making investments in companies commercializing and integrating products enabled by disruptive technologies mainly in the life sciences. The Company provides operational and management resources, and financial solutions to such companies. Its investment objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by making venture capital investments. It holds interest in various sectors, such as precision health and precision medicine, other BIOLOGY+ and active legacy. Its precision health and precision medicine includes medical technologies, digital technologies, genetic and biochemical technologies, and machine learning technologies. The Company holds interest in over eight portfolio companies that focus on the precision health and precision medicine market.

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