SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 28, 2021
AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2 Mill & Main Place, Suite 395, Maynard, Massachusetts
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
Title of each class
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 28, 2021, the Company held its annual meeting of stockholders. At this meeting, the Company’s stockholders (i) elected each of the persons listed below as a director for a one-year term; and (ii) ratified the appointment of Wolf & Company, P.C. as the Company’s independent registered accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.
Proposal 1 Election of Directors
Richard J. Clothier
Ricardo J. Alvarez
Theodore J. Fisher
Alana D. Kirk
Gail Sharps Meyers
James C. Turk, Jr.
Proposal 2 Ratification of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On May 28, 2021, Sylvia Wulf, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, announced that the Company had received approval for its application to Brazil’s National Biosafety Technical Commission (CTNBio) for the sale of the Company’s genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon. CTNBio assessed AquaBounty’s application to ensure it met the relevant standards and regulatory requirements and concluded that consuming AquaBounty’s GE salmon is safe for the environment and human health.
The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K pursuant to Item 7.01 is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
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.
AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.
May 28, 2021
/s/ David A. Frank
David A. Frank
Chief Financial Officer