U.S. 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): December 19, 2017
AKERS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
201 Grove Road
Thorofare, NJ 08086
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the Company under any of the following provisions:
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On December 19, 2017, Akers Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a Certificate of Amendment to its Certificate of Incorporation with the State of New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue & Enterprise Service (the “Certificate of Amendment”), establishing the rights, preferences, privileges, qualifications, restrictions, and limitations relating to its Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, no par value per share. The Certificate of Amendment became effective with the State of New Jersey upon filing.
A copy of the Certificate of Amendment is included as Exhibit 3.1 to this Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 21, 2017, the Company closed on its previously announced public offering of securities (the “Offering”) consisting of: (i) Class A Units consisting of 21,500,000 shares of our Common Stock and Warrants to purchase 21,500,000 shares of Common Stock, at a public offering price of $0.15 per Class A Unit, and (ii) Class B Units consisting of 3,675 shares of our Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, with a stated value of $1,000, and convertible into an aggregate of 24,500,000 shares of Common Stock, and Warrants to purchase 24,500,001 shares of Common Stock, at public offering price of $1,000 per Class B Unit. The Warrants have an exercise price of $0.1875, will be exercisable upon issuance and will expire five years from the date of issuance.
The Company conducted the Offering pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333- 221746), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 18, 2017. Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC, the underwriter for the Offering, fully exercised its over-allotment option.
On December 21, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the Offering. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 3.1||Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of Designation of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, dated December 19, 2017.|
|Exhibit 99.1||Press Release of Akers Biosciences, Inc., dated December 21, 2017.|
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.
|AKERS BIOSCIENCES, INC.|
|Date: December 26, 2017||By:||/s/ John J. Gormally|
|John J. Gormally|
|Chief Executive Officer|