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): June 1, 2018 (May 27, 2018)
AKERS BIOSCIENCES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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201 Grove Road
Thorofare, New Jersey USA 08086
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 27, 2018, Raymond F. Akers, Jr., submitted his written resignation (the “Resignation Letter”) from Akers Biosciences, Inc.’s (the “Company”) board of directors (the “Board”) effective immediately. Dr. Akers did not state in the Resignation Letter that he had any disagreement with the Company. Dr. Akers thereafter delivered a letter, dated May 30, 2018 (the “Disagreement Letter”), setting forth his disagreements with the Company. A copy of the Resignation Letter and the Disagreement Letter are attached hereto as Exhibit 17.1 and Exhibit 17.2 respectively.
The Company believes that Dr. Akers resigned due to his significant differences with other members of the Board regarding the management of the Company, its accounting and business practices and its counsel.
As previously disclosed the Company’s audit committee of the Board has been reviewing certain revenue recognition items with respect to the first quarter of 2018, as well as previous quarters. The Company believes Dr. Akers has not been fully cooperative in connection with such review.
In accordance with the requirements of Item 5.02(a) of Current Report on Form 8-K, the Company has provided Dr. Akers with the opportunity to furnish the Company as promptly as possible with a letter addressed to the Company stating whether he agrees with the statements made by the Company in response to this Item 5.02 and, if not, stating the respects in which he does not agree.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|17.1||Resignation Letter, dated May 27, 2018|
|17.2||Disagreement Letter, dated May 30, 2018|
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: June 1, 2018||By:||/s/ John J. Gormally|
|John J. Gormally|
|Chief Executive Officer|