U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
(AMENDMENT NO. 1)
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 5, 2018 (June 1, 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.
This Current Report on Form 8-K/A (“Amendment No. 1”) amends the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 1, 2018 (the “Initial Filing”) by Akers Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) announcing the resignation of Raymond F. Akers, Jr., from the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Akers resigned from the Company’s Board of Directors as a result of disagreements with the Company regarding his significant differences with other members of the Board regarding the management of the Company, its accounting and business practices and its counsel.
This Amendment No. 1 is being filed pursuant to Item 5.02(a)(3)(iii) of Form 8-K in order to file as an exhibit a letter received from Dr. Akers pursuant to the opportunity to respond to the Initial Filing granted to him under Item 5.02(a)(3)(ii) of Form 8-K. The information contained in this Amendment No. 1 supplements the information contained in Items 5.02 and 9.01 of the Initial Filing.
On June 1, 2018, the Company received a letter from Dr. Akers, a former member of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Letter”), a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 17.3 and is incorporated herein by reference. The Company disputes the assertions made in the Letter.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|17.3||Letter, dated June 1, 2018, from Raymond F. Akers, Jr.|
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 5, 2018||By:||/s/ John J. Gormally|
|John J. Gormally|
|Chief Executive Officer|