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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 8-K

 

Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 13, 2023

 

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-33417   22-2535818

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

  (Commission
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

28 Engelhard Drive, Suite B
Monroe Township, New Jersey
  08831
(Address of principal executive offices)  

(Zip Code)

 

(609) 730-0400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol (s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 Par Value   OPTT   NYSE American

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.☐

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Company for the year ended April 30, 2022 (the “Annual Meeting”) was held on January 13, 2023.

 

At the Annual Meeting, the following proposals were voted on by the stockholders of the Company.

 

  1) To elect six persons to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”);
  2) To approve an amendment to the 2015 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “2015 Plan”) to increase the number of shares of the Company’s common stock available for grant under the 2015 Plan from 3,132,036 to 4,382,036 in order to ensure that adequate shares will be available under the 2015 Plan for future grants and to make certain other amendments to the 2015 Plan regarding award threshold limits;
  3) To consider and take action on the ratification of the selection of EisnerAmper LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2023;
  4) To vote on an advisory resolution to approve the Company’s executive officer compensation; and
  5) To vote on an advisory resolution to approve the frequency of future advisory votes on our executive compensation.

 

Six directors were elected for terms expiring on the date of the annual meeting for the year ended April 30, 2023. As to each nominee for director, the results of the voting were as follows:

 

Name of Nominee  Number of Votes
Voted For
   Number of Votes
Withheld
   Number of Broker Non-Votes 
Terence J. Cryan   16,072,359    2,258,616    9,765,491 
Philipp Stratmann   16,725,159    1,605,816    9,765,491 
Clyde W. Hewlett   16,637,352    1,693,623    9,765,491 
Diana G. Purcell   16,403,362    1,927,613    9,765,491 
Peter E. Slaiby   16,578,538    1,752,437    9,765,491 
Natalie Lorenz-Anderson   16,555,066    1,775,909    9,765,491 

 

The result of the vote to approve an amendment to the 2015 Plan to increase the number of shares of the Common Stock available for grant under the 2015 Plan from 3,132,036 to 4,382,036 in order to ensure that adequate shares will be available under the 2015 Plan for future grants and to make certain other amendments to the 2015 Plan regarding award threshold limits was as follows:

 

Number of Votes
Voted For
  Number of Votes
Voted Against
   Number of Votes
Abstaining
   Number of
Broker Non-Votes
 
12,955,071   4,355,471    1,020,433    9,765,491 

 

The result of the vote to ratify the selection of EisnerAmper LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2023 was as follows:

 

Number of Votes
Voted For
  Number of Votes
Voted Against
   Number of Votes
Abstaining
   Number of
Broker Non-Votes
 
25,919,610   859,998    1,316,858    - 

 

The result of the vote on the advisory resolution to approve the Company’s executive officer compensation was as follows:

 

Number of Votes
Voted For
  Number of Votes
Voted Against
   Number of Votes
Abstaining
   Number of
Broker Non-Votes
 
12,874,650   3,948,633    1,507,691    9,765,491 

 

The result of the vote on the advisory resolution on the frequency of future advisory votes on our executive compensation was as follows:

 

One year  Two years   Three years   Number of Votes Abstaining   Number of
Broker Non-Votes
 
14,833,483   957,477    1,530,386    1,009,628    9,765,491 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

Date: January 17, 2023

 

  OCEAN POWER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
   
  /s/ Philipp Stratmann
  Philipp Stratmann
  President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

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