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 4, 2020
AKOUSTIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
9805 Northcross Center Court, Suite A
Huntersville, NC 28078
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class:||Trading Symbol:||Name of each exchange on which registered:|
|Common Stock, $0.001 par value||AKTS|
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Capital Market)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.b-2 of this chapter)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On December 4, 2020, Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) provided a notice of redemption (the “Redemption Notice”) to the holders of the Company’s outstanding $10,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (CUSIP No: 00973N AC6) (the “Notes”) regarding the Company’s exercise of its option to redeem all Notes on February 1, 2021, unless converted as described below, pursuant to the indenture governing the Notes. The Company will pay holders of the Notes that are redeemed a redemption price equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of Notes being redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest and an interest make-whole payment with respect to those Notes that are redeemed.
Alternatively, holders of the Notes may elect to convert the Notes into shares of common stock of the Company at a conversion rate equal to 196.08 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Notes (equivalent to a conversion price of approximately $5.10 per share). This conversion right will terminate at the close of business on January 29, 2021.
Additional information regarding the terms and conditions of the redemption of the Notes is set forth in the Notice of Redemption, a copy of which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Notice of Redemption of 6.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023|
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.
Akoustis Technologies, Inc.
|Date: December 7, 2020||By:||/s/ Kenneth E. Boller|
|Name:||Kenneth E. Boller|
|Title:||Interim Chief Financial Officer|