Filed: 10 Feb 21, 5:00pm






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): February 4, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


New York 001-32146 16-1229730

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


200 Canal View Boulevard

Suite 104

Rochester, NY

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (585) 325-3610


Not Applicable

(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 Ticker symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.02 par value per share DSS The NYSE American LLC


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On February 4, 2021, Document Security Systems, Inc., a New York corporation (the “Company”), entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Aegis Capital Corp. (“Aegis”), as representative of the underwriters named therein, which provided for the issuance and sale by the Company and the purchase by the underwriters, in a firm commitment underwritten public offering (the “Offering”), of 12,319,346 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.02 par value per share. Subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Underwriting Agreement, the shares were sold at a public offering price of $2.80 per share, less certain underwriting discounts and commissions. The Company also granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 1,847,901 additional shares of the Company’s common stock on the same terms and conditions for the purpose of covering any over-allotments in connection with the Offering, which over-allotment option was exercised in full on February 9, 2021. The net offering proceeds to the Company from the Offering are approximately $36.14 million, including the exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option, and after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund the development and growth of new business lines, acquisition opportunities, and general corporate and working capital needs.


The Offering closed on February 9, 2021 and was made pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-230740), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 8, 2019 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the registration statement on Form S-3MEF (File No. 333-252757). A final prospectus describing the terms of the Offering was filed with the SEC on February 8, 2021 and is available on the SEC’s website located at


The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriter, including for liabilities under the Securities Act, and termination and other provisions customary for transactions of this nature. As previously disclosed, pursuant to the prior underwriting agreement, dated as of January 19, 2021, between the Company and Aegis, the Company and all of the Company’s executive officers and directors agreed not to sell or transfer any securities of the Company held by them for a period of 90 days from January 22, 2021, subject to limited exceptions, which agreements shall remain in full force and effect pursuant to the terms therein.


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements related to the use of proceeds from the Offering, as well as other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the SEC.


The foregoing summary of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 8.01 Other Information.


On February 4, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Offering. A copy of this press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, and incorporated herein by reference.


On February 9, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the Offering as well as the simultaneous exercise of the underwriter’s over-allotment option. A copy of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.2 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits:


Number Description
1.1 Underwriting Agreement, dated February 4, 2021, by and between Document Security Systems, Inc. and Aegis Capital Corp.
99.1 Press Release issued February 4, 2021
99.2 Press Release issued February 9, 2021






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: February 10, 2021By:/s/ Frank D. Heuszel
 Name:Frank D. Heuszel
 Title:Chief Executive Officer