Filed: 11 May 21, 8:30am






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): May 7, 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.)


6 Framark Drive

Victor, New York 14564


(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

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



(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(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.02 Par Value DSS The NYSE American LLC


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


The information contained in Item 2.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated in its entirety herein by reference.


Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.


On May 7, 2021, Document Security Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) completed the sale of 100% of the capital stock of DSS Digital Inc., the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary (“DSS Digital”), to Proof Authentication Corporation (the “Buyer”) pursuant to a stock purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, the Buyer purchased DSS Digital for a purchase price of $5,000,000, consisting of $3 million in cash; $1.5 million in potential earn-out if certain performance targets are met during an earn-out period commencing on the one-year anniversary of the closing and ending the day before the six-year of the closing; and $0.5 million in trade credit or license fee rebates.


In connection with the sale of DSS Digital, the Company and Buyer also entered into certain ancillary agreements, including a referral agreement and transition services agreement. Pursuant to the referral agreement, the Buyer engaged the Company as a non-exclusive finder with respect to the sale of DSS Digital products to certain key customers. In consideration for the services rendered by the Company under the referral agreement, the Buyer shall compensate the Company on sales made to certain customers introduced by the Company to the Buyer within twelve months from the date of introduction at a rate of 30% of the purchase price of such sale. The referral agreement has a term of three years and may be renewed upon written consent by the parties, unless earlier terminated. Pursuant to the transition services agreement, the Buyer shall grant the Company a non-exclusive, royalty-free, personal, non-sub-licensable and non-transferable limited license to provide the AuthentiGuard technology to certain existing customers of the Company for a term of three years, which may be extended upon written consent by the parties.


The foregoing description of the terms and conditions of the Purchase Agreement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Purchase Agreement, a copy of which is attached as an exhibit hereto.


Item 8.01 Other Events.


On May 11, 2021, the Company issued a press release relating to the sale of DSS Digital. A copy of this press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits:


Number Description
1.1 Stock Purchase Agreement dated May 7, 2021
99.1 Press Release issued May 11, 2021






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


May 11, 2021By:/s/ Frank D. Heuszel
 Name:Frank D. Heuszel
 Title:Chief Executive Officer