Filed: 24 May 21, 4:56pm






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 24, 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 8.01. Other Events.


Document Security Systems, Inc. (“we,” “us,” and “our”) is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Form 8-K”) to reflect changes to the presentation of our financial information as set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 (the “2020 Form 10-K”), as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 31, 2021, in order to give effect to a change in our segment reporting.


As previously disclosed in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021 (as filed with the SEC on May 14, 2021), effective in the first quarter of our fiscal year 2021, our internal reporting and reportable segments changed. We implemented a segment reorganization in order to more closely align our segment reporting with our current operating structure. The segment reorganization now includes our BioHealth Group and the removal of our IP Technology Management segment as the activities surrounding our IP Technology Management segment have significantly decreased. The IP Technology Management segment have been included in the Corporate reporting segment. Also, the investment in Sharing Service Global Corporation, previously recorded in the Corporate segment is now accounted for in the Direct Marketing segment. Our reportable segments are: Premier Packaging, Digital Group, BioHealth Group, and Direct Marketing.


All prior period information has been recast to reflect this change in reportable segments. This form 8-K will permit us to incorporate the recast financial statements by reference, or otherwise, in future SEC filings. The information in this Form 8-K in not an amendment to the 2020 Form 10-K or a restatement of financial statements included therein.


This Form 8-K updates and supersedes the information in the following sections of our 2020 Form 10-K to reflect retrospective application of our segment changes to conform to the new segment presentation:


● Part I, Item 1, Business.

● Part II, Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.


In our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021, we adjusted the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2020 to reflect the retrospective application of our segment change.


No items in the 2020 Form 10-K other than those identified above are being updated by this Form 8-K. Information in the 2020 Form 10-K is generally stated as of December 31, 2020 and this Form 8-K does not reflect any subsequent information or events other than the changes in segment reporting noted above. Without limiting the foregoing, this Form 8-K does not purport to update Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in the 2020 Form 10-K for any information, uncertainties, transactions, risks, events, or trends occurring, or known to management, other than the events described above. For a discussion of events and developments subsequent to the filing of the 2020 Form 10-K, please refer to our SEC filings since that date. More current information is contained in the March 31, 2021 Form 10-Q and other filings with the SEC after March 31, 2021.


This Form 8-K should be read in conjunction with the 2020 Form 10-K, the March 31, 2021 Form 10-Q, and any other documents filed with the SEC subsequent to March 31, 2021.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits:


Number Description
23.1 Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
99.1 Updated portion of the Document Security Systems, Inc. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020







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 24, 2021By:/s/ Frank D. Heuszel
 Name:Frank D. Heuszel
 Title:Chief Executive Officer