Avantax, Inc.
SEC Document
SEC Filing

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
January 20, 2023
Date of Report
(Date of earliest event reported) 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
3200 Olympus Blvd, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75019
(Address of principal executive offices)
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:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per shareBCORNASDAQ Global Select 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 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 8.01    Other Events.
On January 23, 2023, Blucora, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release disclosing that on January 20, 2023, Engine Capital LP provided notice of nomination of a candidate for election to the Company’s board of directors at the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2023 Annual Meeting”). A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
The Company, its directors and certain of its executive officers and employees are participants in the Company’s solicitation of proxies from stockholders in connection with the 2023 Annual Meeting. The names of such directors, executive officers and employees and their respective interests in the Company by security holdings or otherwise are set forth below.

Number of Shares (1)
Percentage Ownership (1)
Steven Aldrich16,476*
Tabitha T. Bailey4,418*
Ann J. Bruder192,210*
Mark A. Ernst
95,311 (2)
E. Carol Hayles
Kan Kotecha
Rick Leaman III3,539*
Marc Mehlman
107,409 (3)
Tina Perry
Georganne C. Proctor13,733*
Karthik Rao23,996*
Jana R. Schreuder29,323*
Christopher W. Walters686,8641.43
Mary S. Zappone72,049*
* Less than 1%
(1) The beneficial ownership set forth in the table is determined in accordance with the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The percentage of beneficial ownership is based on 48,143,838 shares of Company common stock outstanding as of January 20, 2023.
(2) This includes 14,000 shares of Company common stock held by Bellevue Capital LLC. Mr. Ernst is the managing partner of Bellevue Capital LLC.
(3) This includes 2,025 shares of Company common stock held by Mr. Mehlman’s spouse.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits
Exhibit NoDescription
Press Release issued on January 23, 2023.
104.1Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL Document).

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 23, 2023
By/s/ Marc Mehlman
Marc Mehlman
Chief Financial Officer