Asensus Surgical, Inc.
8-K on 01/11/2021   Download
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Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
July 15, 2021
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)
Asensus Surgical, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
1 TW Alexander Drive, Suite 160
Durham, North Carolina 27703
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants 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 per share
NYSE American

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Item 5.03         Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On July 15, 2021, Asensus Surgical, Inc. (the “Company”) reported that its Board of Directors had approved an amendment and restatement of the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws”) to change the quorum for stockholder meetings to equal one-third (33.33%) of the shares issued and outstanding and entitled to vote on the matters at the meeting. The amendment to Bylaws will be applied retroactively to the record date for the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on July 22, 2021, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
The change to the quorum requirement for stockholder meetings was made to improve the Company’s ability to hold stockholder meetings when called. The Company has twice adjourned the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders in order to try and achieve a quorum for the meeting, but has not been successful in securing the votes of a majority of the shares issued and outstanding as of the record date.
Item 9.01         Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d)         Exhibits
Exhibit No. Description
3.1 Amended and Restated Bylaws of Asensus Surgical, Inc., effective July 15, 2021
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted in inline XBRL)

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, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: July 15, 2021
/s/         Shameze Rampertab
Shameze Rampertab
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer