Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2022
BYRNA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
100 Burtt Road, Suite 115
(Address and Zip Code of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value
Nasdaq Capital 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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Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
On June 17, 2022, following the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Byrna Technologies Inc. (the “Company”), the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment (the “Charter Amendment”) to its Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State for the State of Delaware. The Charter Amendment decreased the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from 300,000,000 to 50,000,000. The Charter Amendment became effective on June 17, 2022.
The foregoing description of the Charter Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Charter Amendment, which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On June 17, 2022, the Company held the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following proposals:
(i) the election of five Directors for a one-year term, such term to continue until the annual meeting of stockholders in 2023 or until such directors’ successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal;
(ii) the ratification of the appointment of EisnerAmper LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2022;
(iii) the approval of an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to decrease the number of authorized shares of common stock from 300,000,000 to 50,000,000;
(iv) the approval of an amendment and restatement of the Company’s 2020 Equity Incentive Plan;
(v) the approval, by non-binding vote, the Company’s executive compensation; and
(vi) the approval, by non-binding vote, the preferred frequency of stockholder advisory votes on executive compensation.
The voting results are reported below.
Proposal 1 - Election of Directors
Bryan Ganz, Herbert Hughes, Chris Lavern Reed, Leonard Elmore, and Emily Rooney were elected as Directors for a one-year term, such term to continue until the annual meeting of stockholders in 2023 and until such Directors’ successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal. Due to the voting requirement of a majority of votes cast, withheld votes counted as votes against. The results of the election were as follows:
Chris Lavern Reed
Proposal 2 - Ratification of the Appointment of EisnerAmper LLP
The appointment of EisnerAmper LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2022 was ratified. There were no broker non-votes on this proposal. The results of the vote were as follows:
Proposal 3 – Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation – Decrease Number of Authorized Shares of Common Stock
The amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to decrease the total number of authorized shares of common stock from 300,000,000 to 50,000,000 was approved. There were no broker non-votes on this proposal. The results of the vote were as follows:
Proposal 4 –Amendment and Restatement of the Corporation’s 2020 Equity Incentive Plan
The amendment and restatement of the Corporation’s 2020 Equity Incentive Plan was approved. The results of the vote were as follows:
Proposal 5 – Approval, on a Non-Binding Basis, of the Compensation of the Company’s Executive Officers
The compensation of the Company’s executive officers as disclosed in the Company’s 2022 proxy statement was approved on a non-binding basis. The results of the vote were as follows:
Proposal 6 – Approval, on a Non-Binding Basis, of the Frequency of Future Advisory Votes on Executive Compensation.
The frequency of future advisory votes on the compensation of the Company’s executive officers was approved for each year on a non-binding basis. The results of the vote were as follows: