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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 10, 2020

 

DIGIMARC CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Oregon

 

001-34108

 

26-2828185

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File No.)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

9405 SW Gemini Drive, Beaverton Oregon 97008

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(503) 469-4800

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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

 

DMRC

 

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 


Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On December 10, 2020, Digimarc Corporation (the “Company”) held a Special Meeting of Shareholders (the “Special Meeting”) for the following purposes:

 

To consider and vote on a proposal to approve, for purposes of complying with Nasdaq Listing Rules 5635(b) and 5635(d), the issuance of shares of our common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”) upon the conversion of the newly designated Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Series B Shares”) issued to a single purchaser in connection with a private placement on October 1, 2020 (“Proposal 1”).

 

To consider and vote on a proposal to adjourn or postpone the Special Meeting, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies (“Proposal 2”).

At the Special Meeting, 10,188,904 shares were represented to vote either in person or by proxy, or 67% of the outstanding shares, which constituted a quorum. The final results of voting for each matter submitted to a vote of shareholders at the Special Meeting are as follows:

Proposal 1 was approved by the following vote:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broker

 

For

 

 

Against

 

 

Abstain

 

 

Non-Votes

 

 

10,055,768

 

 

 

115,047

 

 

 

18,089

 

 

 

 

 

Proposal 2 was approved by the following vote:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broker

 

For

 

 

Against

 

 

Abstain

 

 

Non-Votes

 

 

9,826,076

 

 

 

329,223

 

 

 

33,605

 

 

 

 

 

Although Proposal 2 was approved, the adjournment of the Special Meeting was not necessary because the Company’s shareholders approved Proposal 1.

No further business was brought before the Special Meeting.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

As previously reported on September 29, 2020, and October 1, 2020, the Company entered into a Subscription Agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”), pursuant to which all of the Series B Shares described under Item 5.07 above were issued to TCM

Strategic Partners L.P. (the “Purchaser”), and amended the Company’s Articles of Incorporation (the “Articles Amendment”) to

establish the rights and preferences of the Series B Shares.

On December 11, 2020, the Series B Shares automatically converted into shares of the Company’s Common Stock (the

“Conversion Shares”) in accordance with the Articles Amendment. Under the terms of the Subscription Agreement, the Conversion

Shares will continue to be subject to restrictions on transfer that expire on October 1, 2021. Until October 1, 2021, the Purchaser may

not transfer such shares without the prior written consent of the Company, except to an investment fund, investment vehicle or account

controlled by the Purchaser’s principal. The Purchaser may also transfer such shares (i) pursuant to a tender or exchange offer, merger,

consolidation, division, acquisition, reorganization or recapitalization involving the Company that has been recommended or approved

by a majority of the Board of Directors, and (ii) following commencement by the Company of a voluntary case under Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

 


SIGNATURE

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:    December 11, 2020

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Robert P. Chamness

 

 

 

 

Robert P. Chamness

 

 

 

 

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

and Secretary