8-K 1 amsc20210130_8k.htm FORM 8-K amsc20210130_8k.htm












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of


the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):

January 28, 2021


American Superconductor Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction




(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)


114 East Main Street

Ayer, Massachusetts



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (978) 842-3000


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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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☐    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(s)


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share




Nasdaq 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).


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 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year


On January 28, 2021, the Board of Directors of American Superconductor Corporation (the “Company”) amended and restated the Company’s by-laws (as amended and restated, the “Amended and Restated By-laws”) to insert a new “Article VII – Forum Selection” (the “Amendment”). The Amendment provides that unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware shall, to the fullest extent permitted by law, be the sole and exclusive forum for (a) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Company, (b) any action asserting a claim of breach of fiduciary duty owed by any current or former director, officer, employee or stockholder of the Company to the Company or the Company’s stockholders, (c) any action asserting a claim arising pursuant to any provision of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the Certificate of Incorporation or the Amended and Restated By-laws or as to which the Delaware General Corporation Law confers jurisdiction on the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, or (d) any action asserting a claim governed by the internal affairs doctrine. In addition, the Amendment provides that, unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the federal district courts of the United States of America shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Amendment also provides that, any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring or holding any interest in shares of capital stock of the Company shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to the provisions of Article VII.


The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified by reference to the Amended and Restated By-laws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits








Amended and Restated By-laws of American Superconductor Corporation






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.









February 1, 2021


/s/ John W. Kosiba, Jr.




John W. Kosiba, Jr.




Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer