SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 2, 2022
ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|12300 Grant Street|
|Thornton, CO 80241|
|(Address of principal executive offices)|
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(Former name, former address, and former fiscal year, if changed since last report.)
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|Item 3.03||Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.|
To the extent required by Item 3.03 of Form 8-K, the information contained in Item 5.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 5.03||Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.|
On January 27, 2022, Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company (the “Certificate of Amendment”) with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) at a ratio of one-for-five thousand (the “Reverse Stock Split”).
The Certificate of Amendment provides that the Reverse Stock Split became effective as of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 28, 2022 (the “Effective Time”), at which time every five thousand shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding Common Stock were automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share of Common Stock, without any change in the par value per share. The Certificate of Amendment provides that in the event a stockholder would otherwise be entitled to receive a fraction of a share of Common Stock, such stockholder shall receive one whole share of Common Stock in lieu of such fractional share and no fractional shares shall be issued.
Following the Reverse Stock Split, the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock were decreased from approximately 23.74 billion pre-split shares to 4.81 million post-split shares. In connection with the Reverse Stock Split effectiveness, the number of authorized shares of the Company's Common Stock were decreased from 30 billion to 500 million shares.
The amount of the Company’s outstanding convertible notes and outstanding convertible preferred stock were not affected by the Reverse Stock Split. However, the number of shares of Common Stock into which the outstanding convertible notes and outstanding convertible preferred stock is convertible was adjusted proportionately as a result of the Reverse Stock Split. All outstanding RSUs, stock options, warrants and rights to purchase shares of Common Stock were also adjusted proportionately.
Trading of the Company’s Common Stock continued on the OTC Marketplace on a split-adjusted basis on January 31, 2022. The Company's Common Stock will temporarily trade under the symbol "ASTID," with a "D" added for 20 trading days to signify that the Reverse Stock Split has occurred. After 20 trading days, the trading symbol will revert back to ASTI. The new CUSIP number for the Common Stock following the Reverse Stock Split is 043635606.
A copy of the Certificate of Amendment is filed as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.
As previously announced, in November 2021 the Company’s board and stockholders approved a reverse stock split at a ratio in the range of one-for-1,000 to one-for-10,000, with the final ratio to be determined by the Company’s board in its discretion without further approval from the Company’s stockholders. In January 2022, the Company’s board subsequently approved the final Reverse Stock Split ratio of one-for-5,000.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|3.1||Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company dated January 27, 2022|
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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.
|ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.|
|February 2, 2022||By:||/s/ Michael Gilbreth|
|Name: Michael Gilbreth|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|
CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT
AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), hereby certifies as follows:
FIRST: That the Board of Directors of the Corporation has duly adopted resolutions (i) authorizing the Corporation to execute and file with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware this Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (this “Amendment”) and (ii) declaring this Amendment to be advisable, submitted to and considered by the stockholders of the Corporation entitled to vote thereon for approval by the affirmative vote of such stockholders in accordance with the terms of the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Incorporation”) and Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”) and recommended for approval by the stockholders of the Corporation.
SECOND: That this Amendment was duly adopted in accordance with the terms of the Certificate of Incorporation and the provisions of Section 242 of the DGCL by the Board of Directors and stockholders of the Corporation.
THIRD: That the capital of the Corporation shall not be reduced under or by reason of this Amendment.
FOURTH: That upon the effectiveness of this Amendment, the Certificate of Incorporation is hereby amended such that the first sentence of Article 4 of the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to read in its entirety as follows:
“The total number of shares of all classes of stock that the Corporation shall have authority to issue is five hundred million (500,000,000) shares of common stock, having a par value of $0.0001 per share, and twenty-five million (25,000,000) shares of preferred stock, having a par value of $0.0001 per share.”
FIFTH: That upon the effectiveness of this Amendment, the Certificate of Incorporation is hereby amended such that the following paragraph shall be added after the first paragraph of ARTICLE 4 of the Certificate of Incorporation:
“As of 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 28, 2022 (the “Effective Time”), each 5,000 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding at such time shall be combined into one (1) share of Common Stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”). The par value of the Common Stock following the Reverse Stock Split shall remain $0.0001 per share. No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Stockholders of record who otherwise would be entitled to receive fractional shares, will be entitled to rounding up of their fractional share to the nearest whole share. Each certificate that immediately prior to the Effective Time represented shares of Common Stock (an “Old Certificate”) shall thereafter represent that number of shares of Common Stock into which the shares of Common Stock represented by the Old Certificate shall have been combined, subject to the elimination of fractional share interests as described above.”
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be executed by Michael Gilbreth, its Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, this 27th day of January, 2022.
ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
By: /s/ Michael Gilbreth
Name: Michael Gilbreth
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Secretary