Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 1, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)



Delaware 001-38640 20-2939845
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification Number)


5210 E. Williams Circle, Suite 750

Tucson, Arizona 85711

(Address of principal executive offices / Zip Code)


(866) 331-5324

(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 Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.00001 per share AEYE 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 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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.




On April 1, 2020, Ernest Purcell notified the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of AudioEye, Inc. (the “Company”) that he has decided not to stand for re-election to the Board at the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders scheduled to be held on May 18, 2020, and that he will resign from the Board effective immediately prior to the Annual Meeting. Mr. Purcell has advised the Board that, until that time, he will continue to serve on the Board and on the Committees of the Board on which he currently serves.







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.



Dated:  April 7, 2020 By: /s/ Heath Thompson
    Name: Heath Thompson
    Title: Chief Executive Officer