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): April 26, 2021


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-39096   83-2242651
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1630 Welton Street, Floor 4, Denver, Colorado   80202 
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (888) 932-6537


Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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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 $0.0001 per share   KERN   NASDAQ Capital Market
Warrants to purchase one share of Common Stock   KERNW   NASDAQ Capital Market


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. 


On April 26, 2021 the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Akerna Corp. (the “Company”) determined the final annual bonus for Ms. Jessica Billingsley, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, for the six-month transition period ended December 31, 2020. For the six-month transition period, the Committee determined that Ms. Billingsley has earned a non-discretionary cash bonus award of $81,625 and a discretionary share bonus of $31,250 worth of the Company’s shares of common stock, which resulted in the issuance of 7,548 shares of common stock to Ms. Billingsley based on the 10-day volume weighted average price of the common stock as of the date of the award. As result of the determination of Ms. Billingsley’s annual bonus for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020, the total annual compensation of Ms. Billingsley for the transition period ended December 31, 2020 as previously reported in the Company’s Summary Compensation Table prepared in accordance with Item 402 of Regulation S-K under the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, increased from $219,940 to $332,815, which includes a grant date fair value of the 7,548 shares of common stock of $31,250 based on a closing share price of $4.14 on the date of grant.








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 30, 2021 AKERNA CORP.  
  By:  /s/ John Fowle

Name: John Fowle

Title:   Chief Financial Officer