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): December 30, 2020
Enveric Biosciences, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
Enveric Biosciences, Inc.
4851 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 200
Naples, FL 34103
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (239) 302-1707
AMERI Holdings, Inc.
5000 Research Court, Suite 750
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
(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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|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common stock, par value $0.01 per share||ENVB||The Nasdaq Stock 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).
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|Item 3.01.||Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.|
Delisting of Ameri Warrants
On December 30, 2020, Enveric Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) received a written notice (the “Notice”) from Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company’s listed warrants (the “AMRHW Warrants”) would be suspended from listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. A Form 25-NSE was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 30, 2020, which removed the AMRHW Warrants from listing and registration on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Following the delisting, the Company anticipates that the AMRHW Warrants will be quoted on the over-the-counter markets operated by OTC Markets Group.
The terms of the AMRHW Warrants are not affected by the delisting, and the AMRHW Warrants may still be exercised in accordance with their terms to purchase common stock of the Company, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”).
The listing of the Common Stock, which is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol ENVB, is not affected by the delisting of the AMRHW Warrants.
|Item 4.01.||Change in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.|
On January 5, 2021, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved the dismissal of Ram Associates, CPA (“Ram”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, effective December 31, 2020, and engaged Marcum LLP (“Marcum”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2020.
As previously reported, on December 30, 2020, pursuant to a Tender Offer Support Agreement and Termination of Amalgamation Agreement dated August 12, 2020, as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to the Tender Offer Support Agreement and Termination of Amalgamation Agreement dated December 18, 2020 (as amended, the “Tender Agreement”), by and among the Company (previously known as AMERI Holdings, Inc. (“Ameri”)), Jay Pharma Inc., a Canada corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Jay Pharma”), and certain other signatories thereto, the Company completed a tender offer (the “Offer”) to purchase all of the outstanding common shares of Jay Pharma, and Jay Pharma became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, on the terms and conditions set forth in the Tender Agreement. Prior to the completion of the Offer, Marcum served as the independent registered public accounting firm of Jay Pharma, and the Company believes the change in auditors will be more efficient for reporting purposes.
The reports of Ram on the Company’s financial statements for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 contained no adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principle, except that such reports included an explanatory paragraph regarding substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 and the interim period ended September 30, 2020, there were (i) no disagreements (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions) with Ram on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements if not resolved to the satisfaction of Ram would have caused them to make reference thereto in their reports on the financial statements for such years and (ii) no reportable events (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
The Company provided Ram a copy of the above disclosures and has requested that Ram furnish it with a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether or not it agrees with the above statements. Ram responded with a letter dated January 6, 2021, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 16.1, stating that Ram agrees with the statements set forth above.
During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, and through December 31, 2020, the Company has not consulted with Marcum regarding (i) the application of accounting principles to a specific transaction, completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and neither a written report nor oral advice was provided to the Company that Marcum concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to any accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue or (ii) any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement (as defined in Item 304(a)(1)(iv) of Regulation S-K and the related instructions) or a reportable event (as described in Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K).
|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD.|
On January 5, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Dr. Marcus Schabacker to the board of directors. A copy of such press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by reference in such a filing.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release, issued January 5, 2021 (furnished pursuant to Item 7.01)|
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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.
|ENVERIC BIOSCIENCES, INC.|
|Date:||January 6, 2021||By:||/s/ David Johnson|
|Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors|
January 6, 2021
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20549
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have read Item 4.01 of the Form 8-K, dated January 6, 2021, of Enveric Biosciences, Inc. (formerly AMERI Holdings, Inc.) and are in agreement with the statements regarding our Firm contained therein. We have no basis to agree or disagree with other statements of the registrant contained therein.
|/s/ Ram Associates, CPA|
|Ram Associates, CPA|
Enveric Biosciences Appoints Dr. Marcus Schabacker to Board of Directors
Industry Veteran Brings Over Three Decades of Experience Across Global Healthcare Landscape
NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Enveric Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENVB) (“Enveric” or the “Company”), a patient-first biotechnology company developing novel cannabinoid medicines to improve quality of life for cancer patients, announced today that it has appointed Marcus Schabacker, M.D., Ph.D., to the Company’s Board of Directors.
“Dr. Schabacker’s significant medical, corporate and board experience over the years make him a perfect fit to join Enveric at this pivotal moment for our Company,” said David Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Enveric Biosciences. “Providing the best and safest patient care has always been at the forefront of Dr. Schabacker’s work – aligning squarely with Enveric’s mission – and we look forward to leveraging his knowledge and insights as we continue our research and develop natural compounds, including cannabinoids, to provide treatments for unmet medical needs.”
With more than 35 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Schabacker currently serves as President and CEO at the ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing effective, evidence-based healthcare globally. Prior to joining ECRI, Dr. Schabacker worked at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, serving in various roles including Corporate Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer; Chairman of the Executive Quality Council; Chief Scientific Officer, Medical Products; and Vice President, R&D, Medical Products.
For over a decade, Dr. Schabacker has served on numerous boards of both small- and mid-sized companies, providing organizations with strategic guidance for accelerating growth and building successful, sustainable management teams. He is also a board-certified anesthesiologist and intensive care specialist.
“Over the course of my career, and still to this day, patients’ needs remain my top priority,” added Dr. Schabacker. “The team at Enveric Biosciences lives by this principle, as well, which is why I could not pass up the opportunity to join its Board of Directors. As the Company advances its pipeline of innovative, naturally occurring compounds in partnership with leading clinics, I look forward to working closely with Enveric to help bring these treatments to patients in need, especially those suffering from cancer treatments’ debilitating side effects.”
About Enveric Biosciences
Enveric Biosciences is a patient-first biotechnology company developing rigorously tested, novel cannabinoid medicines to improve quality of life for cancer patients. Initial indications include radiodermatitis, a common and often severe side effect of radiation therapy, and chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. For more information, please visit https://www.enveric.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. These statements relate to future events or future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements or information. Generally, forward-looking statements and information may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “ expects” or “does not expect”, “proposed”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases which state that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, or might occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the Amalgamation will be consummated or that the parties other plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are based will occur. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, estimates, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not occur.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additionally, the Company undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by, third parties in respect of the matters discussed above.
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