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): November 7, 2023
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|of incorporation)||Identification No.)|
1015 O’Brien Dr.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(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||CYN||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (The Nasdaq Capital Market)|
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Item 5.03 Amendment to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
As set forth below, Cyngn Inc. (the “Company”) held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders at which stockholders voted to approve an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation, as amended and restated, to increase the number of authorized common stock from 100,000,000 to 200,000,000 shares. On November 9, 2023, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Fifth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Amendment”) reflecting an increase in the Company’s authorized shares of common stock from 100,000,000 to 200,000,000.
Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On November 7, 2023, the Company held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders. A total of 22,587,400 shares of common stock representing 65% of the aggregate shares outstanding and eligible to vote and constituting a quorum were represented in person or by valid proxies at the annual meeting.
Ms. Karen Macleod and Mr. James McDonnell were each elected as Class II directors of the Company to serve until the Company’s 2026 annual meeting of stockholders.
The stockholders approved the amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation, as amended and restated, to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock from 100,000,000 to 200,000,000.
The stockholders approved the amendment to the Company’s 2021 Equity Incentive Plan to (i) increase the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance thereunder by 5,000,000 and (ii) amend certain language relating to the automatic increase “evergreen” clause within the plan.
The stockholders ratified the appointment of Marcum LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023.
The final voting results on these matters were as follows:
1. Election of Class II Directors:
|Name||Votes For||Votes Withheld||Broker Non-Votes|
2. Increase in the Number of Shares of Authorized Common Stock:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Votes Abstained|
3. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan Amendment:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Votes Abstained||Broker Non-Votes|
4. Ratification of appointment of Marcum LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2023:
|Votes For||Votes Against||Votes Abstained|
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.
Date: November 9, 2023
|By:||/s/ Donald Alvarez|
|Chief Financial Officer|