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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): October 28, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-38029   33-1229046
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)


9805 Northcross Center Court, Suite A

Huntersville, NC 28078

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)



(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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:   Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock, $0.001 par value   AKTS   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Capital 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.b-2 of this chapter)


Emerging Growth Company


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Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


Akoustis Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on October 28, 2021. The certified results of the matters voted upon at the Annual Meeting, which are more fully described in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 17, 2021, are as follows:


Proposal 1 – The Company’s stockholders elected the seven nominees to the Company’s board of directors to serve one-year terms expiring at the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified, or until their earlier resignation or removal, with the votes cast as follows:


   For  Withheld  Broker Non-Votes
Steven P. DenBaars  21,454,169  373,484  11,509,353
Arthur E. Geiss  21,564,235  263,418  11,509,353
J. Michael McGuire  19,991,339  1,836,314  11,509,353
Jeffrey K. McMahon  21,421,253  406,400  11,509,353
Jerry D. Neal  19,761,421  2,066,232  11,509,353
Suzanne B. Rudy  21,250,738  576,915  11,509,353
Jeffrey B. Shealy  21,480,481  347,172  11,509,353


Proposal 2 – The Company’s stockholders approved, on a non-binding, advisory basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers, with the votes cast as follows:


For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes
20,589,023  822,008  416,622  11,509,353


Proposal 3 – The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of Marcum LLP as the Company’s independent public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, with the votes cast as follows:


For  Against  Abstain  Broker Non-Votes
32,795,366  354,206  187,434  0







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.


  Akoustis Technologies, Inc.
Date: November 1, 2021 By: /s/ Kenneth E. Boller
  Name:  Kenneth E. Boller
  Title: Interim Chief Financial Officer