0001437749-20-025643.txt : 20201218 0001437749-20-025643.hdr.sgml : 20201218 20201218200226 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001437749-20-025643 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 4 PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 2 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20201216 FILED AS OF DATE: 20201218 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20201218 REPORTING-OWNER: OWNER DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Cotton Stephen CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001649322 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 4 SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-37515 FILM NUMBER: 201402082 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1010 ATLANTIC AVE CITY: ALAMEDA STATE: CA ZIP: 94501 ISSUER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: Aqua Metals, Inc. CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001621832 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: SECONDARY SMELTING & REFINING OF NONFERROUS METALS [3341] IRS NUMBER: 471169572 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2500 PERU DR. CITY: MCCARRAN STATE: NV ZIP: 89437 BUSINESS PHONE: (775) 525-1936 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 2500 PERU DR. CITY: MCCARRAN STATE: NV ZIP: 89437 4 1 rdgdoc.xml FORM 4 X0306 4 2020-12-16 0001621832 Aqua Metals, Inc. AQMS 0001649322 Cotton Stephen 2500 PERU DR SPARKS NV 89437 1 1 Chief Executive Officer Restricted Stock Units 0 2020-12-16 4 A 0 969828 0 A Common Shares 969828 3840346 D Represents 969,828 shares underlying restricted stock units ("RSUs") that are not yet vested and deliverable. The RSUs will vest and be settled in six equal semi-annual installments over a three year period, subject to the Reporting Person's continuation of service with the Company. These RSUs have been granted under the Company's 2020 Long Term Incentive Program as non-cash stock awards. Each RSU shall entitle its holder to receive one Common Stock of the issuer. Includes 1,072,461 options and 2,767,885 RSUs. /s/ Judd Merrill, by power of attorney 2020-12-18 EX-24 2 ex_218406.htm ex_218406.htm

Exhibit 24






Know all by these present, that the undersigned hereby makes, constitutes and appoints Judd Merrill as the undersigned’s true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with full power and authority as hereinafter described on behalf of and in the name, place and stead of the undersigned to:


(1)         prepare, execute, acknowledge, deliver and file Forms 3, 4, and 5 (including any amendments thereto) with respect to the securities of Aqua Metals, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, any national securities exchanges and the Company, as considered necessary or advisable under Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, as amended from time to time (the “Exchange Act”);


(2)         seek or obtain, as the undersigned’s representative and on the undersigned’s behalf, information on transactions in the Company’s securities from any third party, including brokers, employee benefit plan administrators and trustees, and the undersigned hereby authorizes any such person to release any such information to the undersigned and approves and ratifies any such release of information; and


(3)         perform any and all other acts which in the discretion of such attorney-in-fact are necessary or desirable for and on behalf of the undersigned in connection with the foregoing.


The undersigned acknowledges that:


(1)         this Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not require, such attorney-in-fact to act in their discretion on information provided to such attorney-in-fact without independent verification of such information;


(2)         any documents prepared and/or executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney will be in such form and will contain such information and disclosure as such attorney-in-fact, in his or her discretion, deems necessary or desirable;


(3)         neither the Company nor such attorney-in-fact assumes (i) any liability for the undersigned’s responsibility to comply with the requirement of the Exchange Act, (ii) any liability of the undersigned for any failure to comply with such requirements, or (iii) any obligation or liability of the undersigned for profit disgorgement under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; and


(4)         this Power of Attorney does not relieve the undersigned from responsibility for compliance with the undersigned’s obligations under the Exchange Act, including without limitation the reporting requirements under Section 16 of the Exchange Act.


The undersigned hereby gives and grants the foregoing attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary or appropriate to be done in and about the foregoing matters as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if present, hereby ratifying all that such attorney-in-fact of, for and on behalf of the undersigned, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this Limited Power of Attorney.


This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to such attorney-in-fact.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 18th day of January 2019.



/S/ Stephen Cotton




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