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): June 7, 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.)


1550 Larimer Street, #246, 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


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 5.07.Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


Annual Meeting of Stockholders


On June 7, 2021, the Company held its 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”). The matters submitted for a vote and the related results are set forth below. A more detailed description of each proposal is set forth in the Company’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A, as filed with the Commission on April 27, 2021. A total of 14,634,131 shares of common stock were present at the Meeting, in person or by proxy, representing approximately 56.76% of the issued and outstanding voting shares of the Company on the record date for the Meeting, consisting of 24,136,076 shares of common stock and one special voting share entitled to 1,647,287 votes at the Meeting.


The voting results were as follows:


Proposal One - Election of Class III Directors


All directors nominated were elected as Class III directors to the Company’s board of directors.


   For   Against   Withhold   Broker Non-Vote 
(1) Jessica Billingsley   5,243,315               0    575,239    8,815,577 
(2) Scott Sozio   5,104,108    0    714,446    8,815,577 
(3) Barry Fishman   5,756,826    0    61,728    8,815,577 


Proposal Two– Ratification of the Appointment of Auditors


By a resolution passed, the appointment of Marcum LLP, as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, was ratified by the stockholders.


For   Against   Abstain
13,995,696   326,449   311,986







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: June 7, 2021 AKERNA CORP.  
  By:  /s/ John Fowle
    Name: John Fowle
    Title:    Chief Financial Officer