UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 6, 2023

 

AKERNA CORP.
(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) 492-3540

 

 
(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

x Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

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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 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). 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.     

 

 

 

Item 3.02Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

 

From June 16, 2023 through July 6, 2023, Akerna issued 430,000 shares of common stock of Akerna to the holders of Akerna’s convertible notes upon settlement of conversion of principal amounts under the terms of the notes. The shares were issued upon conversion of the principal amounts under the notes to the holders of the notes pursuant to the exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, provided by Section 3(a)(9) thereof.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

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: July 7, 2023 AKERNA CORP.  
   
  By:  /s/ Dean Ditto
   

Name: Dean Ditto

Title:   Chief Financial Officer