0001104659-20-092552 8-K 4 20200807 5.03 5.07 9.01 20200810 20200810 NETLIST INC 0001282631 3674 954812784 DE 1231 8-K 34 001-33170 201088255 175 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, SUITE 150 IRVINE CA 92618 949-435-0025 175 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE, SUITE 150 IRVINE CA 92618 8-K 1 tm2027022d1_8k.htm FORM 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549






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


August 7, 2020 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):






(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or other jurisdiction of
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)


175 Technology Drive, Suite 150 

Irvine, California 92618
(Address of principal executive offices)


(949) 435-0025 

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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:


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


¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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 $0.001 per share  NLST  None


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 5.03Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.


Effective August 7, 2020, the Board of Directors of Netlist, Inc. (the “Company”) adopted and approved an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “Bylaws Amendment”) in order to allow for the appointment of a successor director by the sole director of the Company by power of attorney to ensure continuity of the Board of Directors in the event of certain occurrences with respect to the sole director. The description of the Bylaws Amendment in this Item 5.03 is qualified in its entirety by the text of the Bylaws Amendment incorporated in this Item 5.03 by reference and filed herewith as Exhibit 3.2.


On August 7, 2020 the Company’s stockholders voted to approve an amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation. The information set forth below in Item 5.07 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated in this Item 5.03 by reference.


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


On August 7, 2020, the Company held its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) in Irvine, California. At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following three proposals and cast their votes as described below.


1.Election of Director.


The Company’s stockholders elected one director nominee to the Board of Directors, to serve until the next annual meeting or until his successor is duly elected or appointed and qualified.


Directors  For   Withheld   Broker Non-Votes 
Chun K. Hong   77,194,881    19,001,649    50,446,960 


2.Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.


The Company’s stockholders ratified the appointment of KMJ Corbin & Company LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2020.


For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes 
 137,601,469    4,243,576    4,798,445     


3.Approval of an Amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to Increase Authorize Shares.


The Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of the Company’s common stock that it is authorized to issue from 300,000,000 to 450,000,000.


For   Against   Abstain   Broker Non-Votes 
 93,239,558    51,886,807    1,517,125     


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)           Exhibits.


Number   Description
3.1   Certificate of Amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Netlist, Inc.
3.2   Amendment to Amended and Restated Bylaws of Netlist, Inc.







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: August 10, 2020 By: /s/ Gail M. Sasaki
    Gail M. Sasaki
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer




EX-3.1 2 tm2027022d1_ex3-1.htm EXHIBIT 3.1

Exhibit 3.1








Netlist, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), does hereby certify as follows:


1. The original Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on June 12, 2000, the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on November 20, 2006 and the Certificate of Amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation was filed with the Secretary of the State of Delaware on June 9, 2017 and August 17, 2018.


2. Section (A) of Article IV of the Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation is amended and restated to read in its entirety as follows:


(A) Classes of Stock.    The corporation is authorized to issue two classes of stock to be designated, respectively, “Serial Preferred Stock” and “Common Stock.” The total number of shares of stock which the corporation is authorized to issue is Four Hundred Sixty Million (460,000,000) shares consisting of Ten Million (10,000,000) shares of Serial Preferred Stock, with a par value of $0.001 per share, and Four Hundred Fifty Million (450,000,000) shares of Common Stock, with a par value of $0.001 per share.


3. This Certificate of Amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation has been duly approved by the Board of Directors and the stockholders of this Corporation in accordance with Sections 141 and 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.





IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Certificate of Amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be executed on August 7, 2020.


  By: /s/ Gail Sasaki
  Name: Gail Sasaki
  Title: Vice President, Chief Financial Officer




EX-3.2 3 tm2027022d1_ex3-2.htm EXHIBIT 3.2

Exhibit 3.2








The Amended and Restated Bylaws (“Bylaws”) of Netlist, Inc., a Delaware corporation, are hereby amended, effective August 7, 2020, to amend and restate Section 3.3 of Article 3 to read in its entirety as follows:


3.3       Vacancies.


Vacancies and newly created directorships resulting from any increase in the authorized number of directors may be filled by a majority of the directors then in office, although less than a quorum, or by a sole remaining director, and each director so elected shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the director whose place shall be vacant and until his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified.  A vacancy in the Board of Directors shall be deemed to exist under this section in the case of the death, incapacity, removal or resignation of any director, or if the stockholders fail at any meeting of stockholders at which directors are to be elected (including any meeting referred to in Section 3.4 below) to elect the number of directors then constituting the whole Board of Directors. If a vacancy exists as a result of the death or incapacity of the sole remaining director, then such position may be filled by a power of attorney executed by the sole director at any time prior to his or her death or incapacity naming his or her successor to hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the sole remaining director and until his or her successor shall have been duly elected and qualified.




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