Washington, D.C. 20549


Form 8-K


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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 8, 2021


Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-33417   22-2535818
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


28 Engelhard Drive, Suite B

Monroe Township, New Jersey

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(609) 730-0400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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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 $0.001 Par Value   OPTT   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 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).


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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.


On June 8, 2021, Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”), acting pursuant to authorization from its Board of Directors (the “Board”), determined to voluntarily withdraw the listing of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), from The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) and transfer such listing to the NYSE American stock exchange (the “NYSE American”). The Company informed Nasdaq on June 8, 2021 of its intent to transfer the listing of its Common Stock to the NYSE American. The Company expects that listing and trading of its Common Stock on Nasdaq will end at market close on June 17, 2021, and that trading will begin on the NYSE American at market open on June 18, 2021.


The Common Stock has been approved for listing on the NYSE American, where it will continue to trade under the ticker symbol “OPTT”.


Item 7.01 Other Events.


On June 8, 2021, the Company issued a press release regarding the transfer of its listing of Common Stock from Nasdaq to the NYSE American. A copy of the press release is filed with this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


  99.1 Press Release issued by Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., dated June 8, 2021.







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 thereunto duly authorized.


    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
Dated: June 8, 2021   /s/ George H. Kirby III
    George H. Kirby III
    President and Chief Executive Officer






Exhibit 99.1



Ocean Power Technologies Announces Planned Transfer of Nasdaq Listing to NYSE American Stock Exchange


MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 8, 2021 – Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, announced today that it will change its listing from the Nasdaq Capital Market to the NYSE American stock exchange.


“We are pleased to announce our transfer to the NYSE American, where we’ll be listed alongside what we consider to be many of the world’s most forward-thinking companies,” said George H. Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT. “As OPT’s portfolio of innovative solutions continues to grow, we want to enhance the visibility of the Company and continue to expand our investor base moving forward in 2021 and beyond. We believe that operating as an NYSE American-listed company will help us achieve these goals.”


The last day of trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market is expected to be Thursday, June 17, 2021.


OPT expects to commence trading as an NYSE American-listed company when markets open on Friday, June 18, 2021. The Company’s common stock will continue to trade under its existing “OPTT” symbol.


About Ocean Power Technologies


Headquartered in Monroe Township, New Jersey, OPT aspires to transform the world through durable, innovative, and cost-effective ocean energy solutions. Its PowerBuoy® solutions platform provides clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote offshore and subsea applications in markets such as offshore oil and gas, defense and security, science and research, and communications. To learn more, visit www.oceanpowertechnologies.com.


Forward-Looking Statements


This release may contain forward-looking statements that are within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are identified by certain words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “aim”, “will likely result”, “believe”, “expect”, “will continue”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “contemplate”, “seek to”, “future”, “objective”, “goal”, “project”, “should”, “will pursue” and similar expressions or variations of such expressions. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectations about its future plans and performance. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions and estimates which could be inaccurate and which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could vary materially from those anticipated or expressed in any forward-looking statement made by the Company. Please refer to the Company’s most recent Forms 10-Q and 10-K and subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a further discussion of these risks and uncertainties. The Company disclaims any obligation or intent to update the forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.


Contact Information


Investors: 609-730-0400 x401 or InvestorRelations@oceanpowertech.com

Media: 609-730-0400 x402 or MediaRelations@oceanpowertech.com






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