Energous Corp false 0001575793 0001575793 2022-08-12 2022-08-12





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): August 12, 2022




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Delaware   001-36379   46-1318953

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


3590 North First Street, Suite 210
San Jose, California 95134
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (408) 963-0200

Not Applicable

(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:


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




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.00001 par value   WATT   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On August 12, 2022, each of Mr. J. Michael Dodson and Mr. David Roberson was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Energous Corporation (the “Company”) and as a member of the audit committee of the Board, each to serve until the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders and his successor is duly elected and qualified or until his earlier death, resignation or removal.

Each of Mr. Dodson and Mr. Roberson will be compensated pursuant to the Company’s standard director compensation arrangement, including an initial equity award of 50,000 restricted stock units vesting over three years. Mr. Dodson and Mr. Roberson have also entered into the Company’s standard indemnification agreement for directors. There are no arrangements or understandings between either of Mr. Dodson and Mr. Roberson and any other person pursuant to which he was elected as a director. There are no transactions between the Company and either of Mr. Dodson and Mr. Roberson that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

On August 15, 2022, the Company issued a press release regarding Mr. Dodson and Mr. Roberson’s appointments, which is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K. The information in Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in Exhibit 99.1 shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.




   Description of Exhibit
99.1    Press Release, dated August 15, 2022, issued by Energous Corporation, furnished herewith.
104    The cover page on this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL


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 16, 2022     By:  

/s/ William Mannina

      William Mannina
      Acting Chief Financial Officer