Washington, DC 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 28, 2019



Energous Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-36379   46-1318953
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)

3590 North First Street, Suite 210

San Jose, California 95134

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(408) 963-0200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(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, $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 28, 2019, Rex Jackson informed Energous Corporation (“Company”) that he was resigning from the Company’s Board of Directors (“Board”), effective immediately. The resignation was not as the result of a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.

On August 28, 2019, Reynette Au was appointed as a member of the Board, to serve until the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders or such time as a successor is duly elected. At a later date the Board will determine the committees of the Board on which Ms. Au will serve.

Ms. Au will be compensated pursuant to the Company’s standard director compensation arrangement (provided that the initial equity award under this arrangement will be a restricted stock unit covering 42,063 shares of common stock and vesting over three years), and has entered into the Company’s standard indemnification agreement for directors. There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Au and any other person pursuant to which she was elected as a director. There are no transactions between the Company and Ms. Au that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


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: September 3, 2019     By:  

/s/ Brian Sereda

      Brian Sereda
      Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer