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Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: December 17, 2020

(Date of earliest event reported)



Energous Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its 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 and zip code)

(408) 963-0200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(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):


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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.

Resignation of Director

On December 17, 2020, Robert Griffin advised the Board of the Company that he would resign as a director of the Board, effective on December 17, 2020 (the “Resignation”). The Resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices.

A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Griffin’s resignation is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibit.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit Index





Description of Exhibit

  99.1    Press Release of Energous Corporation dated December 22, 2020.
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.






    December 22, 2020        



/s/ Brian Sereda

                Date       Brian Sereda

Senior Vice President and Chief

Financial Officer