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): December 23, 2020


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-39096   83-2242651
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1550 Larimer Street, #246, Denver, Colorado   80202 
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (888) 932-6537


Not Applicable
(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, par value $0.0001 per share   KERN   NASDAQ Capital Market
Warrants to purchase one share of Common Stock   KERNW   NASDAQ Capital Market


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On December 23, 2020, Akerna Corp. (the “Company”) entered into waivers with all the holders (the “Holders”) of its outstanding senior secured convertible notes issued on June 9, 2020 (the “Notes”), pursuant to which the Company and the Holders, separately and not jointly, agreed to waive certain terms and conditions of the Notes as follows:


·The Holders irrevocably waived the last sentence of Section 8(a) of the Notes requiring that all installment amounts payable under the Notes prior to April 1, 2021 be paid in cash pursuant to installment redemptions. The Company may now elect, in its sole discretion, to pay installment amounts under the Notes prior to April 1, 2021, by issuing shares of common stock pursuant to installment conversions or by paying cash pursuant to installment redemptions, in each case in accordance with the existing terms of the Notes.


·The Company irrevocably waived the prohibition on accleration of installment amounts in Section 8(e) of the Notes solely in relation to the Installment Amount for January 4, 2020, to permit the Holders to accelerate the January 4, 2021 installment amount, in whole or in part, to one or more accleration dates from December 24, 2020 through to and including January 4, 2021, as elected by each Holder pursuant to Section 8(e) of the Notes.


·The Company and the Holders agreed that the Company may irrevocably waive the installment scheduled principal amount for any installment date by setting forth in the installment notice for that installment date an installment amount greater than the installment scheduled principal amount due and payable on the next installment date. Each Holder may then consent to all or a portion of such increased installment amount for such installment date by written confirmation no later than 4:00 p.m. New York time on the trading day immediately prior to such installment date. Any increased amount for an installment amount above the installment scheduled principal amount for such installment date will reduce the principal amount under the Notes.


·In relation to the January 4, 2021 installment amount, the Company delivered installment notices to the Holders increasing the installment amount for January 4, 2021, in the aggregate, by $2,062,500.







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.


Dated: December 23, 2020 AKERNA CORP.  
  By:  /s/ Jessica Billingsley

Name: Jessica Billingsley

Title:   Chief Executive Officer