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): July 23, 2020


BIO-key International, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of



(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


3349 Highway 138, Building A, Suite E

Wall, NJ 07719

(Address of principal executive offices)


(732) 359-1100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which


Common Stock


Nasdaq Capital Market


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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 8.01     Other Events


As previously reported on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by BIO-key International, Inc. (the “Company”) on May 22, 2020, the Company received a notice (the “Notice”) from the Staff of the Listing Qualifications Department (the “Staff”) of The Nasdaq Capital Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) on May 18, 2020, indicating that, based upon the Staff’s determination, the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) because, based on the reported total stockholders’ equity in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company did not have a minimum of $2,500,000 in stockholders’ equity for continued listing on Nasdaq (the “Stockholders’ Equity Requirement”). On, July 10, 2020, our plan to regain compliance with the Stockholders’ Equity Requirement previously submitted to the Nasdaq was accepted and the Nasdaq granted us an extension of 180 calendar days from the date of the Notice (November 16, 2020) for us to provide evidence of compliance.


As previously reported on a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on July 23, 2020, the Company completed an underwritten public offering pursuant to which it sold shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants and warrants to purchase shares of common stock pursuant to an underwriting agreement and received net cash proceeds of approximately $22.8 million and retired approximately $4.2 million of outstanding convertible promissory notes. Accordingly, as of the date of this report the Company believes that it has satisfied compliance with the Stockholders’ Equity Requirement. The Company has been advised that Nasdaq will continue to monitor the Company’s ongoing compliance with the Stockholders’ Equity Requirement and, if at the time of the Company’s next periodic report the Company does not evidence compliance, that it may be subject to delisting.





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: July 28, 2020 






/s/ Cecilia C. Welch




Cecilia C. Welch 




Chief Financial Officer