Exhibit 4.1

 

CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT 

TO THE 

AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

ATOSSA GENETICS INC.

 

Atossa Genetics Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), hereby certifies as follows:

 

FIRST:   That the Board of Directors of the Corporation has duly adopted resolutions authorizing the Corporation to execute and file with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware this Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended (this “Amendment”) to (i) combine each twelve (12) outstanding shares of the Corporation’s Common Stock, par value $0.015 per share (the “Common Stock”), into one (1) validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable share of Common Stock and (ii) increase the number of authorized shares of Common Stock by 100,000,000 shares.
     
SECOND:   That this Amendment was duly adopted in accordance with the terms of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, and the applicable provisions of Section 242 of the Delaware General Corporation Law by the Board of Directors and stockholders of the Corporation.
     
THIRD:  

That upon the effectiveness of this Amendment, the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, is hereby amended such that ARTICLE IV is amended and restated in its entirety to read as set forth below, with no other changes to be made.

 

CAPITAL STOCK

 

The total number of shares of capital stock which the Corporation shall have authority to issue is One Hundred Eighty Five Million (185,000,000), consisting of One Hundred Seventy Five Million (175,000,000) shares of common stock, par value $0.18 per share (the “Common Stock”), and Ten Million (10,000,000) shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Undesignated Preferred Stock”). 

 

Except as otherwise provided in any certificate of designations of any series of Undesignated Preferred Stock, the number of authorized shares of the class of Common Stock or Undesignated Preferred Stock may from time to time be increased or decreased (but not below the number of shares of such class outstanding) by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority in voting power of the outstanding shares of capital stock of the Corporation irrespective of the provisions of Section 242(b)(2) of the DGCL.

 

The powers, preferences and rights of, and the qualifications, limitations and restrictions upon, each class or series of stock shall be determined in accordance with, or as set forth below in, this Article IV.

 

Upon the Effective Time, following the filing and effectiveness pursuant to the Delaware General Corporation Law of this Amendment, each twelve (12) shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall, automatically and without any action on the part of the respective holders thereof, be combined and converted into one (1) share of Common Stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”). No fractional shares shall be issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split, nor shall stockholders who otherwise would be entitled to receive fractional shares of Common Stock receive cash (without interest or deduction) from the Corporation’s transfer agent in lieu of such fractional share interests; rather, fractions shall be rounded up to the next whole share. Each certificate that immediately prior to the Effective Time represented shares of Common Stock (“Old Certificates”), shall thereafter represent that number of shares of Common Stock into which the shares of Common Stock represented by the Old Certificate shall have been combined, subject to the rounding up of fractional share interests as described above.

 

A. COMMON STOCK

 

Subject to all the rights, powers and preferences of the Undesignated Preferred Stock and except as provided by law or in this Certificate (or in any certificate of designations of any series of Undesignated Preferred Stock):

 

(a) the holders of the Common Stock shall have the exclusive right to vote for the election of directors of the Corporation (the “Directors”) and on all other matters requiring stockholder action, each outstanding share entitling the holder thereof to one vote on each matter properly submitted to the stockholders of the Corporation for their vote; provided, however, that, except as otherwise required by law, holders of Common Stock, as such, shall not be entitled to vote on any amendment to this Certificate (or on any amendment to a certificate of designations of any series of Undesignated Preferred Stock) that alters or changes the powers, preferences, rights or other terms of one or more outstanding series of Undesignated Preferred Stock if the holders of such affected series of Undesignated Preferred Stock are entitled to vote, either separately or together with the holders of one or more other such series, on such amendment pursuant to this Certificate (or pursuant to a certificate of designations of any series of Undesignated Preferred Stock) or pursuant to the DGCL;

 

 

 

 

   

(b) dividends may be declared and paid or set apart for payment upon the Common Stock out of any assets or funds of the Corporation legally available for the payment of dividends, but only when and as declared by the Board of Directors or any authorized committee thereof; and

 

(c) upon the voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, the net assets of the Corporation shall be distributed pro rata to the holders of the Common Stock.

 

B. UNDESIGNATED PREFERRED STOCK

 

The Board of Directors or any authorized committee thereof is expressly authorized, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to provide by resolution or resolutions for, out of the unissued shares of Undesignated Preferred Stock, the issuance of the shares of Undesignated Preferred Stock in one or more series of such stock, and by filing a certificate of designations pursuant to applicable law of the State of Delaware, to establish or change from time to time the number of shares of each such series, and to fix the designations, powers, including voting powers, full or limited, or no voting powers, preferences and the relative, participating, optional or other special rights of the shares of each series and any qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof.

 

FOURTH:    This Amendment shall be effective as of April 20, 2018, at 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time (the “Effective Time”).

 

[Remainder of Page Intentionally Left Blank]

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be executed by Steven C. Quay, its Chief Executive Officer, this 19th day of April, 2018.

     
ATOSSA GENETICS INC.
   
By:  

/s/ Steven C. Quay

 

Name:   Steven C. Quay, M.D., Ph.D.
Title:   Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

 

[Signature Page to Certificate of Amendment]