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Washington, DC 20549








Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 6, 2023



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-15771   83-0221517

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


6555 Carnegie Ave, 4th Floor

Cleveland, OH 44103

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(646) 813-4701
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


1330 Avenue of the Americas, 33rd Floor,

New York, NY 10019

(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   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value   ABEO   Nasdaq Capital Markets


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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On March 23, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”), in accordance with Article III.1 of the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (“Bylaws”), approved a decrease in the size of the Board by two directors, from nine to seven, effective at the conclusion of the Company’s 2023 Annual Shareholder Meeting. Also on April 6, 2023, Michael Amoroso, Chairman of the Board, relinquished his seat as a Class 2 director and was immediately appointed as a Class 1 director by the Board to stand for reelection at the 2023 Annual Shareholder Meeting. Mr. Amoroso’s transition from Class 2 to Class 1 was effected solely to maintain compliance with Article VII.B of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation and Article III.1 of the Bylaws, both of which require that the three director classes of the Board be divided “as nearly equal in number as possible,” and Mr. Amoroso’s service on the Board is deemed to have continued without any break in service. The Company is not entering into any new plan, contract, or compensatory arrangement in connection with Mr. Amoroso’s transition of director classes.







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.


  Abeona Therapeutics Inc.
  By: /s/ Joseph Vazzano
  Name: Joseph Vazzano
  Title: Chief Financial Officer


Date: April 11, 2023