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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): November 22, 2023



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   001-41286   26-2178141
(State or other jurisdiction of   (Commission   (IRS Employer
incorporation or organization)   File Number)   Identification No.)


5220 Spring Valley Road, Suite LL20

Dallas, TX 75242

(Address of principal executive offices)


(949) 281-2606

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
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   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock   VIVK   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq Capital Market)


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 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.


On November 22, 2023, Vivakor, Inc. (the “Company”) received a deficiency notification letter from the Listing Qualifications Staff of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) because the bid price for the Company’s common stock had closed below $1.00 per share for the previous 33 consecutive business days.


In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company can regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement at any time within the 180 calendar day period following receipt of the Nasdaq notice, or until May 20, 2024. To regain compliance, the bid price for the Company’s common stock must close at $1.00 per share or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days.


Nasdaq’s written notice has no effect on the listing or trading of the Company’s common stock at this time. The Company intends to actively monitor the closing bid price of its common stock and, as appropriate, will consider available options to resolve this listing deficiency.


This Current Report on Form 8-K is filed to satisfy the obligation under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(b) and Item 3.01(a) of Form 8-K that the Company publicly disclose the deficiency within four (4) business days after the date of the deficiency letter. 


Item 8.01 Other Events.


On November 17, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing the results of its Special Meeting of Shareholders.  A copy of the press release is provided as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Press Release dated November 17, 2023.







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: November 24, 2023 By: /s/ James Ballengee
    Name: James Ballengee
    Title: Chief Executive Officer





Exhibit 99.1


Vivakor Announces Results of Special Meeting of Shareholders with All Proposals Approved with Greater than 90% Voted For Each Proposal


Friday, 17 November 2023 09:00


Chairman and CEO James Ballengee's Compensation Stock Issuance at $1.08 per Share, and Jorgan Development, LLC's Note Conversion Stock Issuance at $1.42 per Share, are 42% and 87% Premium to Current Market Price, Respectively


DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / November 17, 2023 / Vivakor, Inc. (Nasdaq:VIVK) ("Vivakor" or the "Company"), a clean energy technology company focused on the oil remediation and natural resources sectors, is pleased to announce that all of its proposals were approved and with greater than 90% voted for each proposal at its Special Meeting of Shareholders held on November 10, 2023.


Vivakor Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Ballengee commented, "I want to thank our shareholders for their overwhelming support in favor of these now passed proposals. Of note, I would like to point out that I am now the single largest shareholder and have accepted the Acquisition Stock Issuance and CEO Compensation Shares at $1.08 and $1.42 per share, which is currently 42% and 87% above Vivakor's current market price, respectively. Moving forward, I intend to continue receiving 100% of my annual salary in Vivakor common stock which underlies my belief in the future of the Company. I am confident in what we have here and enthusiastic about the future of Vivakor, Inc."


The following proposals were all approved:


Acquisition Stock Issuance, pursuant to the Membership Interest Purchase Agreement
CEO Compensation Shares
Vivakor, Inc. 2023 Equity and Incentive Plan
Amendment to Articles of Incorporation to amend its federal forum selection provision
Amendment to Articles of Incorporation to increase the Company's authorized number of shares of Common Stock to 200 million
Adjournment of the stockholder meeting


Information about the proposals can be found in the Definitive Schedule 14-A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 26, 2023.





About Vivakor, Inc.


Vivakor, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVK), is a clean energy technology company focused on the oil remediation and natural resources sectors. Vivakor's corporate mission is to create, acquire, accumulate, and operate distinct assets, intellectual properties, and exceptional technologies. Its Silver Fuels Delhi, LLC, and White Claw Colorado City, LLC subsidiaries include crude oil gathering, storage, and transportation facilities, which feature long-term ten year take-or-pay contracts.


The Company's patented Remediation Processing Centers allows for the environmentally-friendly recovery of bitumen (heavy crude) and other hydrocarbons from the remediation of contaminated soils. It is believed to be the only remediation system that can clean soils with more than 5% by weight oil contamination while recovering the oil and leaving the soil fully viable for reuse. Its Remediation Processing Centers currently focus on extraction from shallow, oil-laden sands, along with generating petroleum-based remediation projects in Kuwait and in Houston, Texas.


For more information, please visit our website: http://vivakor.com


Forward-Looking Statements


This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including economic slowdown affecting companies, our ability to successfully develop products, rapid change in our markets, changes in demand for our future products, legislative, regulatory and competitive developments and general economic conditions. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in Vivakor's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which factors may be incorporated herein by reference. Forward-looking statements may be identified but not limited by the use of the words "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "should," "could," "would," "may," "will," "believes," "estimates," "potential," or "continue" and variations or similar expressions. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.


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