SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): October 1, 2018
CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
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12870 Interurban Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98168
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Issuer Telephone number)
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|Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
To the extent required by Item 5.02, the information included at Item 8.01 below is incorporated herein by reference.
Mr. Jeffrey Ott resigned as a director of ClearSign Combustion Corporation (the “Company”) on October 1, 2018. Mr. Ott resigned for personal reasons and not due to any disagreement relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.
|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On October 1, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the retirement of Mr. Stephen Pirnat as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President and the resignation of Mr. Ott from the Company’s Board of Directors. The press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated by reference in its entirety into this Item 7.01.
The press release is furnished under this Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The information contained in the press release shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing the Company makes regardless of general incorporation language in the filing, unless expressly incorporated by reference in such filing.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
Mr. Stephen E. Pirnat, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, has indicated that he intends to retire and will not, therefore, extend the term of his employment, which is due to expire on December 31, 2018. The Company has retained the services of a nationally recognized search firm and an active search for a successor is underway. Mr. Pirnat has agreed to continue his duties, if requested, to ensure a smooth transition.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|Exhibit 99.1||Press Release issued October 1, 2018.|
|Exhibit 99.1||Press Release issued October 1, 2018. (Furnished herewith.)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Current Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: October 1, 2018
|CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Brian G. Fike|
|Brian G. Fike|
|Interim Chief Financial Officer|