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): June 15, 2018



(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


NEVADA   000-54437   26-4298300
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510 Castillo Street, Suite 320, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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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 June 15, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company appointed Mark Richardson as a director of HyperSolar, Inc. (the “Company”), effective immediately.


Mark J. Richardson has been a securities lawyer since he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1978. He practiced as an associate and partner in large law firms until 1993, when he established his own practice under the name Richardson & Associates. He has been the principal securities counsel on a variety of equity and debt placements for corporations, partnerships, and real estate companies. His practice includes public and private offerings, venture capital placements, debt restructuring, compliance with federal and state securities laws, representation of publicly traded companies, Nasdaq filings, corporate law, partnerships, joint ventures, mergers, asset acquisitions, and stock purchase agreements. As a partner in a major international law firm in the 1980’s, Mr. Richardson participated in the leveraged buyout and recapitalization of a well-known producer of animated programming for children, financed by Prudential Insurance and Bear Stearns, Inc. He was also instrumental in restructuring the public debentures of a real estate company without resorting to a bankruptcy proceeding. From 1986 to 1993 Mr. Richardson was a contributing author to State Limited Partnerships Laws – California Practice Guide, Prentice Hall Law and Business. Prior to receiving his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1978, Mr. Richardson received a Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Resource Economics from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources in 1975, where he earned the Bankstrom Prize for academic excellence and achieved Phi Beta Kappa honors. Mr. Richardson is an active member of the Los Angeles County and California State Bar Associations, including the Section on Corporations, Business and Finance and the Section on Real Estate.  


The Board has determined that Mr. Richardson is an independent director within the meaning of NASDAQ Rule 5605(a)(2).


Mr. Richardson does not have a family relationship with any of the executive officers or directors of the Company. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Richardson and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as a director, and there are no transactions in which he has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.







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: June 15, 2018


  By: /s/ Timothy Young
    Timothy Young
    Chief Executive Officer