OraSure Technologies 8-K 2007
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): December 6, 2007
OraSure Technologies, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 610-882-1820
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:
Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.
(a) Effective December 6, 2007, the Board of Directors of OraSure Technologies, Inc. (the Company) amended Article II of the Companys Amended and Restated Bylaws (the Bylaws), to allow for the issuance and transfer of uncertificated shares. The ability to issue uncertificated shares allows the Company to participate in a Direct Registration Program, such as the one which is currently administered by The Depository Trust Company. A Direct Registration Program allows investors to have securities registered in their names without the issuance of physical certificates and allows investors to electronically transfer securities to broker-dealers in order to effect transactions without the risks and delays associated with transferring physical certificates. The amendments to the Bylaws also provide that each registered stockholder shall be entitled to a stock certificate upon written request to the transfer agent or registrar of the Company.
The full text of the Bylaws, as amended and restated to incorporate the foregoing amendment, is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
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