Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 22, 2023



Nuburu, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)






7442 S Tucson Way

Suite 130


Centennial, Colorado



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (720) 767-1400


Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Title of each class




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Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share




NYSE American LLC

Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50




NYSE American LLC

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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.

Appointment of Director

On August 22, 2023, the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Nuburu, Inc. (the "Company") approved an increase in the size of the Board from six to seven directors and appointed John Bolton to the Board. Mr. Bolton will serve as a Class I director with an initial term expiring at the Company’s 2026 Annual Meeting of Shareholders or upon his earlier death, resignation or removal. Additionally, the Board has also appointed Mr. Bolton to serve on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.

Mr. Bolton is an attorney, diplomat, consultant and political commentator. He was the National Security Advisor to former President Donald Trump and served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006. He has spent many years of his career in public service and held high-level positions in the Administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. As an attorney, Ambassador Bolton was in private practice in Washington, DC from 1974 to 2018, except when he was in government service. He graduated with a BA, summa cum laude, from Yale College and received his JD from Yale Law School. We believe Mr. Bolton is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive experience in the defense, energy, and aerospace markets and his leadership expertise.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Bolton and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as a director of the Company. Additionally, there is no transaction between Mr. Bolton and the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. The Board has determined that Mr. Bolton is independent under the listing standards of the NYSE American LLC. As a non-employee director, Mr. Bolton will receive the standard compensation and equity awards paid to non-employee directors of the Company. Director compensation is described under “Director Compensation” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 21, 2023. The Company will also enter into an indemnity agreement with Mr. Bolton in the same form as its standard form of indemnity agreement with its other directors. The description of Mr. Bolton’s indemnification agreement is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the form of indemnification agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.27 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed on February 6, 2023.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On August 23, 2023, the Company issued a press release entitled "NUBURU Appoints John Bolton to its Board of Directors,” which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

The information furnished in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.






Press Release, dated August 23, 2023


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Nuburu, Inc.






August 23, 2023


/s/ Brian Knaley





Brian Knaley
Chief Financial Officer