SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
|Pursuant to Section 13 or
15(d) of the|
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 19, 2009
|(Exact name of
registrant as specified in charter)|
|(State or Other||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|968 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham, New York||12110|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)|
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors;|
|Appointment of Principal Officers|
Under the Certificate of Designations setting forth the terms of the Plug Power Inc. (the "Company") Class B Capital Stock, Smart Hydrogen Inc. ("Smart Hydrogen"), as the sole holder of the Company's Class B Capital Stock, was entitled to appoint up to four of the Company's directors. On December 20, 2008, Smart Hydrogen transferred all 395,000 shares of the Class B Capital Stock and 5,126,939 shares of the Company's Common Stock to OJSC (Third Generation Company of the Wholesale Electricity Market) ("OGK-3"). Pursuant to the terms of the Company's Certificate of Designations, such transfer caused the shares of Class B Capital Stock to automatically convert into 39,500,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock and terminated all of the rights and obligations attached to the Class B Capital Stock, including the right to appoint directors and voting support obligations under the Investor Rights Agreement dated as of June 29, 2006, as amended (the "Investor Rights Agreement").
Accordingly, Michael McGuire tendered his resignation, effective January 19, 2009, as a member of the Board of Directors of Plug Power Inc. (the "Company"), and each of Dennis V. Pivnyuk, Andrew Dimitri and Joel D. Gross tendered his resignation, effective January 20, 2009, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company.
None of Messrs. Dimitri, Gross, McGuire or Pivnyuk has disagreements with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.
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: January 23, 2009 By: /s/ Andrew Marsh Andrew Marsh Chief Executive Officer