Prepared by





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 29, 2018


Forward Industries, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


New York





(State or Other Jurisdiction




(I.R.S. Employer

of Incorporation)


File Number)


Identification No.)


477 S. Rosemary Ave.  Ste. 219

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

  (Address of Principal Executive Office) (Zip Code)


(561) 465-0030

(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; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On October 29, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Forward Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Mr. James Ziglar to the Board.  Mr. Ziglar was also appointed to the Board’s Audit and Compensation Committees. 


There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Ziglar, and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as a director.  Since the beginning of fiscal 2017 through the date hereof, there have been no transactions with the Company, and there are currently no proposed transactions with the Company in which the amount involved exceeds $120,000 and in which Mr. Ziglar had or will have a direct or indirect material interest within the meaning of Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 8.01 Other Events.


On October 29, 2018, the Company received written notice (the “Compliance Notice”) from The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) informing the Company that it has regained compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5605.


As previously disclosed, on April 25, 2018, the Company received a notification letter from Nasdaq indicating that, as of April 20, 2018, the Company was no longer in compliance with Listing Rules 5605(c)(2)(A) and 5065(d)(2)(A) (the “Rules”).  The Rules require the Company’s Audit Committee to have a minimum of three members and the Compensation Committee to have a minimum of two members.  


With the Compliance Notice, Nasdaq informed the Company that it determined that with the appointment of Mr. James Ziglar to the Company’s Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee that the Company has regained compliance with the Rules.





















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: October 30, 2018


/s/ Michael Matte




Name: Michael Matte




Title:   Chief Financial Officer