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): January 26, 2016
22nd Century Group, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
9530 Main Street
Clarence, New York
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (716) 270-1523
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On January 25, 2016, warrants issued on January 25, 2011 granting the holders the right to purchase a total of 6,831,115 shares of common stock of 22nd Century Group, Inc. (the “Company”) expired. As a result, the total number of outstanding warrants to purchase the Company’s common shares decreased by approximately 41%, from 16,567,736 to 9,736,621. As of January 25, 2016, there were 71,006,844 shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding.
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.
|22nd Century Group, Inc.|
|/s/ Henry Sicignano, III|
|Date:||January 26, 2016||Henry Sicignano, III|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|