SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 19, 2018
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|
8560 Main Street
Williamsville, New York
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (716) 270-1523
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:
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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.
22nd Century Group, Inc. (the "Company") deeply regrets to announce that James E. Swauger, Ph.D., who became the Company’s Senior Vice President of Science and Regulatory Affairs on October 31, 2017, died on April 19, 2018. The Board of Directors and the management of the Company extend their most sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Swauger.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 23, 2018, the Company issued a press release that included an announcement of the matter described above. The Company is furnishing a copy of such press release as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, which is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01(d): Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 99.1||Press Release, dated April 23, 2018.|
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/ Thomas L. James|
|Date: April 23, 2018||Thomas L. James, Esq.|
|Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|