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


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 16, 2016


Atossa Genetics Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-35610   26-4753208
(State or other jurisdiction of
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


2300 Eastlake Ave. East, Suite 200

Seattle, Washington




(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (206) 325-6086


Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 3.03 Material Modification to Rights of Security Holders.


As of May 16, 2016, Atossa Genetics Inc. (the “Company”) has outstanding warrants to purchase 4,177,050 shares of common stock exercisable at $1.60 per share and 75,000 shares of common stock exercisable at $1.25 per share, all of which were issued in connection with a private financing on various dates in 2011 (the “2011 Warrants”). The 2011 Warrants were scheduled to expire on June 23, 2016. To allow additional time for the 2011 Warrants to be exercised and to potentially generate future cash proceeds to the Company, on May 16, 2016, the Company decided to extend the expiration date of the Warrants to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 2018. No action is required by the holders of the 2011 Warrants to effectuate this modification and all provisions of the 2011 Warrants remain in full force and effect. None of the 2011 Warrants are held by officers, directors or affiliates of the Company.



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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: May 16, 2016 Atossa Genetics Inc.  
  By:   /s/ Kyle Guse   
    Kyle Guse  
    Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary