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Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 4, 2024



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-40793   87-1309280

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


55 Claverick St., Room 325

Providence, RI 02903

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (401) 444-7375



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:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Common Stock, $0.0001 par value   OCEA   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50   OCEAW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Title of Each Class)   (Trading Symbol)   (Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered)


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (CFR §230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (CFR §240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.







Item 5.02 Appointment of a Director.


On March 4, 2024, Amy Griffith has been appointed as a director of Ocean Biomedical, Inc. (the “Company”). Ms. Griffith currently serves as Head, Government Relations & External Affairs for McCain Foods - North America. She is responsible for the NA Public Affairs strategy and provides strategic leadership and direction on behalf of McCain with policymakers in the United States and Canada. She leads external communications and stakeholder management. Previously, she was the Group Director for the North America Operating unit of the Coca-Cola Company, in this capacity she oversaw public affairs, government relations, sustainability and communications in Canada and the Northeastern United States. Previously, she served as Wells Fargo’s State & Local Government Relations Senior Vice President. She was recruited to Wells Fargo’s Government Relations and Public Policy team in 2019. In this role, Griffith led Wells Fargo’s legislative and political agenda in her region and managed relationships with state and local policymakers and community stakeholders. From 2008-2019, Ms. Griffith led government relations for sixteen states in the Eastern United States for TIAA for over a decade. Prior to that, she worked in the aerospace, high tech, education, private and public sectors, and has managed multiple high-profile political campaigns at the local, state and national level. Griffith serves as an Independent Director for AgriFORCE Growing Systems where she chairs the governance committee. She is a graduate of Gwynedd-Mercy College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History. Ms. Griffith is well qualified to serve as a director due to her significant experience in government relations, policy and regulatory agencies as well as decades of experience working with companies in both the private and public sectors.







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: March 8, 2024


  By: /s/ Jolie Kahn
    Jolie Kahn
    Chief Financial Officer



Mar. 04, 2024
Document Type 8-K
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Document Period End Date Mar. 04, 2024
Entity File Number 001-40793
Entity Registrant Name OCEAN BIOMEDICAL, INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0001869974
Entity Tax Identification Number 87-1309280
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity Address, Address Line One 55 Claverick St.
Entity Address, Address Line Two Room 325
Entity Address, City or Town Providence
Entity Address, State or Province RI
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 02903
City Area Code (401)
Local Phone Number 444-7375
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Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Entity Emerging Growth Company true
Elected Not To Use the Extended Transition Period false
Common Stock [Member]  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.0001 par value
Trading Symbol OCEA
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ
Warrants [Member]  
Title of 12(b) Security Warrants, each warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50
Trading Symbol OCEAW
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ

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