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): July 22, 2020 (July 16, 2020)


ClearOne, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


5225 Wiley Post Way, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


+1 (801) 975-7200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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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.


On July 16, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of ClearOne, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from four (4) to five (5) persons and elected Lisa Higley as a member of the Board effective as of July 20, 2020 to serve a term expiring at the next annual meeting of stockholders of the Company or until her earlier death, resignation or removal.

Ms. Higley has been self-employed as a CPA since June 2009. Previously, she was the CFO for Daisy D’s Paper Company from March 2007 until January 2009, where she managed all aspects of the company’s financial and accounting responsibilities. Additionally, Ms. Higley was the CFO for Tunex from April 2006 to March 2007 where she was accountable for all financial aspects of the corporation. Prior to that, Ms. Higley was a staff tax accountant at Wisen, Smith, Racker & Prescott LLP from February 2004 to April 2006. Ms. Higley earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Oregon and her MBA from Utah State University, and has been a Utah CPA since 2004.

Ms. Higley is the daughter of Edward D. Bagley. Mr. Bagley is a significant stockholder of the Company who also performs consulting services to the Company and is the lender under a $3 million secured convertible note issued by the Company in December 2019. The Board has determined that Ms. Higley is not an independent director under Section 5605 of the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules.

All directors are eligible to receive equity awards under the Company’s equity compensation plans if, as and when such awards may be determined by the Board or its compensation committee. All directors are reimbursed by the Company for their out-of-pocket travel and related expenses incurred in attending all Board and committee meetings.

Except as set forth above, there are no agreements or understandings between the Company and Ms. Higley in respect of her service as a director of the Company, nor are there any transactions in which Ms. Higley has any interests that are subject to disclosure by the Company as related person transactions pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.





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: July 22, 2020


/s/ Zeynep Hakimoglu



Zeynep Hakimoglu



Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)