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): August 13, 2015


Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware 1-10367 71-0675758
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
of incorporation or organization)     



914 N Jefferson Street 72764
Springdale, Arkansas (Zip Code)
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (479) 756-7400



Not Applicable
(Former name and former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 5.02. Departure of Director; Election of Director.


On August 13, 2015, H.I.G. AERT, LLC (the “Stockholder”), being the sole holder of all the issued and outstanding shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Stock”) of Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”), waived the calling, notice and holding of a special meeting and, in lieu thereof, acting pursuant to the bylaws consented to and adopted the following changes to the Board of Directors:


1.Jackson S. Craig has chosen to step down as a director for the Company to pursue other interests. Mr. Craig served as a member of the Company’s Compensation Committee.
 2.Brian D. James is appointed as a director of the Company.


Mr. James joined H.I.G. Capital, LLC in 2014 and currently serves as Vice President. He holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.


The Stockholder affirms that the individuals listed below that are nominated and elected by the Stockholder to hold such office until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified or until his earlier resignation or removal:


Michael R. Phillips

Todd J. Ofenloch

Bobby J. Sheth

Brian D. James







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, thereunto duly authorized.



  By: /s/ Timothy D. Morrison
    Timothy D. Morrison
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Date: August 13, 2015