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): November 20, 2017



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction of


(Commission File


(I.R.S. Employer

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3349 Highway 138, Building A, Suite E

Wall, NJ 07719

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(732) 359-1100

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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 November 20, 2017, Fabian Shin was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of BIO-key International, Inc. (the “Company”).


Mr. Shin has over 25 years of experience in advising companies as an investment banker, financial consultant and independent director. He is currently an independent non-executive director of several Hong Kong-listed companies including: iron ore mining company Newton Resources Ltd. (1231.HK), apparel company Pak Tak Int’l Ltd. (2668.HK), computer peripheral manufacturer and financial services provider Huabang Financial Holdings Ltd. (3638.HK), supermarket operator China Shun Ke Long Holdings Ltd (947.HK) and plastic and metal household product designer and manufacturer Lisi Group (Holdings) (526.HK).  During his investment banking career, Mr. Shin was Deputy Chief Executive Officer at CMB International Capital Limited and head of investment banking at a unit of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Mr. Shin’s business and financial experience, network of relationships and record of accomplishment strengthens the Board’s collective qualifications, skills, and experience as the Company’s business continues to grow and expand in the Asia region.




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.



BIO-Key International, Inc.











Date: November 24, 2017


/s/  Michael W. DePasquale




Michael W. DePasquale




Chief Executive Officer