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): January 28, 2020


Frequency Electronics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction of




(Commission File Number)




(IRS Employer Identification


 55 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.,

Mitchel Field, New York 11553

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (516) 794-4500


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


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Trading Symbol(s)

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Common Stock (par value $1.00 per share)


NASDAQ Global Market


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Item 8.01.

Other Events.


On January 28, 2020, Martin B. Bloch, the former Chief Scientist of Frequency Electronics, Inc. (the “Company”) and a current member of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), filed a complaint against the Company and Jonathan Brolin, Lance W. Lord, Russell M. Sarachek, Richard Schwartz and Stanton D. Sloane, each in their capacity as members of the Board (collectively, the “Director Defendants”), in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau (Bloch v. Frequency Electronics, Inc., et al., Index No. 601369/2020 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. filed Jan. 28, 2020)). Mr. Bloch seeks a declaratory judgment, compensatory damages and costs and attorney’s fees, among other things, based on allegations that he was wrongfully terminated “for cause” pursuant to his employment agreement, dated March 17, 2008, and his deferred compensation agreements, in each case as amended, with the Company, that the Company’s Form 8-K, filed January 27, 2020, damaged his reputation and that the Company discriminated against him based on his age. Mr. Bloch also asserts a claim derivatively on behalf of the Company that the Director Defendants breached their fiduciary duty in rendering their decision to terminate Mr. Bloch’s employment with the Company. The Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau, has not yet scheduled any hearings or deadlines in connection with Mr. Bloch’s complaint.


The Company and the Director Defendants believe that Mr. Bloch’s complaint is without merit and they intend to vigorously defend against the allegations presented therein.









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: January 31, 2020






By:      /s/ Steven L. Bernstein                    

Name: Steven L. Bernstein

Title:   Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer