The Alkaline Water Company Inc. - Form 8-K - Filed by

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) April 25, 2018

Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Nevada 000-55096 EIN 99-0367049
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)

14646 N. Kierland Blvd., Suite 255
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254
(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (480) 656-2423

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 April 25, 2018, our board of directors adopted the 2018 Stock Option Plan, pursuant to which we may grant stock options to acquire up to a total of 5,171,612 shares of our common stock, including any other shares of our common stock which may be issued pursuant to any other stock options granted by our company outside the plan. We adopted the plan in connection with our application to list our common stock on the TSX Venture Exchange.

The purpose of the plan is to retain the services of valued key employees and consultants of our company and such other persons as our board of directors selects, and to encourage such persons to acquire a greater proprietary interest in our company, thereby strengthening their incentive to achieve the objectives of our stockholders, and to serve as an aid and inducement in the hiring of new employees and to provide an equity incentive to consultants and other persons selected by our board of directors.

In order to comply with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, the plan provides that while our common stock is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange:

Item 8.01 Other Events.

Effective at the opening on April 25, 2018, shares of our common stock have been approved for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada under the symbol “WTER.” We have been approved for listing as a Tier 2 Industrial Issuer on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
10.1 2018 Stock Option Plan


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.


/s/ Richard A. Wright  
Richard A. Wright  
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director  
April 25, 2018