SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 28, 2023(August 28, 2023)
STARCO BRANDS, INC.
(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)
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250 26th Street, Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA90402
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s Telephone Number)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Class A common stock||STCB||OTC Markets Group OTCQB tier|
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Item 5.05 Amendments to Registrant’s Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics
On August 23, 2023 the board of directors (the “Board”) of Starco Brands, Inc. (the “Company”), the Board approved the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code of Ethics”). The Code of Ethics reflects the Company’s mission and values, ethical actions of Employees, compliance with law, conflict of interests and trading on inside information. The Code of Ethics applies to all directors, officers, and employees of the Company and its subsidiaries, and will be effective immediately. The Company also adopted a Statement of Policy Concerning Trading in Company Securities (the “Insider Trading Policy”), which outlines the trading activities applicable to all directors, officers, and employees of the Company and its subsidiaries, which is referenced within the Code of Ethics.
A copy of the Code of Ethics is filed as Exhibit 14.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is also available on the Company’s website. The contents of the Company’s website are not incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
The following exhibits are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|STARCO BRANDS, INC.|
|Dated: August 28, 2023||/s/ Ross Sklar|
|Chief Executive Officer|