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 20, 2018

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

480 N. Orlando Avenue, Suite 200
Winter Park, Florida
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (407) 674-6911

Former name or former address, if changed since last report: IZEA, Inc.
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Item 5.03.    Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

Effective August 20, 2018, the registrant (the “Company”) changed its corporate name from IZEA, Inc. to IZEA Worldwide, Inc. The name change was effected through a short-form merger pursuant to Section 92A.180 of the Nevada Revised Statutes between the Company and IZEA Worldwide, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company formed solely for the purpose of the name change, with the Company as the surviving entity of the merger. To effectuate the merger, the Company filed Articles of Merger with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada, which became effective on August 20, 2018. The Company’s board of directors approved the merger, which resulted in the name change on that date by amendment of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation. With the exception of the name change, there were no other changes to the Articles of Incorporation. In accordance with Section 92A.180 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, stockholder approval of the merger was not required. A copy of the Articles of Merger as filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada is filed herewith as Exhibit 3.1.
The merger and resulting name change do not affect the rights of the Company’s security holders, creditors, customers or suppliers. The ticker symbol of the Company’s common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market will remain as “IZEA.” The new CUSIP number of the Company’s common stock is 46604H 105. Following the name change, any stock certificates that reflect the Company’s prior name will continue to be valid. Certificates reflecting the new name will be issued in due course as old stock certificates are tendered for exchange or transfer to our transfer agent.

Item 9.01.  
Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d)   Exhibits.
Exhibit No.

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: August 23, 2018
By:/s/ Edward H. (Ted) Murphy    
Edward H. (Ted) Murphy
President and Chief Executive Officer