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Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

April 22, 2008


Forward Industries, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








New York





(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)






1801 Green Road, Suite E

Pompano Beach, FL



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)



Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

(954) 419-9544





(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 5.02(b) and 5.02(d): Death of Director; Compensatory Arrangements

Jerome E. Ball, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forward Industries, died on April 22, 2008.  A press release issued by the Company announcing Mr. Ball's death is attached hereto as Exhibit [99.1].   Mr. Ball's death leaves a vacancy on the Board.  At the present time, the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors has not settled on immediate arrangements regarding the nomination or naming of a successor director, if any.  At the time of his death, Mr. Ball was serving as a consultant to the Company with a two year term expiring December 31, 2009, in consideration of a monthly consulting fee of $10,000.  The Agreement provides that if at any time during its term the Agreement is terminated by Mr. Ball's death or permanent disability, his estate would be entitled to payment of one-half the monthly payments remaining under the Agreement at the time of such termination.  Accordingly, the Company anticipates making a payment of $100,000 to Mr. Ball's estate within thirty days of termination.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(c) Exhibits.


Exhibit 99.1            Press Release issued on April 24, 2008.





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.



Forward Industries Inc.,







/s/ Douglas W. Sabra



Name Douglas W. Sabra


Title: Chief Executive Officer


Dated: April 24, 2008