ASTS AST SpaceMobile
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): April 1, 2021
New Providence Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
10900 Research Blvd, Ste 160C PMB 1081,
Austin, TX 78759
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Class A common stock included as part of the units||NPA||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50||NPAWW||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and one-half of one redeemable warrant||NPAUU||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
On April 1, 2021, New Providence Acquisition Corp. (“NPA”) held a special meeting of its stockholders (the “Special Meeting”), at which holders of 17,888,206 shares of common stock of NPA (consisting of 12,138,206 shares of Class A common stock and 5,750,000 shares of Class B common stock) were present in person or by proxy, representing 62.22% of the voting power of NPA’s common stock as of the date of the Special Meeting, and constituting a quorum for the transaction of business. Only stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 1, 2021, the record date for the Special Meeting, were entitled to vote at the Special Meeting. As of the record date, 25,750,000 shares of NPA’s common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Special Meeting. An aggregate of 8,460 shares of NPA’s common stock, less than $100,000 in aggregate value, were presented for redemption in connection with the Special Meeting. The proposals listed below are described in more detail in the definitive proxy statement of NPA, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 12, 2021 (the “Proxy Statement”). A summary of the voting results at the Special Meeting is set forth below:
The stockholders of NPA voted on the following 14 proposals: (1) to approve and adopt the equity purchase agreement, dated as of December 15, 2020, by and among NPA, AST & Science LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“AST”), the existing equityholders of AST, New Providence Acquisition Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and Abel Avellan in his capacity as Existing Equityholder Representative (the “Equity Purchase Agreement”) and approve the other transactions contemplated by the Equity Purchase Agreement (the “Business Combination Proposal”), (2) to approve the issuance by SpaceMobile of Class A common stock, Class B common stock and Class C common stock (the “Nasdaq Proposal”), (3) to approve and adopt the amended and restated certificate of incorporation of NPA and, a non-binding advisory basis, to approve eight other governance proposals (the “Charter and Governance Proposals”), (4) to elect 11 directors of the SpaceMobile board of directors to serve until the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders, respectively (the “Director Election Proposal”), (5) to approve and adopt the SpaceMobile 2020 Incentive Award Plan (the “Incentive Plan Proposal”), (6) to approve and adopt the SpaceMobile 2020 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP Proposal”) and (7) to approve the adjournment of the Special Meeting to a later date to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, the approval of the Business Combination Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”) (each as further described in the Proxy Statement). The final results of the voting of each proposal are set forth below.
Proposal 1 – The Business Combination Proposal
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 1. The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 2 – The Nasdaq Proposal
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 2. The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 3 – The Charter and Governance Proposals
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 3. The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 3(a) – Governance Proposal A
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 3(a). The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 3(b) – Governance Proposal B
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 3(b). The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 3(c) – Governance Proposal C
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 3(c). The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 3(d) – Governance Proposal D
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 3(d). The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 3(e) – Governance Proposal E
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 3(e). The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 3(f) – Governance Proposal F
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 3(f). The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 3(g) – Governance Proposal G
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 3(g). The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 4 – The Director Election Proposal
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 4. The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 5 – The Incentive Plan Proposal
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 5. The votes cast were as follows:
Proposal 6 – The ESPP Proposal
The Company’s stockholders approved Proposal 6. The votes cast were as follows:
As there were sufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to approve each of the above proposals, the “Adjournment Proposal” described in the Proxy Statement was not presented to stockholders.
Based on the results of the Special Meeting, and subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain other closing conditions as described in the Proxy Statement, the transactions (the “Transactions”) contemplated by the Equity Purchase Agreement, are expected to be consummated on or around April 6, 2021. Following the consummation of the Transactions, the common stock and warrants of SpaceMobile are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols “ASTS” and “ASTW,” respectively, on April 7, 2021.
Forward Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact contained in this communication including, without limitation, statements regarding NPA’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations; anticipated financial impacts of the Business Combination; the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the Business Combination; and the timing of the completion of the Business Combination, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available.
These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside NPA’s and AST’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (i) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Equity Purchase Agreement or could otherwise cause the Business Combination to fail to close; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against NPA and AST following the execution of the Equity Purchase Agreement and the Business Combination; (iii) any inability to complete the Business Combination, including due to satisfy any conditions to closing in the Equity Purchase Agreement; (iv) the receipt of an unsolicited offer from another party for an alternative business transaction that could interfere with the Business Combination; (v) the inability to maintain the listing of the shares of common stock of the post-acquisition company on The Nasdaq Stock Market following the Business Combination; (vi) the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; (vii) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; (viii) costs related to the Business Combination; (ix) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (x) the possibility that AST or the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (xi) other risks and uncertainties indicated in the proxy statement, including those under the section entitled “Risk Factors”, and in NPA’s other filings with the SEC.
NPA cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. NPA cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of NPA’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. NPA’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, NPA disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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.
|Dated: April 1, 2021||NEW PROVIDENCE ACQUISITION CORP.|
|By:||/s/ James Bradley|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|