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CCV Churchill Capital Corp V

Filed: 24 May 21, 5:16pm

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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FORM 8-K

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CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 20, 2021

 

Churchill Capital Corp V

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware001-3980685-1023777
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

640 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor

New York, New York 10019

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(212) 380-7500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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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
Units, each consisting of one
share of Class A common stock,
$0.0001 par value, and one-fourth of one warrant
 CCV.U New York Stock Exchange
Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value CCV New York Stock Exchange
Warrants CCV WS New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company x

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

Item 4.02. Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements or a Related Audit Report or Completed Interim Review.

 

(a) On April 12, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the SEC together issued a public statement (the “SEC Warrant Accounting Statement”) on accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”). The SEC Warrant Accounting Statement discussed “certain features of warrants issued in SPAC transactions” that “may be common across many entities.” The SEC Warrant Accounting Statement indicated that when one or more of such features is included in a warrant, the warrant “should be classified as a liability measured at fair value, with changes in fair value each period reported in earnings.”

 

The warrant agreement governing Churchill Capital Corp V’s (the “Company”) warrants includes a provision that provides for potential changes to the settlement amounts dependent on the characteristics of the holder of the warrant. Upon review of the SEC Warrant Accounting Statement, the Company’s management further evaluated the warrants under Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Subtopic 815-40, Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity. ASC Section 815-40-15 addresses equity versus liability treatment and classification of equity-linked financial instruments, including warrants, and states that a warrant may be classified as a component of equity only if, among other things, the warrant is indexed to the issuer’s common stock. Under ASC Section 815-40-15, a warrant is not indexed to the issuer’s common stock if the terms of the warrant require an adjustment to the exercise price upon a specified event and that event is not an input to the fair value of the warrant.

 

The Company previously classified the public warrants and private placement warrants issued in connection with the Company’s initial public offering (the “Warrants”) as equity instruments. Upon further consideration of the rules and guidance, management of the Company concluded that the Warrants are precluded from equity classification. As a result, the Warrants should be recorded as liabilities on the balance sheet and measured at fair value at inception and on a recurring basis in accordance with ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement, with changes in fair value recognized in the statement of operations.

 

On May 20, 2021, the Company's management and the Audit Committee of the Company's board of directors, after consultation with management and a discussion with Marcum LLP, the Company's independent registered public accounting firm, concluded that its financial statements as of December 31, 2020; as of August 3, 2020; and as of and for the period ended September 30, 2020 (collectively, the “Non-Reliance Periods”) should no longer be relied upon based on the correction of an error as described above.

 

As a result, the Company today is announcing that it will restate its historical financial results for the Non-Reliance Periods, in each case to reflect the change in accounting treatment (the “Restatement”). The Company is filing its Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2020 to reflect the Restatement contemporaneously with the filing of this Form 8-K.

 

The Company’s prior accounting for the Warrants did not have any effect on the Company’s previously reported investments held in trust or cash.

 

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Certain of such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “assumes,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “seeks” or other similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s intent to restate certain historical financial statements and the timing and impact of the Restatement. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly. The Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new developments or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 CHURCHILL CAPITAL CORP V
 
Date: May 24, 2021 
 
 By:/s/ Jay Taragin
  Name: Jay Taragin
  Title: Chief Financial Officer