RKLB Rocket Lab USA

Filed: 3 May 21, 8:50am





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): April 29, 2021


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Cayman Islands 001-39560 98-1550340
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


One Market Street

Steuart Tower, 23rd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

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


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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 ordinary share, and one-third of one Redeemable Warrant VACQU The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Class A ordinary shares included

as part of the units

 VACQ The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants included as part of the units VACQW The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


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


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


On April 12, 2021, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a public statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” (“SPACs”) (the “Statement”). In the Statement, the SEC staff expressed its view that certain terms and conditions common to SPAC warrants may require the warrants to be classified as liabilities on the SPAC’s balance sheet as opposed to equity. Since September 29, 2020 (the “IPO date”), Vector Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) has accounted for its outstanding warrants (“Warrants”) to purchase ordinary shares as equity within its financial statements. However, as a result of the Statement, and after discussion and evaluation, including with the Company’s independent auditors, the Company has concluded that the Warrants should be presented as liabilities on its financial statements as of the IPO date reported at fair value with subsequent fair value re-measurement at each reporting period.


On April 29, 2021, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Audit Committee”), based on the recommendation of and after consultation with management, concluded that its audited financial statements for the period from July 28, 2020 (Inception) through December 31, 2020 as included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021 (the “Original 10-K”), its unaudited interim financial statements for the period from July 28, 2020 (Inception) through September 30, 2020 as included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 16, 2020 and its audited balance sheet as of September 29, 2020 included in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 5, 2020 (the “Non-Reliance Periods”), should no longer be relied upon due to changes required to reclassify the Warrants as liabilities to align with the requirements set forth in the Statement. The Audit Committee has discussed this approach with its independent registered public accounting firm, WithumSmith+Brown, PC (“Withum”), and prepared an amendment (the “Amended Form 10-K”) to the Original Form 10-K reflecting the reclassification of the Warrants for the Non-Reliance Periods. Concurrently with the filing of this Current Report on Form 8-K, the Company is filing the Amended Form 10-K which includes restated financial statements that reflect the revised valuation of the Warrants.







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.


 Vector Acquisition Corporation
 By: /s/ David Baylor



David Baylor
Chief Financial Officer


Dated: May 3, 2021