PTRA Proterra

Filed: 11 Aug 21, 4:11pm

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 11, 2021
Proterra Inc
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
1815 Rollins Road
Burlingame, California 94010
(Address of registrant’s principal executive offices, and zip code)
(864) 438-0000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(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 classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per sharePTRAThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per sharePTRAWThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On August 11, 2021, Proterra Inc (“Proterra”) issued a quarterly letter regarding Proterra’s financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2021. A copy of Proterra’s quarterly letter is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The information contained in Item 2.02 of this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.
The Company announced in its August 11, 2021 quarterly letter the appointment of Joshua P. Ensign, age 47, as President of Proterra Transit, a business unit of Proterra, effective as of September 1, 2021.
Mr. Ensign previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Proterra Inc, a Delaware corporation and the predecessor corporation of Proterra, from September 2016 to June 2021, and as Chief Operating Officer of Proterra from June 2021 to the present. Prior to his role at Proterra, Mr. Ensign was the Vice President of Manufacturing at Tesla, Inc. (“Tesla”), where he was responsible for ramping up the production of the Model S, launching production of the Model X and building Tesla’s seat manufacturing factory. Prior to Tesla, Mr. Ensign worked in a variety of supply chain and manufacturing roles in Honeywell International Inc.’s Automation Controls, Turbo Technologies and Aerospace businesses. Mr. Ensign also served as an officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Ensign holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit NumberExhibit Description
104Inline XBRL for the cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: August 11, 2021

By:/s/ John J. Allen
John J. Allen
Chief Executive Officer