FSSI Fortistar Sustainable Solutions

Filed: 9 Jun 21, 10:25am

Washington, D.C. 20549


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  May 28, 2021
Fortistar Sustainable Solutions Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of  incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

One North Lexington Avenue 10601
 White Plains, NY (Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)  

(914) 421-4900
(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 Symbols Name of each exchange on which registered
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A Common Stock
The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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).
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Item 3.01Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

On April 12, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission together issued a public statement (the “SEC Statement”) on accounting and reporting considerations for warrants issued by special purpose acquisition companies (“SPAC”), which indicated that warrants with certain features commonly issued in SPAC transactions “should be classified as a liability measured at fair value, with changes in fair value each period reported in earnings.” Specifically, the SEC Statement focused on certain settlement terms and provisions related to certain tender offers following a business combination, which terms are similar to those contained in the warrant agreement governing Fortistar Sustainable Solutions Corp’s (the “Company”) warrants.

As previously disclosed in the Company’s Form 12b-25 filed with the SEC on May 18, 2021, as a result of the SEC Statement, the Company’s management is reevaluating the accounting treatment of its warrants. Management’s preliminary assessment is that the warrants should have been accounted for as derivative liabilities. Under this accounting treatment, the Company would be required to measure the fair value of the warrants at the end of each reporting period and recognize changes in the fair value from the prior period in the Company’s operating results for the current period.  As a result of the foregoing, as well as the time and dedication of resources needed to prepare its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021 (the “Form 10-Q”), the Company was unable to file the Form 10-Q by the required due date of May 17, 2021.

In connection with the foregoing, on May 28, 2021, the Company received a notice (the “Notice”) from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) (the “Rule”) because it had not timely filed the Form 10-Q with the SEC. The Rule requires listed companies to timely file all required periodic financial reports with the SEC.

Under Nasdaq rules, the Company has 60 calendar days from the date of the Notice, or until July 27, 2021, to submit a plan to regain compliance with the Rule. If Nasdaq accepts the Company’s plan, then Nasdaq may grant an exception of up to 180 calendar days from the due date of the Form 10-Q, or until November 15, 2021, to regain compliance. The Company is working diligently to complete and file the Form 10-Q as soon as reasonably practicable with the intention of regaining compliance.

The Notice has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of the Company’s securities. However, if the Company fails to timely regain compliance with the Rule, then the Company’s securities will be subject to delisting from the Nasdaq.

Item 8.01Other Events.
On June 4, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing its receipt of the Notice. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company’s actual results may differ from its expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the completion of the Company’s quarterly review procedures, many of which are outside the Company’s control, the Company’s expectations with respect to the timing of the filing of its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results, including those under “Risk Factors” in the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC and declared effective on January 26, 2021 in connection with our initial public offering, and in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. Most of these factors are outside the Company’s control and are difficult to predict. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except to the extent required by law.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits.  The following exhibits are filed with this Form 8-K:
Exhibit No.
Description of Exhibit
Press Release, dated June 4, 2021


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.

Fortistar Sustainable Solutions Corp.
Date: June 9, 2021
 /s/ Scott Contino
Scott Contino
Chief Financial Officer