NGAB Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp II
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 21, 2021
NORTHERN GENESIS ACQUISITION CORP. II
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas City, MO
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant||NGAB.U||New York Stock Exchange|
|Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share||NGAB||New York Stock Exchange|
|Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||NGAB WS||New York Stock Exchange|
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|Item 1.01.||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On April 21, 2021, Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II (the “Company”) entered into an Amended and Restated Forward Purchase Agreement with Northern Genesis Capital II LLC (formerly known as Northern Genesis Capital LLC) (“NGC”) (the “NGC Forward Purchase Agreement”), and certain additional Forward Purchase Agreements with additional institutional investors (collectively, with the NGC Forward Purchase Agreement, the “Forward Purchase Agreements”). The Forward Purchase Agreements collectively replace that certain Forward Purchase Agreement previously entered into by the Company and NGC in connection with the closing of the Company’s initial public offering (the “Original Agreement”).
Pursuant to the Forward Purchase Agreements, if the Company determines to raise capital by the private placement of equity securities in connection with the closing of its initial business combination (subject to certain limited exceptions), the members of NGC (institutional investors that also are members of the Company’s sponsor, Northern Genesis Sponsor II LLC (“Sponsor”)) and the parties to the additional Forward Purchase Agreements have the first right to purchase an aggregate amount of up to 7,500,000 “forward purchase units” of the Company (under all Forward Purchase Agreements, taken together) for $10.00 per forward purchase unit, or an aggregate total of $75,000,000. Each forward purchase unit would consist of one share of the Company’s common stock and one-sixth of one warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable to purchase one share of the Company’s common stock at $11.50 per share. The common stock and warrants included in the forward purchase units would have the same terms as the Company’s publicly traded common stock and warrants but would not be freely tradable until registered. As with the Original Agreement, any commitment by any potential purchaser under any of the Forward Purchase Agreements is subject to and conditioned upon written confirmation from the prospective purchaser, following the Company’s notification to such purchaser of its intention to enter into an initial business combination agreement, which a prospective purchaser was grant or withhold in its sole discretion.
In addition, if a private placement of equity securities in connection with the Company’s initial business combination exceeds $75,000,000, the Company agreed under each Forward Purchase Agreement to use its commercially reasonable efforts to permit priority participation in such additional amount by the members of NGC and the parties to the additional Forward Purchase Agreements, in an aggregate additional amount up to $150,000,000, on the same terms as those offered to other prospective purchasers in connection with such additional private placement amount.
Each Forward Purchase Agreement that the holders of the shares of common stock and warrants included in the forward purchase units will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to the terms of any registration rights agreement applicable to any equity securities issued by way of private placement in connection with the closing of the Company’s initial business combination or, in the absence of the foregoing, pursuant to the terms of the registration rights agreement entered into by the Company, Sponsor and NGC in connection with the Company’s initial public offering (the “Registration Rights Agreement”). Pursuant to the foregoing, on April 21, 2021, the Registration Rights Agreement was amended to clarify that the shares and warrants included in up to 7,500,000 total forward purchase units remain subject to the Registration Rights Agreement, regardless of the specific Forward Purchase Agreement pursuant to which they may be issued.
Each Forward Purchase Agreement contains representations and warranties by each party, conditions to closing, and additional provisions that are customary for agreements of this nature. The terms of all of the Forward Purchase Agreements are substantively the same, except that the NGC Forward Purchase Agreement gives NGC board observation rights prior to the Company’s initial business combination, and gives the members of NGC a priority right to subscribe for any of the forward purchase units that any other prospective purchasers do not elect to purchase under any of the other Forward Purchase Agreements.
The foregoing description of the Forward Purchase Agreements is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Forward Purchase Agreements, copies of which are included as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Amended and Restated Forward Purchase Agreement dated April 21, 2021|
|10.2||Form of Forward Purchase Agreement|
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 27, 2021
|NORTHERN GENESIS ACQUISITION CORP. II|
|By:||/s/ Ken Manget|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|