NRAC Noble Rock Acquisition
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): February 1, 2021
Noble Rock Acquisition Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|4001 Kennett Pike, Suite 302|
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(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(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:
|☐||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
|Title of each class|
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant||NRACU||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share||NRAC||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50||NRACW||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 ☒
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On February 4, 2021, Noble Rock Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 24,150,000 units (the “Units”). Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (an “Ordinary Share”), and one-third of one redeemable warrant of the Company. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Ordinary Share for $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $241,500,000. The underwriters of the IPO have exercised in full the option granted by the Company to purchase up to an additional 3,150,000 Units at the IPO price to cover over-allotments.
Substantially concurrently with the closing of the IPO, the Company completed the private sale of 4,553,334 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a purchase price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, to the Company’s sponsor, Noble Rock Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds to the Company of $6,830,000. The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the warrants sold as part of the Units in the IPO except that, so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees: (1) they will not be redeemable by the Company (except in certain redemption scenarios when the price per Ordinary Share equals or exceeds $10.00 (as adjusted)); (2) they (including the Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of these warrants) may not, subject to certain limited exceptions, be transferred, assigned or sold by the Sponsor until 30 days after the completion of the Company’s initial business combination; (3) they may be exercised by the holders on a cashless basis; and (4) they (including the Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of these warrants) are entitled to registration rights.
A total of $241,500,000, comprised of proceeds from the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, were placed in a U.S.-based trust account maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the trust account that may be released to the Company to pay its taxes, if any, the funds held in the trust account will not be released from the trust account until the earliest to occur of: (1) the completion of the Company’s initial business combination; (2) the redemption of any public shares properly submitted in connection with a shareholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association (A) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with its initial business combination or to redeem 100% of its public shares if the Company does not complete its initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to shareholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity; and (3) the redemption of the Company’s public shares if the Company has not completed its initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO, subject to applicable law.
In connection with the IPO, the Company entered into the following agreements, the forms of which were previously filed as exhibits to the Company registration statement (File No. 333-252055):
|●||Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company.|
|●||Underwriting Agreement, dated February 1, 2021, among the Company, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc and William Blair & Company, L.L.C.|
|●||Warrant Agreement, dated February 1, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent.|
|●||Letter Agreement, dated February 1, 2021, among the Company, the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors.|
|●||Investment Management Trust Agreement, February 1, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee.|
|●||Registration Rights Agreement, dated February 1, 2021, among the Company, the Sponsor and certain other security holders named therein.|
|●||Administrative Services Agreement, dated February 1, 2021, between the Company and the Sponsor.|
|●||Sponsor Warrants Purchase Agreement, dated February 1, 2021, between the Company and the Sponsor.|
|●||Indemnity Agreements, dated February 1, 2021, between the Company and each of the officers and directors of the Company, the form of which is attached as Exhibit 10.6 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.|
On February 1, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the IPO, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
On February 4, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the IPO, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.2 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed with this Form 8-K:
|(1)||Incorporated by reference to an exhibit to the Registrant’s Form S-1 (File No. 333-252055), filed with the SEC on January 22, 2021.|
|Noble Rock Acquisition Corporation|
|Date: February 4, 2021||By:||/s/ Whitney A. Bower|
|Name:||Whitney A. Bower|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and Chairman|