AAQC Accelerate Acquisition
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 25, 2021
ACCELERATE ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
incorporation or organization)
|(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
51 John F. Kennedy Parkway
Short Hills, New Jersey
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (973) 314-3060
(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|
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value, and one-third of one redeemable warrant||AAQC.U||New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A common stock included as part of the units||AAQC||New York Stock Exchange|
|Warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50||AAQC WS||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
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Item 3.01 Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.
On May 25, 2021, Accelerate Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) indicating that it is not in compliance with NYSE continued listing requirements under the timely filing criteria established in Section 802.01E of the NYSE Listed Company Manual as a result of its failure to timely file the Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021 (the “Form 10-Q”).
On April 12, 2021, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a public statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”)” (the “Statement”), which clarified guidance for all SPAC-related companies regarding the accounting and reporting for their warrants. The immediacy of the effective date of the new guidance set forth in the Statement has resulted in a significant number of SPACs re-evaluating the accounting treatment for their warrants with their professional advisors, including auditors and other advisors responsible for assisting SPACs in the preparation of financial statements. This, in turn, resulted in the Company’s delay in preparing and finalizing its financial statements as of and for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 and filing its Form 10-Q with the SEC by the prescribed deadline. Since receiving the non-compliance notice, the Company has filed its Form 10-Q with the SEC on May 26, 2021 and is in compliance with all other NYSE continued listing requirements.
As required by the NYSE rules, on March 26, 2021, the Company issued a press release regarding the matters described in this Item 3.01. A copy of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release, dated March 26, 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.
|Date: May 26, 2021||ACCELERATE ACQUISITION CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Michael Simoff|