EJFA EJF 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 24, 2021
EJF ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2107 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 410
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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 Class A ordinary share, $0.0001 par value, and one-third of one redeemable warrant||EJFAU||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Class A ordinary shares||EJFA||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Redeemable Warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50||EJFAW||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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This Current Report on Form 8-K is filed by EJF Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Company”), in connection with the matters described herein.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On February 24, 2021, the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333- 252892) (the “Registration Statement”) relating to the initial public offering (the “IPO”) of EJF Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. On March 1, 2021, the Company consummated its IPO of 28,750,000 units (the “Units”), including the issuance of 3,750,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Class A Ordinary Share”), and one-third of one redeemable warrant (the “Public Warrants”), each whole Public Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustments. The Units were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $287,500,000. In connection with the IPO, the Company entered into the following agreements, forms of which were previously filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement:
an Underwriting Agreement, dated February 24, 2021, among the Company and UBS Securities LLC and Barclays Capital Inc., as representatives of the underwriters named in Schedule 1 therein, which contains customary covenants, representations and warranties and indemnification of the underwriters by the Company;
a Warrant Agreement, dated February 24, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent (the “Warrant Agreement”), which sets forth the expiration and exercise price of and procedure for exercising the Warrants and certain adjustment features of the terms of exercise; provisions relating to redemption and cashless exercise of the Warrants; certain registration rights of the holders of Warrants; provision for amendments to the Warrant Agreement; and indemnification of the warrant agent by the Company under the agreement;
a Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement, dated February 24, 2021, between the Company and Wilson Boulevard LLC (the “Sponsor”), pursuant to which the Sponsor agreed to purchase up to an aggregate of 5,166,667 private placement warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”), each whole Private Placement Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share at $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (the “Private Placement Warrants” and, together with the Public Warrants, the “Warrants”), at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant;
an Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated February 24, 2021, between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee, which establishes the trust account that will hold the net proceeds of the IPO and certain of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, and sets forth the responsibilities of the trustee; the procedures for withdrawal and direction of funds from the trust account; and indemnification of the trustee by the Company under the agreement;
a Registration and Shareholder Rights Agreement, dated February 24, 2021, among the Company, the Sponsor and certain directors and officers of the Company and their nominees (the “Holders”), which provides for customary demand and piggy-back registration rights for the Sponsor and the Holders, as well as certain transfer restrictions applicable to the Sponsor and the Holders with respect to the Company’s securities, and, upon consummation of the Company’s initial business combination, the right of the Sponsor to nominate two individuals for election to the Company’s board of directors;
a Letter Agreement, dated February 24, 2021, among the Company, the Sponsor and each officer and director of the Company and their nominees (the “Insiders”), pursuant to which the Sponsor and the Insiders have agreed to vote any Class A Ordinary Shares held by him, her or it in favor of the Company’s initial business combination; to facilitate the liquidation and winding up of the Company if an initial business combination is not consummated within 24 months (or during any shareholder approved extension period); to certain transfer restrictions with respect to the Company’s securities; and to certain indemnification obligations of the Sponsor; and the Company has agreed not to enter into a definitive agreement regarding an initial business combination without the prior consent of the Sponsor; and
an Administrative Services Agreement, dated February 24, 2021, between the Company and the Sponsor, pursuant to which the Sponsor has agreed to make available office space, utilities, secretarial and administrative support services, as may be required by the Company from time to time, for $10,000 per month until the earlier of the Company’s initial business combination or liquidation.
The above descriptions are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the applicable agreement, each of which is incorporated by reference herein and filed herewith as Exhibits 1.1, 4.1, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5, respectively.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
Simultaneous with the consummation of the IPO and the issuance and sale of the Units, the Company consummated the private placement of 5,166,667 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, generating total proceeds of approximately $7,750,000.
The Private Placement Warrants purchased by the Sponsor are substantially similar to the Public Warrants, except that if held by the Sponsor, certain directors or officers of the Company or their permitted transferees (i) they will not be redeemable by the Company; (ii) they will not be transferable, assignable or salable until 30 days after the completion of the Company’s initial business combination (except, among other limited exceptions, as described in the Registration Statement, to the Company’s officers and directors and other persons or entities affiliated with the Sponsor); (iii) they may be exercised by the holders on a cashless basis; and (iv) the Private Placement Warrants (including the Class A Ordinary Shares issuable upon exercise of such Private Placement Warrants) are entitled to certain registration rights.
If the Private Placement Warrants are held by holders other than the Sponsor, certain directors or officers of the Company or permitted transferees, the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company in all redemption scenarios and exercisable by holders on the same basis as the Public Warrants. The Private Placement Warrants have been issued pursuant to the Private Placement Warrants Purchase Agreement and the Warrant Agreement and the Private Placement Warrants are governed by the Warrant Agreement.
Amendments to Memorandum and Articles of Association.
On February 23, 2021 and in connection with the IPO, the Company adopted its Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “A&R Charter”). The A&R Charter is filed herewith as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
The terms of the A&R Charter are set forth in the Registration Statement and are incorporated herein by reference.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: March 1, 2021||EJF ACQUISITION CORP.|
/s/ Kevin Stein
|Name: Kevin Stein|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|