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): June 21, 2021
Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
2744 Sand Hill Road, Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(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 is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
Written communication pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
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 and one-half of one warrant||DCRBU||Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share||DCRB||Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||DCRBW||Nasdaq Capital Market|
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 ☒
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
As previously disclosed, on February 8, 2021, Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“DCRB”), DCRB Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of DCRB and Hyzon Motors, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Hyzon”), entered into a business combination agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”). Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to closing of the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement (the “Proposed Transactions”), the Proposed Transactions will effect a business combination between DCRB and Hyzon.
On March 17, 2021, DCRB filed a preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the Proposed Transactions.
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference is a press release announcing that DCRB has filed a definitive proxy statement with the SEC. Additionally, the press release announces that DCRB will commence mailing of the definitive proxy statement relating to the Special Meeting of DCRB’s stockholders in connection with the Proposed Transactions, which will be held at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time on July 15, 2021. The proxy statement is being mailed to DCRB’s stockholders of record as of the close of business on June 1, 2021.
Forward Looking Statements
The information in this filing includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of present or historical fact included in this filing, regarding DCRB’s proposed acquisition of Hyzon, DCRB’s ability to consummate the transaction, the benefits of the transaction and the combined company’s future financial performance, as well as the combined company’s strategy, future operations, estimated financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. When used in this filing, the words “could,” “should,” “will,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, DCRB and Hyzon disclaim any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. DCRB and Hyzon caution you that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of either DCRB or Hyzon. In addition, DCRB cautions you that the forward-looking statements are subject to the following factors: (i) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could delay the business combination or give rise to the termination of the Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Organization, dated as of February 8, 2021, by and among DCRB, DCRB Merger Sub Inc., and Hyzon, any PIPE investor’s subscription agreement, and the other agreements related to the business combination (including catastrophic events, acts of terrorism, the outbreak of war, COVID-19 and other public health events), as well as management’s response to any of the foregoing; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against DCRB, Hyzon, their affiliates or their respective directors and officers following announcement of the transactions; (iii) the inability to complete the business combination due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of DCRB, regulatory approvals, or other conditions to closing in the transaction agreement; (iv) the risk that the proposed business combination disrupts DCRB’s or Hyzon’s current plans and operations as a result of the announcement of the transactions; (v) Hyzon’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the pace and depth of hydrogen vehicle adoption generally, and the ability of Hyzon to accurately estimate supply and demand for its vehicles, and to grow and manage growth profitably following the business combination; (vi) risks relating to the uncertainty of the projected financial information with respect to Hyzon, including the conversion of pre-orders into binding orders; (vii) costs related to the business combination and the PIPE investment; (viii) changes in applicable laws or regulations, governmental incentives and fuel and energy prices; (ix) the possibility that Hyzon may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (x) the amount of redemption requests by DCRB’s public stockholders; and (xi) such other factors affecting DCRB that are detailed from time to time in DCRB’s filings with the SEC. Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties, or should
underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and plans could different materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may impact the operations and projections discussed herein can be found in DCRB’s proxy statement, which was initially filed with the SEC on March 17, 2021, and its periodic filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for annual period ended December 31, 2020. DCRB’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
Important Information for Investors and Stockholders
In connection with the proposed business combination, DCRB initially filed a proxy statement with the SEC on March 17, 2021. Additionally, DCRB will file other relevant materials with the SEC in connection with the business combination. Copies may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. Security holders of DCRB are urged to read the proxy statement and the other relevant materials when they become available before making any voting decision with respect to the proposed business combination because they contain or will contain important information about the business combination and the parties to the business combination.
Participants in the Solicitation
DCRB and its directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of DCRB’s stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of certain of DCRB’s executive officers and directors in the solicitation by reading DCRB’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the annual period ended December 31, 2020, and the proxy statement and other relevant materials filed with the SEC in connection with the business combination. Information concerning the interests of DCRB’s participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of their stockholders generally, is set forth in the proxy statement relating to the business combination.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release dated June 21, 2021.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
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: June 21, 2021
|DECARBONIZATION PLUS ACQUISITION CORPORATION|
/s/ Peter Haskopoulos
|Name: Peter Haskopoulos|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary|