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 25, 2021
ALUSSA ENERGY ACQUISITION CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
PO Box 500, 71 Fort Street
Grand Cayman KY1-1106
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +1 345 949 4900
(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)|
|☐||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||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on|
|Units, each consisting of one Class A Ordinary Share and one-half of one Redeemable Warrant||ALUS.U||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A Ordinary Shares, par value $0.0001 per share||ALUS||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A Ordinary Share for $11.50 per share||ALUS.WS||The 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 (§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 ☒
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
FREYR Battery, a company organized under the laws of Luxembourg (“Pubco”), filed on March 26, 2021 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-254743) which was amended on May 7, May 27 and June 9, 2021 (as amended, the “Registration Statement”), which includes a preliminary proxy statement of Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Island exempted company (“Alussa”), and a prospectus in connection with the proposed business combination transaction (the “Business Combination”) involving Alussa, Pubco and FREYR A/S, a company organized under the laws of Norway (“FREYR”). The Registration Statement was declared effective on June 14, 2021, and the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents have been mailed to shareholders of Alussa as of the close of business on April 30, 2021. Shareholders of Alussa and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement, and amendments thereto, and the definitive proxy statement in connection with Alussa’s solicitation of proxies for the special meeting to be held to approve the Business Combination because these documents contain important information about Alussa, FREYR, Pubco and the Business Combination. Alussa shareholders and other interested persons will also be able to obtain copies of the Registration Statement and the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge, once available, on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to Alussa by contacting its Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Barcelo, c/o Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp. PO Box 500, 71 Fort Street, Grand Cayman KY1-1106, Cayman Islands, at +1(345) 949 4900.
Participants in the Solicitation
Alussa, Pubco and FREYR and certain of their respective directors, executive officers, other members of management and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Alussa in favor of the approval of the Business Combination. Shareholders of Alussa and other interested persons may obtain more information regarding the names and interests in the proposed transaction of Alussa’s directors and officers in Alussa’s filings with the SEC, including Alussa’s annual report on form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on March 1, 2021 and amended on May 6, 2021, as modified or supplemented by any Form 3 or Form 4 filed with the SEC since the date of such filing. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants is also included in the Registration Statement and other relevant documents filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
No Offer or Solicitation
This Current Report on Form 8-K and the exhibits hereto do not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Business Combination. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.
|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On June 25, 2021 FREYR and Alussa issued a joint press release announcing the appointment of Jeff Spittel as VP of Investor Relations. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The press release is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 and will not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise be subject to the liabilities of that section, nor will it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release, dated June 25, 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.
|ALUSSA ENERGY ACQUISITION CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Daniel Barcelo|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer and President|
|Dated: June 25, 2021|