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): May 28, 2021
VG Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
65 Bleecker Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY
+1 (212) 497-9050
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(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||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on|
|Units, each consisting of one share of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant||VGAC.U||New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 per share||VGAC||New York Stock Exchange|
|Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50||VGAC.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 (§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 x
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. ¨
|Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.|
As previously disclosed on May 3, 2021 in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by VG Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), on April 12, 2021 the Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released the “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”)” (the “Staff Statement”). The Staff Statement sets forth the conclusion of the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant that certain provisions included in the warrant agreements entered into by many SPACs, such as the Company, require such warrants to be accounted for as liabilities measured at fair value, rather than as equity securities, with changes in fair value during each financial reporting period reported in earnings. The Company has previously classified its private placement warrants and public warrants as equity.
As disclosed in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by the Company on May 2, 2021, the Company’s management and the Audit Committee of the Company’s board of directors (the “Audit Committee”) concluded that, in light of the Staff Statement, it is appropriate to restate the Company’s previously issued audited financial statements as of December 31, 2020 and for the period from February 19, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020. The Company has filed an amendment to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 (the “Amended Annual Report”), which includes the restated audited financial statements of the Company as of December 31, 2020 and for the period from February 19, 2020 (inception) through December 31, 2020. Given the scope of the process for evaluating the impact of the Staff Statement on the Company’s financial statements, the Company was unable to complete and file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021 (the “Quarterly Report”) by the required due date of May 17, 2021. On May 17, 2021, the Company filed a Form 12b-25 Notification of Late Filing with the SEC related to the Quarterly Report. The Company is working diligently to prepare and file the Amended Annual Report and the Quarterly Report as soon as reasonably practicable.
On May 25, 2021, the Company received a notice (the “Notice”) from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) indicating that as a result of the Company’s failure to timely file its Quarterly Report, the Company no longer complies with the continued listing requirements set forth in Section 802.01E of the NYSE Listed Company Manual.
The Notice advises that under the NYSE’s rules, the Company will have six months from the filing due date to file its Quarterly Report. The Company can regain compliance with the NYSE listing standards during this six-month period when the Company files its Quarterly Report with the SEC. If the Company fails to file its Quarterly Report within such six-month period, the NYSE may, in its sole discretion, allow the Company’s securities to trade for up to an additional six months depending on specific circumstances. The Company’s securities will remain listed on the NYSE under the symbols “VGAC.U”, “VGAC” and “VGAC.WS” but will have an “LF” indicator to signify late filing status. This indicator will be assigned to the Company’s securities until the Quarterly Report is filed.
The Notice has no immediate impact on the listing of the Company’s securities, which will continue to trade on the NYSE, subject to the Company’s compliance with other applicable continued listing requirements.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 28, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing its receipt of the Notice. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed with this Form 8-K:
|Exhibit No.||Description of Exhibits|
|99.1||Press Release, dated May 28, 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.
Dated: May 28, 2021
VG ACQUISITION CORP.
|By:||/s/ James Cahillane|