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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q/A

(Amendment No. 1)

(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from            to           

Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware

001-40284

86-1888095

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

2744 Sand Hill Road, Suite 100

Menlo Park, California

94025

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

 

(212) 993-0076

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on
which registered

Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one-third of one warrant

 

DCRCU

 

Nasdaq Capital Market 

Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share

 

DCRC

 

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

 

DCRCW

 

Nasdaq Capital Market 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

Non-accelerated filer

Smaller reporting company

 

 

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.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes No

As of December 2, 2021, 43,710,000 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 40,000 shares of Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, were issued and outstanding.

 

 


 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III (the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-Q/A (this “Amendment”) to amend and restate certain items in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as of September 30, 2021 and for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021, originally filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 15, 2021 (the “Original 10-Q”).

 

Background of Restatement

 

On November 22, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company, in consultation with management of the Company and upon the recommendation of the Audit Committee of the Board, concluded that, it is appropriate to restate the Company’s unaudited quarterly financial statements as of March 31, 2021 and for the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) to March 31, 2021 included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on June 4, 2021 (the “Q1 Form 10-Q”), and the Company’s unaudited quarterly financial statements as of June 30, 2021 and for the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) to June 30, 2021 included in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 16, 2021 (the “Q2 Form 10-Q” and, together with the Q1 Form 10-Q, the “Non-Reliance Financial Statements”). Considering such restatement, the Company concluded that the Non-Reliance Financial Statements should no longer be relied upon. This Amendment includes restatement of the Non-Reliance Financial Statements.

In connection with the preparation of its financial statements as of September 30, 2021, the Company’s management re-evaluated the Company’s application of ASC 480-10-S99-3A to its accounting classification of the redeemable shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Public Shares”), issued as part of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering (the “IPO”) on February 8, 2021. Historically, a portion of the Public Shares was classified as permanent equity to maintain net tangible assets greater than $5,000,000 on the basis that the Company will consummate its initial business combination only if the Company has net tangible assets of at least $5,000,001. Pursuant to such re-evaluation, the Company’s management determined that the Public Shares include certain provisions that require classification of the Public Shares as temporary equity regardless of the minimum net tangible assets required to complete the Company’s initial business combination.

In connection with the change in presentation for the Class A common stock subject to redemption, the Company also restated its earnings per share calculation to allocate net income (loss) pro rata to Class A and Class B common stock. This presentation contemplates an initial business combination as the most likely outcome, in which case, both classes of common stock share pro rata in the income (loss) of the Company.

Effects of Restatement

As a result of the factors described above, the Company has included in this Amendment a restatement of its financial statements for the periods affected by the Non-Reliance Financial Statements. See Note 2 to the Notes to Financial Statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this Amendment for additional information on the restatement and the related financial statement effects. These changes do not have any impact on the Company’s cash position and cash held in the trust account established in connection with the IPO.

Internal Control Considerations

The Company’s management has concluded that in light of the classification error described above, a material weakness exists in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. For a discussion of management’s consideration of the material weakness identified, see Part I, Item 4, “Controls and Procedures” of this Amendment.

 

 


 

DECARBONIZATION PLUS ACQUISITION CORPORATION III
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

Page No.

 

 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Financial Statements

2

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2021

2

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Statement of Operations for the Three Months ended September 30, 2021 and for the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) through September 30, 2021

3

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Deficit for the Three Months ended September 30, 2021 and for the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) through September 30, 2021

4

 

 

 

 

Unaudited Statement of Cash Flows for the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) to September 30, 2021

5

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

22

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

27

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

27

 

 

 

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

29

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

29

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

30

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

30

 

 

 

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

30

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

30

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits.

31

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

32

 

 

 

i

 


 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.

Financial Statements

DECARBONIZATION PLUS ACQUISITION CORPORATION III

UNAUDITED BALANCE SHEET AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

 

 

 

September

30, 2021

 

ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$

-

 

Short term prepaid insurance

 

 

560,596

 

Total Current Assets

 

 

560,596

 

Cash equivalents held in Trust Account

 

 

350,010,686

 

Long term prepaid insurance

 

 

270,315

 

Total assets

 

$

350,841,597

 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

3,389,025

 

Franchise tax payable

 

 

133,699

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

3,522,723

 

Warrant liabilities

 

 

39,429,306

 

Deferred underwriting fee payable

 

 

12,250,000

 

Total liabilities

 

 

55,202,030

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

 

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, 35,000,000

   shares at $10.00 per share

 

 

350,000,000

 

Stockholders' Deficit

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized;

   none issued or outstanding

 

 

-

 

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value; 250,000,000 shares authorized; none

   issued and outstanding (excluding 35,000,000 shares subject to redemption)

 

 

-

 

Class B common stock, $0.0001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, 8,750,000

   shares issued and outstanding

 

 

875

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

131

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(54,361,439

)

Total stockholders' deficit

 

 

(54,360,433

)

Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit

 

$

350,841,597

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

2

 


DECARBONIZATION PLUS ACQUISITION CORPORATION III

UNAUDITED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 AND FOR THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 29, 2021 (INCEPTION) THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

 

 

 

Three Months

ending

September 30,

2021

 

 

For the period

from January

29, 2021

(inception) to

September 30,

2021

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expenses

 

$

2,905,322

 

 

$

4,904,276

 

Franchise tax expense

 

 

50,411

 

 

 

133,699

 

Loss from operations

 

 

(2,955,733

)

 

 

(5,037,975

)

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest earned on cash equivalents held in Trust Account

 

 

5,286

 

 

 

10,686

 

Offering costs allocated to warrant liabilities

 

 

-

 

 

 

(956,584

)

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

 

 

8,737,362

 

 

 

(12,429,306

)

Net Income (Loss)

 

$

5,786,915

 

 

$

(18,413,179

)

Weighted average number of Class A redeemable common stock, basic and

   diluted

 

 

35,000,000

 

 

 

26,967,213

 

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share, Class A redeemable

   common stock

 

$

0.13

 

 

$

(0.52

)

Weighted average shares outstanding of Class B non-redeemable

   common stock, basic and diluted

 

 

8,750,000

 

 

 

8,750,000

 

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common share, Class B non-

   redeemable common stock

 

$

0.13

 

 

$

(0.52

)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 


3

 


 

DECARBONIZATION PLUS ACQUISITION CORPORATION III

UNAUDITED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 AND FOR THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 29, 2021 (INCEPTION) THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

 

 

Class A

Common

Stock

 

Class B Common

Stock

 

Additional

Paid-in

 

Accumulated

 

Stockholders'

 

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Capital

 

Deficit

 

Deficit

 

Balance as of January 29,

   2021 (inception)

 

-

 

$

-

 

 

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

$

-

 

Class B common stock

   issued to Sponsor

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

10,062,500

 

 

1,006

 

 

23,994

 

 

-

 

 

25,000

 

Accretion for Class A

   common stock to

   redemption

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(23,994

)

 

(35,948,260

)

 

(35,972,254

)

Net loss

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(1,045,232

)

 

(1,045,232

)

Balance as of March 31, 2021 (as restated see Note 2)

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

10,062,500

 

 

1,006

 

-

 

 

(36,993,492

)

 

(36,992,486

)

Forfeiture of Founder Shares

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(1,312,500

)

 

(131

)

 

131

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

Net loss

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(23,154,862

)

 

(23,154,862

)

Balance as of June 30, 2021 (as restated see Note 2)

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

8,750,000

 

 

875

 

 

131

 

 

(60,148,354

)

 

(60,147,348

)

Net income

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

5,786,915

 

 

5,786,915

 

Balance as of September 30,

   2021

 

-

 

$

-

 

 

8,750,000

 

$

875

 

$

131

 

$

(54,361,439

)

$

(54,360,433

)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.


4

 


 

DECARBONIZATION PLUS ACQUISITION CORPORATION III

 

UNAUDITED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 29, 2021 (INCEPTION) TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

 

Cash flow from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(18,413,179

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

 

 

12,429,306

 

Offering costs allocated to warrant liabilities

 

 

956,584

 

Interest earned on cash held in Trust Account

 

 

(10,686

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

 

3,389,025

 

Franchise tax payable

 

 

133,699

 

Prepaid insurance

 

 

(830,911

)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

(2,346,162

)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

Investment of cash in Trust Account

 

 

(350,000,000

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(350,000,000

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of Units, net of underwriting discounts paid

 

 

343,000,000

 

Proceeds from sale of Private Placement Warrants

 

 

10,000,000

 

Proceeds from sale of Class B common stock to Sponsor

 

 

25,000

 

Payment of offering costs

 

 

(678,838

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

352,346,162

 

Net change in cash

 

 

-

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

-

 

Cash at end of period

 

$

-

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash financing activities:

 

 

 

 

Deferred underwriting compensation

 

$

12,250,000

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

 

Note 1 — Description of Organization and Business Operations

Organization and General

Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III (the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware on January 29, 2021. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Initial Business Combination”). The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the “Securities Act,” as modified by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”).

At September 30, 2021, the Company had not commenced any operations. All activity for the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) to September 30, 2021 relates to the Company’s formation and the initial public offering (the “Initial Public Offering”) described below, as well as the identification and evaluation of prospective acquisition targets for an Initial Business Combination and ongoing administrative and compliance matters. The Company will not generate any operating revenues until after completion of its Initial Business Combination, at the earliest. The Company will generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents from the proceeds derived from the Initial Public Offering. The Company has selected December 31st as its fiscal year end.

 

The registration statement for the Initial Public Offering was declared effective on March 23, 2021. On March 26, 2021, the Company consummated the Initial Public Offering of 35,000,000 units (the “Units” and, with respect to the Class A common stock included in the Units sold, the “Public Shares”), at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $350,000,000, which is described in Note 4.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company consummated the private sale of 6,666,667 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Sponsor III LLC (the “Sponsor”) and certain of the Company’s independent directors, generating gross proceeds of $10,000,000, which is described in Note 5.

Transaction costs amounted to $19,928,838 consisting of $7,000,000 of underwriting fees, $12,250,000 of deferred underwriting fees and $678,838 of other offering costs. In addition, at September 30, 2021, no cash was held outside of the Trust Account (as defined below) and is available for working capital purposes.

 

Following the closing of the Initial Public Offering on March 26, 2021, an amount of $350,000,000 ($10.00 per Unit) from the net proceeds of the sale of the Units in the Initial Public Offering and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”) located in the United States. The proceeds held in the Trust Account will be invested only in U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of one hundred eighty (185) days or less or in money market funds that meet certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and that invest only in direct U.S. government obligations. Funds will remain in the Trust Account until the earlier of (i) the consummation of the Initial Business Combination or (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account proceeds as described below. The remaining proceeds outside the Trust Account may be used to pay for business, legal and accounting due diligence on prospective acquisitions and continuing general and administrative expenses.

The Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that, other than the withdrawal of interest to pay taxes, if any, none of the funds held in the Trust Account will be released until the earlier of: (i) the completion of the Initial Business Combination; (ii) the redemption of any of the Public Shares being sold in the Initial Public Offering that have been properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation to modify the substance or timing of its obligation to redeem 100% of the Public Shares if it does not complete the Initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering; and (iii) the redemption of 100% of the Public Shares if the Company is unable to complete an Initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering

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(subject to the requirements of law). The proceeds deposited in the Trust Account could become subject to the claims of the Company’s creditors, if any, which could have priority over the claims of the Company’s public stockholders.

Initial Business Combination

The Company’s management has broad discretion with respect to the specific application of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering, although substantially all of the net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering are intended to be generally applied toward consummating an Initial Business Combination. The Initial Business Combination must occur with one or more target businesses that together have an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on income earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the agreement to enter into the Initial Business Combination. Furthermore, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to successfully effect an Initial Business Combination.

The Company, after signing a definitive agreement for an Initial Business Combination, will either (i) seek stockholder approval of the Initial Business Combination at a meeting called for such purpose in connection with which stockholders may seek to redeem their shares, regardless of whether they vote for or against the Initial Business Combination, for cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Initial Business Combination, including interest but less taxes payable, or (ii) provide stockholders with the opportunity to sell their Public Shares to the Company by means of a tender offer (and thereby avoid the need for a stockholder vote) for an amount in cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Initial Business Combination, including interest but less taxes payable. The decision as to whether the Company will seek stockholder approval of the Initial Business Combination or will allow stockholders to sell their Public Shares in a tender offer will be made by the Company, solely in its discretion, and will be based on a variety of factors such as the timing of the transaction and whether the terms of the transaction would otherwise require the Company to seek stockholder approval, unless a vote is required by law or under the NASDAQ Capital Market rules. If the Company seeks stockholder approval, it will complete its Initial Business Combination only if a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock voted are voted in favor of the Initial Business Combination. However, in no event will the Company redeem its Public Shares in an amount that would cause its net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001. In such case, the Company would not proceed with the redemption of its Public Shares and the related Initial Business Combination, and instead may search for an alternate Initial Business Combination.

If the Company holds a stockholder vote or there is a tender offer for shares in connection with an Initial Business Combination, a public stockholder will have the right to redeem its shares for an amount in cash equal to its pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the Initial Business Combination, including interest but less taxes payable. As a result, such shares of Class A common stock will be recorded at redemption amount and classified as temporary equity upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.”

Pursuant to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, if the Company is unable to complete the Initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but no more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem the Public Shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account including interest earned and not previously released to pay the Company’s franchise and income taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses and net of taxes payable), divided by the number of then outstanding Public Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholder’s rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining stockholders and the Company’s board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. The Sponsor and the

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Company’s independent director nominees will not be entitled to rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Founder Shares (as defined below) held by them if the Company fails to complete the Initial Business Combination within 24 months of the closing of the Initial Public Offering. However, if the Sponsor or any of the Company’s directors, officers or affiliates acquires shares of Class A common stock in or after the Initial Public Offering, they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to such shares if the Company fails to complete the Initial Business Combination within the prescribed time period.

In the event of a liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company after an Initial Business Combination, the Company’s stockholders are entitled to share ratably in all assets remaining available for distribution to them after payment of liabilities and after provision is made for each class of stock, if any, having preference over the common stock. The Company’s stockholders have no preemptive or other subscription rights. There are no sinking fund provisions applicable to the common stock, except that the Company will provide its stockholders with the opportunity to redeem their Public Shares for cash equal to their pro rata share of the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, upon the completion of the Initial Business Combination, subject to the limitations described herein.

Going Concern

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had a cash balance of $0. In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-15, “Disclosures of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern” as of September 30, 2021 (“ASU 2014-15”), the Company does not have sufficient liquidity to meet its current obligations. However, management has determined that the Company has access to funds from the Sponsor entity that are sufficient to fund the working capital needs of the Company.

If the Company’s estimates of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating a Business Combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, the Company may have insufficient funds available to operate its business prior to an Initial Business Combination. Moreover, the Company may need to obtain additional financing either to complete an Initial Business Combination or because it becomes obligated to redeem a significant number of its Public Shares upon completion of an Initial Business Combination, in which case the Company may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such Initial Business Combination.

The Company does not have sufficient liquidity to meet its anticipated obligations over the next year from the date of issuance of these financial statements. In connection with the Company’s assessment of going concern considerations in accordance with ASU 2014-15, management has determined that the Company has access to funds from the Sponsor, which is described in Note 5, and the Sponsor has the financial ability to provide such funds, that are sufficient to fund the working capital needs of the Company until the earlier of the consummation of the Business Combination and one year from the date of issuance of these financial statements.

These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recovery of the recorded assets or the classification of the liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

Note 2 — Restatement of Previously Issued Financial Statements

In connection with the preparation of the Company’s financial statements as of September 30, 2021, management determined it should restate its previously reported financial statements. The Company determined, at the closing of the Company’s Initial Public Offering and expiration of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, it had improperly valued its Class A common stock subject to possible redemption. The Company previously determined the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption to be equal to the redemption value of $10.00 per share of Class A common stock while also taking into consideration a redemption cannot result in net tangible assets being less than $5,000,001. Management determined that the Class A common stock issued in the Initial Public Offering can be redeemed or become redeemable subject to the occurrence of future events considered outside the Company’s control. Therefore, management concluded that the redemption value should include all shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption, resulting in the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption being equal to their redemption value. As a result, management has noted a reclassification adjustment related to temporary equity and permanent equity. This resulted in an adjustment to the initial carrying value of the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption with the offset recorded to additional paid-in capital (to the extent available), accumulated deficit and Class A common stock.

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

In connection with the change in presentation for the Class A common stock subject to redemption, the Company also restated its earnings per share calculation to allocate net income (loss) pro rata to Class A and Class B common stock. This presentation contemplates an Initial Business Combination as the most likely outcome, in which case, both classes of common stock share pro rata in the income (loss) of the Company.

There has been no change in the Company’s total assets, liabilities or operating results.

The impact of the restatement on the Company’s financial statements is reflected in the following tables:

BALANCE SHEETS

 

 

 

 

 

March 26,

20211

 

 

 

March 31,

2021

 

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

 

Unaudited

 

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

$

307,899,890

 

 

 

$

308,007,510

 

 

$

284,852,650

 

Adjustment

 

$

42,100,110

 

 

 

$

41,992,490

 

 

$

65,147,350

 

As Restated

 

$

350,000,000

 

 

 

$

350,000,000

 

 

$

350,000,000

 

Class A common stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

$

421

 

 

 

$

420

 

 

$

652

 

Adjustment

 

$

(421

)

 

 

$

(420

)

 

$

(652

)

As Restated

 

$

-

 

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

$

6,165,789

 

 

 

$

6,043,810

 

 

$

29,198,438

 

Adjustment

 

$

(6,165,789

)

 

 

$

(6,043,810

)

 

$

(29,198,438

)

As Restated

 

$

-

 

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

$

(1,167,215

)

 

 

$

(1,045,232

)

 

$

(24,200,094

)

Adjustment

 

$

(35,933,900

)

 

 

$

(35,948,260

)

 

$

(35,948,260

)

As Restated

 

$

(37,101,115

)

 

 

$

(36,933,492

)

 

$

(60,148,354

)

Total stockholders' (deficit) equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

$

5,000,001

 

 

 

$

5,000,004

 

 

$

5,000,002

 

Adjustment

 

$

(42,100,110

)

 

 

$

(41,992,490

)

 

$

(65,147,350

)

As Restated

 

$

(37,100,109

)

 

 

$

(36,992,486

)

 

$

(60,147,348

)

 

 

 

1 As Revised in the March 31, 2021 Form 10-Q – Note 2.

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Period from January 29, 2021 (Inception) to

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Period from January 29, 2021 (Inception) to

 

 

 

 

March 31,

2021

 

 

June 30,

2021

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class A common stock subject to redemption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

 

 

2,868,852

 

 

 

35,000,000

 

 

 

35,000,000

 

 

Adjustment

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(12,810,458

)

 

As Restated

 

 

 

2,868,852

 

 

 

35,000,000

 

 

 

22,189,542

 

 

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

 

$

0.00

 

 

$

0.00

 

 

$

0.00

 

 

Adjustment

 

 

$

(0.09

)

 

$

(0.53

)

 

$

(0.78

)

 

As Restated

 

 

$

(0.09

)

 

$

(0.53

)

 

$

(0.78

)

 

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding, Class B non-redeemable common stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

 

 

9,072,746

 

 

 

10,062,500

 

 

 

9,613,014

 

 

Adjustment

 

 

 

(322,746

)

 

 

(1,312,500

)

 

 

(863,014

)

 

As Restated

 

 

 

8,750,000

 

 

 

8,750,000

 

 

 

8,750,000

 

 

Basic and diluted net income (loss) per share, Class B non-redeemable common stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

 

$

(0.12

)

 

$

(2.30

)

 

$

(2.52

)

 

Adjustment

 

 

$

0.03

 

 

$

1.77

 

 

$

1.74

 

 

As Restated

 

 

$

(0.09

)

 

$

(0.53

)

 

$

(0.78

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

 

 

 

Period from January 29, 2021 (Inception) to

 

 

Period from January 29, 2021 (Inception) to

 

 

 

 

March 31,

2021

 

 

June 30,

2021

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

 

Unaudited

 

Initial classification of common stock subject to possible redemption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

 

$

307,899,890

 

 

$

307,899,890

 

Adjustment

 

 

$

(307,899,890

)

 

$

(307,899,890

)

As Restated

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

Change in value of common stock subject to possible redemption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Previously Reported

 

 

$

117,620

 

 

$

(23,037,240

)

Adjustment

 

 

$

(117,620

)

 

$

23,037,240

 

As Restated

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

 

Note 3 — Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal accruals) considered for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and for the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) to September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) to December 31, 2021 or any future period.

Emerging Growth Company

The Company is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act, as modified by the JOBS Act, and it may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in the Company’s periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”)) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such an election to opt out is irrevocable. The Company has elected not to opt out of such extended transition period which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, the Company, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of the Company’s financial statement with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the

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NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used.

Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share

 

Net income (loss) per common share is computed by dividing net income (loss) applicable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period, excluding shares of common stock subject to forfeiture, plus, to the extent dilutive, the incremental number of shares of common stock to settle warrants, as calculated using the treasury stock method. At September 30, 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities and other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into common stock and then share in the earnings of the Company under the treasury stock method. As a result, diluted income (loss) per common share is the same as basic loss per common share for the period.

  

The Company has two classes of shares, which are referred to as Class A common stock and Founder Shares. Earnings and losses are shared pro rata between the two classes of shares as long as a business combination is consummated. Accretion associated with the redeemable shares of Class A common stock is excluded from earnings per share as the redemption value approximates fair value.

 

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist of cash accounts in a financial institution, which, at times, may exceed the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation coverage limits of $250,000. The Company has not experienced losses on these accounts and management believes the Company is not exposed to significant risks on such accounts.

 

Warrant Liabilities

 

The Company accounts for warrants as either equity-classified or liability-classified instruments based on an assessment of the warrant’s specific terms and applicable authoritative guidance in ASC 480 and ASC 815. The assessment considers whether the warrants are freestanding financial instruments pursuant to ASC 480, meet the definition of a liability pursuant to ASC 480, and whether the warrants meet all of the requirements for equity classification under ASC 815, including whether the warrants are indexed to the Company’s own common stock, among other conditions for equity classification. This assessment, which requires the use of professional judgment, is conducted at the time of warrant issuance and as of each subsequent quarterly period end date while the warrants are outstanding. For issued or modified warrants that meet all of the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded as a component of additional paid-in capital at the time of issuance.

 

For issued or modified warrants that do not meet all the criteria for equity classification, the warrants are required to be recorded at their initial fair value on the date of issuance, and each balance sheet date thereafter. Changes in the estimated fair value of the warrants are recognized as a non-cash gain or loss on the statements of operations. The Company utilized a Monte Carlo simulation model to value the Public Warrant (as defined below) liabilities at the date of the Initial Public Offering and then the unadjusted, quoted price listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market for each subsequent reporting period, and utilizes a Black-Scholes model to value the Private Placement Warrant liabilities that are categorized within Level 3 at each reporting period, with changes in fair value recognized in the Statement of Operations (see Note 8).

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company applies ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement (“ASC 820”), which establishes framework for measuring fair value and clarifies the definition of fair value within that framework. ASC 820 defines fair value as an exit price, which is the price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability in the Company’s principal or most advantageous market in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. The fair value hierarchy established in ASC 820 generally requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. Observable inputs reflect the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability and are developed based on market data obtained from

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sources independent of the reporting entity. Unobservable inputs reflect the entity’s own assumptions based on market data and the entity’s judgments about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability and are to be developed based on the best information available in the circumstances.

 

The valuation hierarchy is composed of three levels. The classification within the valuation hierarchy is based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The levels within the valuation hierarchy are described below:

 

Level 1 – Assets and liabilities with unadjusted, quoted prices listed on active market exchanges. Inputs to the fair value measurement are observable inputs, such as quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

Level 2 – Inputs to the fair value measurement are determined using prices for recently traded assets and liabilities with similar underlying terms, as well as direct or indirect observable inputs, such as interest rates and yield curves that are observable at commonly quoted intervals.  

 

Level 3 – Inputs to the fair value measurement are unobservable inputs, such as estimates, assumptions, and valuation techniques when little or no market data exists for the assets or liabilities.

 

See Note 8 for additional information on assets and liabilities measured at fair value.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the financial statement in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of this financial statement. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

Cash includes amounts held at banks with an original maturity of less than three months. As of September 30, 2021, the Company held no cash. 

 

Common stock subject to possible redemption

The Company accounts for its common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock are classified as stockholders’ equity. The Company’s common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. Accordingly, at September 30, 2021, 35,000,000 shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption are presented as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders’ equity section of the Company’s balance sheet.

Effective with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Company recognized the accretion from initial book value to redemption amount, which resulted in charges against additional paid-in capital (to the extent available) and accumulated deficit. This method would view the end of the reporting period as if it were also the redemption date for the security.

The Class A common stock subject to possible redemption reflected on the balance sheet as of September 30, 2021 are reconciled in the following table:

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Gross Proceeds

 

$

350,000,000

 

Proceeds allocated to Public Warrants

 

$

(16,800,000

)

Class A shares offering costs

 

$

(19,172,254

)

Accretion of carrying value to redemption value

 

$

35,972,254

 

Class A common stock subject to possible redemption

 

$

350,000,000

 

Offering Costs 

Offering costs consist of legal, accounting, underwriting fees and other costs incurred through the Initial Public Offering that are directly related to the Initial Public Offering. The Company incurred offering costs amounting to $20,128,838 upon the completion of the Initial Public Offering.

The Company complies with the requirements of ASC 825-10. Offering costs directly attributable to the issuance of an equity contract to be classified in equity are recorded as a reduction in equity. Offering costs for equity contracts that are classified as assets and liabilities are expensed immediately. The Company recorded $19,172,254 of offering costs as a reduction of equity in connection with the Public Shares included in the Units. The Company immediately expensed $956,584 of offering costs in connection with the Public Warrants (as defined below) included in the Units that were classified as liabilities.

Income Taxes

The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for income taxes under FASB ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the estimated future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that included the enactment date. Valuation allowances are established, when necessary, to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount expected to be realized. The deferred tax assets are de minimis after accounting for the net effect of the valuation allowance.

FASB ASC 740 prescribes a recognition threshold and a measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of tax positions taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. For those benefits to be recognized, a tax position must be more likely than not to be sustained upon examination by taxing authorities. There were no unrecognized tax benefits as of September 30, 2021. The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense. No amounts were accrued for the payment of interest and penalties at September 30, 2021. The Company is currently not aware of any issues under review that could result in significant payments, accruals or material deviation from its position. The Company is subject to income tax examinations by major taxing authorities since inception.

The Company’s deferred tax assets and provision for income taxes were deemed to be de minimis as of September 30, 2021 and for the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) to September 30, 2021.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, “Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies accounting for convertible instruments by removing major separation models required under current GAAP. ASU 2020-06 also removes certain settlement conditions that are required for equity-linked contracts to qualify for the derivative scope exception and it also simplifies the diluted earnings per share calculation in certain areas. The Company early

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adopted ASU 2020-06 on January 1, 2021. Adoption of ASU 2020-06 did not impact the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

The Company’s management does not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting standards updates, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements.

Note 4 — Public Offering

Pursuant to the Initial Public Offering, the Company sold 35,000,000 Units, at a purchase price of $10.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant (each whole redeemable warrant included in the Units, a “Public Warrant”). Each whole Public Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment (see Note 7).

Note 5 — Related Party Transactions

Founder Shares

On February 4, 2021, the Company issued an aggregate of 10,062,500 Founder Shares in exchange for a $25,000 payment from the Sponsor to cover certain expenses on behalf of the Company (approximately $0.002 per share). As used herein, unless the context otherwise requires, “Founder Shares” shall be deemed to include the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon conversion thereof. The Founder Shares are identical to the Class A common stock included in the Units being sold in the Initial Public Offering except that the Founder Shares convert into shares of Class A common stock at the election of the holder at any time prior to the Initial Business Combination or automatically at the time of the Company’s Initial Business Combination and are subject to certain transfer restrictions, as described in more detail below. The Sponsor agreed to forfeit up to an aggregate of 1,312,500 Founder Shares to the extent that the over-allotment option was not exercised in full by the underwriters so that the Founder Shares would represent 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering. On May 7, 2021, the underwriters’ over-allotment option expired unexercised, and the Sponsor forfeited 1,312,500 Founder Shares.

On March 23, 2021, the Company, the Sponsor and the Company’s independent directors entered into several securities agreements, pursuant to which the Company issued an aggregate of 400,000 Founder Shares and the Sponsor agreed to forfeit 400,000 Founder Shares at no cost, which were cancelled by the Company. In April 2021, Michael Warren, in connection with his resignation from the Company’s board of directors, forfeited 40,000 Founder Shares and 40,000 Founder Shares were issued to the Sponsor. The Sponsor and independent directors will not be entitled to redemption rights with respect to any Founder Shares and any Public Shares held by them in connection with the completion of the Initial Business Combination. If the Initial Business Combination is not completed within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor and the independent directors will not be entitled to rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Founder Shares held by them.

The Company’s initial stockholders have agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Founder Shares until the earlier to occur of: (A) one year after the completion of the Initial Business Combination or (B) subsequent to the Initial Business Combination, (x) if the last sale price of the Company’s Class A common stock equals or exceeds $12.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within any 30-trading day period commencing at least 150 days after the Initial Business Combination, or (y) the date on which the Company completes a liquidation, merger, stock exchange or other similar transaction that results in all of the Company’s stockholders having the right to exchange their shares of common stock for cash, securities or other property.

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Private Placement Warrants

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor and the Company’s independent directors and an affiliate of the Company’s chief executive officer purchased 6,666,667 Private Placement Warrants at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, for an aggregate purchase price of $10,000,000 (see Note 7 for further information regarding the accounting treatment of the Private Placement Warrants). The Sponsor agreed to purchase up to an additional 700,000 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, or an aggregate additional $1,050,000, to the extent the underwriter’s over-allotment option was exercised in full. On May 7, 2021, the underwriters’ over-allotment option expired unexercised.

Each Private Placement Warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. A portion of the proceeds from the Private Placement Warrants were added to the proceeds from the Initial Public Offering held in the Trust Account. If the Company does not complete an Initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants held in the Trust Account will be used to partially fund the redemption of the Public Shares (subject to the requirements of applicable law), and the Private Placement Warrants and all underlying securities will expire worthless. The Private Placement Warrants will be non-redeemable and exercisable on a cashless basis so long as they are held by the initial purchasers of the Private Placement Warrants or their permitted transferees.

The Sponsor and the Company’s independent directors have agreed, subject to limited exceptions, not to transfer, assign or sell any of their Private Placement Warrants until 30 days after the completion of the Initial Business Combination.

Registration Rights

The holders of Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and warrants that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans (as defined below), if any, will be entitled to registration rights (in the case of the Founder Shares, only after conversion of such shares to shares of Class A common stock) pursuant to a registration rights agreement signed on March 23, 2021. These holders will be entitled to certain demand and “piggyback” registration rights. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Related Party Loans

On February 4, 2021, the Company and the Sponsor entered into a loan agreement, whereby the Sponsor agreed to loan the Company an aggregate of $300,000 to cover expenses related to the Initial Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Note”). This loan was non-interest bearing and payable on the earlier of August 3, 2021 or the completion of the Initial Public Offering (the “Maturity Date”).

During the period ending June 30, 2021, the Company paid the Sponsor $1.5 million for additional expenses paid on its behalf.

Administrative Support Agreement

On March 23, 2021 the Company agreed to pay an affiliate of the Sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space, utilities and secretarial and administrative support. Upon completion of the Initial Business Combination or the Company’s liquidation, the Company will cease paying these monthly fees. For the period from January 29, 2021 (Inception) to September 30, 2021, the Company had incurred and paid $61,935 of monthly fees to the affiliate of the Sponsor which were paid in full at September 30, 2021.

Working Capital Loans

In addition, in order to finance transaction costs in connection with the Initial Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor, or the Company’s officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan the Company funds as may be required (“Working Capital Loans”). If the Company completes its Initial Business Combination, the Company would repay the Working Capital Loans. In the event that the Initial Business

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Combination does not close, the Company may use a portion of proceeds held outside the Trust Account to repay the Working Capital Loans but no proceeds held in the Trust Account would be used to repay the Working Capital Loans. If the Sponsor makes any Working Capital Loans, up to $1,500,000 of such loans may be converted into warrants of the post-business combination entity at the price of $1.50 per warrant at the option of the lender (“Working Capital Warrants”). Such Working Capital Warrants would be identical to the Private Placement Warrants, including as to exercise price, exercisability and exercise period. As of September 30, 2021, the Company had no borrowings under any Working Capital Loans.

On October 14, 2021, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note in the principal amount of $1,500,000 to the Sponsor to cover working capital requirements. The Company has not drawn upon the promissory note. Upon the consummation of an Initial Business Combination, the Sponsor shall have the option, but not the obligation, to convert all or a portion of the unpaid principal balance of the promissory note into that number of Working Capital Warrants. The promissory note is subject to customary events of default, the occurrence of which automatically trigger the unpaid principal balance of the promissory and all other sums payable with regard to the promissory note becoming immediately due and payable.

Note 6 — Commitments and Contingencies

Underwriting Agreement

 

The Company granted the underwriters a 45-day option from the date of the Initial Public Offering to purchase up to 5,250,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments, if any, at the Initial Public Offering price less applicable underwriting discounts and commissions. On May 7, 2021, the underwriters’ over-allotment option expired unexercised.

 

The underwriters are entitled to a deferred fee of $0.35 per Unit, or $12,250,000 in the aggregate. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes an Initial Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Business Combination Agreement

 

On June 15, 2021, the Company entered into a business combination agreement and plan of reorganization (the “Business Combination Agreement”) with DCRC Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the Company (“Merger Sub”), and Solid Power, Inc., a Colorado corporation (“Solid Power”), pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into Solid Power (the “Merger” and together with the other transactions related thereto, the “Proposed Transactions”), with Solid Power surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The parties expect the Proposed Transactions to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to, among other things, the approval of the Proposed Transactions by the Company’s stockholders, satisfaction of the conditions stated in the Business Combination Agreement and other customary closing conditions. For additional information on the Business Combination, please see the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 15, 2021 and the registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC on August 10, 2021 and the amendments thereto. In connection with the proposed business combination, the Company will pay approximately $2.4 million in success fees to third parties for services incurred related to the successful completion of the business combination.

Risks and Uncertainties

The Company continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position, results of its operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these financial statements. These financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

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Note 7 — Stockholders’ Deficit

Common Stock

The authorized common stock of the Company includes up to 250,000,000 shares of Class A common stock (35,000,000 shares issued and outstanding ) with a par value of $0.0001 per share and 20,000,000 shares of Class B common stock (8,750,000 shares issued and outstanding) with a par value of $0.0001 per share. If the Company enters into an Initial Business Combination, it may (depending on the terms of such an Initial Business Combination) be required to increase the number of shares of Class A common stock which the Company is authorized to issue at the same time as the Company’s stockholders vote on the Initial Business Combination to the extent the Company seeks stockholder approval in connection with the Initial Business Combination. Holders of the Company’s common stock are entitled to one vote for each share of common stock. At September 30, 2021, there were 35,000,000 shares of Class A common stock issued and outstanding, of which 35,000,000 of the Class A shares issued and outstanding are included in temporary equity . At September 30, 2021, there were 8,750,000 shares of Class B common stock issued and outstanding.

The Sponsor agreed to forfeit up to an aggregate of 1,312,500 Founder Shares depending on the extent to which the over-allotment option was not exercised by the underwriters so that the Founder Shares would represent 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares after the Initial Public Offering. As a result of the underwriters’ election to not exercise their over-allotment option, 1,312,500 Founder Shares were forfeited on May 7, 2021.  

Preferred Stock

The Company is authorized to issue 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share with such designations, voting and other rights and preferences as may be determined from time to time by the Company’s board of directors. At September 30, 2021, there were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding.

Warrants

Each whole warrant (the Public Warrants, Private Placement Warrants and Working Capital Warrants, collectively, the “Warrants”) entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of our Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment as described herein. Only whole Warrants are exercisable. The Warrants will become exercisable on the later of 30 days after the completion of the Initial Business Combination or 12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering, and will expire five years after the completion of the Initial Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. No fractional Warrants will be issued upon separation of the Units and only whole Warrants will trade.  

The exercise price of each Warrant is $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment as described herein. In addition, if we issue additional shares of Class A common stock or equity-linked securities for capital raising purposes in connection with the closing of the Initial Business Combination at an issue price or effective issue price of less than $9.20 per share of Class A common stock (with such issue price or effective issue price to be determined in good faith by our board and, in the case of any such issuance to the Sponsor or its affiliates, without taking into account any Founder Shares held by the Sponsor or such affiliates, as applicable, prior to such issuance) (the “Newly Issued Price”), the exercise price of the Warrants will be adjusted (to the nearest cent) to be equal to 115% of the Newly Issued Price.

The Warrants will become exercisable on the later of:

 

30 days after the completion of the Initial Business Combination or,

 

12 months from the closing of the Initial Public Offering;

provided in each case that we have an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants and a current prospectus relating to them is available and such shares are registered, qualified or exempt from registration under the securities, or blue sky, laws of the

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state of residence of the holder (or we permit holders to exercise their warrants on a cashless basis under the circumstances specified in the warrant agreement).

The Company has not registered the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants. However, the Company has agreed that as soon as practicable, but in no event later than fifteen (15) business days, after the closing of the Initial Business Combination, the Company will use its best efforts to file with the SEC a registration statement for the registration, under the Securities Act, of the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants. The Company will use its best efforts to cause the same to become effective and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement, and a current prospectus relating thereto, until the expiration of the Warrants in accordance with the provisions of the warrant agreement. Notwithstanding the above, if the Company’s Class A common stock is at the time of any exercise of a Warrant not listed on a national securities exchange such that it satisfies the definition of a “covered security” under Section 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act, the Company may, at its option, require holders of Warrants who exercise their Warrants to do so on a “cashless basis” in accordance with Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act and, in the event the Company so elects, it will not be required to file or maintain in effect a registration statement, but the Company will be required to use its best efforts to register or qualify the shares under applicable blue sky laws to the extent an exemption is not available.

The Warrants will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, five years after the completion of the Initial Business Combination or earlier upon redemption or liquidation. On the exercise of any Warrant, the Warrant exercise price will be paid directly to us and not placed in the Trust Account.

Once the Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding Warrants for cash (except as described herein with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):

 

In whole and not in part;

 

At a price of $0.01 per Warrant;

 

Upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption, referred to as the 30-day redemption period; and

 

if, and only if, the last sale price of our Class A common stock equals or exceeds $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) for any 20 trading days within a 30-trading day period ending on the third trading day prior to the date on which the Company sends the notice of redemption to the warrantholders.

The Company will not redeem the Warrants for cash unless a registration statement under the Securities Act covering the shares of Class A common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants is effective and a current prospectus relating to those shares of Class A common stock is available throughout the 30-day redemption period. If and when the Warrants become redeemable by the Company, it may exercise its redemption right even if it is unable to register or qualify the underlying securities for sale under all applicable state securities laws.

Except as described below, none of the Private Placement Warrants will be redeemable by the Company so long as they are held by the initial purchasers of the Private Placement Warrants or their permitted transferees.

Once the Warrants become exercisable, the Company may redeem the outstanding Warrants (except as described below with respect to the Private Placement Warrants):

 

in whole and not in part;

 

at a price of $0.10 per Warrant, provided that holders will be able to exercise their Warrants on a cashless basis prior to redemption and receive that number of shares of Class A common stock determined in part by the redemption date and the “fair market value” of the Class A common stock except as otherwise below;

 

upon a minimum of 30 days’ prior written notice of redemption;

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if, and only if, the last sale price of the Company’s Class A common stock equals or exceeds $10.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like) on the trading day prior to the date on which we send the notice of redemption to the warrantholders; and

 

if the last sale price of the Company’s Class A common stock on the trading day prior to the date on which the Company send the notice of redemption to the warrantholders is less than $18.00 per share (as adjusted for stock splits, stock dividends, reorganizations, recapitalizations and the like), the Private Placement Warrants must also be concurrently called for redemption on the same terms as the outstanding Warrants, as described above.

The “fair market value” of the Company’s Class A common stock shall mean the average reported last sale price of the Company’s Class A common stock for the 10 trading days immediately following the date on which the notice of redemption is sent to the holders of Warrants.

No fractional shares of Class A common stock will be issued upon redemption. If, upon redemption, a holder would be entitled to receive a fractional interest in a share, the Company will round down to the nearest whole number of the number of shares of Class A common stock to be issued to the holder.

As of September 30, 2021, there were 11,666,667 Public Warrants and 6,666,667 Private Placement Warrants outstanding. The Company classifies the outstanding Public Warrants and Private Placement Warrants as warrant liabilities on the Balance Sheet in accordance with the guidance contained in ASC 815-40.

The Warrant liabilities are initially measured at fair value upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering and subsequently re-measured at each reporting period. The Public Warrants were allocated a portion of the proceeds from the issuance of the Units equal to its fair value. The Company recognized gains (losses) in connection with changes in the fair value of warrant liabilities of $8,737,362 and $(12,429,306) within change in fair value of warrant liabilities in the Statement of Operations during the three months ended September 30, 2021 and the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) to September 30, 2021, respectively.

Note 8 — Fair Value Measurements

 

At September 30, 2021, assets held in the Trust Account were comprised of $350,010,686 in money market funds which are invested in U.S. Treasury Securities. Through September 30, 2021, the Company has not withdrawn any interest earned on the Trust Account to pay its franchise and income tax obligations.

 

The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at September 30, 2021 and indicates the fair value hierarchy of the valuation inputs the Company utilized to determine such fair value:

 

Description

 

Amount at

Fair Value

 

 

Level 1

 

 

Level 2

 

 

Level 3

 

September 30, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketable securities held in Trust Account –

   U.S. Treasury Securities Money Market Fund

 

$

350,010,686

 

 

$

350,010,686

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrant liability – Public Warrants

 

$

24,539,764

 

 

$

24,539,764

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

Warrant liability – Private Placement Warrants

 

$

14,889,542

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

 

$

14,889,542

 

 

The Company utilized a Monte Carlo simulation model to value the Public Warrant liabilities at the date of the Initial Public Offering, and then the unadjusted, quoted price listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market for each subsequent reporting period. The Company utilizes a Black-Scholes model to value the Private Placement Warrant liabilities that are categorized within Level 3 at each reporting period, with changes in fair value recognized in the Statement of Operations. The estimated fair value of the warrant liability is determined using Level 3 inputs. Inherent in a binomial options pricing model are assumptions related to expected share-price volatility, expected life,

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risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimates the volatility of its common stock based on historical volatility that matches the expected remaining life of the warrants. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury zero-coupon yield curve on the grant date for a maturity similar to the expected remaining life of the warrants. The expected life of the warrants is assumed to be equivalent to their remaining contractual term. The dividend rate is based on the historical rate, which the Company anticipates to remain at zero.

 

The significant unobservable inputs used in the Monte Carlo simulation model to value the Public Warrants at the date of the Initial Public Offering and the Black-Scholes model to measure the Private Placement Warrant liabilities that are categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:

 

 

 

As of

September 30,

2021

 

Stock price

 

$

10.05

 

Strike price

 

$

11.50

 

Term (in years)

 

 

5.2

 

Volatility

 

 

28.3

%

Risk-free rate

 

 

1.00

%

Dividend yield

 

 

0.0

%

Fair value of warrants

 

2.10 - 2.23

 

 

The following table provides a summary of the changes in fair value of the Level 3 warrant liabilities:

 

 

 

Level 3

Private

Placement

 

Beginning balance as of January 29, 2021 (inception)

 

$

-

 

Initial measurement at March 26, 2021

 

 

27,000,000

 

Transfer Public Warrants to Level 1

 

 

(16,800,000

)

Change in value inputs or other assumptions

 

 

4,689,542

 

Fair value as of September 30, 2021

 

$

14,889,542

 

 

The Company transferred the Public Warrants from Level 3 to Level 1 in the amount of $16,800,000 at the Initial Public Offering Date during the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) to September 30, 2021. 

Note 9 — Subsequent Events

Management has evaluated the impact of subsequent events through the date the financial statements were issued. All subsequent events required to be disclosed are included in these financial statements except for the following:

On October 12, 2021, the parties to the Business Combination Agreement entered into the First Amendment to the Business Combination Agreement (the “BCA Amendment”). The BCA Amendment revises the Company’s proposed second amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Proposed Second A&R Charter”), to become effective upon the consummation of the Proposed Transactions, to clarify that, immediately upon the effectiveness of the filing of the Proposed Second A&R Charter, both the Company’s Class A common stock and Class B common stock issued and outstanding or held as treasury stock immediately prior to such filing shall, automatically and without further action by any stockholder, be reclassified as, and shall become, one share of common stock of the post-combination company.

On October 25, 2021 the Sponsor and certain of the Company's independent directors converted an aggregate of 8,710,000 of their shares of the Company’s Class B common stock to shares of Class A common stock. The converted Class A common stock are not registered and are not subject to redemption.

 

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Item 2.Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

References to “DCRC,” “our,” “us” or “we” refer to Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III. The following discussion and analysis of DCRC’s financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited financial statements and the notes thereto contained in Item 1. of this report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “continue,” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, possible business combinations and the financing thereof, and related matters, as well as all other statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Form 10-Q. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our other Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings.

Overview

We are a blank check company incorporated as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (the “Initial Business Combination”). Our Sponsor is Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Sponsor III LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Sponsor”) and an affiliate of Riverstone Investment Group LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and its affiliates (“Riverstone”). Although we may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any business or industry, we intend to capitalize on the Riverstone platform to identify, acquire and operate a business in industries that may provide opportunities for attractive risk-adjusted returns in one of the multiple sectors that may advance the objectives of global decarbonization. This includes the energy and agriculture, industrials, transportation and commercial and residential sectors.

The registration statement for our initial public offering was declared effective on March 23, 2021 (the “Public Offering”). On March 23, 2021, we consummated the Public Offering of 35,000,000 units (the “Units”) at $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds of $350.0 million, and incurring transaction costs of approximately $20.0 million, consisting of $7.0 million of underwriting fees, $12.3 million of deferred underwriting fees and approximately $679,000 of other offering costs. The underwriters were granted a forty-five (45)-day option from the date of the final prospectus relating to the Public Offering to purchase up to 5,250,000 additional units to cover over-allotments, if any, at $10.00 per unit, less underwriting discounts and commissions. On May 7, 2021, the underwriters’ over-allotment option expired unexercised.

Simultaneously with the consummation of the Public Offering, we consummated the sale of 6,666,667 private placement warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant in a private placement to our Sponsor and independent directors, generating gross proceeds of $10.0 million (the “Private Placement”).

Approximately $350.0 million ($10.00 per Unit) of the net proceeds of the Public Offering and certain of the proceeds of the Private Placement was placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”) located in the United States with the Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, and invested only in U.S. “government securities,” within the meaning set forth in Section 2(a)(16) of the Investment Company Act, with a maturity of one hundred eighty-five (185) days or less, or in money market funds meeting the conditions of paragraphs (d)(1), (d)(2), (d)(3) and (d)(4) of Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act, which invest only in direct U.S. government treasury

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obligations, as determined by us, until the earlier of: (i) the completion of our Initial Business Combination and (ii) the distribution of the Trust Account as otherwise permitted under our amended and restated certificate of incorporation.

 If we are unable to complete an Initial Business Combination within twenty-four (24) months from the closing of the Public Offering, or March 26, 2023, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten (10) business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to us to pay our franchise and income taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses and net of taxes payable), divided by the number of then-outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of our remaining stockholders and our board of directors, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to our obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. 

Proposed Business Combination

Business Combination Agreement

On June 15, 2021, DCRC, DCRC Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the DCRC (“Merger Sub”), and Solid Power, Inc., a Colorado corporation (the “Company”), entered into a business combination agreement and plan of reorganization (the “Business Combination Agreement,” and the transactions contemplated thereby, the “Business Combination”), pursuant to which Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company (the “Merger,” together with the other transactions related thereto, the “Proposed Transactions”), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of DCRC. We expect the Business Combination to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to, among other things, the approval of the Business Combination by our stockholders, satisfaction of the conditions stated in the Business Combination Agreement and other customary closing conditions.

Registration Rights Agreement

In connection with the closing of the Business Combination (the “Closing”), that certain Registration Rights Agreement dated March 23, 2021 (the “IPO Registration Rights Agreement”) will be amended and restated and DCRC, certain persons and entities holding securities of DCRC prior to the Closing (the “Initial Holders”) and certain persons and entities receiving DCRC Class A common stock pursuant to the Merger (the “New Holders” and together with the Initial Holders, the “Reg Rights Holders”) will enter into that amended and restated IPO Registration Rights Agreement attached as an exhibit to the Business Combination Agreement (the “Registration Rights Agreement”). Pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement, DCRC will agree that, within thirty (30) days after the Closing, DCRC will file with the SEC (at DCRC’s sole cost and expense) a registration statement registering the resale of certain securities held by or issuable to the Reg Rights Holders (the “Resale Registration Statement”), and DCRC will use its reasonable best efforts to have the Resale Registration Statement declared effective as promptly as reasonably practicable after the filing thereof. In certain circumstances, the Reg Rights Holders can demand the Company’s assistance with underwritten offerings and block trades, and the Reg Rights Holders will be entitled to certain piggyback registration rights.

Stockholder Support Agreement

In connection with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, on June 15, 2021, DCRC and certain stockholders of the Company entered into a Stockholder Support Agreement (the “Stockholder Support Agreement”) pursuant to which, among other things, such stockholders agreed to vote all of their shares of Company common stock and Company preferred stock in favor of the approval and adoption of the Proposed Transactions, including agreeing to execute a written consent within five (5) business days of DCRC’s registration statement filed on Form S-4, filed on August 10, 2021, becoming effective. Additionally, such stockholders have agreed, among other things, not to, prior to the Closing, (a) transfer any of their shares of Company common stock and Company preferred stock (or enter into any arrangement with respect thereto), subject to certain customary exceptions, or (b) enter into any voting arrangement that is inconsistent with the Stockholder Support Agreement.

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Such stockholders and certain other stockholders also agreed not to transfer any of their shares of DCRC Class A common stock received in the Merger, or upon exercise of assumed Company warrants, exchanged Company options or exchanged Company restricted stock received in the Merger, for a period of the shorter of (i) six (6) months following the Closing and (ii) the termination, expiration or waiver of the lock-up period covering the Sponsor’s DCRC Class A common stock, subject to certain customary exceptions. Such restrictions on transfer will be set forth in the bylaws DCRC will adopt in connection with Closing, which will apply to all investors of the Company that receive securities of DCRC in connection with Merger; provided, however, the Company agreed in the Stockholder Support Agreement that any waiver or termination of such lock-up period with respect to the DCRC Class A common stock held by BMW Holding B.V., Ford Motor Company, Volta Energy Storage Fund I, LP, Volta SPV SPW, LLC, Volta SPW Co-Investment, LP or any of their respective affiliates (the “Covered Group”) shall be deemed to be a proportional waiver or termination of the lock-up period with respect to the DCRC Class A common stock owned by the other members of the Covered Group.

Sponsor Letter

In connection with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, on June 15, 2021, the Sponsor and certain directors of DCRC entered into a letter agreement with the Company and DCRC (the “Sponsor Letter”), pursuant to which, among other things, the Sponsor such directors agreed to (i) waive the anti-dilution rights set forth in the DCRC amended and restated certificate of incorporation with respect to shares of DCRC’s Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Founder Shares”), held by them, (ii) comply with the lock-up provisions in the letter agreement, dated March 23, 2021, by and among DCRC, the Sponsor and DCRC’s directors and officers and (iii) vote all the shares of DCRC Class A common stock and Founder Shares held by them in favor of the adoption and approval of the Business Combination Agreement and the Business Combination.

Subscription Agreements

In connection with the execution of the Business Combination Agreement, on June 15, 2021, DCRC and the Company entered into separate subscription agreements (collectively, the “Signing Subscription Agreements”) with a number of investors (collectively, the “Signing Subscribers”), pursuant to which the Signing Subscribers agreed to purchase, and DCRC agreed to sell to the Signing Subscribers, an aggregate of 16,500,000 shares of DCRC Class A common stock (the “Signing PIPE Shares”), for a purchase price of $10.00 per share and an aggregate purchase price of $165,000,000, in a private placement (the “Signing PIPE”).

On October 27, 2021, DCRC and the Company entered into a subscription agreement (the “Additional Subscription Agreement” and, together with the Signing Subscription Agreements, the “Subscription Agreements”) with SK Innovation Co., Ltd. (the “Additional Subscriber” and, together with the Signing Subscribers, the “Subscribers”), pursuant to which the Additional Subscriber agreed to purchase, and DCRC agreed to sell to the Additional Subscriber, 3,000,000 shares of DCRC Class A common stock (the “Additional PIPE Shares” and, together with the Signing PIPE Shares, the “PIPE Shares”), for a purchase price of $10.00 per share and an aggregate purchase price of $30,000,000, in a private placement (the “Additional PIPE” and, together with the Signing PIPE, the “PIPE”), which resulted in aggregate PIPE subscriptions of $195,000,000.

The closing of the sale of the PIPE Shares pursuant to the Subscription Agreements is contingent upon, among other customary closing conditions, the concurrent consummation of the Proposed Transactions. The purpose of the PIPE is to raise additional capital for use by the combined company following the Closing.

Pursuant to the Subscription Agreements, DCRC agreed that, within thirty (30) calendar days after the Closing, DCRC will file with the SEC (at DCRC’s sole cost and expense) a registration statement registering the resale of the PIPE Shares (the “PIPE Resale Registration Statement”), and DCRC will use its commercially reasonable efforts to have the PIPE Resale Registration Statement declared effective as soon as practicable after the filing thereof.

The offering of the securities of DCRC that may be issued in connection with the Subscription Agreements has not been registered under the Securities Act in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

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Results of Operations

Our only activities from January 29, 2021 (inception) to September 30, 2021 related to our formation and the Public Offering, as well as due diligence costs incurred to identify a target company for a potential business combination. We expect to incur increased expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as costs in the pursuit of our acquisition plans.

 For the three (3) months ended September 30, 2021, we had a net income of approximately $5.8 million, which consisted of approximately $(2.9) million in general and administrative expenses, including due diligence costs incurred in the pursuit of our acquisition plans, $50,411 in franchise taxes and $8.7 million due to the change in the fair value of warrant liabilities.

For the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) through September 30, 2021, we had a net loss of approximately $18.4 million, which consisted of approximately $4.9 million in general and administrative expenses, including due diligence costs incurred in the pursuit of our acquisition plans, $133,699 in franchise taxes, $1 million of offering costs allocated to warrant liabilities and $12.4 million due to the change in the fair value of warrant liabilities.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 Our liquidity needs up to the Public Offering were satisfied through receipt of a $25,000 capital contribution from our Sponsor in exchange for the issuance of the Founder Shares to our Sponsor and a loan from our Sponsor for an aggregate amount of $300,000 to cover organizational expenses and expenses related to the Public Offering pursuant to a promissory note (the “Note”). Subsequent to the consummation of the Public Offering, our liquidity needs have been satisfied through the net proceeds of approximately $1.1 million from the Private Placement held outside of the Trust Account.

 In addition, in the short term and long term, in connection with an Initial Business Combination, our Sponsor or an affiliate of our Sponsor, or certain of our officers and directors may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required. As of September 30, 2021, there were no amounts outstanding under any working capital loans. On October 14, 2021, DCRC issued an unsecured promissory note in the principal amount of $1,500,000 to the Sponsor to cover working capital requirements. DCRC has not drawn upon the promissory note. Upon the consummation of an Initial Business Combination, the Sponsor shall have the option, but not the obligation, to convert all or a portion of the unpaid principal balance of the promissory note into that number of warrants to purchase one share of common stock (the “Working Capital Warrants”) equal to the principal amount of the promissory note so converted divided by $1.50. The terms of the Working Capital Warrants will be identical to the terms of the Private Placement Warrants. The promissory note is subject to customary events of default, the occurrence of which automatically trigger the unpaid principal balance of the promissory note and all other sums payable with regard to the promissory note becoming immediately due and payable.

Registration Rights

The holders of the Founder Shares, Private Placement Warrants and Working Capital Warrants, if any, and any shares of Class A common stock issuable upon the exercise of the Private Placement Warrants and Working Capital Warrants and upon conversion of the Founder Shares will be entitled to registration rights pursuant to a registration rights agreement. These holders will be entitled to certain demand and “piggyback” registration rights. We will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Underwriting Agreement

The underwriters were entitled to an underwriting discount of $0.20 per Unit, or $7.0 million in the aggregate, paid upon closing of the Public Offering.

In addition, $0.35 per Unit, or approximately $12.3 million in the aggregate, will be payable to the underwriters for deferred underwriting commissions. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriters from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that we complete an Initial Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

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Administrative Services Agreement

Commencing on the date that our securities were first listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market and continuing until the earlier of our consummation of an Initial Business Combination or our liquidation, we have agreed to pay an affiliate of our Sponsor a total of $10,000 per month for office space, utilities, secretarial support and administrative services. We recorded an aggregate of $61,935 for the period from January 29, 2021 (inception) to September 30, 2021, in general and administrative expenses in connection with the related agreement in the accompanying statement of operations.

We recorded an aggregate of approximately $30,000 in related party expenses which were paid in full at September 30, 2021.

Critical Accounting Policies

 The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following critical accounting policies:

Warrant Liabilities

We account for the warrants issued in connection with our Public Offering in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 815-40, Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (“ASC 815”), under which the warrants do not meet the criteria for equity classification and must be recorded as liabilities. As the warrants meet the definition of a derivative as contemplated in ASC 815, the warrants are measured at fair value at inception and at each reporting date in accordance with ASC 820, Fair Value Measurement, with changes in fair value recognized in the Statements of Operations in the period of change.

Common stock subject to possible redemption

 We account for the Class A common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in ASC 480, Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity. Class A common stock subject to mandatory redemption are classified as a liability instrument and are measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within DCRC’s control) are classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock are classified as stockholders’ equity. DCRC’s common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of DCRC’s control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events.

Impact of COVID-19

Our Sponsor continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on our financial position, results of operations and/or search for a target company, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the balance date.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

We do not believe that any recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements, if currently adopted, would have a material impact on our financial statements.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

As of the date of this Quarterly Report, we did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K.

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JOBS Act

On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”) was signed into law. The JOBS Act contains provisions that, among other things, relax certain reporting requirements for qualifying public companies. We qualify as an “emerging growth company” under the JOBS Act and are allowed to comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements based on the effective date for private (not publicly traded) companies. We elected to delay the adoption of new or revised accounting standards, and as a result, we may not comply with new or revised accounting standards on the relevant dates on which adoption of such standards is required for non-emerging growth companies. As a result, our financial statements may not be comparable to companies that comply with new or revised accounting pronouncements as of public company effective dates.

As an “emerging growth company,” we are not required to, among other things, (i) provide an auditor’s attestation report on our system of internal controls over financial reporting, (ii) provide all of the compensation disclosure that may be required of non-emerging growth public companies, (iii) comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor’s report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements (auditor discussion and analysis), and (iv) disclose comparisons of the CEO’s compensation to median employee compensation. These exemptions will apply for a period of five (5) years following the completion of our Public Offering or until we otherwise no longer qualify as an “emerging growth company.”

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

We are a smaller reporting company as defined in Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act. As a result, pursuant to Item 305(e) of Regulation S-K, we are not required to provide the information required by this Item.

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Disclosure controls and procedures are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in our Exchange Act reports is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based upon their evaluation, our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial and accounting officer, concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15 (e) and 15d-15 (e) under the Exchange Act) were not effective as of September 30, 2021, due to a failure to correctly apply the nuances of the complex accounting standards that apply to our financial statements, including with respect to certain complex equity instruments and equity linked instruments and related earnings per share impacts, which resulted in the material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting described below in “Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting.” In light of this material weakness, we performed additional analysis as deemed necessary to ensure that our financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Accordingly, management believes that the financial statements included in this Quarterly Report present fairly in all material respects our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the period presented.

 

We do not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures will prevent all errors and all instances of fraud. Disclosure controls and procedures, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the disclosure controls and procedures are met.

 

Further, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all disclosure controls and procedures, no evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures can provide absolute assurance that we

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have detected all our control deficiencies and instances of fraud, if any. The design of disclosure controls and procedures also is based partly on certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

In light of this material weakness, the Company’s management has expended, and will continue to expend, a substantial amount of effort and resources for the remediation and improvement of our internal control over financial reporting. Specifically, we have expanded and improved our review process for complex securities and related accounting standards, including enhancing access to accounting literature and improving identification of third-party professionals with whom to consult regarding complex accounting applications. Other than as described herein, there were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) during the most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.

None.

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

In addition to the other information set forth in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, you should carefully consider the risks discussed in our final prospectus filed with the SEC on March 25, 2021 (“Final Prospectus”) and in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021 filed with the SEC on June 4, 2021 and August 16, 2021, respectively (“2021 Quarterly Reports”). Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or future results. There have been no material changes in the risk factors discussed in our Final Prospectus and 2021 Quarterly Reports except as described below.

 

DCRC has identified material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting. These material weaknesses could continue to adversely affect DCRC’s ability to report its results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner.

 

On April 12, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Acting Chief Accountant of the SEC (the “SEC Staff”) issued a statement entitled “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”)” (the “SEC Staff Statement”). After consideration of the guidance in the SEC Staff Statement, DCRC concluded that, in light of the SEC Staff Statement, it was appropriate to revise the previously issued balance sheet as of March 26, 2021. As part of such process, DCRC identified a material weakness in its internal control over financial reporting related to the accounting treatment of the warrants due to a failure to correctly apply the complex accounting standards that apply to DCRC’s financial statements. This material weakness was remediated during the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021.

In addition, in connection with the preparation of DCRC’s financial statements as of September 30, 2021, management re-evaluated the classification of the redeemable shares of Class A common stock. The Board, in consultation with management and upon the recommendation of the audit committee of the Board, concluded that the previously issued financial statements as of March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021 and for the periods from January 29, 2021 to March 31, 2021, and January 29, 2021 to June 30, 2021 should be restated to report all Class A common stock as temporary equity. As part of such process, management concluded that DCRC’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of September 30, 2021, due to a failure to correctly apply the complex accounting standards that apply to DCRC’s financial statements, including with respect to certain complex equity instruments and equity linked instruments, which resulted in the material weakness in DCRC’s internal control over financial reporting. See Note 2 for additional information regarding the restatement and the related financial statement effects.

Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal controls over financial reporting designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Management is likewise required, on a quarterly basis, to evaluate the effectiveness of DCRC’s internal controls and to disclose any changes and material weaknesses identified through such evaluation of those internal controls. A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of DCRC’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected and corrected on a timely basis.

The material weakness relating to warrant accounting was remediated during the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021. DCRC has taken a number of measures to remediate the material weakness relating to classification of the Class A common stock; however, if DCRC is unable to remediate its material weakness in a timely manner, or DCRC identifies additional material weaknesses, it may be unable to provide required financial information in a timely or reliable manner and it may materially incorrectly report financial information. Likewise, if DCRC’s

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financial statements are not filed on a timely basis as a public company, it could be subject to sanctions or investigations by NASDAQ, the SEC or other regulatory authorities, which could result in a material adverse effect on DCRC’s business. The existence of material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in internal control over financial reporting could adversely affect DCRC’s reputation or investor perceptions of DCRC, which could have a negative effect on the trading price of DCRC’s securities. In addition, DCRC may incur additional costs to remediate the material weakness in its internal control over financial reporting.

DCRC can give no assurance that the measures it has taken and plans to take in the future will remediate the material weakness identified or that any additional material weaknesses or restatements of financial results will not arise in the future due to a failure to implement and maintain adequate internal control over financial reporting or circumvention of these controls or otherwise.

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

All recent unregistered sales of securities have been previously reported.

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None.

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

Item 5.

Other Information

None.

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Item 6.

Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number

 

Description

2.1*

 

Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, dated as of June 15, 2021, by and among DCRC, Merger Sub and the Company (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the DCRC’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-40284) filed with the SEC on June 15, 2021)

 

3.1

 

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to DCRC’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-40284) filed with the SEC on March 26, 2021)

 

 

 

3.2

 

Bylaws of Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to DCRC’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-253094) filed with the SEC on February 12, 2021)

 

 

 

4.1

 

Specimen Unit Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to DCRC’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-253094) filed with the SEC on February 12, 2021)

 

 

 

4.2

 

Specimen Class A Common Stock Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to DCRC’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-253094) filed with the SEC on February 12, 2021)

 

 

 

4.3

 

Specimen Warrant Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to DCRC’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-253094) filed with the SEC on February 12, 2021)

 

 

 

4.4

 

Warrant Agreement, dated March 23, 2021, between Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the DCRC’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-40284) filed with the SEC on March 26, 2021)

 

 

 

10.1

 

Stockholder Support Agreement, dated as of June 15, 2021, by and among the DCRC, the Company and the stockholders of the Company named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to DCRC’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-40284) filed with the SEC on June 15, 2021)

 

 

 

10.2

 

Sponsor Letter, dated as of June 15, 2021, by and among the Sponsor, certain directors of DCRC, DCRC and the Company (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to DCRC’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-40284) filed with the SEC on June 15, 2021)

 

10.3

 

Promissory Note, dated October 14, 2021, issued by DCRC to the Sponsor (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to DCRC’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 001-40284) filed with the SEC on October 14, 2021.

 

 

 

31.1

 

Certification of Chief Executive Officer required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a)

 

 

 

31.2

 

Certification of Chief Financial Officer required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a)

 

 

 

32.1

 

Certification of Chief Executive Officer required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. 1350

 

 

 

32.2

 

Certification of Chief Financial Officer required by Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) and 18 U.S.C. 1350

 

 

 

101.INS

 

Inline XBRL Instance Document – the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.

101.SCH

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.CAL

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.DEF

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

101.LAB

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

101.PRE

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

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Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

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*Certain schedules have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedule will be furnished to the SEC upon request.

 

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SIGNATURE

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

DECARBONIZATION PLUS ACQUISITION CORPORATION III

 

 

 

 

Date: December 2, 2021

By:

 

/s/ Erik Anderson

 

Name:

 

Erik Anderson

 

Title:

 

Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)

 

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