UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 12b-25

 

 

NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

                         001-39378

Commission File Number

 

(Check One):      

☐  Form 10-K     ☐  Form 20-F     ☐  Form 11-K     ☒  Form 10-Q and

☐  Form 10-D     ☐  Form N-SAR     ☐  Form N-CSR

  For Period Ended: March 31, 2021
  ☐  Transition Report on Form 10-K
  ☐  Transition Report on Form 20-F
  ☐  Transition Report on Form 11-K
  ☐  Transition Report on Form 10-Q
  ☐  Transition Report on Form N-SAR
  For the Transition Period Ended: N/A

 

  

 

Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.

 

 

If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates: N/A

 

 

PART I—REGISTRANT INFORMATION

Full Name of Registrant:

        Artius Acquisition Inc.

Former Name if Applicable:

        n/a

Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number):

        3 Columbus Circle, Suite 2215

City, State and Zip Code:

        New York, New York 10019

 

 

 


PART II—RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c)

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)

 

   (a)    The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;

   (b)    The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, Form 11-K, Form N-SAR or Form N-CSR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Q or subject distribution report on Form 10-D, or portion thereof will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and

   (c)    The accountant’s statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.

 

 

PART III—NARRATIVE

State below in reasonable detail the reasons why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q, 10-D, N-SAR, N-CSR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within the prescribed time period.

Artius Acquisition Inc. (the “Company”) has determined that it is unable, without unreasonable effort or expense, to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021 (the “Q1 2021 Form 10-Q”) by the prescribed due date for the reasons described below.

On April 12, 2021, the Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued the “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”)” (the “SEC Statement”), which clarified guidance for all SPAC-related companies regarding the accounting and reporting for their warrants. Following review of the SEC Statement, the Company reevaluated the accounting treatment of its public and private placement warrants as equity, and concluded that, based on the SEC Statement, public and private placement warrants should be, and should previously have been, classified as a liability measured at fair value, with non-cash fair value adjustments recorded in earnings at each reporting period.

On May 3, 2021, the Company filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K/A (Amendment No. 1) (the “2020 Form 10-K/A”) to amend its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2020, originally filed with the SEC on March 5, 2021, to revise its financial statements as of and for the periods ended July 16, 2020, September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020. In connection with filing the 2020 Form 10-K/A, 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.

Given the scope of the process for determining the appropriate treatment of its public and private placement warrants in accordance with the SEC Statement, the Company was unable to complete and file the Q1 2021 Form 10-Q by the required due date of May 17, 2021 without unreasonable effort and expense. The Company is filing the Q1 2021 Form 10-Q concurrent with the filing of this Form 12b-25.

 

 


PART IV—OTHER INFORMATION

 

(1)          Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification
   

Boon Sim

         (212)          309-7668
    (Name)     (Area Code)     (Telephone Number)
(2)     Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If answer is no, identify report(s).     ☒  Yes  ☐    No
        
(3)     Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof?     ☐  Yes  ☒    No
    If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.

 

 


Disclosures About Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this Current Report on Form 12b-25, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Current Report. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the words “may,” “will,” or “should,” or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. There can be no assurance that actual results will not materially differ from expectations. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our ability to consummate any acquisition or other business combination and any other statements that are not statements of current or historical facts. These statements are based on management’s current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various factors, including, but not limited to, a variety of risk factors affecting the Company’s business and prospects disclosed in the Company’s annual, quarterly reports and subsequent reports filed with the SEC, as amended from time to time. The forward-looking statements contained in this Current Report are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. Future developments affecting us may not be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) and other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual, quarterly reports and subsequent reports filed with the SEC, as amended from time to time. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. These risks and others described under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual, quarterly reports and subsequent reports filed with the SEC, as amended from time to time may not be exhaustive.

Artius Acquisition Inc.

(Name of Registrant as specified in charter)

has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: May 17, 2021

   

By:

 

/s/ Boon Sim

     

Name:  Boon Sim

     

Title:    Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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