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Form 8-K Gores Holdings VIII Inc. For: Dec 03

December 5, 2022 9:29 AM EST

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 3, 2022

 

 

GORES HOLDINGS VIII, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-40105   85-3010982

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

6260 Lookout Road

Boulder, Colorado

  80301
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(303) 531-3100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

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

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

 

Written communication pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

 

Pre-commencements communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbols

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock   GIIX   Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants   GIIXW   Nasdaq Capital Market
Units   GIIXU   Nasdaq Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  

 

 

 


Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On December 4, 2022, Gores Holdings VIII, Inc. (the “Company”), Frontier Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“First Merger Sub”), Frontier Merger Sub II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Second Merger Sub”), and Footprint International Holdco, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Footprint”), entered into that certain Termination Agreement (the “Termination Agreement”). Pursuant to the Termination Agreement, the parties agreed to mutually terminate that certain Merger Agreement, dated as of December 13, 2021 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified form time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, First Merger Sub, Second Merger Sub and Footprint, subject to the conditions set forth in the Termination Agreement.

By virtue of the termination of the Merger Agreement, the Subscription Agreements and all other Transaction Agreements, other than the Confidentiality Agreement (each, as defined in the Merger Agreement), terminate in accordance with their terms.

The Termination Agreement contains mutual releases by all parties, for all claims known and unknown, relating and arising out of, or relating to, among other things, the Merger Agreement. The Termination Agreement also contains a covenant not to sue and other customary terms.

The foregoing description of the Termination Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Termination Agreement, a copy of which is filed herewith and incorporated by reference herein and made a part hereof.

 

Item 1.02

Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement

The information contained in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K with respect to the termination of the Merger Agreement, the Subscription Agreements and all other Transaction Agreements (other than the Confidentiality Agreement) is incorporated by reference herein and made a part hereof.

 

Item 8.01

Other Events

On December 5, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the execution of the Termination Agreement. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, information contained on the Company’s or Footprint’s website and the websites of any of their affiliates referenced in Exhibit 99.1 or linked therein or otherwise connected thereto does not constitute part of nor is it incorporated by reference into this Current Report.

Forward-looking Statements

This report includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside the Company’s control and are difficult to predict. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit

    No.    

  

Exhibit

10.1    Termination Agreement, dated December 4, 2022.
99.1    Press Release, dated December 5, 2022
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

    Gores Holdings VIII, Inc.

Date: December 5, 2022

     
    By:  

/s/ Andrew McBride

    Name:   Andrew McBride
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

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