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Form 8-K Rocket Lab USA, Inc. For: Jun 12

June 14, 2024 9:12 PM EDT
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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): June 12, 2024

 

 

ROCKET LAB USA, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

001-39560

98-1550340

(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

3881 McGowen Street

 

Long Beach, California

 

90808

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: 714 465-5737

 

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

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

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

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


Title of each class

 

Trading
Symbol(s)

 


Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share

 

RKLB

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

(a)-(b) On June 12, 2024, Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2024 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Meeting”). As of the record date of April 16, 2024 (the “record date”), there were 492,683,716 shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.0001 par value (“Common Stock”), outstanding (each entitled to one vote per share). Of the total 492,683,716 shares of the Company’s Common Stock outstanding as of the record date, 352,859,013 shares were represented at the Meeting. The Company’s stockholders considered three proposals at the Meeting, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2024. The number of votes cast for and against (or withheld) and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each proposal voted upon are set forth below.

 

 

 

Proposal 1.

 

The stockholders elected two Class III directors to hold office for a three-year term expiring at the 2027 annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified, by the following vote:

 

Name of Directors Elected

 

For

 

Withhold

 

Broker Non-Votes

Lt. Gen. Nina M. Armagno (Ret.)

 

 

248,478,144

 

 

1,184,794

 

 

103,196,075

Peter Beck

 

 

234,810,322

 

 

14,852,616

 

 

103,196,075

 

Proposal 2.

 

The stockholders ratified the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024, by the following vote:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

350,790,323

 

1,010,170

 

1,058,520

 

Proposal 3.

 

The stockholders approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers disclosed in the Company’s definitive proxy statement, based upon the votes set forth in the table below:

 

For

 

Against

 

Abstain

 

Broker Non-Votes

245,635,450

 

3,098,739

 

928,749

 

103,196,075

 

There were no broker non-votes with respect to Proposal 2.

 

No other items were presented for stockholder approval at the Meeting.


SIGNATURES

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.

 

 

 

ROCKET LAB USA, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date:

June 14, 2024

By:

/s/ Arjun Kampani

 

 

 

Arjun Kampani
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

 


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