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): March 22, 2021 (March 16, 2021)

 

Athena Technology Acquisition Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-40209   85-4204953
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

125 Townpark Drive, Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (970) 924-0446

 

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:

 

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

 

Title of each class  

Trading

Symbol(s)

  Name of each exchange on which registered
         
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A Common Stock and one-third of one Redeemable Warrant   ATHN.U   New York Stock Exchange
         
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   ATHN   New York Stock Exchange
         
Warrants, each exercisable for one share Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share   ATHN WS   New York Stock Exchange

 

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

 

Emerging growth company þ

 

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 March 19, 2021, Athena Technology Corp. (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 25,000,000 units (the “Units”). Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Common Stock”), and one-third of one redeemable warrant of the Company (“Warrant”), with each whole Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $250,000,000. The Company granted the underwriters in the IPO a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,750,000 Units solely to cover over-allotments, if any.

 

In connection with the IPO, the Company entered into the following agreements, forms of which were previously filed as exhibits to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-252812) related to the IPO, originally filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on February 5, 2021 and declared effective by the Commission on March 16, 2021 (as amended, the “Registration Statement”):

 

  An Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”), dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as representative of the several underwriters, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 1.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

  A Warrant Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 4.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

  A Letter Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and among the Company, the Company’s sponsor, Athena Technology Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), and its officers and directors, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

  An Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.2 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

  A Registration Rights Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.3 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

  An Administrative Support Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.4 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

  A Private Placement Units Purchase Agreement, dated March 16, 2021 (the “Placement Units Purchase Agreement”), by and between the Company and the Sponsor, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.5 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

  

Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

 

Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, pursuant to the Placement Units Purchase Agreement, the Company completed the private sale of an aggregate of 700,000 units (the “Private Placement Units”) to the Sponsor at a purchase price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $7,000,000. The Private Placement Units are identical to the Units sold in the IPO, except as otherwise disclosed in the Registration Statement. No underwriting discounts or commissions were paid with respect to such sale. The issuance of the Private Placement Units was made pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

    

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Item 5.03. Amendments to Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

 

In connection with the IPO, the Company filed its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. The terms of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation are set forth in the Registration Statement and are incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation is attached as Exhibit 3.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 8.01. Other Events.

 

A total of $250,000,000, comprised of $245,000,000 of the proceeds from the IPO (which amount includes $8,750,000 of deferred underwriting commissions) and $5,000,000 of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Units, was placed in a U.S.-based trust account maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the trust account that may be released to the Company to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 interest to pay dissolution expenses, if any), the funds held in the trust account will not be released from the trust account until the earliest of (i) the completion of the Company’s initial business combination, (ii) the redemption of the Company’s public shares properly submitted in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation (a) to modify the substance or timing of its obligation to redeem 100% of the Company’s public shares if it does not complete its initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO or (b) with respect to any other provision relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity and (iii) the redemption of 100% of the Company’s public shares if the Company has not completed its initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO, subject to applicable law.

 

On March 16, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the IPO, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

On March 19, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the IPO, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

The following exhibits are being filed herewith:

 

Exhibit No.   Description
     
1.1   Underwriting Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company and Citigroup Global Market Inc. as representative of the several underwriters.
     
3.1   Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.
     
4.1   Warrant Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as warrant agent.
     
10.1   Letter Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and among the Company, the Sponsor and its officers and directors.
     
10.2   Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee.
     
10.3   Registration Rights Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor.
     
10.4   Administrative Support Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor.
     
10.5   Private Placement Units Purchase Agreement, dated March 16, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor.
     
99.1   Press Release, dated March 16, 2021.
     
99.2   Press Release, dated March 19, 2021.

  

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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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

  Athena Technology Acquisition Corp.
     
  By: /s/ Phyllis W. Newhouse
    Name:   Phyllis W. Newhouse
    Title: Chief Executive Officer
     
Dated: March 22, 2021    

 

 

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