Artius Acquisition Inc. (NASDAQ:AACQ) announced in an 8-K filing that its shareholders approved its combination with West-Sacramento zero-carbon materials company Origin Materials at a special meeting earlier today.
A total of 58,972,042 Artius shares, representing approximately 65.11% of the outstanding ordinary shares entitled to vote, were present at the meeting. Redemption numbers were not disclosed, but the transaction was approved nearly unanimously with 56,433,318 votes in favor of the combination. The nine other proposals were also approved, including an equity incentive plan and employee purchase plan. AACQ climbed nearly 3% following the meeting.
The transaction is expected to close on June 25 prior to market open, and the combined entity’s shares and warrants will start trading on the Nasdaq under the new symbol “ORGN” and “ORGNW”, respectively, also on June 25.
The parties initially announced the $999 million deal on February 17. Origin is developing a series of carbon-negative and carbon-neutral materials to replace an array of consumer packaging and production elements. The company recently launched its Net Zero Automotive program with Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) in a sustainable initiative to industrialize new materials and drive decarbonization in the automotive industry.
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- BofA Securities is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Origin
- Cooley LLP is serving as legal advisor to Origin.
- Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are serving as joint financial and capital markets advisors to Artius and serving as co-placement agents on the PIPE offering.
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is serving as legal advisor to Artius.