SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 24, 2020
FORUM MERGER II CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 103
Delray Beach, FL 33445
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 739-7860
(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||
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one redeemable warrant||FMCIU||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share||FMCI||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|Warrants, each exercisable for one share of Class A common stock||FMCIW||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 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
In connection with the previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) between Forum Merger II Corporation (“Forum” or the “Company”) and Ittella International (“Tattooed Chef”), on August 24, 2020, Tattooed Chef issued a press release announcing that it has appointed Charles (“Chuck”) F. Cargile as its Chief Financial Officer, effective on August 24, 2020. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to liabilities under that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings. This Current Report on Form 8-K will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information of the information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1.
Important Information About the Business Combination and the Extension and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed Business Combination, the Company has filed a preliminary proxy statement and intends to file a definitive proxy statement, when available, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). In addition, the Company has filed a preliminary proxy statement and intends to file a definitive proxy statement to be used at its special meeting of stockholders to approve an extension of time in which the Company must complete a business combination or liquidate the trust account that holds the proceeds of the Company’s initial public offering (the “Extension”). The Company’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statements and, when available, the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statements and documents incorporated by reference therein filed in connection the Business Combination and the Extension, as these materials will contain important information about the Extension, Tattooed Chef, the Company and the Business Combination. When available, the definitive proxy statement and other relevant materials for the Extension and the Business Combination will be mailed to stockholders of the Company as of a record date to be established for voting on the Extension and the Business Combination, respectively. Stockholders of the Company will also be able to obtain copies of the preliminary proxy statements, the definitive proxy statements and other documents filed with the SEC that may be incorporated by reference therein, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: Forum Merger II Corporation, 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 103, Delray Beach, FL 33445, Attention: Secretary, telephone: (212) 739-7860.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders with respect to the Extension and the Business Combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in the Company is contained in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 (the “Annual Report”), which was filed with the SEC and is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: Forum Merger II Corporation, 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 103, Delray Beach, FL 33445, Attention: Secretary, telephone: (212) 739-7860. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants is contained in the proxy statements for the Extension and the Business Combination.
Tattooed Chef and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders in connection with the Business Combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the Business Combination is included in the preliminary proxy statement relating to the Business Combination.
This Current Report on Form 8-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forum and Tattooed Chef’s actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, you should not rely on these forward looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Forum’s and Tattooed Chef’s expectations with respect to future performance and anticipated financial impacts of the Business Combination, the satisfaction of the closing conditions to the Business Combination and the timing of the completion of the Business Combination. 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 Forum’s and Tattooed Chef’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement or could otherwise cause the Business Combination to fail to close; (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Forum or Tattooed Chef following the announcement of the Merger Agreement and the Business Combination; (3) the inability to complete the Business Combination, including due to failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Forum or other conditions to closing in the Merger Agreement; (4) the receipt of an unsolicited offer from another party for an alternative business transaction that could interfere with the Business Combination; (5) the inability to obtain the listing of the ordinary shares of the post-acquisition company on the Nasdaq Stock Market or any alternative national securities exchange following the Business Combination; (6) the risk that the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations; (7) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; (8) costs related to the Business Combination; (9) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (10) the possibility that Tattooed Chef may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (11) the impact of COVID-19 on the combined company’s business; and (12) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the proxy statement filed relating to the Business Combination, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and in Forum’s other filings with the SEC. Some of these risks and uncertainties may in the future be amplified by the COVID-19 outbreak and there may be additional risks that Forum considers immaterial or which are unknown. Forum cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. Forum cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forum 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.
No Offer or Solicitation
This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Business Combination. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of section 10 of the Securities Act, or an exemption therefrom.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release, dated August 24, 2020.|
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.
|FORUM MERGER II CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ David Boris|
|Name: David Boris|
Title: Co-Chief Executive Officer and
Chief Financial Officer
|Dated: August 24, 2020|
Tattooed Chef Appoints Charles F. Cargile as Chief Financial Officer
PARAMOUNT, Calif., Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ittella International, a plant-based food company with a broad portfolio of innovative products available both in private label and the “Tattooed Chef” brand (“Tattooed Chef” or the “Company”), today announced it has appointed Charles (“Chuck”) F. Cargile as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 24, 2020. The Company’s current Chief Financial Officer, Stephanie Dieckmann, will remain with the Company as Chief Operating Officer. As previously announced, Tattooed Chef and Forum Merger II Corporation (Nasdaq: FMCI) (“Forum”), a special purpose acquisition company, have entered into a definitive agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”) for a business combination that will introduce Tattooed Chef as a Nasdaq-listed public company. The Company expects the closing of the Business Combination to occur in early October, as soon as practicable after the stockholder meeting held to approve the Business Combination, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions in the Merger Agreement.
Mr. Cargile is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of financial and operational experience, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Sunworks since March 2017. Prior to joining Sunworks, Mr. Cargile served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Newport Corporation from October 2000 until April 2016, when Newport was acquired by MKS Instruments. Mr. Cargile was responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, tax, treasury, investor relations and information technology functions, as well as strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. From November 1998 to October 2000, Mr. Cargile had several roles at York International Corporation including Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development. Mr. Cargile started his career at Coopers & Lybrand and Borg Warner Industrial Products, which later became Flowserve Corporation. Mr. Cargile has a B.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and earned an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC). Mr. Cargile currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sunworks and Photon Control, as well as the Corporate Advisory Board for the Marshall School of Business at USC.
“We are pleased to welcome Chuck to the Tattooed Chef team,” said Sam Galletti, President and CEO of Tattooed Chef. “Chuck is an experienced and strategic executive with a proven track record of growing companies. His strong background and public company experience will be a valuable addition to Tattooed Chef as we continue to capitalize on the global plant-powered food market.”
Mr. Cargile said, “I am thrilled to join Tattooed Chef at this exciting and pivotal time. I look forward to working alongside the team to lead the company through this explosive growth period and to drive increasing levels of shareholder value.”
About Tattooed Chef and Ittella International
Tattooed Chef is a leading plant-based food company offering a broad portfolio of innovative plant-based food products that taste great and are sustainably sourced. Tattooed Chef’s signature products include ready-to-cook bowls, zucchini spirals, riced cauliflower, acai and smoothie bowls, and cauliflower pizza crusts, which are available in the frozen food sections of leading national retail food stores across the United States. Understanding consumer lifestyle and food trends, and a commitment to innovation allows Tattooed Chef to continuously introduce new products. Tattooed Chef provides great-tasting, approachable and innovative products not only to the growing group of consumers who seek to adopt a plant-based lifestyle, but to any of the “People Who Give a Crop”. For more information, please visit www.tattooedchef.com. Following completion of the transaction, the combined Tattooed Chef and Forum will be renamed Tattooed Chef, Inc.
About Forum Merger II Corporation
Forum Merger II Corporation is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. For more information, please visit www.forummerger.com.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
Forum has filed with the SEC a preliminary proxy statement in connection with the proposed business combination and other matters and will mail a definitive proxy statement to its stockholders as of the record date established for voting on the proposed business combination. Forum’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement and any amendments thereto and, once available, the definitive proxy statement, in connection with Forum’s solicitation of proxies for its special meeting of stockholders to be held to approve, among other things, the proposed business combination, because these documents will contain important information about Forum, Tattooed Chef and the proposed business combination. Forum’s stockholders may also obtain a copy of the preliminary or definitive proxy statement, once available, as well as other documents filed with the SEC by Forum, without charge, at the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Forum Merger II Corporation, 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 103, Delray Beach, FL 33445. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this press release is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release.
Certain statements made in this release are “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this release, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “future,” “propose” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside Forum’s or Tattooed Chef’s control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include: the inability to complete the transactions contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Forum or satisfy other conditions to the closing of the proposed business combination; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Business Combination Agreement; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Tattooed Chef or Forum; the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, the amount of funds available in Forum’s trust account following any redemptions by Forum’s public stockholders, competition and the ability of the combined business to grow and manage growth profitably; the ability to meet Nasdaq’s listing requirements following the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the proposed business combination; costs related to the proposed business combination; and other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the proxy statement to be filed by Forum with the SEC in connection with the proposed business combination, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and other factors identified in Forum’s prior and future filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov. Some of these risks and uncertainties may be amplified by the COVID-19 outbreak. None of Forum or Tattooed Chef undertakes any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Participants in the Solicitation
Forum and its directors and executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the business combination. Information about the directors and executive officers of Forum and a description of their interests in Forum are set forth in its definitive proxy statement in connection with its special meeting of stockholders to approve an extension of time in which Forum must complete an initial business combination or liquidate its trust account, which was filed with the SEC on May 26, 2020, and will also be contained in the preliminary proxy statement and definitive proxy statement, when they are filed with the SEC, in connection with the proposed business combination. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
This press release does not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed transaction. This press release also does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.