SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
RODRIGUEZ HAROLD J JR

(Last) (First) (Middle)

(Street)

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
03/14/2008
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
GHL Acquisition Corp. [ GHQ ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock(1) 15,000 I By Spouse
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Warrants(1) (2) (3) Common stock, par value $0.001 per share 15,000 7 I By Spouse
Explanation of Responses:
1. The shares of common stock and warrants reported herein are included in units of GHL Acquisition Corp (the "Issuer"), each unit representing one share of common stock, par value $0.001, of the Issuer ("Common Stock") and one warrant to purchase one share of Common Stock. The Units were purchased pursuant to the directed unit program described in the prospectus (the "Prospectus") dated February 14, 2008, relating to the initial public offering (the "IPO"), as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 19, 2008.
2. Exercisable on the later of (i) February 14, 2009 and (ii) the completion by the Issuer of an initial business combination, as described in the Prospectus, in each case if there is an effective registration statement covering the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants contained in the Units sold in the IPO.
3. Expires on the earlier of redemption or liquidation of the trust account or on 5:00 p.m., New York time, February 14, 2013.
/s/ Jodi Ganz, Attorney-in-fact for Harold J. Rodgriquez, Jr. 04/01/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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