8-K 1 tm2020911d1_8k.htm FORM 8-K





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): May 26, 2020


VectoIQ Acquisition Corp.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

1354 Flagler Drive
Mamaroneck, NY

(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip code)



(646) 475-8506
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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:


x           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   VTIQ   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants to purchase one share of Common Stock   VTIQW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Units, each consisting of one share of Common Stock and one Warrant   VTIQU   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) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2).


Emerging growth company  x


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 8.01. Other Events.


On May 26, 2020, VectoIQ Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (“VectoIQ”), issued a press release reminding its stockholders to vote in favor of the approval of VectoIQ’s proposed business combination with Nikola Corporation (“Nikola”) and the related proposals to be voted upon at the Company’s special meeting in lieu of annual meeting of stockholders scheduled to be held on June 2, 2020.


A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


Important Information and Where to Find It


In connection with the proposed business combination between Nikola and VectoIQ and related transactions (the “Proposed Transactions”), VectoIQ has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) with the SEC, which includes the proxy statement/prospectus/information statement dated May 8, 2020 (the “Proxy Statement”) distributed to holders of VectoIQ’s common stock in connection with VectoIQ’s solicitation of proxies for the vote by VectoIQ’s stockholders with respect to the Proposed Transactions and other matters as described in the Registration Statement, a prospectus relating to the offer of the securities to be issued to Nikola’s stockholders in connection with the Proposed Transactions, and an information statement to Nikola’s stockholders regarding the Proposed Transactions. Investors and security holders and other interested parties are urged to read the Proxy Statement, and any amendments thereto and any other documents filed with the SEC when they become available, carefully and in their entirety because they contain important information about VectoIQ, Nikola and the Proposed Transactions. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement and other documents filed with the SEC by VectoIQ through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: VectoIQ Acquisition Corp., 1354 Flagler Drive, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.


Participants in the Solicitation


VectoIQ and Nikola and their respective directors and certain of their respective executive officers and other members of management and employees may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies with respect to the Proposed Transactions. Information about the directors and executive officers of VectoIQ and Nikola is set forth in the Registration Statement. Stockholders, potential investors and other interested persons should read the Registration Statement carefully before making any voting or investment decisions. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.


No Offer or Solicitation


This Current Report on Form 8-K shall 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 jurisdiction 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 of 1933, as amended.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)           Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Exhibit
99.1   Press release dated May 26, 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.


Dated: May 26, 2020


  By: /s/ Steve Shindler
    Name: Steve Shindler
    Title: Chief Financial Officer