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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 18, 2023



Digital World Acquisition Corp.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Delaware   001-40779   85-4293042

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


3109 Grand Ave, #450

Miami, FL

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (305) 735-1517


(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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-half of one Redeemable Warrant   DWACU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   DWAC   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50   DWACW   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 3.01

Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing.

On May 23, 2023, Digital World Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), received a notice from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) stating that the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because it has not yet filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 (the “Form 10-Q”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) requires listed companies to timely file all required periodic financial reports with the SEC.

Under Nasdaq rules, the Company has 60 calendar days, or no later than July 24, 2023, to submit a plan to regain compliance. If Nasdaq accepts the Company’s plan, Nasdaq can grant an exception of up to 180 calendar days from the due date of the Form 10-Q, or until November 20, 2023, to regain compliance. However, there can be no assurance that Nasdaq will accept the Company’s plan to regain compliance or that the Company will be able to regain compliance within any extension period granted by Nasdaq. If Nasdaq does not accept the Company’s plan, the Company will have the opportunity to appeal that decision to a Hearing Panel under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5815(a). If the Company fails to timely regain compliance with Nasdaq’s listing rules, the securities of the Company will be subject to delisting from Nasdaq.

The Nasdaq notice has no immediate impact on the listing or trading of the Company’s securities on Nasdaq.

The Company is continuing to work diligently to finalize and file the Form 10-Q as soon as possible before July 24, 2023.


Item 4.02.

Non-Reliance on Previously Issued Financial Statements.

The management of the Company, in consultation with its advisors, identified an error related to the accounting for certain expenses in the previously issued financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022. On May 18, 2023, the Company’s audit committee concluded, after discussion with the Company’s management and its advisors, that the Company’s audited financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2022 included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K should no longer be relied upon due to the error described above and should be restated. The Company plans to restate the financial statements identified above in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A (the “Form 10-K/A”) to be filed with the SEC as soon as practicable.

The Company’s management has concluded that in light of the error described above, a material weakness exists in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting and that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of December 31, 2022. The Company’s remediation plan with respect to such material weakness will be described in detail in the Form 10-K/A with the SEC.

The Company’s management and audit committee have discussed the matters disclosed in this Current Report on Form 8-K pursuant to this Item 4.02 with its independent registered public accounting firm.


Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On May 24, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing its receipt of the notice from Nasdaq. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.






99.1    Press Release, dated May 24, 2023.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).


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.

Date: May 24, 2023


Digital World Acquisition Corp.

/s/ Eric Swider

Name:   Eric Swider
Title:   Interim Chief Executive Officer