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Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 16, 2020




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Cayman Islands   001-39378   N/A
(State or other jurisdiction of   (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

3 Columbus Circle, Suite 2215

New York, NY

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(212) 309-7668

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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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 Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share, and one-third of one redeemable warrant   AACQU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share   AACQ   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   AACQW   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).


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 July 16, 2020, Artius Acquisition Inc. (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 72,450,000 units (the “Units”), including the issuance of 9,450,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ exercise in full of their over-allotment option. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Ordinary Shares”), and one-third of one redeemable warrant of the Company (“Warrant”), each whole Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $724,500,000.

Substantially concurrently with the consummation of the IPO, the Company completed the private sale (the “Private Placement”) of 11,326,667 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) at a purchase price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, to the Company’s sponsor, Artius Acquisition Partners LLC, generating gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $16,990,000.

A total of $724,500,000, comprised of $710,010,000 of the proceeds from the IPO, including approximately $25,357,500 of the underwriters’ deferred discount, and $14,490,000 of the proceeds of the sale of the Private Placement Warrants, were placed in a trust account maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee. An audited balance sheet as of July 16, 2020 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the IPO and the Private Placement has been issued by the Company and is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed with this Form 8-K:


Exhibit No.


Description of Exhibits

99.1    Audited Balance Sheet, as of July 16, 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.


    Artius Acquisition Inc.
Date: July 22, 2020     By:   /s/ Boon Sim
      Name: Boon Sim
      Title: Chief Executive Officer