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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 24, 2023

 

CLEAN EARTH ACQUISITIONS CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   000-1883984   87-1431377

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation) 

 

(Commission File
Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.) 

 

12600 Hill Country Blvd., Building R, Suite 275

Bee Cave, Texas 78738

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(800) 508-1531

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:

 

¨ 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

Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, one right, and one-half of one redeemable warrant   CLINU   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
         
Class A common stock included as part of the units, par value $0.0001 per share   CLIN   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
         
Rights included as part of the units to acquire one-tenth (1/10) of one share of Class A common stock   CLINR   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
         
Warrants included as part of the units, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   CLINW   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  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 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

 

The disclosure contained in Item 5.07 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

 

The disclosure contained in Item 5.07 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

 

On November 24, 2023, the Company held a special meeting of stockholders (the “Special Meeting”), at which holders of 13,076,044 shares, composed of 5,409,377 Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Common Stock”), and 7,666,667 Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class B Common Stock” together with the Class A Common Stock, the “Common Stock”), were present in person or by proxy, representing approximately 78.28% of the voting power of the 16,704,230 issued and outstanding Common Stock (“Outstanding Shares”) entitled to vote at the Special Meeting as of the close of business on November 2, 2023, which was the record date for the Special Meeting.

 

In connection with the Special Meeting, stockholders properly elected to redeem an aggregate of 5,351,009 Class A Common Stock at a redemption price of approximately $10.62 per share (the “Redemption”), for an aggregate redemption amount of approximately $56,808,987. Following the Redemption, approximately $29,689,612 will remain in the Company’s trust account (the “Trust Account”), not including any Extension Payments, as described below.

 

 

 

At the Special Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved the proposal (the “Extension Amendment Proposal”) to amend the Company’s second amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Charter”) to give the Company the right to extend the date by which it has to consummate a business combination (the “Extension”), from November 28, 2023 (the “Termination Date”) to May 28, 2024, (the “Extended Date”).

 

The following is a tabulation of the votes with respect to the Extension Amendment Proposal, which was approved by the Company’s stockholders:

 

Common Stock
Votes For
  Common Stock
Votes Against
  Common Stock
Abstentions
13,076,044   0   0

 

As a result of the approval of the Extension Amendment Proposal, the Company’s sponsor (the “Sponsor”) exercised the Extension and agreed that for each month following the Termination Date, or pro rata portion thereof if less than a month, until the earlier of (i) the date of the special meeting held in connection with the stockholder vote to approve an initial business combination and (ii) May 28, 2024 (or any earlier date of termination, dissolution or winding up of the Company in accordance with its governing documents), the Sponsor will deposit, on or before the 28th day of each such month, $78,303.51 (each such deposit, an “Extension Payment”), which is equal to the lesser of (i) $120,000 and (ii) $0.028 for each Public Share that was not redeemed in connection with the Extension Amendment Proposal, into the Trust Account for the aggregate benefit of holders of the Company’s Public Shares that were not redeemed, in exchange for a non-interest bearing, unsecured promissory note payable upon consummation of the Company’s initial business combination. The Sponsor will not be repaid in the event that the Company is unable to consummate an initial business combination, unless there are funds available outside the Trust Account to do so.

 

On November 27, 2023, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment of the Charter with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the “Charter Amendment”) to reflect the Extension Amendment Proposal . The foregoing description of the Charter Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Charter Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 3.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number
  Title
3.1   Certificate of Amendment of the Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Clean Earth Acquisitions Corp.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

  Clean Earth Acquisitions Corp.
     
  By: /s/ Aaron T. Ratner
    Name: Aaron T. Ratner
    Title: Chief Executive Officer
     
Dated: November 28, 2023    

 

 

Exhibit 3.1

 

CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT

OF THE

SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

CLEAN EARTH ACQUISITIONS CORP.

 

Clean Earth Acquisitions Corp., a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), does hereby certify as follows:

 

1.The Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation, as amended by that certain Certificate of Amendment of the Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation, dated May 25, 2023 and filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on May 26, 2023 (as so amended, the “Charter”) is hereby amended by deleting Section 9.1(b) thereof in its entirety and inserting the following in lieu thereof:

 

“(b) Immediately after the Offering, a certain amount of the net offering proceeds received by the Corporation in the Offering (including the proceeds of any exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option) and certain other amounts specified in the Corporation’s registration statement on Form S-1, initially filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 18, 2021, as amended (the “Registration Statement”), shall be deposited in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), established for the benefit of the Public Stockholders (as defined below) pursuant to a trust agreement described in the Registration Statement. Except for the withdrawal of interest to pay taxes, none of the funds held in the Trust Account (including the interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account) will be released from the Trust Account until the earliest to occur of (i) the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) the redemption of 100% of the Offering Shares (as defined below) if the Corporation is unable to complete its initial Business Combination within 21 months (or up to 27 months if the Company extends the period of time to consummate an initial Business Combination) from the closing of the Offering and (iii) the redemption of shares in connection with a vote seeking to amend such provisions of this Amended and Restated Certificate as described in Section 9.7. Holders of shares of Common Stock included as part of the units sold in the Offering (the “Offering Shares”) (whether such Offering Shares were purchased in the Offering or in the secondary market following the Offering and whether or not such holders are the Sponsor or officers or directors of the Corporation, or affiliates of any of the foregoing) are referred to herein as “Public Stockholders.

 

2.The Charter is hereby further amended by deleting Section 9.2(d) thereof in its entirety and inserting the following in lieu thereof:

 

“(d) In the event that the Corporation has not consummated an initial Business Combination within 21 months from the closing of the Offering, the Board may extend the period of time to consummate an initial Business Combination by an additional six months (the “Extension”), for a total of up to 27 months from the closing of the Offering or May 28, 2024 ( the “Extended Date”); provided that the Sponsor (or its affiliates or designees) has provided to the Corporation a notice of such Extension no later than two business days prior to November 28, 2023. In the event that the Corporation does not consummate a Business Combination by the later of (A) November 28, 2023 or (B) if the Extension is exercised, the Extended Date, the Corporation shall (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the Offering Shares in consideration of a per- share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (which interest shall be net of taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then outstanding Offering Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish rights of the Public Stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining stockholders and the Board in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Corporation’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.

 

 

 

3.The Charter is hereby further amended by deleting Section 9.7 thereof in its entirety and inserting the following in lieu thereof:

 

Additional Redemption Rights. If, in accordance with Section 9.1(a), any amendment is made to this Amended and Restated Certificate (a) to modify the substance or timing of the Corporation’s obligation to redeem 100% of the Offering Shares if the Corporation has not consummated an initial Business Combination within 21 months (or up to 27 months if the Company extends the period of time to consummate an initial Business Combination) from the date of the closing of the Offering or (b) with respect to any other material provisions of this Amended and Restated Certificate relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity, the Public Stockholders shall be provided with the opportunity to redeem their Offering Shares upon the approval of any such amendment, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (which interest shall be net of taxes payable), divided by the number of then outstanding Offering Shares; provided, however, that any such amendment will be voided, and this Article IX will remain unchanged, if any stockholders who wish to redeem are unable to redeem due to the Redemption Limitation.

 

4.The foregoing amendment was duly adopted in accordance with the provisions of Section 242 of the DGCL.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Certificate of Amendment to be executed and acknowledged this 27th day of November, 2023.

 

  Clean Earth Acquisitions Corp.
   
   
  By: /s/ Aaron T. Ratner
    Name: Aaron T. Ratner
    Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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