SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): November 13, 2023
ShoulderUp Technology Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
125 Townpark Drive, Suite 300
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(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 Instructions 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))|
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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, and one-half of one redeemable warrant||SUAC.U||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value||SUAC||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Redeemable warrants||SUAC.WS||The New York Stock Exchange|
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 8.01 Other Events
On November 13, 2023, ShoulderUp Technology Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), issued a press release announcing that the estimated redemption price per share at the time of the Special Meeting is expected to be approximately $10.55 based on the aggregate amount in the trust account of $43,839,754 as of November 9, 2023 ((including interest not previously released to the Company but net of expected franchise and income taxes payable), a decrease from the $10.63 originally reported in the Company’s definitive proxy statement (as supplemented, the “Proxy Statement”) in connection with the Special Meeting filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 25, 2023, which was not calculated based on an amount in trust net of expected franchise and income taxes payable. The closing price of ShoulderUp’s common stock on November 9, 2023 was $10.65.
Stockholders who have previously submitted their proxies or otherwise voted and who do not want to change their vote need not take any action. Stockholders as of the record date can vote, even if they have subsequently sold their shares. Any stockholders who wish to change their vote and need assistance should contact Okapi Partners LLC at (212) 297-0720, or email@example.com. Stockholders who wish to withdraw their previously submitted redemption requests may do so prior to the rescheduled meeting by requesting that the transfer agent return such Public Shares prior to 2:00 p,m. Eastern Time on November 15, 2023.
The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company and its directors and executive officers and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s shareholders in respect of the Special Meeting and the Charter Amendment Proposal and related matters. Information regarding the Company’s directors and executive officers is available in Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 25, 2023 (the “Proxy Statement”). Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests are contained in the Proxy Statement.
No Offer or Solicitation
This communication 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 the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the 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.
The Company has filed a Proxy Statement with the SEC in connection with the Meeting to consider and vote upon the Charter Amendment Proposal and, beginning on or about October 25, 2023, mailed the Proxy Statement and other relevant documents to its stockholders as of the October 13, 2023 record date for the Special Meeting. The Company’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the Proxy Statement and any other relevant documents that have been or will be filed with the SEC in connection with the Company’s solicitation of proxies for the Special Meeting because these documents contain important information about the Company, the Charter Amendment Proposal and related matters. Stockholders may also obtain a free copy of the Proxy Statement, as well as other relevant documents that have been or will be filed with the SEC, without charge, at the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: ShoulderUp Technology Acquisition Corp, 125 Townpark Drive, Suite 300, Kennesaw, GA 30144, (650) 276-7040 or to: Okapi Partners, Attention: Chuck Garske / Christian Jacques, (212) 297-0720, or Info@okapipartners.com
This Current Report on Form 8-K (this “Form 8-K”) includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements regarding the estimated per share redemption price and related matters, as well as all other statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Form 8-K are forward-looking statements. When used in this Form 8-K, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” and similar expressions, as they relate to us or our management team, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Company’s management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the SEC. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are qualified in their entirety by this paragraph. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and initial public offering prospectus. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release, dated November 13, 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.
|ShoulderUp Technology Acquisition Corp.|
|Dated: November 13, 2023||By:||/s/ Phyllis Newhouse|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|