8-K
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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): January 23, 2023

 

 

VELODYNE LIDAR, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-38703   83-1138508

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

5521 Hellyer Avenue

San Jose, California

  95138
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(669) 275-2251

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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

 

Trading

symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, $0.0001 par value   VLDR   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each exercisable for three-quarters of one share of common stock   VLDRW   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 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 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 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On January 23, 2023, Michael Dee delivered notice to the board of directors (the “Board”) of Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (the “Company”) of his resignation as a member of the Board, effective immediately. Mr. Dee had resigned as the Chairman and from all committees in July 2022.

Mr. Dee has previously criticized the Board and management and voiced his concerns about his considerable differences of opinion with certain Board members and management.

In accordance with the requirements of Item 5.02 of Form 8-K, the Company has provided Mr. Dee a copy of the disclosures it is making in this Item 5.02 report no later than the day of filing this Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

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Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

17.1    Letter from Michael Dee to the Board of Directors, dated January 23, 2023
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

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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.

 

  VELODYNE LIDAR, INC.
DATE: January 23, 2023   By:  

/s/ Daniel Horwood

    Daniel Horwood
    General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 

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EX-17.1

Exhibit 17.1

From: Michael Dee

Date: January 23, 2023 at 5:49:45 PM CST

To: Ted Tewksbury, Hamid Zarringhalam, Andy Mattes, Kristin Slanina, Ernest Maddock, Virginia Boulet

Subject: To the Velodyne Board of Directors

I hereby resign from the Board of Directors of VelodyneLidar, Inc. (the “Company”), effective immediately. Michael Dee