Filing pursuant to Rule 425 under the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended
Deemed filed under Rule 14a-12 under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
Filer: Artius Acquisition Inc.
Subject Company: Artius Acquisition Inc.
Filer’s Commission File Number: 1-39378
Date: February 17, 2021
Origin Materials – Email to Employees
EMAIL SUBJECT: Announcement – Origin plans to go public!
Big news today.
We have reached a significant milestone for Origin: We plan to go
public and list our stock on the Nasdaq. This is essentially an
initial public offering (IPO), accomplished through a business
combination with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Our
SPAC partner, who you are going to love, is Artius Acquisition Inc.
Check out the press release issued this morning announcing the
transaction, which you can find here: [Link to release].
So, what does this mean for all of us?
First, we will continue to operate under the Origin Materials name.
Because Artius is already publicly traded, by merging with it
Origin will become a public company when the deal is complete,
trading on the Nasdaq under a new ticker symbol. The boards of
directors of both Origin and Artius have unanimously approved the
proposed transaction, and we expect the transaction to complete in
the second quarter of 2021.
The transaction will provide up to $925 million in funding –
significant resources to support our aggressive growth
It’s exciting news and we should all feel good about what we have
built together. And we are all the more excited to kick off the
next chapter in our company’s journey as the world’s leading carbon
negative materials company.
Now, as we start this new chapter, there will also be new rules we
will all need to follow. The SEC has strict guidelines governing
external communications. To avoid delays or any other repercussions
from the SEC if we do not adhere to these rules, everyone must
avoid speaking publicly about this process, our business metrics,
and financials. In the same vein, please refrain from making
statements about our company or our performance in open forums
(including online, to friends, on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, via
email, to existing or prospective customers, etc.). Please see the
attached guidelines for posting on social media about this event.
And if something isn’t clear to you – all you have to do is
Now, given the excitement around the announcement, people are bound
to ask you questions. If someone asks you about the process of
going public or company fundamentals, the best response is
something like, “We’re really proud and excited, but it’s business
as usual at Origin.” If pushed further, you can say something like,
“I can’t speak to that, but I would be happy to connect you with
the appropriate person.”
It’s absolutely critical to bring caution and judgment to each of
those situations if they come up.
If you receive any press inquiries, please forward them to Evan
Winchester (Senior Marketing Manager,
email@example.com), who can help handle media
requests during this especially sensitive time. Communications are
highly regulated throughout the process of becoming a public
company, so please know that we will continue to share updates with
you as we have more to report.