Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

STOCKHOLDERS??? EQUITY

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STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Equity [Abstract]  
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Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock
Upon the closing of the Merger on February 11, 2022, 85.6 million shares of issued and outstanding redeemable convertible preferred stock were cancelled and converted into 85.6 million shares of Energy Vault common stock based upon an exchange ratio of 6.7735. A total of $182.0 million redeemable convertible preferred stock was reclassified into common stock and additional paid-in-capital on the condensed balance sheet. One shareholder that owned 13,768 shares of Series C preferred stock prior to the Merger, had a delay in the conversion of its shares to common stock and the shares were converted to 93,258 shares of common stock in May 2022.
As of December 31, 2021, the Company’s convertible preferred stock consisted of the following (amounts in thousands and adjusted for Merger exchange ratio):
Shares
Designated
Shares Issued and
Outstanding
Liquidation
Preference
Series C preferred stock 14,787  14,787  $ 107,000
Series B-1 preferred stock 14,475  14,475  31,003 
Series B preferred stock 14,651  14,651  25,003 
Series A-2 preferred stock 5,087  5,087  3,555 
Series A-1 preferred stock 6,950  6,950  3,076 
Series Seed 2 preferred stock 4,240  4,240  934 
Series Seed 1 preferred stock 11,190  11,190  753 
Series FR preferred stock 14,361  14,361  25 
85,741  85,741  $ 171,349 
The significant rights and preferences of the outstanding convertible preferred stock through the closing of the Merger were as follows:
Dividends
Through the closing date, the holders of each class of convertible preferred stock had been entitled to receive non-cumulative dividends at 8% per annum, if and when declared by the Board of Directors of the Company. Through the closing date of the Merger, no dividends had been declared.
Conversion
Until the closing of the Merger, each class of preferred stock was convertible to common stock at the option of the holder at the conversion price (as defined in the articles of incorporation) which was initially equal to the original issuance price of each of the preferred stock issuances. The preferred stock would be automatically converted to common stock upon the earlier of; (a) a firm commitment underwritten initial public offering to an effective registration statement and sale of common stock to the public of not less than $49.0258 per share (minimum price per share does not apply to Series FR, Seed 1 and Seed 2 preferred stock) with gross proceeds not less than $50.0 million, or (b) by written consent of the holders of a majority of the then outstanding shares of preferred stock voting as single class on an as-converted to common stock
basis, with the holders of the Series A, Seed 2, Seed 1, and Series FR preferred stock voting as a separate class on an as-converted basis, the holders of the Series B voting as a separate class on an as-converted basis, the holders of the Series B-1 voting as a separate class on an as-converted basis, and the holders of the Series C voting as a separate class on an as-converted basis.
The conversion price was subject to adjustment for stock splits and stock dividends, reorganization, reclassifications, or similar events and was to be adjusted proportionately. The conversion price would have also been adjusted for certain dilutive issuances of common stock or securities exercisable or convertible into common stock at a price below the conversion price in effect at the time (price protection or ratchet feature). The adjustment to the conversion price would have been determined by multiplying the conversion price by a fraction calculated as the diluted shares pre-issuance at the conversion price divided by the common stock pre-issuance plus the additional stock issued (partial ratchet).
Liquidation
Until the closing of the Merger, in the event of any liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Company, the holders of Series B, Series B-1 and Series C preferred stock would have been entitled to, in preference to the holders of each of the other classes of preferred stock, and to the common stockholder, an amount equal to the original issuance price plus declared but unpaid dividends. After payment in full to the holders of Series B, Series B-1 and Series C preferred stock, and prior to any distribution to the common stockholders, each of the other classes of preferred stock would have been entitled to receive an amount equal to the original issue price plus declared and unpaid dividends on such shares, payable on a pari-passu basis among the Series.
A liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Company would have been deemed to have occurred upon completion of any transaction or event that resulted in a change of control as defined in the articles of incorporation (a “Deemed Liquidation Event”). Upon a Deemed Liquidation Event, the preferred stock would have become redeemable at the option of the holder and the Company would have been required to provide written notice to the holders of the preferred stock within 90 days of such an event informing them of their right to redeem the preferred stock. For purposes of determining the amount each holder of preferred stock would have been entitled to receive upon a Deemed Liquidation Event, each class of preferred stock would have been deemed to have automatically converted their shares into common stock at the as converted value (even if not elected by the holder) immediately prior to such a Deemed Liquidation Event, if the value was greater than the amount that would have been distributed to the holder of the preferred stock if it were not converted.
Voting
Until the closing of the Merger, each share of preferred stock was entitled to the number of votes equal to the number of shares of common stock into which the shares of preferred stock so held could be converted at the record date.
Common Stock
On February 11, 2022, in connection with the reverse recapitalization treatment of the Merger, the Company effectively issued 27.6 million new shares of common stock. Additionally upon the close of the Merger, the Company converted all 3.0 million issued and outstanding common stock and all 12.7 million issued and outstanding convertible preferred stock of Legacy Energy Vault into 106.1 million new shares of common stock using an exchange ratio of 6.7735.