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): March 1, 2023
WORKHORSE GROUP INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer |
3600 Park 42 Drive, Suite 160E, Sharonville, Ohio 45241
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
1 (888) 646-5205
(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))|
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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|
|Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share||WKHS||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On March 1, 2023, Workhorse Group Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing certain business updates, including the Company’s plan to refresh its Board of Directors including by nominating two new directors in connection with its 2023 annual meeting. Pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K, a copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in Item 7.01 and Item 9.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liability of such section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference in such filing.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the nomination for election of directors described in Exhibit 99.1, the Company will file a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). SHAREHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Shareholders will be able to obtain a free copy of the proxy statement when available and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request by mail to Workhorse Group Inc., 3600 Park 42 Drive, Suite 160E, Sharonville, Ohio 45241, or from the Company’s website at www.ir.workhorse.com.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company and certain of its directors and officers, as well as the proposed director nominees, may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed to be “participants” in the solicitation of proxies from its shareholders that will occur in connection with the Company’s 2023 annual meeting. Information concerning the interests of the persons who may be considered “participants” in the solicitation is set forth in the Company’s proxy statements and its Annual Reports on Form 10-K previously filed with the SEC, and will be set forth in the proxy statement relating to the Company’s 2023 annual meeting when the proxy statement becomes available. Copies of these documents can be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to the Company at the address above, or at www.ir.workhorse.com.
Certain statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For such statements, the Company claims the protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual events or results may differ materially from the Company’s expectations. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by the Company’s forward-looking statements are disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Item 9.01. Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release, dated March 1, 2023.|
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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.
|WORKHORSE GROUP INC.|
|Date: March 1, 2023||By:||/s/ James D. Harrington|
|Name:||James D. Harrington|
|Title:||General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary|