Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 1, 2020
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On November 7, 2019, Workhorse Group Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a transaction with Lordstown Motors Corp. (“LMC”) pursuant to which the Company agreed to grant LMC a perpetual and worldwide license to certain intellectual property relating to the Company’s W-15 electric pickup truck platform and its related technology (the “Licensed Intellectual Property”) in exchange for royalties, equity interests in LMC, and other consideration (the “LMC Transaction”). Pursuant to the agreements entered with LMC and the Company, LMC was required to endeavor to, among other things, raise sufficient third-party capital to cover the acquisition, retrofitting, and restart of the Lordstown Assembly Complex, and the ongoing operating costs it expects to incur (the “Capital Raise”). Among other consideration, LMC is required to pay the Company one percent of the aggregate debt and equity commitments funded to LMC upon completion of the Capital Raise (the “Royalty Advance”). LMC must also pay a one percent royalty on the gross sales price of the first 200,000 Vehicles sold, but only to the extent that the aggregate amount of such royalty fees exceed the amount paid as the Royalty Advance. LMC issued the Company 10% of its outstanding common stock in the LMC Transaction, with anti-dilution rights for two years.

On August 1, 2020, LMC entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “LMC Merger Agreement”) with DiamondPeak Holdings Corp., a Delaware company traded on Nasdaq (“DiamondPeak”), pursuant to which LMC agreed to merge with and into a subsidiary of DiamondPeak (the “LMC Merger”). The LMC Merger Agreement may be terminated under certain circumstances, including, termination at the option of either party if the LMC Merger is not consummated by February 1, 2021, and is subject to various conditions precedent. Further, as disclosed by DiamondPeak in its Form 8-K Current Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 3, 2020, on August 1, 2020, DiamondPeak entered into subscription agreements with certain investors, pursuant to which, among other things, DiamondPeak agreed to issue and sell, in private placements to close immediately prior to the closing of the LMC Merger, an aggregate of 50,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock for $10.00 per share.

In order to further define the Company’s rights with respect to LMC, the Company and LMC entered into a Confirmatory Agreement on August 1, 2020 pursuant to which the parties confirmed that (i) the Company will own 9.99% of DiamondPeak following the closing of the LMC Merger in full satisfaction of its anti-dilution rights and (ii) the Royalty Advance was defined as $4,750,000. Further, the Company has entered into a Registration Rights and Lock Up Agreement with DiamondPeak, which will become effective upon consummation of the LMC Merger pursuant to which DiamondPeak has agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, registering the Company’s shares of Class A Common Stock held in DiamondPeak within 45 days of the closing of the LMC Merger (the “Filing Deadline”) and to use commercially reasonable efforts to have such registration statement declared effective within 60 days of the Filing Deadline, which may be extended up to 120 days in the event the Securities and Exchange Commission elects to review such registration statement. The Company has agreed, subject to certain exceptions, to not sell any of its shares of Class A Common Stock for a period of six months following the closing of the LMC Merger.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit No.Description
104Cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted as Inline XBRL


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.

Date: August 4, 2020By:/s/ Steve Schrader
Steve Schrader
Chief Financial Officer