BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADN) (“Advent”), an innovation-driven company in the fuel cell and hydrogen technology space, today announced that the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) originally scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021, has been postponed. In response to the SEC’s “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”)” (the “Staff Statement”), which highlighted the complex nature of warrants of a kind similar to those issued by Advent, Advent has postponed the Annual Meeting to allow for the mailing of an update to our annual report to include the restatement of certain financial statements of AMCI Acquisition Corp. prior to the business combination. The Staff Statement informed market participants that warrants issued by SPACs may require classification as a liability, with non cash fair value adjustments recorded in earnings at each reporting period.
The Annual Meeting will now be held on June 8, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting will remain April 12, 2021.
We are sensitive to the public health and travel concerns our stockholders may have and recommendations that public health officials may issue in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation. As a result, our Annual Meeting will be a completely virtual meeting, which will be conducted via live webcast.
About Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc.
Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. is a U.S. corporation that develops, manufactures, and assembles critical components for fuel cells and advanced energy systems in the renewable energy sector. Advent is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Europe. With 120-plus patents (issued and pending) for its fuel cell technology, Advent holds the IP for next-gen high-temperature proton exchange membranes (HT-PEM) that enable various fuels to function at high temperatures under extreme conditions – offering a flexible ‘Any Fuel. Anywhere’ option for the automotive, maritime, aviation and power generation sectors.
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