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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): January 17, 2022


Solid Power, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   001-40284   86-1888095
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)


486 S. Pierce Avenue, Suite E

Louisville, Colorado

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)


(303) 219-0720

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


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¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   SLDP   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of common stock at an exercise price of $11.50   SLDPW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2).


Emerging growth company x


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨






Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


Effective on January 17, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Solid Power, Inc. (the “Company”) increased the size of the Board from seven directors to eight directors and filled the newly created vacancy by appointing Lesa Roe as a director of the Company. The Board designated Ms. Roe as a Class I director, to serve until the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders. Ms. Roe was also appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board.


Ms. Roe will be compensated in accordance with the Company’s outside director compensation policy, which has previously been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). In addition, the Company and Ms. Roe entered into the Company’s standard indemnification agreement, the form of which has previously been filed with the SEC.


There have been no transactions with the Company and there are currently no proposed transactions with the Company that would be required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. No arrangement or understanding exists between Ms. Roe and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Roe was selected as a director of the Company.


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.


On January 18, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing Ms. Roe’s appointment to the Board. The full text of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Internet addresses in the press release are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be hyperlinks to other information of the Company.


The information contained in this Item 7.01 and in the accompanying Exhibit 99.1 shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, unless expressly incorporated by specific reference to such filing. The information in this Item 7.01 and the exhibit hereto shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.


See the Exhibit index below, which is incorporated herein by reference.



99.1   Press Release, dated January 18, 2022.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).






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.


Dated: January 18, 2022



/s/ James Liebscher

    Name: James Liebscher
    Title: Chief Legal Officer and Secretary




Exhibit 99.1



Solid Power Appoints Former Senior NASA Executive Lesa Roe to Board of Directors


Roe strengthens Solid Power’s board by adding extensive executive leadership, strategy, and operational oversight expertise


LOUISVILLE, Colo., January 18, 2022 – Solid Power, Inc. ("Solid Power") (Nasdaq: SLDP), an industry-leading developer of all-solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles, today announced its board of directors appointed Lesa Roe to the board, effective January 17, 2022, bringing the total number of board members to eight.


Ms. Roe brings to the Solid Power board more than 35 years of executive leadership and engineering experience, including in the matters of strategy, corporate management and budget oversight. Until December 2021, Ms. Roe served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chancellor of the University of North Texas System, where she managed three universities with a combined annual revenue of $1.3 billion, 14,000 employees and enrollment of over 49,000 students. Previously, from 1984 until 2017, Ms. Roe served in successive roles at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”), culminating in her serving as NASA’s Acting Deputy Administrator, NASA’s second in command, and Deputy Chief Operating Officer. During her tenure, Ms. Roe led strategy, execution, operations, and corporate management nationally across all ten NASA field centers, five product lines, managed a $19.6 billion annual budget, $31 billion in assets and had oversight of 17,000 employees.


“Lesa’s extensive leadership experience and technical background in engineering make her a valuable addition to our board,” said David Jansen, Chairperson and President of Solid Power. “We are excited to welcome Lesa to the Solid Power board and look forward to her strategic input as we prepare to produce full-scale all-solid-state batteries for automotive qualification.”


About Solid Power


Solid Power is an industry-leading developer of all-solid-state rechargeable battery cells for electric vehicles and mobile power markets. Solid Power replaces the flammable liquid electrolyte in a conventional lithium-ion battery with a proprietary sulfide-based solid electrolyte. As a result, Solid Power's all-solid-state battery cells are expected to be safer and more stable across a broad temperature range, provide an increase in energy density compared to the best available rechargeable battery cells, enable less expensive, more energy-dense battery pack designs and be compatible with traditional lithium-ion manufacturing processes. For more information, visit http://www.solidpowerbattery.com/.


Solid Power Contact Information


For Investors:
Kevin Paprzycki
Chief Financial Officer
1 (800) 799-7380





For Media:
Will McKenna
Marketing Communications Director
(720) 598-2877


Website: www.solidpowerbattery.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SolidPowerInc
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/solid-power