8-K
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 13, 2022

 

 

FIRST LIGHT ACQUISITION GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-40789   86-2967193

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

11110 Sunset Hills Road #2278

Reston, VA

  20190
(Address of principal executive offices)   (zip code)

(202) 503-9255

(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 is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

 

Written communication 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))

 

 

Pre-commencements 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

Symbols

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant   FLAGU   The New York Stock Exchange
Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   FLAG   The New York Stock Exchange
Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   FLAGW   The New York Stock Exchange

     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 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

     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 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

As disclosed in a Current Report on Form 8-K that First Light Acquisition Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), filed on September 15, 2021 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the Company previously entered into an Investment Management Trust Agreement (the “IMTA”), dated September 9, 2021, with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (“CST”), as trustee, On September 13, 2022, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “Charter Amendment”) to extend the date by which the Company must consummate a business combination transaction, as further described in the definitive proxy statement filed by the Company on August 23, 2022 (the “Proxy Statement”) and under Item 5.03 below. In connection with the Charter Amendment, on September 15, 2022, the Company and CST entered into an amendment to the IMTA to extend the term of the IMTA.

The foregoing description of the IMTA Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the IMTA Amendment, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 2.03

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On September 13, 2022, the Company issued two non-convertible unsecured promissory notes (the “Extension Notes”) in the principal amount of $366,233 and $123,767 to First Light Acquisition Group, LLC (the “Sponsor”) and Metric Finance Holdings I, LLC (“Metric”), respectively. The proceeds of the Extension Notes were used to fund the Extension and for general working capital purposes. The Company deposited the funds into the Company’s Trust Account in connection with the Extension (as defined below). The Extension Notes were issued in connection with the approval of the Charter Amendment, as further described in the Proxy Statement and under Item 5.03 below.

The Extension Notes bear no interest and is repayable in full upon the consummation of a business combination by the Company.

Copies of each of the Extension Notes are attached as Exhibit 10.2 and Exhibit 10.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference. The disclosure as set forth in this Item 2.03 is intended to be a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Extension Notes.

 

Item 5.02

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

Effective September 15, 2022, the Company’s board of directors appointed Thomas A. Vecchiolla as co-Chief Executive Officer to serve in such role with William J. Weber, who will also serve as co-Chief Executive Officer.

 

Item 5.03

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

On September 13, 2022, the Company held a special meeting of its stockholders (the “Special Meeting”). At the Special Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to extend the date by which the Company must consummate a business combination transaction from September 14, 2022 (the date which is 12 months from the closing date of the Company’s initial public offering of units) to December 14, 2022, following which the board of directors of the Company has the ability to extend for three additional times for three months each time, if the Sponsor pays an amount equal to 1% of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account for each three-month extension; provided, that if as of the time of an extension the Company has filed a Form S-4 or F-4 registration statement under the Securities Act or a proxy, information or tender offer statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with such initial business combination, then no Extension Fee would be required in connection with such extension; provided further, that for each three-month extension (if any) following such extension where no deposit into the Trust Account or other payment has been made, the Sponsor or its affiliates or designees would be required to deposit into the Trust Account an amount equal to 1% of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account. The certificate of amendment was filed with the Delaware Secretary of State and has an effective date of September 14, 2022.

The foregoing description of the certificate of amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the certificate of amendment, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 3.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Item 5.07

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

At the Special Meeting, of the 28,750,000 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote, 23,664,736 shares were represented, constituting a quorum. The final results for the matter submitted to a vote of stockholders at the Special Meeting are as follows:

Proposal 1: The stockholders approved a proposal to (a) extend the date by which the Company has to consummate a business combination for an additional three months, from September 14, 2022 to December 14, 2022 and (b) provide our board of directors of the Company the ability to further extend the date by which the Company has to consummate a business combination up to three additional times for three months each time, for a maximum of 9 additional months if the Sponsor pays an amount equal to 1% of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account for each three-month extension (the “Extension Fee”), which amount shall be deposited in the Trust Account; provided, that if as of the time of an extension the Company has filed a Form S-4 or F-4 registration statement under the Securities Act or a proxy, information or tender offer statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with such initial business combination, then no Extension Fee would be required in connection with such extension; provided further, that for each three-month extension (if any) following such extension where no deposit into the Trust Account or other payment has been made, the Sponsor or its affiliates or designees would be required to deposit into the Trust Account an amount equal to 1% of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account (the “Charter Amendment Proposal”).

 

FOR

 

AGAINST

 

ABSTAIN

    %       %       %
#   (Present)   #   (Present)   #   (Present)
21,495,555   90.83   2,169,181   9.17   0   0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposal 2: The stockholders approved an adjournment of the special meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there were insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal.

 

FOR

 

AGAINST

 

ABSTAIN

    %       %       %
#   (Present)   #   (Present)   #   (Present)
22,123,960   93.49   1,478,907   6.25   61,869   0.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No other items were presented for stockholder approval at the Special Meeting.

 

Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

The information set forth below under this Item 7.01 is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

In connection with the Charter Amendment Proposal, stockholders elected to redeem 18,871,976 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”). Following such redemptions, 4,128,024 shares of Common Stock will remain issued and outstanding and there is $41,562,580.79 remaining in the Trust Account after giving effect to the redemptions.

On September 16, 2022, the Company issued a press release announcing the results of the Special Meeting. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number
    
  3.1    Certificate of Amendment to Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation
10.1    Amendment to the Investment Management Trust Agreement
10.2    Sponsor Promissory Extension Note
10.3    Metric Promissory Extension Note
99.1    Press Release, dated September 16, 2022
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

 

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SIGNATURE

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.

 

    First Light Acquisition Group, Inc.
Date: September 16, 2022     By:  

/s/ Michael J. Alber

    Name:   Michael J. Alber
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer
EX-3.1

Exhibit 3.1

Delaware

The First State

I, JEFFREY W. BULLOCK, SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE, DO HEREBY CERTIFY THE ATTACHED IS A TRUE AND CORRECT COPY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT OF “FIRST LIGHT ACQUISITION GROUP, INC.”, FILED IN THIS OFFICE ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, A.D. 2022, AT 10:53 O`CLOCK A.M.

 

     

/s/ Jeffrey W. Bullock

      Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secretary of State
5648988 8100    LOGO    Authentication: 204388488
SR# 20223519467    Date: 09-14-22

You may verify this certificate online at corp.delaware.gov/authver.shtml

 

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State of Delaware

Secretary of State

Division of Corporations

Delivered 10:53 AM 09/14/2022

FILED 10:53 AM 09/14/2022

SR 20223519467 - File Number 5648988

               

AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO THE

AMENDED AND RESTATED

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

FIRST LIGHT ACQUISITION GROUP, INC.

September 14, 2022

First Light Acquisition Group, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), DOES HEREBY CERTIFY AS FOLLOWS:

1. The name of the Corporation is “First Light Acquisition Group, Inc.”. The original certificate of incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on March 24, 2021 (the “Original Certificate”). The Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Amended and Restated Certificate”) was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on September 9, 2021.

2. This Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation amends the Amended and Restated Certificate.

3. This Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation was duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Corporation and the stockholders of the Corporation in accordance with Section 242 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

4. The text of Paragraph (b) of Section 9.1 is hereby amended and restated to read in full as follows:

“(b) Immediately after the Offering, a certain amount of the net offering proceeds received by the Corporation in the Offering (including the proceeds of any exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option) and certain other amounts specified in the Corporation’s registration statement on Form S-1, as initially filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 24, 2021, as amended (the “Registration Statement”), shall be deposited in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), established for the benefit of the Public Stockholders (as defined below) pursuant to a trust agreement described in the Registration Statement (the “Trust Agreement”). Except for the withdrawal of interest to pay taxes, none of the funds held in the Trust Account (including the interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account) will be released from the Trust Account until the earliest to occur of (i) the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) the redemption of 100% of the Offering Shares (as defined below) if the Corporation is unable to complete its initial Business Combination on or before December 14, 2022 (or, if the Office of the Delaware Division of Corporations shall not be open for business (including filing of corporate documents) on such date the next date upon which the Office of the Delaware Division of Corporations shall be open), unless extended pursuant to Section 9.1 (c) below (the “Required Period”) and (iii) the redemption of the Offering Shares in connection with a vote seeking to modify (A) the substance or timing of the Corporation’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with its initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of the Offering Shares if the Corporation has not complete its initial Business Combination within the Required Period or (B) any other provision relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity (as described in Section 9.7 hereof). Holders of shares of Common Stock


included as part of the units sold in the Offering (the “Offering Shares”) (whether such Offering Shares were purchased in the Offering or in the secondary market following the Offering and whether or not such holders are affiliates of or hold interests in (including in any series of) the Sponsor, officers or directors of the Corporation or Metric Finance Holdings I, LLC) are referred to herein as “Public Stockholders.””

5. The text of Paragraph (c) of Section 9.1 is hereby amended and restated to read in full as follows:

“(c) The Board may extend the date by which the Corporation has to consummate an initial Business Combination up to three additional times for three months each time, for a maximum of 9 additional months if the Sponsor pays an amount equal to 1% of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account for each three-month extension (the “Extension Fee”), which amount shall be deposited in the Trust Account; provided, that if the Company enters into a merger, acquisition or other business combination agreement in connection with the Corporation’s initial Business Combination, the subsequent two 3 month extensions will occur automatically without the requiring the sponsor to pay the Extension Fee.”

6. The text of Paragraph (b) of Section 9.2 is hereby amended by inserting the phrase: “or on an amendment to Section 9.l (c) hereof with a proxy solicitation, in either case,” immediately after the phrase, “If the Corporation offers to redeem the Offering Shares other than in conjunction with a stockholder vote on an initial Business Combination with a proxy solicitation”.

7. The text of Paragraph (c) of Section 9.2 is hereby amended and restated to read in full as follows:

(c) If the Corporation offers to redeem the Offering Shares in conjunction with a stockholder vote on an (i) initial Business Combination with a proxy solicitation or (ii) amendment to Section 9.1 (c) hereof with a proxy solicitation, a Public Stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13 (d)(3) of the Exchange Act), shall be restricted from seeking Redemption Rights with respect to more than the aggregate of 15% or more of the Offering Shares without the prior consent of the Corporation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, First Light Acquisition Group, Inc. has caused this Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate to be duly executed in its name and on its behalf by an authorized officer as of the date first set above.

 

FIRST LIGHT ACQUISITION GROUP, INC.
By:  

/s/ Michael Alber

  Name: Michael Alber
  Title:   Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

 

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EX-10.1

Exhibit 10.1

Execution Version

AMENDMENT TO

THE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TRUST AGREEMENT

This Amendment No. 1 (this “Amendment”), dated as of September 15 2022, to the Investment Management Trust Agreement (as defined below) is made by and between First Light Acquisition Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee (“Trustee”). All terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Trust Agreement.

WHEREAS, the Company and the Trustee entered into an Investment Management Trust Agreement dated as of September 9, 2021 (the “Trust Agreement”);

WHEREAS, Section 1(i) of the Trust Agreement sets forth the terms that govern the liquidation of the Trust Account under the circumstances described therein;

WHEREAS, at an special meeting of the Company held on September 13, 2022, the Company’s stockholders approved a proposal to amend the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the “A&R COI”) to, among other things, (a) extend the date by which it has to consummate a business combination for an additional three months, from September 14, 2022 to December 14, 2022 and (b) provide the board of directors of the Company the ability to further extend the date by which the Company has to consummate a business combination up to three additional times for three months each time, for a maximum of 9 additional months if the sponsor of the Company pays an amount equal to 1% of the amount then on deposit in the Trust Account for each three-month extension, which amount shall be deposited in the Trust Account; and

NOW THEREFORE, IT IS AGREED:

1. Section 1(i) of the Trust Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

“(i) Commence liquidation of the Trust Account only after and promptly after (x) receipt of, and only in accordance with, the terms of a letter from the Company (“Termination Letter”) in a form substantially similar to that attached hereto as either Exhibit A or Exhibit B, as applicable, signed on behalf of the Company by the Chief Executive Officer, President or Chief Financial Officer, Secretary or Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) or other authorized officer of the Company, and, in the case of a Termination Letter in a form substantially similar to the attached hereto as Exhibit A, acknowledged and agreed to by the Representatives, and complete the liquidation of the Trust Account and distribute the Property in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes, including franchise and income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest that may be released to the Company to pay dissolution expenses in the case of a Termination Letter in the form of Exhibit B hereto and which interest shall be net of any taxes payable), only as directed in the Termination Letter and the other documents referred to therein, or (y) the date which is 15 months after the closing of the Offering (or up to 24 months if the Company were to exercise the three three-month extensions, as described in the amendment to the amended and restated certificate of incorporation of the Company and the Company shall provide notice in a form substantially similar to that attached hereto as Exhibit E) or such later date as may be approved by the Company’s stockholders in accordance with the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, as it may be amended from time to time, if a Termination Letter has not been received by the Trustee prior to such date, in which case the Trust Account shall be liquidated in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Termination Letter attached as Exhibit B and the Property in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest that may be released to the Company to pay dissolution expenses), shall be distributed to the Public Stockholders of record as of such date;


2. A new Exhibit E is hereby added to the Trust Agreement to read as follows:

[Letterhead of Company]

[Insert date]

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company

1 State Street, 30th Floor

New York, N.Y. 10004

Attn: Francis Wolf and Celeste Gonzalez

Re: Trust Account — Extension Letter

Gentlemen:

Pursuant to paragraph 1(i) of the Investment Management Trust Agreement between First Light Acquisition Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Company”), and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (“Trustee”), dated as of September 9, 2021 (“Trust Agreement”), this is to advise you that the Company is extending the time available in order to consummate a Business Combination with the Target Businesses for an additional three (3) months, from [___] to [___] (the “Extension”). Capitalized words used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Trust Agreement.

This Extension Letter shall serve as the notice required with respect to the extension prior to the applicable deadline.

In accordance with the terms of the Trust Agreement, we hereby authorize you to deposit $[ ], which will be wired to you, into the Trust Account investments upon receipt.

 

Very truly yours,
FIRST LIGHT ACQUISITION GROUP, INC.
By:    
  [•]

 

cc:

First Light Acquisition Group, LLC

3. All other provisions of the Trust Agreement shall remain unaffected by the terms hereof.

4. This Amendment may be signed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be an original and all of which shall be deemed to be one and the same instrument, with the same effect as if the signatures thereto and hereto were upon the same instrument. A facsimile signature or electronic signature shall be deemed to be an original signature for purposes of this Amendment.

5. This Amendment is intended to be in full compliance with the requirements for an Amendment to the Trust Agreement as required by Section 6(c) of the Trust Agreement, and every defect in fulfilling such requirements for an effective amendment to the Trust Agreement is hereby ratified, intentionally waived and relinquished by all parties hereto.


6. This Amendment shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles that would result in the application of the substantive laws of another jurisdiction.

[signature page follows]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have duly executed this Amendment to the Investment Management Trust Agreement as of the date first written above.

 

CONTINENTAL STOCK TRANSFER & TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee
By:  

/s/ Francis Wolf

Name:   Francis Wolf
Title:   Vice President
FIRST LIGHT ACQUISITION GROUP, INC.
By:   /s/ Michael Alber
Name:   Michael Alber
Title:   Chief Financial Officer
EX-10.2

Exhibit 10.2

THIS PROMISSORY NOTE (this “NOTE”) HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”). THIS NOTE HAS BEEN ACQUIRED FOR INVESTMENT ONLY AND MAY NOT BE SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED IN THE ABSENCE OF REGISTRATION OF THE RESALE THEREOF UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY IN FORM, SCOPE AND SUBSTANCE TO THE COMPANY THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

PROMISSORY NOTE

 

Principal Amount: $366,233

   Dated as of September 13, 2022
   New York, New York

First Light Acquisition Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Maker”), promises to pay to the order of First Light Acquisition Group, LLC or its registered assigns or successors in interest (each, the “Payee”), or order, the principal sum of Three Hundred Sixty Six Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Three Dollars ($366,233) or such lesser amount as shall have been advanced by Payee to Maker and shall remain unpaid under this Note on the Maturity Date (as defined below) in lawful money of the United States of America, on the terms and conditions described below. All payments on this Note shall be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds or as otherwise determined by the Maker to such account as the Payee may from time to time designate by written notice in accordance with the provisions of this Note.

1. Principal. The principal balance of this Note shall be payable on the earliest to occur of (i) the date on which Maker consummates its initial business combination and (ii) the date that the winding up of Maker is effective (such date, the “Maturity Date”). The principal balance may be prepaid at any time by Maker, at its election and without penalty. Under no circumstances shall any individual, including but not limited to any officer, director, employee or shareholder of the Maker, be obligated personally for any obligations or liabilities of the Maker hereunder.

2. Drawdown Requests. Maker and Payee agree that Maker may request, from time to time, up to $366,233 in drawdowns under this Note to be used to fund the Extension Loan (as such term is defined in the Definitive Proxy Statement filed by the Maker on August 23, 2022) and general working capital purposes. Principal of this Note may be drawn down from time to time prior to the Maturity Date upon written request from Maker to Payee (each, a “Drawdown Request”). Each Drawdown Request must state the amount to be drawn down, and must not be an amount less than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000). Payee shall fund each Drawdown Request no later than three (3) business days after receipt of a Drawdown Request; provided, however, that the maximum amount of drawdowns outstanding under this Note at any time may not exceed $366,233. No fees, payments or other amounts shall be due to Payee in connection with, or as a result of, any Drawdown Request by Maker.

3. Interest. No interest shall accrue on the unpaid principal balance of this Note.

4. Application of Payments. All payments shall be applied first to payment in full of any costs incurred in the collection of any sum due under this Note, including (without limitation) reasonable attorney’s fees, then to the payment in full of any late charges and finally to the reduction of the unpaid principal balance of this Note.

5. Events of Default. The following shall constitute an event of default (“Event of Default”):

(a) Failure to Make Required Payments. Failure by Maker to pay the principal amount due pursuant to this Note within five (5) business days of the date specified above.


(b) Voluntary Bankruptcy, Etc. The commencement by Maker of a voluntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, rehabilitation or other similar law, or the consent by it to the appointment of or taking possession by a receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, custodian, sequestrator (or other similar official) of Maker or for any substantial part of its property, or the making by it of any assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the failure of Maker generally to pay its debts as such debts become due, or the taking of corporate action by Maker in furtherance of any of the foregoing.

(c) Involuntary Bankruptcy, Etc. The entry of a decree or order for relief by a court having jurisdiction in the premises in respect of Maker in an involuntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law, or appointing a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator (or similar official) of Maker or for any substantial part of its property, or ordering the winding-up or liquidation of its affairs, and the continuance of any such decree or order unstayed and in effect for a period of 60 consecutive days.

6. Remedies.

(a) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default specified in Section 5(a) hereof, Payee may, by written notice to Maker, declare this Note to be due immediately and payable, whereupon the unpaid principal amount of this Note, and all other amounts payable hereunder, shall become immediately due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived, anything contained herein or in the documents evidencing the same to the contrary notwithstanding.

(b) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default specified in Sections 5(b) or 5(c), the unpaid principal balance of this Note, and all other sums payable with regard to this Note, shall automatically and immediately become due and payable, in all cases without any action on the part of Payee.

7. Waivers. Maker and all endorsers and guarantors of, and sureties for, this Note waive presentment for payment, demand, notice of dishonor, protest, and notice of protest with regard to the Note, all errors, defects and imperfections in any proceedings instituted by Payee under the terms of this Note, and all benefits that might accrue to Maker by virtue of any present or future laws exempting any property, real or personal, or any part of the proceeds arising from any sale of any such property, from attachment, levy or sale under execution, or providing for any stay of execution, exemption from civil process, or extension of time for payment; and Maker agrees that any real estate that may be levied upon pursuant to a judgment obtained by virtue hereof, on any writ of execution issued hereon, may be sold upon any such writ in whole or in part in any order desired by Payee.

8. Unconditional Liability. Maker hereby waives all notices in connection with the delivery, acceptance, performance, default, or enforcement of the payment of this Note, and agrees that its liability shall be unconditional, without regard to the liability of any other party, and shall not be affected in any manner by any indulgence, extension of time, renewal, waiver or modification granted or consented to by Payee, and consents to any and all extensions of time, renewals, waivers, or modifications that may be granted by Payee with respect to the payment or other provisions of this Note, and agrees that additional makers, endorsers, guarantors, or sureties may become parties hereto without notice to Maker or affecting

Maker’s liability hereunder.

9. Notices. All notices, statements or other documents which are required or contemplated by this Note shall be: in writing and delivered (i) personally or sent by first class registered or certified mail, overnight courier service or facsimile or electronic transmission to the address designated in writing, (ii) by facsimile to the number most recently provided to such party or such other address or fax number as may be designated in writing by such party and (iii) by electronic mail, to the electronic mail address most recently provided to such party or such other electronic mail address as may be designated in writing by such party. Any notice or other communication so transmitted shall be deemed to have been given on the day of delivery, if delivered personally, on the business day following receipt of written confirmation, if sent by facsimile or electronic transmission, one (1) business day after delivery to an overnight courier service or five (5) days after mailing if sent by mail.


10. Construction. THIS NOTE SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAW PROVISIONS THEREOF.

11. Severability. Any provision contained in this Note which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.

12. Trust Waiver. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Payee hereby waives any and all right, title, interest or claim of any kind (“Claim”) in or to any distribution of or from the trust account to be established in which the proceeds of the initial public offering (the “IPO”) conducted by the Maker (including the deferred underwriters discounts and commissions) and the proceeds of the sale of the warrants issued in a private placement to occur prior to the consummation of the IPO deposited, as described in greater detail in the registration statement and prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the IPO, and hereby agrees not to seek recourse, reimbursement, payment or satisfaction for any Claim against the trust account for any reason whatsoever.

13. Amendment; Waiver. Any amendment hereto or waiver of any provision hereof may be made with, and only with, the written consent of the Maker and the Payee.

14. Assignment. No assignment or transfer of this Note or any rights or obligations hereunder may be made by any party hereto (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of the other party hereto and any attempted assignment without the required consent shall be void.

[Signature page follows]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Maker, intending to be legally bound hereby, has caused this Note to be duly executed by the undersigned as of the day and year first above written.

 

FIRST LIGHT ACQUISITION GROUP, INC.
By:  

/s/ Michael Alber

Name:   Michael Alber
Title:   Chief Financial Officer and
  Secretary

 

Acknowledged and Agreed to
as of the date first written above.
FIRST LIGHT ACQUISITION GROUP, LLC
By:  

/s/ William J. Weber

Name:   William J. Weber
Title:   Chief Executive Officer

 

[Signature Page to Promissory Note]

EX-10.3

Exhibit 10.3

THIS PROMISSORY NOTE (this “NOTE”) HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”). THIS NOTE HAS BEEN ACQUIRED FOR INVESTMENT ONLY AND MAY NOT BE SOLD, TRANSFERRED OR ASSIGNED IN THE ABSENCE OF REGISTRATION OF THE RESALE THEREOF UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY IN FORM, SCOPE AND SUBSTANCE TO THE COMPANY THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

PROMISSORY NOTE

 

Principal Amount: $123,767      

Dated as of September 13, 2022

New York, New York

First Light Acquisition Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Maker”), promises to pay to the order of Metric Finance Holdings I, LLC or its registered assigns or successors in interest (each, the “Payee”), or order, the principal sum of One Hundred Twenty Three Seven Hundred Sixty Seven Dollars ($123,767) or such lesser amount as shall have been advanced by Payee to Maker and shall remain unpaid under this Note on the Maturity Date (as defined below) in lawful money of the United States of America, on the terms and conditions described below. All payments on this Note shall be made by wire transfer of immediately available funds or as otherwise determined by the Maker to such account as the Payee may from time to time designate by written notice in accordance with the provisions of this Note.

1. Principal. The principal balance of this Note shall be payable on the earliest to occur of (i) the date on which Maker consummates its initial business combination and (ii) the date that the winding up of Maker is effective (such date, the “Maturity Date”). The principal balance may be prepaid at any time by Maker, at its election and without penalty. Under no circumstances shall any individual, including but not limited to any officer, director, employee or shareholder of the Maker, be obligated personally for any obligations or liabilities of the Maker hereunder.

2. Drawdown Requests. Maker and Payee agree that Maker may request, from time to time, up to $123,767 in drawdowns under this Note to be used to fund the Extension Loan (as such term is defined in the Definitive Proxy Statement filed by the Maker on August 23, 2022) and general working capital purposes. Principal of this Note may be drawn down from time to time prior to the Maturity Date upon written request from Maker to Payee (each, a “Drawdown Request”). Each Drawdown Request must state the amount to be drawn down, and must not be an amount less than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000). Payee shall fund each Drawdown Request no later than three (3) business days after receipt of a Drawdown Request; provided, however, that the maximum amount of drawdowns outstanding under this Note at any time may not exceed $123,767. No fees, payments or other amounts shall be due to Payee in connection with, or as a result of, any Drawdown Request by Maker.

3. Interest. No interest shall accrue on the unpaid principal balance of this Note.

4. Application of Payments. All payments shall be applied first to payment in full of any costs incurred in the collection of any sum due under this Note, including (without limitation) reasonable attorney’s fees, then to the payment in full of any late charges and finally to the reduction of the unpaid principal balance of this Note.

5. Events of Default. The following shall constitute an event of default (“Event of Default”):

(a) Failure to Make Required Payments. Failure by Maker to pay the principal amount due pursuant to this Note within five (5) business days of the date specified above.


(b) Voluntary Bankruptcy, Etc. The commencement by Maker of a voluntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, rehabilitation or other similar law, or the consent by it to the appointment of or taking possession by a receiver, liquidator, assignee, trustee, custodian, sequestrator (or other similar official) of Maker or for any substantial part of its property, or the making by it of any assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the failure of Maker generally to pay its debts as such debts become due, or the taking of corporate action by Maker in furtherance of any of the foregoing.

(c) Involuntary Bankruptcy, Etc. The entry of a decree or order for relief by a court having jurisdiction in the premises in respect of Maker in an involuntary case under any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar law, or appointing a receiver, liquidator, assignee, custodian, trustee, sequestrator (or similar official) of Maker or for any substantial part of its property, or ordering the winding-up or liquidation of its affairs, and the continuance of any such decree or order unstayed and in effect for a period of 60 consecutive days.

 

6.

Remedies.

(a) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default specified in Section 5(a) hereof, Payee may, by written notice to Maker, declare this Note to be due immediately and payable, whereupon the unpaid principal amount of this Note, and all other amounts payable hereunder, shall become immediately due and payable without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived, anything contained herein or in the documents evidencing the same to the contrary notwithstanding.

(b) Upon the occurrence of an Event of Default specified in Sections 5(b) or 5(c), the unpaid principal balance of this Note, and all other sums payable with regard to this Note, shall automatically and immediately become due and payable, in all cases without any action on the part of Payee.

7. Waivers. Maker and all endorsers and guarantors of, and sureties for, this Note waive presentment for payment, demand, notice of dishonor, protest, and notice of protest with regard to the Note, all errors, defects and imperfections in any proceedings instituted by Payee under the terms of this Note, and all benefits that might accrue to Maker by virtue of any present or future laws exempting any property, real or personal, or any part of the proceeds arising from any sale of any such property, from attachment, levy or sale under execution, or providing for any stay of execution, exemption from civil process, or extension of time for payment; and Maker agrees that any real estate that may be levied upon pursuant to a judgment obtained by virtue hereof, on any writ of execution issued hereon, may be sold upon any such writ in whole or in part in any order desired by Payee.

8. Unconditional Liability. Maker hereby waives all notices in connection with the delivery, acceptance, performance, default, or enforcement of the payment of this Note, and agrees that its liability shall be unconditional, without regard to the liability of any other party, and shall not be affected in any manner by any indulgence, extension of time, renewal, waiver or modification granted or consented to by Payee, and consents to any and all extensions of time, renewals, waivers, or modifications that may be granted by Payee with respect to the payment or other provisions of this Note, and agrees that additional makers, endorsers, guarantors, or sureties may become parties hereto without notice to Maker or affecting Maker’s liability hereunder.

9. Notices. All notices, statements or other documents which are required or contemplated by this Note shall be: in writing and delivered (i) personally or sent by first class registered or certified mail, overnight courier service or facsimile or electronic transmission to the address designated in writing, (ii) by facsimile to the number most recently provided to such party or such other address or fax number as may be designated in writing by such party and (iii) by electronic mail, to the electronic mail address most recently provided to such party or such other electronic mail address as may be designated in writing by


such party. Any notice or other communication so transmitted shall be deemed to have been given on the day of delivery, if delivered personally, on the business day following receipt of written confirmation, if sent by facsimile or electronic transmission, one (1) business day after delivery to an overnight courier service or five (5) days after mailing if sent by mail.

10. Construction. THIS NOTE SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAW PROVISIONS THEREOF.

11. Severability. Any provision contained in this Note which is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.

12. Trust Waiver. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Payee hereby waives any and all right, title, interest or claim of any kind (“Claim”) in or to any distribution of or from the trust account to be established in which the proceeds of the initial public offering (the “IPO”) conducted by the Maker (including the deferred underwriters discounts and commissions) and the proceeds of the sale of the warrants issued in a private placement to occur prior to the consummation of the IPO deposited, as described in greater detail in the registration statement and prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the IPO, and hereby agrees not to seek recourse, reimbursement, payment or satisfaction for any Claim against the trust account for any reason whatsoever.

13. Amendment; Waiver. Any amendment hereto or waiver of any provision hereof may be made with, and only with, the written consent of the Maker and the Payee.

14. Assignment. No assignment or transfer of this Note or any rights or obligations hereunder may be made by any party hereto (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of the other party hereto and any attempted assignment without the required consent shall be void.

[Signature page follows]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Maker, intending to be legally bound hereby, has caused this Note to be duly executed by the undersigned as of the day and year first above written.

 

FIRST LIGHT ACQUISITION GROUP, INC.
By:  

/s/ Michael Alber

Name:   Michael Alber
Title:   Chief Financial Officer and
  Secretary

 

Acknowledged and Agreed to
as of the date first written above.
METRIC FINANCE HOLDINGS I, LLC
By:  

/s/ Michael Constantino

Name:   Michael Constantino
Title:   Chief Financial Officer

[Signature Page to Promissory Note]

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

FIRST LIGHT ACQUISITION GROUP, INC. ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF EXTENSION AMENDMENT TO CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

New York, New York – September 16, 2022 – First Light Acquisition Group, Inc. (NYSE: FLAG) (“FLAG”) today announced that its stockholders approved an extension of the date by which it has to consummate a business combination, allowing the Company to extend such date to December 14, 2022 and providing the Company’s board of directors the ability to extend for three additional times for three months each time, subject to the payment by FLAG’s sponsor of 1% of the amount on deposit in FLAG’s trust account for each extension (unless FLAG has filed a registration statement or proxy statement in connection with an initial business combination, in which case no extension fee would be required for such period).

Accordingly, FLAG’s Trust Account has been funded with a payment of $412,802 for the extension period. FLAG’s CEO, Bill Weber, further announced Tom Vecchiolla, currently a Board Director and an Operating Partner as co-CEO, “I am pleased to have Tom work side by side with me as co-CEO” states Weber. “This is an exciting time for FLAG as we work diligently toward a business combination and the successful entry of a new company into the public market” said Vecchiolla.

For more information, please contact:

FLAG Investor Relations

IR@firstlightacquisition.com

(202) 503-9255