NEW YORK, May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan Acquisition Corp. III (the “Company”) (NYSE: SPAQ) announced today that it received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) indicating that the Company is not in compliance with Section 802.01E of the NYSE Listed Company Manual as a result of its failure to timely file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021 (the “Q1 2021 Form 10-Q”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
The NYSE informed the Company that, under NYSE rules, the Company will have six months from May 24, 2021 to file the Q1 2021 Form 10-Q with the SEC. The Company can regain compliance with the NYSE listing standards at any time prior to that date by filing its Q1 2021 Form 10-Q.
As the Company reported in its Form 12b-25 filed with the SEC on May 17, 2021, the Company reevaluated the accounting treatment of its warrants (the “Warrants”) following the issuance by the Staff of the SEC (the “SEC Staff”) of the “Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”)” (the “SEC Staff Statement”), which provides guidance for all SPACs regarding the accounting and reporting for their warrants. The Company concluded that, based on the SEC Staff Statement, the Warrants should be accounted for as a liability and measured at fair value, with changes in fair value for each period reported in the Company’s statement of operations. The Company continues to work diligently to complete the Q1 2021 Form 10-Q as soon as possible, and the Company anticipates filing the Q1 2021 Form 10-Q prior to June 4, 2021.
About Spartan Acquisition Corp. III
Spartan Acquisition Corp. III was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination. The Company intends to focus its search for a target business in the energy value chain in North America, with a particular focus on opportunities aligned with energy transition and sustainability themes. The Company is sponsored by Spartan Acquisition Sponsor III LLC, which is owned by a private investment fund managed by an affiliate of Apollo Group Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO).
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