DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Palantir Technologies Inc. today announced that, as of September 28, 2020, there were 1,163.5 million shares of Palantir’s Class A common stock outstanding, 483.7 million shares of Class B common stock outstanding, and 1.0 million shares of Class F common stock outstanding, including shares that are permitted to be sold under Palantir’s market standoff or lock-up agreements.
Only shares of Class A common stock will be listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Each outstanding share of Class B common stock is convertible, at any time, at the option of the holder, into one share of Class A common stock. Trading of shares of Class A common stock is expected to commence on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow, September 30, 2020.
As of September 28, 2020, there were an aggregate of 475.8 million shares of common stock that will be permitted to be sold starting on the first day of trading pursuant to Palantir’s market standoff or lock-up agreements. These 475.8 million shares consisted of (i) an aggregate of 407.7 million shares of common stock, including shares issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options, and (ii) an aggregate of 68.1 million shares of common stock issuable upon vesting of restricted stock units in connection with the listing (“RSUs”). We estimate that, as of September 28, 2020, greater than 90% of the 475.8 million shares of common stock that are permitted to be sold under market standoff or lock-up restrictions consisted of outstanding shares of Class A common stock or shares of common stock underlying stock options or RSUs.
The outstanding RSUs, which are held by current and former employees and other service providers, are expected to vest and settle into an aggregate of 68.1 million shares of Class A common stock in connection with the listing. Of these shares, approximately 25.8 million shares are expected to be sold throughout the first day of trading to fund personal tax withholding and remittance obligations arising in connection with the RSUs.
In addition, certain record holders of Palantir’s common stock and stock options that are subject to market standoff agreements with Palantir have not signed Palantir’s lock-up agreement and are therefore not permitted to sell any shares during the lock-up period, which is expected to continue until the start of the third trading day following the date of public disclosure of Palantir’s financial results for the year ending December 31, 2020 (the “lock-up period”). If such record holders sign the lock-up agreement, as of September 28, 2020, up to an additional 13.3 million shares of common stock, including shares issuable upon exercise of outstanding stock options, would be able to be sold during the lock-up period, subject to certain exceptions.
Palantir has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) that registers for resale shares of Class A common stock and that was declared effective by the SEC on September 22, 2020. Copies of the prospectus related to the registration statement may be obtained from Palantir Technologies Inc., c/o Investor Relations, 1555 Blake Street, Suite 250, Denver, Colorado 80202, or by email at email@example.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the Company’s expected listing on the New York Stock Exchange on September 30, 2020, the number of shares of Palantir’s common stock that may be issued upon vesting and settlement of Palantir’s RSUs in connection with the listing, and Palantir’s market standoff and lock-up agreements with holders of its equity securities. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “plan,” anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate, “predict,” “target,” “project,” “intend,” “potential,” “would,” “continue,” “ongoing,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology that concern our expectations, strategy, priorities, plans, or intentions. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all.
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