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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 23, 2021
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On March 23, 2021, Paul Balciunas, Chief Financial Officer and In Charge of Finance of Canoo Inc. (the “Company”) and the Company’s principal financial and accounting officer, notified the Company of his intention to resign from his position with the Company to pursue another opportunity. Mr. Balciunas’ departure is not related to any disagreement regarding financial disclosures, accounting matters or other business issues. The effective date of Mr. Balciunas’ resignation will be April 2, 2021. The Company has commenced a search for Mr. Balciunas’ replacement. Renato Giger will serve as Senior Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and the Company’s interim principal financial and accounting officer through the conclusion of the search process for a successor to Mr. Balciunas.
Renato Giger, age 60, has served as Chief Financial Officer of AFV Partners LLC, an affirmative low-leverage capital vehicle that invests in long-term mission critical software, data and technology businesses, since its founding in 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Giger served in various roles at Solera Holdings Inc. and its predecessor from 1993 until 2019, ultimately serving as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary. Mr. Giger has a Master of Sciences Degree from the University of Bern (Switzerland).
In connection with his employment by the Company, Mr. Giger will earn a base salary of $100,000 for an initial 3-month term and $33,333 per month for every subsequent month thereafter. Mr. Giger will also be entitled to a long term incentive award upon approval by the board of directors, and will be eligible to participate in the standard benefit plans offered to similarly situated employees at the Company. Mr. Giger does not have any family relationships with any director, executive officer or person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer of the Company. The Company is not aware of any related transactions or relationships between Mr. Giger and the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Giger and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Giger was selected as an officer of the Company.
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: March 29, 2021
/s/ Andrew Wolstan
General Counsel, Secretary