- Definitive Agreement Reached for Committed Equity Facility Up to $350 million -
- Significantly Strengthens Financial Flexibility and Advances Progress Toward Start of Production -
- S-1/A Registration Statement Effective on November 10, 2022 -
Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. (“Faraday Future” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FFIE), a California-based global shared intelligent electric mobility ecosystem company, today announced that it has reached an agreement for a new standby equity line of credit (“ELOC”) with an affiliate of Yorkville Advisors Global, LP (“Yorkville”). The facility has an initial commitment of $200 million which can be increased to up to $350 million at the Company’s option. The ELOC will significantly improve Faraday Future’s financial flexibility and advance its progress toward launching the FF 91.
Under the terms of the ELOC, Faraday Future will have the right, but not the obligation, to issue and sell to Yorkville up to $200 million in shares of the Company’s Class A common stock subject to customary conditions including an effective registration statement for the resale of such shares. The Company has the right to increase the $200 million commitment by up to $150 million in one or more installments. The shares will be sold to Yorkville at a discounted price of 97% of the 3-day volume-weighted average price at the time of funding, and generally limited to one-third of the Company’s trading volume during such time period. Additional information about the ELOC can be found in our 8-K filed earlier today.
Separately, the Company announced that its Registration Statement on Form S-1/A, dated November 8, 2022, has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company expects to file a new Form S-1 for the ELOC in the near future.
“Our FF 91 vehicle program is advancing, and recent testing and validation results have exceeded our targets, including an EPA range certification of 381 miles, which is truly exceptional for a large TechLuxury car that delivers 1050 horsepower and 0-60 performance in under 2.4 seconds,” said Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, Global CEO of Faraday Future. “This new financing facility is a key part of our strategy to raise the funds we need to get the FF 91 on the road and in the hands of users as quickly as possible,” continued Dr. Breitfeld.
Yun Han, Interim Chief Financial Officer of Faraday Future added, “With this new financing, we have greater financial flexibility and can plan with greater clarity and confidence as we move toward launch of the FF 91. We are pleased to welcome Yorkville as our newest funding partner and are working diligently to finish preparations for start of production and to bring our vision of the future of mobility to market.”
The information contained in this press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy shares of Faraday Future common stock.
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ABOUT FARADAY FUTURE
Faraday Future is a class-defining luxury electric vehicle company. The Company has pioneered numerous innovations relating to its products, technology, business model, and user ecosystem since inception in 2014. Faraday Future aims to perpetually improve the way people move by creating a forward-thinking mobility ecosystem that integrates clean energy, AI, the Internet, and new usership models. Faraday Future’s first flagship product is the FF 91 Futurist.
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