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Athena Technology Acquisition announces stockholder approval of business combination with Heliogen

By Edlyn Cardoza

December 29, 2021

  • Athena Technology Acquisition Corp.
  • ATHN
  • Heliogen
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Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., Heliogen, Stockholders, ATHN, New York Stock Exchange, USAAthena Technology Acquisition Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, recently announced that its stockholders voted to approve the previously announced business combination with Heliogen, Inc. at ATHN’s special meeting of stockholders held yesterday.

Over 91% of votes cast at the Special Meeting were in favour of the approval of the business combination. ATHN stockholders also voted to approve all other proposals presented at the Special Meeting. ATHN plans to file the results of the Special Meeting, as tabulated by an independent inspector of elections, on a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission today.

Subject to the satisfaction of certain other closing conditions, the business combination is expected to close on December 30, 2021. Following the closing, the combined company will be renamed “Heliogen, Inc.” and its common stock and warrants are expected to commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “HLGN” and “HLGNW,” respectively, on December 31, 2021.

Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. is an entirely women-led special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses in the technology direct-to-consumer and FinTech industries.

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in heavy industry and powering a sustainable future. The company’s AI-enabled, modular concentrated solar technology aims to cost-effectively deliver near 24/7 carbon-free energy in the form of heat, power, or green hydrogen fuel at scale – for the first time in history. Heliogen was created at Idealab, the leading technology incubator founded by Bill Gross in 1996.

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