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Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 30, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware   001-40234   86-2293091

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)




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(IRS Employer

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5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 650,

Orlando, Florida 32822

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (877) 648-3565



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

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Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   PCT   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Warrants, each exercisable for one share of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   PCTTW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On October 30, 2021, PureCycle Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) reached an agreement with Lawrence Somma, 55, to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective November 15, 2021.


Mr. Somma most recently served as Vice President, Finance Strategy & Transformation, at LyondellBasell Industries N.V. since February 8, 2020. Mr. Somma previously served as LyondellBassell’s Vice President, Corporate Treasurer from October 2013 until February 2020. Mr. Somma previously was employed by Hyatt Hotels Corporation from 2008 through 2013, serving as Senior Vice President and Treasurer from 2008 through 2012 and Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Capital Strategy from 2012 through 2013. Mr. Somma has held various finance-related positions at a number of other companies, including Lennar Corporation from 2006 through 2008, Sara Lee Corporation from 2000 through 2006, Fischer Scientific from 1997 through 2000, and General Motors Corporation from 1989 through 1997. Mr. Somma attended Cornell University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in 1988 and his Masters in Engineering Management in 1989. Mr. Somma received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Buffalo in 1992.


There are no family relationships, as defined in Item 401 of Regulation S-K, between Mr. Somma and any of the Company’s executive officers or directors or persons nominated or chosen to become directors or executive officers. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Somma and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Somma will be serving as Chief Financial Officer. There are no transactions requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Pursuant to the offer of employment, Mr. Somma will receive an annual base salary of $500,000, and will be eligible to participate in the Company’s 2022 short-term annual incentive plan and long-term incentive plans. Mr. Somma will receive a sign-on bonus of $250,000 and an initial equity award with a grant date value of $3,300,000, which is expected to be issued within the first thirty (30) days following his commencement of employment with the Company. Mr. Somma will also receive reimbursement of a maximum of $150,000 for relocation to Florida, which is expected to occur by July 15, 2022. Mr. Somma will be eligible to participate in the Company’s Executive Officer Severance Plan.


Mr. Somma will replace Michael E. Dee, who has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since November 15, 2020. Mr. Dee is currently expected to remain with the Company to assist with Mr. Somma’s transition, as well as to continue assisting the Company with various functions including its investor relations and financing activities. Mr. Dee’s employment with the Company is expected to conclude within the next sixty (60) days.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.




Exhibit Number Description of Exhibit
99.1 Press Release announcing appointment of Lawrence Somma as Chief Financial officer, dated November 4, 2021
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).








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.


  PureCycle Technologies, Inc.
Dated: November 4, 2021 By:

/s/ Brad S. Kalter

    Brad S. Kalter
    General Counsel and Corporate Secretary