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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

 

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 17, 2021

 

TECNOGLASS INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Cayman Islands   001-35436   98-1271120
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)

 

Avenida Circunvalar a 100 mts de la Via 40, Barrio Las Flores, Barranquilla, Colombia

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(57)(5) 3734000

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
     
  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
     
  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
     
  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e 4(c))

 

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

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Ordinary Shares   TGLS   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 

 
 

 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

On December 17, 2021, Tecnoglass Inc. (the “Company”) issued the press release included as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.

 

The information furnished under this Item 7.01, including the exhibit related thereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any disclosure document of the Company, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such document.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Press release dated December 17, 2021.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 
 

 

SIGNATURE

 

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: December 17, 2021

 

  TECNOGLASS INC.
     
  By: /s/ Jose M. Daes
  Name: Jose M. Daes
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Tecnoglass Disputes Allegations in Short Seller Report and Remains Committed to Transparency, Ethical Conduct, and Compliance with All Applicable Laws

 

-Company’s Board of Directors Forms Special Committee of Independent Directors to Analyze Issues Raised in Report with Assistance of Leading International Law Firm -

 

- Company Reaffirms Recently Increased Full Year 2021 Growth Outlook -

 

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – December 17, 2021 – Tecnoglass, Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) (“Tecnoglass” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of architectural glass, windows, and associated aluminum products serving the global residential and commercial end markets, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) has formed a Special Committee of independent directors (the “Special Committee”). The Special Committee has retained Covington & Burling LLP, which will be supported by a leading global accounting firm, to assist the Special Committee in analyzing the recent short seller report issued on December 9, 2021.

 

Tecnoglass disputes the allegations in the recent short seller report, and the Company is committed to doing business in the most ethical and transparent manner and complying with all applicable laws. Although the Special Committee is currently unable to predict the timing or outcome of the analysis, the Company is diligently providing support to Covington as it works to complete the analysis as soon as possible.

 

The Company reaffirmed the Company’s increased financial outlook it disclosed on December 9, 2021 for full year 2021. The Company remains on pace to deliver another year of record cash flow with cash flow from operations at approximately $100 million year to date through November 2021. Based on the financial performance through November 2021, the Company expects revenue to be in the range of $490 million to $495 million and Adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $147 million to $150 million.

 

About Tecnoglass

 

Tecnoglass Inc. is a leading producer of architectural glass, windows, and associated aluminum products serving the multi-family, single-family and commercial end markets. Tecnoglass is the second largest glass fabricator serving the U.S. and the #1 architectural glass transformation company in Latin America. Located in Barranquilla, Colombia, the Company’s 2.7 million square foot, vertically-integrated and state-of-the-art manufacturing complex provides efficient access to over 1,000 global customers, with the U.S. accounting for more than 90% of revenues. Tecnoglass’ tailored, high-end products are found on some of the world’s most distinctive properties, including One Thousand Museum (Miami), Paramount (Miami), Salesforce Tower (San Francisco), Via 57 West (NY), Hub50House (Boston), Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado (Bogotá), One Plaza (Medellín), Pabellon de Cristal (Barranquilla). For more information, please visit www.tecnoglass.com or view our corporate video at https://vimeo.com/134429998.

 

 
 

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding future financial performance, future growth and future acquisitions. These statements are based on Tecnoglass’ current expectations or beliefs and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors, and other risks and uncertainties affecting the operation of Tecnoglass’ business. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies are indicated from time to time in Tecnoglass’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. Further, investors should keep in mind that Tecnoglass’ financial results in any particular period may not be indicative of future results. Tecnoglass is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events and changes in assumptions or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

Investor Relations:

 

Santiago Giraldo

CFO

305-503-9062

investorrelations@tecnoglass.com