SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
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|Item 5.05||Amendments to the Registrant’s Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics.|
On December 22, 2020, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Rocket Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) approved an amendment to the Company’s Code of Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”) to modify the reporting procedures set forth in the Code.
The foregoing summary of the amended Code is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the amended Code, attached hereto as Exhibit 14.1. The amended Code is also available on the Governance section of the Company’s website at https://ir.rocketcompanies.com/. The other contents of the Company’s website are not incorporated by reference herein or made a part hereof for any purpose.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
Annual Meeting of Stockholders
The Company expects to hold the Company’s first annual meeting of stockholders following its initial public offering on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (the “2021 Annual Meeting”). Set forth below are deadlines for a stockholder’s submission of director nominations and stockholder proposals for the 2021 Annual Meeting. See the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws (“Bylaws”), which contain additional requirements for making such nominations and proposals. The Company reserves the right to reject, rule out of order, or take other appropriate action with respect to any director nomination or stockholder proposal that does not comply with the Bylaws, applicable law and other applicable requirements.
Deadline for Rule 14a-8 Stockholder Proposals
The Company’s deadline for a stockholder’s submission of proposals to be included in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2021 Annual Meeting under Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Rule 14a-8”) is February 13, 2021. Any proposed Rule 14a-8 stockholder proposal must be received by the Company’s Secretary at the principal executive offices of the Company on or before such date and comply with the procedures and requirements of Rule 14a-8.
Advance Notice Deadline for Director Nominations and Other Stockholder Proposals
Stockholders intending to propose matters to be considered or to nominate persons for election to the Board (in each case, other than Rule 14a-8 stockholder proposals), at the 2021 Annual Meeting must provide advanced written notice of such matters, which must be received by the Company’s Secretary at the principal executive offices of the Company no earlier than January 25, 2021 and no later than February 24, 2021. Such notice must also comply with the requirements of the Bylaws and other applicable law.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|14.1||Amended Code of Conduct and Ethics|
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 29, 2020
|ROCKET COMPANIES, INC.|
|/s/ Julie Booth|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|