Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 22, 2023 (February 16, 2023)
Velo3D, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
511 Division Street
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(408) 610-3915
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.00001 per shareVLDNew York Stock Exchange
Warrants to purchase one share of common stock, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per shareVLD WSNew York Stock Exchange
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).
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Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year

On February 16, 2023, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Velo3D, Inc. (the “Company”) approved and adopted the Company’s amended and restated bylaws (the “Amended and Restated Bylaws”), which will become effective on March 11, 2023, following the expiration of the notice period for stockholder nominations to the Board and other proposals to be considered at the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders under the Company’s existing bylaws. The Amended and Restated Bylaws were adopted in connection with the effectiveness of new Securities and Exchange Commission rules regarding universal proxy cards, certain recent changes to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), and a periodic review of the bylaws of the Company.

Among other things, the amendments that will be effected by the Amended and Restated Bylaws:

revise certain provisions relating to adjournment procedures and lists of stockholders entitled to vote at stockholder meetings, in each case to conform to recent amendments to the DGCL;
update certain provisions related to the conduct of stockholder meetings, including clarifying that the presiding person of a stockholder meeting may set additional attendance or other procedures for meeting attendees and Rule 14a-8 proponents;
revise the procedures and disclosure requirements set forth in the advance notice bylaw provisions, including (1) requiring additional information, representations and disclosures from proposing stockholders, proposed nominees and other persons related to a stockholder’s solicitation of proxies, (2) restricting the number of nominees a stockholder may nominate for election at a meeting to the number of directors to be elected at such meeting, (3) requiring that proposed nominees be available for interviews by the Board or any Board committee thereof;
address matters relating to Rule 14a-19 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Universal Proxy Rules”) (e.g., providing that stockholders delivering a notice of nomination certify to the Company in writing that they have complied with the Universal Proxy Rules requirements, providing the Company a remedy if a stockholder fails to satisfy the Universal Proxy Rules requirements, requiring that a stockholder providing notice pursuant to the advance notice bylaws to inform the Company if a stockholder no longer plans to solicit proxies in accordance with the Universal Proxy Rules, and requiring stockholders intending to use the Universal Proxy Rules to provide reasonable evidence of the satisfaction of the requirements under the Universal Proxy Rules at least five business days before the meeting, etc.);
require that a stockholder directly or indirectly soliciting proxies from other stockholders use a proxy card color other than white;
require that a stockholder intending to authorize a qualified representative to act for such stockholder as a proxy to present a nomination or proposal at such meeting to give notice of such authorization to the Company at least three business days before the applicable meeting;
amend the notice provisions to reflect amendments to the DGCL relating to electronic transmission of notices to stockholders;
add an emergency bylaw provision to provide clarity and authority to directors and certain officers during an emergency situation that would otherwise prevent a quorum of the Board or a Board committee from being achieved; and
provide that, unless the Company consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (or, if the Court of Chancery does not have jurisdiction, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware), shall be the sole and exclusive forum for (a) any derivative action or proceeding brought in the name or right of the Company or on behalf of the Company, (b) any action or proceeding asserting a claim that is based upon a breach of a duty owed by a current or former director, officer, employee, agent or stockholder of the Company to the Company or the Company’s

stockholders, (c) any action or proceeding arising or asserting a claim arising pursuant to any provision of the DGCL (or as to which the DGCL confers jurisdiction upon the Court of Chancery) or any provision of the Company’s certificate of incorporation, any designation relating to any outstanding to any series of preferred stock, or the Amended and Restated Bylaws, (d) any action to interpret, apply, enforce, or determine the validity of the Company’s certificate of incorporation or the Amended and Restated Bylaws, or (e) any action or proceeding asserting a claim governed by the internal affairs doctrine.
The Amended and Restated Bylaws also incorporate ministerial, clarifying and conforming changes, including changes to align with the language used in certain provisions of the DGCL and the Universal Proxy Rules.

The foregoing summary does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amended and Restated Bylaws, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statement and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.
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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.
Date:February 22, 2023By:/s/ William McCombe
Name:William McCombe
Title:Chief Financial Officer