Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)
Registration No. 333-266810
PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT NO. 3
(To Prospectus dated August 25, 2022)
UP TO 500,000 SHARES OF COMMON STOCK
This prospectus supplement supplements the prospectus, dated August 25, 2022 (the Prospectus), which forms a part of our registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-266810). This prospectus supplement is being filed to update and supplement the information in the Prospectus with the information contained in Item 5.02 of our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2022 (the Current Report). Accordingly, we have attached the Current Report to this prospectus supplement.
The Prospectus and this prospectus supplement relate to the offer and sale from time to time by Ampere Computing LLC or its permitted transferees (Ampere or the selling stockholder) of up to 500,000 shares (the Shares) of common stock, par value $0.0001 (the common stock), of the Company, issued upon the exercise of the vested portion of that certain warrant issued to the selling stockholder (the Ampere Warrant) pursuant to the warrant subscription agreement, dated as of October 6, 2021, by and between Legacy Rigetti (as defined below) and Ampere (the Warrant Subscription Agreement), for an aggregate purchase price (including amounts for exercise) of $10,000,000, or $10.00 per share. The Shares consist of 500,000 outstanding shares of common stock issued in connection with the exercise of the vested portion of the Ampere Warrant and receipt by the Company of an aggregate $5,000,000 (including aggregate exercise price).
The selling stockholder may offer, sell or distribute all or a portion of the Shares publicly or through private transactions at prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. We will not receive any of the proceeds from such sales of the Shares.
We will bear all costs, expenses and fees in connection with the registration of these Shares, including with regard to compliance with state securities or blue sky laws. The selling stockholder will bear all commissions and discounts, if any, attributable to their sale of Shares. See the section entitled Plan of Distribution.
This prospectus supplement updates and supplements the information in the Prospectus and is not complete without, and may not be delivered or utilized except in combination with, the Prospectus, including any amendments or supplements thereto. This prospectus supplement is qualified by reference to the Prospectus, including any amendments or supplements thereto, except to the extent that the information in this prospectus supplement updates and supersedes the information contained therein.
Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol RGTI. On November 8, 2022, the last reported sales price of our common stock was $1.57 per share.
We are an emerging growth company as defined under U.S. federal securities laws and, as such, have elected to comply with reduced public company reporting requirements. The Prospectus complies with the requirements that apply to an issuer that is an emerging growth company.
Investing in our securities involves a high degree of risks. You should review carefully the risks and uncertainties described in the section titled Risk Factors beginning on page 16 of the Prospectus, and under similar headings in any amendments or supplements to the Prospectus.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities, or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the prospectus or this prospectus supplement. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
Prospectus Supplement dated November 9, 2022.
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 7, 2022
RIGETTI COMPUTING, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|775 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, California||94710|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(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 obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share||RGTI||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||RGTIW||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
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 5.02|| |
Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On November 7, 2022, Chad Rigetti, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rigetti Computing, Inc. (the Company), provided the Company with his intention to tender resignation from his positions with the Company as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director on the Companys Board of Directors, with an anticipated effective date of December 15, 2022.
As previously announced, the Company is conducting a search for Dr. Rigettis successor. In the event a successor is not identified and appointed before Dr. Rigettis resignation date, it is anticipated that Rick Danis, the Companys General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, will serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective as of such date until a successor to Dr. Rigetti has been appointed.
Mr. Danis, 53, has served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Rigetti since immediately following the consummation of the Business Combination and served as Legacy Rigettis General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from July 2019 until the consummation of the Business Combination. Prior to joining Legacy Rigetti, Mr. Danis served as Chief Legal Officer and corporate secretary at Kymeta Corporation from May 2018 to July 2019. Mr. Danis also served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Funko from December 2017 to May 2018 and as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at publicly traded Rightside Group, Ltd. from August 2014 until August 2017. In addition, Mr. Danis has served as a director on the board of F3 Nation, Inc. since January 2020. In all, Mr. Danis has over 25 years of experience practicing law, almost exclusively in-house at technology companies. Mr. Danis received a B.B.A. in accounting from Ohio University and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
|Item 7.01|| |
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On November 9, 2022, the Company issued a press release with respect to the management transition described in Item 5.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K. A copy of the Companys press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K. The exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated November 9, 2022|
|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.
Dated: November 9, 2022
|RIGETTI COMPUTING, INC.|
|Chief Financial Officer|