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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 15, 2021




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-39493   85-1276957

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


8000 Towers Crescent Drive

Suite 1100

Vienna, Virginia

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

(202) 301-5127

(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:


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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

Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   SPIR   The New York Stock Exchange
Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50   SPIR.WS   The New 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).

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 Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Appointment of New Director

On November 15, 2021, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Spire Global, Inc., a Delaware corporation (f/k/a NavSight Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation and the predecessor company) (the “Company”) appointed Dirk Hoke to the Board as a Class III director, effective immediately. It has not yet been determined on which committees of the Board Mr. Hoke will serve.

Mr. Hoke was most recently Chief Executive Officer of the Airbus Defence and Space division of Airbus SE and served as a member of the Airbus Executive Committee. Before joining Airbus, he worked at Siemens AG, where he held various executive-level positions including General Manager for the Transrapid Propulsion and Power Supply Subdivision, President of Siemens Transportation Systems China, the first Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Africa and the Division Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Solutions in Germany. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Brunswick, Germany and is an Alumni of the Young Global Leader Program of the World Economic Forum.

Mr. Hoke will participate in the Company’s Outside Director Compensation Policy, as described in the Company’s prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 22, 2021. In addition, Mr. Hoke will execute the Company’s standard form of indemnification agreement.

Mr. Hoke has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor are any such transactions currently proposed. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Hoke and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Hoke was appointed to the Board.

A copy of the news release issued by the Company on November 16, 2021 announcing Mr. Hoke’s appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit No.



99.1    News release of Spire Global dated November 16, 2021 announcing the appointment of Dirk Hoke to the Company’s board of directors.
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.

Date: November 16, 2021



/s/ Peter Platzer

Name:   Peter Platzer
Title:   Chief Executive Officer