Registration of securities [Section 12(b)]



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UNITED STATES




SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION



Washington, D.C. 20549










FORM

8-A











FOR
REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES




PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR 12(g) OF THE




SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934










GARRETT
MOTION INC.




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)













































Delaware





82-4873189





(State or Other Jurisdiction of




Incorporation or Organization)






(I.R.S. Employer




Identification no.)






La Pièce 16, Rolle, Switzerland




1180



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)




(Zip Code)




Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +41 21 695 30 00




(FOR

CO-REGISTRANTS,

PLEASE SEE “TABLE OF

CO-REGISTRANTS”

ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE)

























If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(c), please check the following box:  ☒


If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(d), please check the following
box:  ☐



























Securities Act registration statement file number to which this form relates:



N/A





(If applicable)


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


























Title of Each Class to be so
Registered






Name of Each Exchange on Which




Each Class is to be Registered




Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value per share




The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC



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

None

.


















INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT











Item 1.




Description of Registrant’s Securities to be Registered




The information contained in the section entitled “Description of Capital Stock” under the headings “Common Stock”, “Anti-Takeover
Protections”, “Registration Rights Agreement” and “Series A Investor Rights Agreement” in the prospectus forming a part of the Registration Statement on

Form

S-1


of Garrett Motion Inc. (the “

Company

”), originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 28, 2021 (File

No. 333-256659),

and as subsequently amended, is hereby incorporated by reference herein.



The description of
the Company’s capital stock contained herein, does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified by the full terms of (i) the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “

Certificate of
Incorporation

”), (ii) the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Bylaws (the “

Bylaws

”), (iii) the Certificate of Designations for the Series A Preferred Stock (the “

Series A Certificate of
Designations

”), (iv) the Certificate of Amendment to the Series A Certificate of Designations and (v) the Amended and Restated Certificate of Designations for the Series B Preferred Stock (the “

Series B Certificate of
Designations

”), copies of which are attached to this registration statement as Exhibit 3.1, Exhibit 3.2, Exhibit 3.3, Exhibit 3.4 and Exhibit 3.5 respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference. Additionally, the General Corporation
Law of the State of Delaware (the “

DGCL

”) may contain provisions which affect the capital stock of the Company.




Series A Preferred
Stock





Dividends




Holders of the
Company’s Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “

Series A Preferred Stock

”) will be entitled to receive, when, as and if declared by a committee of disinterested directors of the Board
of Directors of the Company (the “

Board

”) out of funds legally available for such dividend, cumulative cash dividends at an annual rate of 11% on the stated amount per share plus the amount of any accrued and unpaid dividends on
such share, accumulating on a daily basis and payable quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1, respectively, in each year. Such a dividend will not be declared at any time when Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the
Series A Certificate of Designations) of the Company and its subsidiaries for the most recent four fiscal quarters for which financial statements of the Company are available is less than $425,000,000. Dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock will
accumulate whether or not declared. Under the terms of our Series B Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “

Series B Preferred Stock

”), a dividend on the Series A Preferred Stock may not be declared so long as the Company
has not satisfied or cannot satisfy in full any deferred redemption payments or redemption payments owed on the next scheduled redemption date to holders of Series B Preferred Stock.











Holders of the Series A Preferred Stock will also be entitled to such dividends paid to holders of common
stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “

Common Stock

”) to the same extent as if such holders of Series A Preferred Stock had converted their shares of Series A Preferred Stock into Common Stock (without regard to any limitations on
conversions) and had held such shares of Common Stock on the record date for such dividends and distributions. Such payments will be made concurrently with the dividend or distribution to the holders of the Common Stock.



So long as any shares of Series A Preferred Stock remain outstanding, no dividend shall be paid or declared, and no distribution shall be made, on any class
of Common Stock or any future class of preferred stock established thereafter by the Board (other than any series of capital stock that ranks

pari passu

to the Series A Preferred Stock) (such stock “

Dividend Junior Stock

”),
other than a dividend payable solely in Dividend Junior Stock, unless (i) all cumulative accrued and unpaid preference dividends on all outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock have been paid in full and the full dividend thereon due has
been paid or declared and set aside for payment and (ii) all prior redemption requirements with respect to Series A Preferred Stock have been complied with; provided that a committee of distinterested directors of the Board may declare, and the
Company may pay or make, a dividend or distribution on any Dividend Junior Stock even if there are cumulative accrued and unpaid preference dividends that have not been paid in full or the full dividend thereon due has not been paid or set aside for
payment, but only if (x) the holders of Series A Preferred Stock shall also participate in such dividend, (y) such dividend is made on or prior to December 31, 2022 and (z) the Board has ratified the declaration of such dividend
by a committee of disinterested directors of the Board.



Under the terms of the Credit Agreement, during the fiscal years ending December 31, 2021, and
December 31, 2022, the Company may not make payments or redemptions in cash solely with respect to the Series A Preferred Stock unless a ratable payment (on an

as-converted

basis) is made to holders of the
Common Stock and such payments would otherwise be permitted under the terms of the Credit Agreement. The Company’s ability to make ratable payments to holders of the Series A Preferred Stock and Common Stock is restricted by the terms of the
Series A Certificate of Designations.





Voting




Holders of the Series A Preferred Stock will be entitled to vote together as a single class with the holders of Common Stock, with each such holder entitled to
cast the number of votes equal to the number of votes such holder would have been entitled to cast if such holder were the holder of a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the whole number of shares of Common Stock that would be issuable upon
conversion of such holder’s shares of Series A Preferred Stock in addition to a number of shares of Common Stock equal to the amount of cumulative unpaid preference dividends (whether or not authorized or declared) divided by the lesser of
(i) the fair market value per share of such additional shares and (ii) the fair market value per share of the Common Stock.











So long as any shares of Series A Preferred Stock are outstanding, a vote or the consent of the holders
representing a majority of the Series A Preferred Stock will be required for (i) effecting or validating any amendment, modification or alteration to the Certificate of Incorporation that would authorize or create, or increase the authorized
amount of, any shares of any class or series or any securities convertible into shares of any class or series of capital stock that would rank senior or

pari passu

to the Series A Preferred Stock with respect to dividend payments or upon the
occurrence of a liquidation, (ii) any increase in the authorized number of shares of Series A Preferred Stock or of any series of capital stock that ranks

pari passu

with Series A Preferred Stock, (iii) effecting or validating any
amendment, alteration or repeal of any provision of the Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws that would have an adverse effect on the rights, preferences, privileges or voting power of Series A Preferred Stock or the holders thereof in any
material respect, or (iv) any action or inaction that would reduce the stated amount of any share of Series A Preferred Stock to below $5.25 per share.





Liquidation




Upon liquidation, Series A Preferred
Stock will rank senior to the Common Stock and to the Series B Preferred Stock, and will have the right to be paid, out of the assets of the Company legally available for distribution to its stockholders, an amount equal to the Aggregate Liquidation
Entitlement (as defined in the Series A Certificate of Designations) for all outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock.





Other Rights




All shares of Series A Preferred Stock will automatically convert to shares of Common Stock, at a conversion price of $5.25 per share of Common
Stock (subject to adjustment as described in the Series A Certificate of Designations) (the “

Conversion Price

”) upon either (i) the election of holders representing a majority of the then-outstanding Series A Preferred Stock or
(ii) the occurrence of a Trading Day (as defined in the Series A Certificate of Designations) at any time on or after the date which is two years after April 30, 2021 (the “

Effective Date

”) on which (A) the aggregate
stated amount of all outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock is an amount less than or equal to $125,000,000, (B) the Common Stock is traded on a Principal Exchange, a Fallback Exchange or an


Over-the-Counter


Market (each as defined in the Series A Certificate of Designations) and, in each case, the Automatic Conversion Fair Market Value (as defined in the Series A Certificate of Designations) of
the Common Stock exceeds 150% of the Conversion Price, and (C) the Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the Series A Certificate of Designations) of the Company and its subsidiaries for the last twelve months ended as of the last day of each of
the two most recent fiscal quarters is greater than or equal to $600,000,000.



Shares of Series A Preferred Stock are also convertible into Common Stock
at any time at the option of the holder, effective on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 in each year, or on the third business day prior to the date of redemption of the outstanding shares of the Series A Preferred Stock
as described in the following paragraph.



The Company may, at its election, redeem all but not less than all of the outstanding shares of Series A
Preferred Stock (i) at any time following the date which is six years after the Effective Date or (ii) in connection with the consummation of a Change of Control (as defined in the Series A Certificate of Designations), in either case for
a cash purchase price equal to $5.25 per share plus cumulative unpaid preference dividends (whether or not authorized or declared) as of the redemption date.












Series B Preferred Stock





Dividends




The Series B Preferred Stock will not be
entitled to any dividends or other distributions or payments other than the scheduled redemption payments and payments upon liquidation as provided in the Series B Certificate of Designations.





Scheduled Redemptions




On April 30 of each
year, beginning on April 30, 2022 and ending on April 30, 2030, on which any shares of Series B Preferred Stock are outstanding (each a “

Scheduled Redemption Date

”), the Company will redeem,

pro rata

from each
holder, an aggregate number of shares of Series B Preferred Stock equal to a scheduled redemption amount with respect to such Scheduled Redemption Date as set forth in the Series B Certificate of Designations

divided

by $1.00 per share (the
“

Scheduled Redemption Amounts

”),

provided

that the Company will not be obligated to redeem the shares of Series B Preferred Stock on a Scheduled Redemption Date if, as of such date, (i) the consolidated EBITDA of the
Company and its subsidiaries measured as of the end of the most recently completed fiscal year is less than $425,000,000 or (ii) the Company does not have sufficient funds legally available to pay the redemption amount due on such Scheduled
Redemption Date. Shares of Series B Preferred Stock whose redemption on a Scheduled Redemption Date is deferred, and which are not thereafter redeemed in accordance with the applicable Initial Deferral Payment Schedule (as defined in the Series B
Certificate of Designations) will accrue interest from and after the time that the Company fails to make redemption payments in accordance with the applicable Initial Deferral Payment Schedule. Any shares of Series B Preferred Stock that have not
been redeemed on a Scheduled Redemption Date outstanding as of April 30, 2030, will be redeemed on April 30, 2030.





Voting




Except as required by law, the holders of Series B Preferred Stock will have no voting rights,

provided

that a vote or the consent of the holders
representing a majority of the Series B Preferred Stock will be required to effect or validate (i) any amendment, modification or alteration to the Certificate of Incorporation that would authorize or create, or increase the authorized amount
of, any shares of any class or series or any securities convertible into shares of any class or series of capital stock that would rank senior to the Series B Preferred Stock, (ii) any amendment, modification or alteration to the Certificate of
Incorporation that would authorize or create, or increase the authorized amount of, any shares of any class or series of capital stock that would rank

pari passu

to the Series B Preferred Stock on the occurrence of a liquidation,
(iii) entry by the Company or any of its subsidiaries into any agreement containing or imposing, directly or indirectly, any restriction (including, but not limited to, any covenant or











agreement) on the Company’s ability to make required payments on or redeem the shares of Series B Preferred Stock, (iv) any amendment, modification, alteration or repeal of any
provision of the Certificate of Incorporation or any other certificate of designations of the Company that would have an adverse effect, in any material respect, on the rights, preferences, privileges or voting power of the shares of Series B
Preferred Stock or any holder thereof or any amendment, modification, alteration or repeal of the Series B Certificate of Designations, (iv) any increase in the number of members of the Board at a time when the sum of (x) the aggregate
value of deferred Scheduled Redemption Amounts relating to past Scheduled Redemption Dates (plus any unpaid interest accruing thereon)

plus

(y) the aggregate present value of future Scheduled Redemption Amounts, calculated using a
discount rate of 7.25% (such sum, the “

Aggregate Series B Liquidation Preference

”) is greater than $125,000,000 or (vi) any action or inaction that would reduce the stated amount of any share of Series B Preferred Stock to
below $1.00 per share.





Other Rights




Upon
liquidation, the Series B Preferred Stock will rank (A) senior to the Common Stock and (B) junior to the Series A Preferred Stock, and will have a right to be paid the Aggregate Series B Liquidation Preference.



The Company will be automatically obligated to redeem all shares of Series B Preferred Stock upon (i) a Change of Control (as defined in the Series B
Certificate of Designations), (ii) an assertion from the Company or the Board that any portion of the Series B Preferred Stock or any of the Company’s obligations under the Series B Certificate of Designations are invalid or unenforceable,
(iii) if indebtedness outstanding under the Credit Agreement is accelerated (and such acceleration is not rescinded), or (iv) the Company or any of its material subsidiaries enters bankruptcy or similar proceedings affecting
creditors’ or equity holders’ rights. In addition, subject to applicable law, including that the Company has funds legally available to do so, on or prior to March 31, 2022 the Company shall effect a redemption of shares of Series B
Preferred Stock such that the Present Value (as defined in the Series B Certificate of Designations) of all of the remaining outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock shall be $400,000,000 immediately following such redemption (the
“

Planned Partial Early Redemption

”).



Each holder of Series B Preferred Stock will have the right to require the Company to redeem all,
but not less than all, of such holder’s shares of Series B Preferred Stock (the “

Holder Put Right

”) if the Consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the Series B Certificate of Designations) of the Company and its subsidiaries exceeds
$600,000,000 for two consecutive fiscal quarters;

provided

that such Holder Put Right cannot be exercised until after December 31, 2022 at the earliest (subject to the prior occurrence of a triggering event), unless the Planned Partial
Early Redemption does not occur prior to March 31, 2022, in which case the Holder Put Right can be exercised (subject to the prior occurrence of a triggering event) after March 31, 2022 on the terms set forth in the Series B Certificate of
Designations.











Under the terms of the Series B Certificate of Designations, the Majority in Interest (as defined in the
Series B Certificate of Designations) has the exclusive right, voting separately as a class, to elect or appoint one director to the Board (such director the “

Series B Director

”).



The Majority in Interest has a continuing right, voting separately as a class, to elect or appoint the Series B Director, and an exclusive right to remove the
Series B Director at any time for any reason or no reason (with or without cause), subject to the rights of other holders to remove any Series B Director for cause to the extent provided by the DGCL, until the first date on which the Aggregate
Series B Liquidation Preference is not greater than $125,00,000 (the “

Series B Threshold Date

”). From and after the Series B Threshold Date, the Majority in Interest will have no right to elect or appoint any directors to the Board.
If the Majority in Interest is no longer entitled to elect or appoint a Series B Director, then the then-serving Series B Director will automatically be deemed to have resigned from the Board.



So long as any shares of Series B Preferred Stock are outstanding, the Company may not take certain actions without the written consent of the Majority in
Interest (as defined in the Series B Certificate of Designations), including, among other things, increasing the size of the Board of Directors so long as the Aggregate Series B Liquidation Preference is greater than $125,000,000.




Transfer Agent and Registrar



The transfer agent and
registrar for the Common Stock and Series A Preferred Stock is Equiniti Trust Company. The registrar for the Series B Preferred Stock is Equiniti Trust Company.




Listing



The Common Stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global
Select Market and trades under the symbol “GTX”. The Series A Preferred Stock has been approved for listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and will trade under the symbol “GTXAP”. Trading of the Series A Preferred Stock is
expected to commence on or about October 1, 2021.











Item 2.




Exhibits.




















































































3.2



Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of Garrett Motion Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.4 to the Company’s Current Report on Form

8-K

filed on April 30, 2021).




3.3



Certificate of Designations of the Company’s Series A Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Current
Report on Form

8-K

filed on April 30, 2021).




3.4



Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Designations of the Company’s Series A Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1
to the Company’s Current Report on Form

8-K

filed on July 21, 2021.)




3.5



Amended and Restated Certificate of Designations of the Company’s Series B Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the
Company’s Current Report on Form

8-K

filed on October 1, 2021).




10.1



Credit Agreement, dated as of April 
30, 2021, by and among Garrett Motion Inc., Garrett LX I S.à r.l., Garrett Motion Holdings, Inc. and Garrett Motion Sàrl, the lenders and issuing banks party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent (incorporated by reference
to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form

8-K

filed on April 30, 2021).




10.2



Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of April 
30, 2021, among Garrett Motion Inc. and the holders party thereto (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form

8-K

filed on April 30, 2021).




10.3



Series A Investor Rights Agreement, dated as of April 
30, 2021, among Garrett Motion Inc. and the investors named therein (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form

8-K

filed on April 30, 2021).












SIGNATURE



Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this registration
statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.






























































Garrett Motion Inc.





Date: October 1, 2021




By:



/s/ Jérôme Maironi







Jérôme Maironi





Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary



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