SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
 
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Rekow Mathew

(Last) (First) (Middle)
5521 HELLYER AVENUE

(Street)
SAN JOSE CA 95138

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. [ VLDR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Technology Officer
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
09/08/2021
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 09/08/2021 M(1) 7,658 A (1) 42,331 D
Common Stock 09/08/2021 S(2) 3,815 D $6.55 38,516 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Unit (3) 09/08/2021 M 2,754 (4) (4) Common Stock 2,754 $0 19,281 D
Restricted Stock Unit (3) 09/08/2021 M 4,814 (5) (5) Common Stock 4,814 $0 67,394 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The Reporting Person was granted restricted stock units ("RSUs") which represent a contingent right to receive one share of Common Stock for each RSU. The shares were issued pursuant to vested RSUs released on September 8, 2021.
2. The sales reported on this Form 4 represent shares required to be sold by the Reporting Person to cover tax withholding obligations in connection with the previously reported vesting and settlement of RSUs. These sales are mandated by the Reporting Person's award agreement to require the satisfaction of tax withholding obligations to be funded by a "sell to cover" transaction and do not represent discretionary trades by the Reporting Person.
3. The Reporting Person received RSUs in connection with the merger described in that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 2, 2020, and amended on August 20, 2020 (the "Merger"), by and among Graf Industrial Corp., a Delaware corporation now known as Velodyne Lidar, Inc. ("New Velodyne"), VL Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation, and Velodyne Lidar, Inc., a Delaware corporation now known as Velodyne Lidar USA, Inc.
4. Subject to the satisfaction of both a liquidity event requirement and service-based requirement, each RSU represents the right to receive one share of common stock. The liquidity-event requirement was deemed satisfied by the Board of Directors of New Velodyne in October 2020 and the service-based requirement will be or, as applicable, was satisfied with respect to 25% of the RSUs when the Reporting Person remains or, as applicable, remained in continuous service through the one-year anniversary of February 22, 2019 and with respect to 6.25% of the RSUs when the Reporting Person completes or, as applicable, completed each three (3) months of continuous service thereafter.
5. The Reporting Person was granted RSUs which represent a contingent right to receive one share of Common Stock for each RSU. The RSU shall vest with respect to 6.25% of the RSUs on each company quarterly vesting dates after February 28, 2021, provided the Reporting Person remains in continuous service on each vesting date. Quarterly vesting dates are February 28, May 28, August 28 and November 28.
Remarks:
/s/ Tracey Mastropoalo, Attorney-in-Fact 09/10/2021
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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POWER OF ATTORNEY
The undersigned, as a Section 16 reporting person of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), hereby constitutes and appoints each of Daniel Horwood, Tracey Mastropoalo, Andrew Hamer and Michelle Esau as the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:
(1)    complete and execute Form ID, "Update Passphrase Confirmation" form and Forms 3, 4 and 5 and other forms and all amendments thereto as such attorney-in-fact shall in his or her discretion determined to be required or advisable pursuant to Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended) and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, or any successor laws and regulations, as a consequence of the undersigned's ownership, acquisition or disposition of securities of the Company; and
(2)    do all acts necessary in order to file such forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission, any securities exchange or national association, the Company and such other person or agency as the attorney-in-fact shall deem appropriate.
The undersigned hereby ratifies and confirms all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents shall do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended).
This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of September 9, 2021.

/s/ Mathew Rekow

Mathew Rekow