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Washington, D.C. 20549









December 6, 2021 (November 30, 2021)

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-40216   98-1562265
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)


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  (I.R.S. Employer
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50 33rd St, Pittsburgh, PA   15201
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(888) 583-9506

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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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


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Class A common stock, par value $0.00001 per share   AUR   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Redeemable warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50   AUROW   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 5.02.

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

On November 30, 2021, the Board of Directors of Aurora Innovation, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Richard Tame to the role of Chief Financial Officer and designated him as the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. Mr. Tame was previously Vice President of Finance at the Company and had served as the Company’s principal financial and principal accounting officer while in that role.

Mr. Tame, age 44, has served as the Company’s Vice President of Finance since June 2020. Mr. Tame has more than 22 years of experience working in finance and public accounting. Prior to joining Aurora, from April 2019 to June 2020, Mr. Tame was a Senior Director of Finance at Lyft, Inc. He was responsible for building and leading the team, providing financial support for Lyft’s insurance, payments and cloud computing spend, its R&D departments and its self-driving business, Lyft Level 5. From May 2015 to April 2019, Mr. Tame was Global Head of Finance, Data Center Infrastructure, at Facebook, Inc., where he led finance for a complex, rapidly growing and capital-intensive business. Mr. Tame has also previously worked in finance roles at leading global technology and transportation companies – at Microsoft, Inc. from May 2014 to May 2015, Amazon.com, Inc. where he worked at AWS from October 2012 to May 2014, RBS Aviation Capital Ltd. in Dublin, Ireland from October 2010 to October 2011, American Beacon Advisors Inc. from April 2007 to May 2009, American Airlines, Inc. from October 2005 to April 2007, British Airways plc from November 2001 to May 2005, and Deloitte & Touche LLP from September 1998 to November 2001. From October 2011 to September 2012, Mr. Tame provided consulting services to aircraft leasing companies, airlines and their investors as an independent consultant. Hailing from England, Mr. Tame holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Statistics from Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and is a UK Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA).

The Company has previously entered into an employment letter with Mr. Tame, whose compensation arrangements are not changing at this time in connection with his appointment as Chief Financial Officer.

The employment letter has no specific term and provides for at-will employment. Mr. Tame’s current annual base salary is $360,000, and his annual target bonus is 30% of his annual base salary. His employment letter agreement provided for a signing bonus of up to $100,000, which was payable in two installments, the first following his start date and the second following the one-year anniversary of his start date, subject to a specified repayment requirement in the event that his employment is terminated by the Company with cause (as defined in his employment letter agreement) or voluntarily by him.

Mr. Tame has not entered any arrangements with the Company providing for severance benefits or accelerated vesting of equity awards in the event his employment with the Company is terminated.

There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Tame and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Tame was selected as Chief Financial Officer. There are no family relationships between Mr. Tame and any director or executive officer of the Company, and no transactions involving Mr. Tame that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

A copy of the press release dated December 6, 2021 announcing the appointment of Mr. Tame is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1933, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.







99.1    Press Release, dated December 6, 2021, entitled “Now publicly traded, self-driving company Aurora expands finance team.”
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File.


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: December 6, 2021



/s/ Chris Urmson

Name:   Chris Urmson
Title:   Chief Executive Officer