Rocket Fuel Inc.
Rocket Fuel Inc. (Form: 10-Q/A, Received: 09/08/2015 06:04:32)





UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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FORM 10-Q/A
Amendment No. 1
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(Mark One)
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015
or
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from            to            

Commission File Number: 001-36071
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ROCKET FUEL INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware  
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
30-0472319  
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

1900 Seaport Boulevard, Pacific Shores Center, Redwood City, CA 94063
(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)
(650) 595-1300
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes   x     No   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definition of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer ¨
 
Accelerated filer
  x  
Non-accelerated filer ¨
 (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company
¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes   ¨     No   x

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock as of the latest practicable date. On July 31, 2015, there were 42,704,430 shares of the registrant's common stock, par value $0.001 , outstanding.






EMERGING GROWTH COMPANY
We are an ‘‘emerging growth company’’ as that term is defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 and, as such, we have elected to comply with certain reduced public company reporting requirements.





QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q/A
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2015

Explanatory Note to Amendment No. 1

Rocket Fuel Inc. (the “Company”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-Q/A (this “Amendment No.1”) to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2015, originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on August 7, 2015 (the “Original Form 10-Q”), to add the internal control over financial reporting language in the introductory portion of paragraph 4 and 4(b) of the certifications of its principal executive officer and principal financial officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the “Section 302 Certifications”). This language was inadvertently omitted from the Section 302 Certifications attached to the Original Form 10-Q. Because no financial statements are contained within this Amendment No.1, paragraph 3 of the Section 302 Certifications has been omitted. The corrected Section 302 Certifications are attached to this Amendment No. l as Exhibits 31.1 and 31.2.

Except as described above, no other changes have been made to the Original Form 10-Q. Except as otherwise indicated herein, this Amendment No.1 continues to speak as of the date of the Original Form 10-Q, and the Company has not updated the disclosures contained therein to reflect any events that occurred subsequent to the date of the Original Form 10-Q. Accordingly, this Amendment No. 1 should be read in conjunction with the Original Form 10-Q and the Company’s filings made with the SEC subsequent to the filing of the Original Form 10-Q. The filing of this Amendment No. 1 is not an admission that the Original Form 10-Q, when filed, included any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact necessary to make a statement not misleading.






ITEM 6. EXHIBITS
A list of exhibits filed with this Amendment No.1 is found in the Index to Exhibits immediately following the signature page of this Amendment No.1 and is incorporated into this Item 6 by reference.





SIGNATURE
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 thereunto duly authorized.

Dated: September 4, 2015
 
ROCKET FUEL INC.
 
By:
/s/ David Sankaran
 
 
David Sankaran
 
 
Chief Financial Officer (Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)





EXHIBIT INDEX
 
 
 
Incorporated by Reference Herein
 
Exhibit No.
Exhibit Description
Form
File No.
Exhibit
Filing
Date
Filed or Furnished
Herewith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2.1(1)
 
Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of August 4, 2014, by and among Rocket Fuel Inc., Denali Acquisition Sub, Inc., Denali Acquisition Sub II, LLC, X Plus Two Solutions, Inc., and Shareholder Representative Services LLC
S-3
333-199901
2.1
11/6/2014
 
3.1
 
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Registrant
10-Q
001-36071
3.1
11/13/2013
 
3.2
 
Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Registrant
10-Q
001-36071
3.2
11/13/2013
 
4.1
 
Form of the Registrant's common stock certificate
S-1/A
333-190695
4.1
9/9/2013
 
10.1
 
Form of Indemnification Agreement between the Registrant and each of its directors and executive officers
S-1
333-190695
10.1
8/6/2013
 
10.2
 
Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement dated as of December 31, 2014, by and among the Registrant, the lenders that are party thereto and Comerica Bank, as administrative agent for the lenders
8-K
001-36071
10.1
1/7/2015
 
10.3*
 
Separation Agreement, effective as of October 17, 2014, by and between Rocket Fuel Inc. and J. Peter Bardwick
8-K
001-36071
10.01
10/22/14
 
10.4*
 
Consulting Agreement, effective as of October 17, 2014, by and between Rocket Fuel Inc. and J. Peter Bardwick
8-K
001-36071
10.02
10/22/14
 
10.5
 
Lease, dated as of February 17, 2009, by and between 350 Marine Parkway LLC, Gillikin Trade LLC, Lewis Trade LLC, Spiegl Trade LLC, Welsh Trade LLC, and the Registrant, as amended and currently in effect
S-1/A
333-190695
10.4
9/3/2013
 
10.6
 
Office Lease, dated as of August 7, 2013, by and between VII Pac Shores Investors, L.L.C. and the Registrant
S-1/A
333-109695
10.5
9/3/2013
 
10.7
 
Lease, dated as of July 31, 2013, by and between VNO 100 West 33rd Street LLC, and the Registrant
S-1/A
333-109695
10.6
9/3/2013
 
10.8
 
Amendment of Lease, dated as of December 23, 2013, by and between VNO 100 West 33rd Street LLC, and the Registrant
10-K
001-36071
10.6
2/28/2014
 
10.9*
 
The Registrant's 2008 Equity Incentive Plan, including form agreements, as amended and currently in effect
S-1
333-190695
10.7
8/16/2013
 
10.10*
 
The Registrant's 2013 Equity Incentive Plan, including form agreements, as currently in effect
S-1/A
333-109695
10.8
8/16/2013
 





10.11*
 
The Registrant's 2013 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, including form agreements, as currently in effect
S-1/A
333-109695
10.9
9/3/2013
 
10.12*
 
Executive Incentive Compensation Plan
S-1/A
333-109695
10.10
8/16/2013
 
10.13*
 
Outside Director Compensation Policy
S-1/A
333-109695
10.11
9/3/2013
 
10.14
 
Offer Letter between the Registrant and Monte Zweben, dated as of January 29, 2010
S-1/A
333-109695
10.12
8/16/2013
 
10.15
 
Offer Letter between the Registrant and Clark Kokich, dated as of April 5, 2011
S-1/A
333-109695
10.13
8/16/2013
 
10.16
 
Offer Letter between the Registrant and Ronald E.F. Codd, dated as of February 16, 2012
S-1/A
333-109695
10.14
8/16/2013
 
10.17
 
Offer Letter between the Registrant and Susan L. Bostrom, dated as of February 4, 2013
S-1/A
333-109695
10.16
8/16/2013
 
10.18
 
Fifth Amended and Restated Investors' Rights Agreements, dated as of June 15, 2012, by and among the Registrant, George H. John, Richard Frankel, Abhinav Gupta and the investors listed on Exhibit A thereto
S-3
333-199901
99.1
11/6/2014
 
10.19*
 
Employment Offer Letter between Rocket Fuel Inc. and David Sankaran dated as of December 6, 2014

8-K
001-36071
10.1
12/15/2014
 
10.20*
 
Employment Offer Letter between Rocket Fuel Inc. and Manu Thapar dated as of November 16, 2014

10-K
001-36071
10.20
3/16/2015
 
10.21

 
Amendment dated March 13, 2015 to Second Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Term Loan Agreement dated as of December 31, 2014, by and among the Registrant, the lenders that are party thereto and Comerica Bank, as administrative agent for the lenders
10-K
001-36071
10.21
3/16/2015
 
10.22*
 
Interim CEO Offer Letter between the Registrant and Monte Zweben, dated March 23, 2015
10-Q
001-36071
10.22
5/8/2015
 
10.23*
 
Letter Agreement between the Registrant and David Sankaran regarding relocation assistance dated March 17, 2015
10-Q
001-36071
10.23
5/8/2015
 
10.24*
 
Management Retention Agreement (Interim CEO) between the Registrant and Monte Zweben dated April 8, 2015
10-Q
001-36071
10.24
5/8/2015


10.25*
 
Management Retention Agreement between the Registrant and George John dated May 4, 2015
10-Q
001-36071
10.25
5/8/2015
 





10.26*
 
Management Retention Agreement between the Registrant and Richard Frankel dated May 6, 2015
10-Q
001-36071
10.26
5/8/2015
 
10.27*
 
Management Retention Agreement between the Registrant and David Sankaran dated April 7, 2015
10-Q
001-36071
10.27
5/8/2015
 
10.28*
 
Management Retention Agreement between the Registrant and Abhinav Gupta dated April 21, 2015
10-Q
001-36071
10.28
5/8/2015
 
31.1
 
Certification of the Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
 
 
 
X
31.2
 
Certification of the Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
 
 
 
X
32.1(2)
 
Certification of the Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
10-Q
001-36071
32.1
08/07/2015
 
32.2(2)
 
Certification of the Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
10-Q
001-36071
32.2
08/07/2015
 
101.INS
 
XBRL Instance Document
10-Q
001-36071
101.INS
08/07/2015
 
101.SCH
 
XBRL Taxonomy Schema Linkbase Document
10-Q
001-36071
101.SCH
08/07/2015
 
101.CAL
 
XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document
10-Q
001-36071
101.CAL
08/07/2015
 
101.DEF
 
XBRL Taxonomy Definition Linkbase Document
10-Q
001-36071
101.DEF
08/07/2015
 
101.LAB
 
XBRL Taxonomy Labels Linkbase Document
10-Q
001-36071
101.LAB
08/07/2015
 
101.PRE
 
XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document
10-Q
001-36071
101.PRE
08/07/2015
 
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*
Indicates a management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.

(1)
The schedules and other attachments to this exhibit have been omitted. The Company agrees to furnish a copy of any omitted schedules or attachments to the SEC upon request.

(2)
The information in this exhibit is furnished and deemed not filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for purposes of section 18 of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and is not to be incorporated by reference





into any filing of Rocket Fuel Inc. under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.





Exhibit 31.1

Certification of Principal Executive Officer
pursuant to
Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a),
as adopted pursuant to
Section 302 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

I, Monte Zweben, certify that:

1)
I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Rocket Fuel Inc.;

2)
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

4)
The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

a)
Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

b)
Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

c)
Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

d)
Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5)
The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a)
All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

b)
Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 
/s/ Monte Zweben
 
Monte Zweben
 
 Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director
 
(Principal Executive Officer)

Date: September 4, 2015





Exhibit 31.2

Certification of Principal Financial Officer
pursuant to
Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a),
as adopted pursuant to
Section 302 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

I, David Sankaran, certify that:

1)
I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Rocket Fuel Inc.;

2)
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

4)
The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

a)
Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

b)
Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

c)
Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

d)
Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5)
The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a)
All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

b)
Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.


 
/s/ David Sankaran
 
David Sankaran
 
 Chief Financial Officer
 
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

Date: September 4, 2015