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CORRECTING and REPLACING Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. and Heliogen, Inc., a Leading Provider of AI-Enabled Concentrated Solar Power, Announce Effectiveness of Registration Statement and the December 28, 2021 Special Meeting of Stockholders…

KENNESAW, GEORGIA & PASADENA, CALIFORNIA December 03, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Please replace the publication with the following corrected version.

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ATHENA TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION CORP. AND HELIOGEN, INC., A LEADING PROVIDER OF AI-CAPABLE CONCENTRATED SOLAR ENERGY, TERMINATION OF THE REGISTRATION DECLARATION AND THE SPECIAL SHAREHOLDERS ‘MEETING ON DECEMBER 28, 2021 TO CONFIRM SUMMARY

Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ATHN) (“ATHN”), a publicly traded special purpose vehicle, announced today that ATHN’s registration statement on Form S-4 has been declared effective by the SEC. ) on December 2, 2021. ATHN’s final proxy statement (“Proxy Statement”) relating to the previously announced business combination with Heliogen, Inc. (“Heliogen”), a leading provider of AI-powered concentrated solar power, will be filed at of the SEC on December 3, 2021.

ATHN will send the power of attorney to shareholders at the close of business on November 23, 2021 “).

The special meeting to approve the pending business combination is scheduled to take place on December 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The special session will be carried out completely virtually and can be accessed via live webcast at http://www.cstproxy.com/athenatechnology/2021. If the proposals are approved at the Special Meeting, the parties will assume that the business combination will complete and that the combined company will begin trading on the NYSE under the new ticket symbol “HLGN” shortly thereafter, subject to compliance or waiver, as applicable , all other closing conditions.

The vote of every shareholder is important, regardless of the number of shares held. Accordingly, ATHN urges each shareholder to complete, sign, date and return a proxy card (online or by mail) as soon as possible and no later than December 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time to ensure that the shares will be issued be represented at the special assembly. Shareholders who hold shares under “street names” (that is, those shareholders whose shares are registered by a broker, bank, or other agent) should contact their broker, bank, or agent to ensure that their shares are put to the vote reach.

If an individual ATHN Shareholder does not receive the proxy statement, that shareholder should (i) confirm the status of their proxy statement with their broker or (ii) contact Morrow Sodali LLC, ATHN’s proxy attorney, by email: ATHN.info@investor.morrowsodali.com or call toll free at (800) 662-5200. Banks and brokers can call Morrow Sodali at (203) 658-9400.

ATHN expects to provide additional information to shareholders on its website in the coming days on how shareholders can vote for their shares and expects to publish a subsequent press release once the website is online.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor is there a sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale was made prior to registration or Qualify under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Additional information and where to find it

In connection with the proposed business combination, Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. (“Athena”) has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4, which the SEC has declared effective, containing: a prospectus from Athena relating to the securities disclosed in the In connection with the business combination with Heliogen, Inc. (“Heliogen”) and a final proxy statement from Athena in relation to the special meeting. The combined proxy statement / prospectus relating to the proposed business combination will be sent to Athena shareholders on or about December 6, 2021. This press release does not contain all of the information that should be considered in relation to the proposed business combination and is not intended to be used as a basis for any investment decision or any other decision regarding the business combination. The proposed business combination and related transactions will be submitted to Athena shareholders for review. Athena shareholders and other interested parties are encouraged to read the final proxy statement / prospectus and other documents filed in connection with Athena’s solicitation of proxy for their extraordinary meeting of shareholders, including the proposed business combination and related transactions as these materials contain important information about Heliogen, Athena and the proposed business combination and related transactions. The final proxy statement / prospectus and other relevant materials for the proposed business combination will be sent to Athena shareholders from November 23, 2021. Shareholders may also obtain a copy of the preliminary or definitive proxy statement / prospectus when it becomes available, as well as other documents Athena has filed with the SEC free of charge, on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by contacting Phyllis Newhouse, President and Chief Executive Officer, Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., 125 Townpark Drive, Suite 300, Kennesaw, GA 30144, or by calling (970) 924-0446.

Participant in the tender

Athena, Heliogen and their respective directors and officers, as well as any other person, may be regarded as participants in the solicitation of proxy voting by Athena shareholders in relation to the proposed business combination and related transactions. Information regarding the directors and officers of Athena is contained in its registration statement on Form S-1 and the prospectus therein, which was filed with the SEC on March 3, 2021. Holdings are in the final proxy statement / prospectus relating to the proposed business combination and related transactions and can be obtained free of charge from the above sources.

No offer or solicitation

This announcement does not constitute a solicitation of any power of attorney, consent or authorization in relation to any securities or in relation to the proposed transaction any sale of securities takes place in any state or jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation or sale prior to registration or admission would be unlawful under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About Athena Technology Acquisition Corp.

Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. is a women-only, special-purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to conduct a merger, stock exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more companies in the technology, direct consumer and fintech industries.

About Heliogen

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in heavy industry and advancing a sustainable future. The company’s AI-enabled, modular concentrated solar technology aims to provide low-cost, near-the-clock carbon-free energy in the form of heat, electricity, or green hydrogen on a large scale – for the first time in history. Heliogen was founded at Idealab, the leading technology incubator founded in 1996 by Bill Gross. You can find more information about Heliogen at heliogen.com.

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contacts

Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. contacts

For media:
Bern’s communication group
AthenaPR@bcg-pr.com
(973) 727-8400
(917) 922-4435

Heliogen contacts

For media:
Press@Heliogen.com

For investors:
Caldwell Bailey
ICR, Inc.
HeliogenIR@icrinc.com