MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / August 22, 2023 / Digital World Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:DWAC) (the "Company" or "DWAC") urgently requested today that its stockholders immediately vote FOR the proposal to amend the Company's amended and restated certificate of incorporation as further amended on November 22, 2022, to extend, upon the approval by the Company's board of directors, the period of time for the Company to (i) consummate a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination involving the Company and one or more businesses, (ii) to cease its operations if it fails to complete such business combination, and (iii) to redeem or repurchase 100% of the Company's Class A common stock included as part of the units sold in the Company's initial public offering that was consummated on September 8, 2021 up to four times, each by an additional three months, for an aggregate of 12 additional months (which is from September 8, 2023 up to September 8, 2024) or such earlier date as determined by the Board (the "Extension").
Eric Swider, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, noted, "Although so many of our stockholders have already voted for the Extension, today's vote count shows that we still have a ways to go to pass the amendment and extend the life of the Company. While we currently fall short of the necessary votes to extend the liquidation date, we urge our stakeholders to come together and support this extension. We believe in the value and prospects we bring to the table and to a true democracy in the United States, and with the continued support of our shareholders, we can navigate this challenge successfully and potentially complete the proposed business combination with Trump Media and Technology Group Corp. ("TMTG"), which we know so many of our stockholders believe in. If more of our stockholders do not promptly vote for the Extension, we will be forced to liquidate on September 8, 2023."
Mr. Swider added, "As our loyal stockholders know, a vote for the Extension is a vote for freedom of speech and a vote for innovation and growth. Every single share voting for the Extension is critical to help us progress our proposed merger with TMTG. Whether you have one share or 1,000 shares we please ask you take a few moments to vote."
Stockholders who have previously submitted their proxy or otherwise voted and who do not want to change their vote need not take any action. Stockholders as of July 10, 2023 can vote, even if they have subsequently sold their shares. The special meeting of stockholders to consider the Extension will be held at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on September 5, 2023.
If stockholders have any questions or need assistance, please call Alliance Advisors at 877-728-4996.
If the Extension is not approved and the Company does not consummate an initial business combination by September 8, 2023, in accordance with its charter, it will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the shares of Class A common stock in consideration of a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account (the "Trust Account"), including interest (net of taxes payable, less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then outstanding shares of Class A common stock, which redemption will completely extinguish rights of public stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining stockholders and the Company's board of directors in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company's obligations under the Delaware General Corporation Law to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law. There will be no distribution from the Trust Account with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless in the event of our winding up.
About Digital World Acquisition Corp.
Digital World Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq:DWAC) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. To learn more, visit www.dwacspac.com.
Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. ("TMTG") is a social media and technology company. TruthSocial, TMTG's first product, is a high-growth social media platform and a Big Tech alternative that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating on the basis of political ideology. To learn more, visit www.tmtgcorp.com.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
DWAC has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 (as may be amended from time to time, the "Registration Statement"), which includes a preliminary proxy statement of the Company, and a prospectus in connection with a proposed business combination (the "Business Combination") with TMTG. The definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents will be mailed to stockholders of DWAC as of a record date to be established for voting on the Business Combination. Securityholders of DWAC and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, and amendments thereto, and, when available, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus in connection with DWAC's solicitation of proxies for the special meeting to be held to approve the Business Combination because these documents will contain important information about DWAC, TMTG and the Business Combination. DWAC's securityholders and other interested persons will also be able to obtain copies of the Registration Statement and the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge, once available, on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Digital World Acquisition Corp., 3109 Grand Ave, #450, Miami, FL 33133.
DWAC has also filed a definitive proxy statement with the SEC with respect to the proposed extension of its liquidation date. The definitive proxy statement for the extension of the liquidation date was mailed to stockholders of DWAC. Securityholders of DWAC and other interested persons are advised to read the definitive proxy statement and any amendments thereto, in connection with DWAC's solicitation of proxies for the special meeting to be held to approve the extension of the liquidation date because these documents contain important information. DWAC's securityholders and other interested persons may also obtain copies of the definitive proxy statement, without charge, on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Digital World Acquisition Corp., 3109 Grand Ave, #450, Miami, FL 33133.
Participants in Solicitation
DWAC and TMTG and certain of their respective directors, executive officers, other members of management and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the securityholders of DWAC in favor of the approval of the proposed extension and the Business Combination. Securityholders of DWAC and other interested persons may obtain more information regarding the names and interests of DWAC's directors and officers in the Business Combination in DWAC's filings with the SEC, including in the definitive proxy statement and the Registration Statement, and the names and interests of TMTG's directors and officers in the proposed Business Combination in the Registration Statement. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. TMTG and its officers and directors do not have any interests in DWAC or the proposed extension other than with respect to their interests in the Business Combination, to the extent the extension is effectuated.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to the proposed Business Combination between the Company and TMTG. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words "believe," "project," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "strategy," "future," "opportunity," "plan," "may," "should," "will," "would," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result" and similar expressions, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties.
Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the Business Combination and the securities purchase agreements (the "SPAs") with certain institutional investors (the "PIPE Investors") pursuant to which the PIPE Investors agreed to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,000,000 shares of Digital World's Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (the "Preferred Stock") for a purchase price of $1,000 per share for an aggregate commitment of up to $1,000,000,000 in a private placement (the "PIPE") may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the price of DWAC's securities, (ii) the risk that the Business Combination may not be completed by DWAC's Business Combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain DWAC's stockholder approval of the extension amendment, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the Business Combination or the PIPE, including the approval of that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 20, 2021 (as amended and supplemented from time to time, the "Merger Agreement") by the stockholders of DWAC, (iv) the lack of a third-party fairness opinion in determining whether or not to pursue the proposed Business Combination, (v) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement, (vi) the failure to achieve the minimum amount of cash available following any redemptions by DWAC stockholders, (vii) redemptions exceeding a maximum threshold or the failure to meet The Nasdaq Stock Market's initial listing standards in connection with the consummation of the contemplated transactions, (viii) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the PIPE or the Business Combination on TMTG's business relationships, operating results, and business generally, (ix) risks that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations of DWAC, (x) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against TMTG or against DWAC related to the Merger Agreement or the Business Combination, (xi) the risk of any investigations by the SEC or other regulatory authority relating to the PIPE, the Merger Agreement or the Business Combination and the impact they may have on consummating the transactions, (xii) TruthSocial, TMTG's initial product, and its ability to generate users and advertisers, (xiii) changes in domestic and global general economic conditions, (xiv) the risk that TMTG may not be able to execute its growth strategies, (xv) risks related to the future pandemics and response and geopolitical developments,
(xvi) risk that TMTG may not be able to develop and maintain effective internal controls, (xvii) costs related to the Business Combination and the failure to realize anticipated benefits of the Business Combination or to realize estimated pro forma results and underlying assumptions, including with respect to estimated stockholder redemptions, (xviii) DWAC's ability to timely comply with Nasdaq's rules and complete the Business Combination, (xix) risks that DWAC or TMTG may elect not to proceed with the Business Combination after completing their respective updated due diligence investigations, (xx) the risk that DWAC may elect not to proceed with the Business Combination in the event the License Agreement Waiver (as defined in the Merger Agreement) is not procured, and (xxi) those factors discussed in the DWAC's filings with the SEC and that that will be contained in the definitive extension proxy and the Registration Statement relating to the Business Combination. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that described in the "Risk Factors" section of DWAC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the SEC on April 26, 2023 (the "2022 Annual Report") and in other reports DWAC files with the SEC, including the extension proxy statement. Risks regarding the Business Combination are also discussed in the Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 21, 2021, October 26, 2021, May 17, 2022 and September 23, 2022, and the proxy statement/prospectus included in the Form S-4 filed with the SEC on May 16, 2022, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to DWAC (or to third parties making the forward-looking statements).
These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and while DWAC and TMTG may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, they assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Neither DWAC nor TMTG gives any assurance that DWAC, TMTG, or the combined company, will achieve its expectations.
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