Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. II Will Redeem Its Public Shares and Will Not Consummate an Initial Business Combination
Rye Brook, New York, Sept. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: SAMA) (the “Company”) today announced that it will redeem all of the outstanding shares of its Class A common stock issued as part of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering (the “public shares”), effective as of the close of business on October 11, 2023 (the “Redemption Date”), because the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) has determined that the Company will not be able to consummate an initial business combination within the time period set forth in the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation, as amended (the “Charter”).
As permitted under the Charter, the Board has set September 27, 2023 as the termination date following which the Company will, in accordance with the Charter, (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 outstanding public shares 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, including interest earned on the funds held in the trust account and not previously released to the Company (net of taxes payable and less up to $150,000 for any dissolution or liquidation related expenses, as applicable), by (B) the total number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish rights of the 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 Board in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii) to the Company’s obligations under Delaware law to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.
The per-share redemption price for the public shares is expected to be approximately $10.58 (as finally determined, the “Redemption Amount”). In accordance with the terms of the related trust agreement and the Charter, the Company expects to retain interest earned on the funds deposited in the trust account to pay the Company’s tax obligations and $150,000 of dissolution or liquidation related expenses.
As of the close of business on the Redemption Date, assuming that a sum sufficient to redeem the public shares has been irrevocably deposited or set aside to pay the Redemption Amount for each public share, the public shares will be deemed to no longer be outstanding and will represent only the right to receive the Redemption Amount for each such public share.
The Redemption Amount will be payable to the holders of the public shares upon presentation of their respective stock or unit certificates or other delivery of their shares or units to the Company’s transfer agent, Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Beneficial owners of public shares held in “street name,” however, will not need to take any action in order to receive the Redemption Amount.
The Company’s initial stockholders have agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to the outstanding shares of Class A common stock issued upon conversion of the shares of Class B common stock issued prior to the Company’s initial public offering. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to the Company’s warrants, which will expire worthless.
The Company expects that the last day of trading of its units, Class A common stock and warrants on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) will be on or about October 11, 2023, following which the Company expects that Nasdaq will file a Form 25 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to delist the Company’s units, Class A common stock and warrants. The Company thereafter expects to file a Form 15 with the SEC to terminate the registration of its securities under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”).
About Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. II
Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. II is a blank check company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Certain of these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “assumes,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “seeks,” or other similar expressions. Such statements may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expected Redemption Amount, timing for redemptions, suspension of trading of the Company’s securities on Nasdaq, delisting of the Company’s securities by Nasdaq and termination of the registration of the Company’s securities under the Exchange Act. These statements are based on current expectations on the date of this press release and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ significantly, including those risks set forth in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed with the SEC. Copies of such filings are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new developments or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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