MIAMI, September 22, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation (“JAWS Spitfire“) (NYSE: SPFR), announced today that due to public health and safety concerns related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is highly encouraging for shareholders to attend the meeting General Meeting of its shareholders, to be held on September 28, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. New York time (the “General assembly“), by teleconference rather than in person. The purpose of the General Assembly is to vote on certain proposals relating to the previously announced merger between JAWS Spitfire and Velo3D, Inc. (“BIKE3d“or the”Society“), the related Business Combination Agreement, dated March 22, 2021 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, on”Business combination agreement“), and the other transactions contemplated therein (collectively, the”Commercial combination“).
The General Assembly will be accessible via a live audio webcast at https://www.cstproxy.com/jawsspitfire/2021 or by calling 1 888 965-8995 (toll free — North America) or +1 415-655-0243 (International). Shareholders will be able to submit a question to the management of JAWS Spitfire online prior to the meeting on the general meeting website. https://www.cstproxy.com/jawsspitfire/2021 or live during the meeting.
About Velo3D, Inc.
BIKE3d allows companies to imagine more and additively manufacture almost anything. Bringing together an integrated end-to-end solution of software, hardware and process control innovations, VELO3D ‘Metal 3D printing technology provides unmatched quality control for mass production and improved part performance. With BIKE3d Flow ™ print preparation software, Sapphire® laser powder bed AM system and Assure ™ quality assurance software, manufacturers can accelerate product innovation, become more agile and responsive to market needs and reduce costs. The first in the industry to introduce SupportFree metal 3D printing, which enables the fabrication of previously impossible geometries, the company is based in Silicon Valley and is privately funded. BIKE3d was named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the world’s most innovative companies for 2021. For more information, please visit https://www.velo3d.com/.
About JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation
JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation, led by Chairman Barry S. Sternlicht and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Walters, is a blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempt corporation for the purpose of effecting a merger, exchange of ‘shares, an acquisition of assets, a purchase of shares, a reorganization or similar business combination with one or more companies or entities.
In connection with the business combination, JAWS Spitfire has filed, and the SEC has declared effective, a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a proxy circular / final prospectus. JAWS Spitfire has sent the Management Proxy Circular / Final Prospectus and other relevant documents relating to the business combination to its shareholders. This Current Report does not contain all the information that should be taken into account regarding the Business Combination and is not intended to form the basis of an investment decision or any other decision regarding the Business Combination. Investors and holders of securities of JAWS Spitfire are encouraged to read the proxy circular / final prospectus in connection with the solicitation of proxies of JAWS Spitfire for the General Meeting to be held to approve the business combination. other documents filed in connection with the business combination, as these documents will contain important information about the business combination and the parties to the business combination. The Proxy Circular / Final Prospectus was sent to the shareholders of JAWS Spitfire on the registration date of August 27, 2021; shareholders who hold their shares in registered form have the right to vote for their shares held on the day of the General Meeting. Shareholders may also obtain free copies of the Proxy Circular / Final Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC on the SEC website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation, 1601 Washington Avenue, Suite 800, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Participants in the call for tenders
JAWS Spitfire, the Company and their respective directors, officers, other officers and employees, under the rules of the SEC, may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of JAWS Spitfire in connection with the Combination. companies. Investors and security holders can obtain more detailed information regarding the names and interests in the business combination of the directors and officers of JAWS Spitfire in the documents filed by JAWS Spitfire with the SEC, including the proxy circular. / the final prospectus of JAWS Spitfire for the business combination.
The Company and its directors and officers may also be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of JAWS Spitfire in connection with the Business Combination. A list of the names of such directors and officers and information regarding their interests in the business combination is included in the proxy circular / final prospectus for the business combination.
This current report is not a statement of proxy or a solicitation of proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any security or with respect to the potential transaction and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of JAWS Spitfire or the Company, and there shall be no sale of such securities in any state or jurisdiction in violation of applicable law. No offer of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the securities law.
Certain statements made in this report are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are usually accompanied by words such as “to believe, “”may, “”will, “”estimate, “”Carry on, “”to anticipate, “”intend, “”wait, “”should, “”would have, “”plan, “”to predict, “”potential, “”appear, “”to look for, “”future, “”outlook“and similar expressions which predict or indicate future events or trends or which are not statements about historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements concerning future events, business combinations between JAWS Spitfire and the company, the estimated or anticipated future results and benefits of the combined company as a result of the business combination, including the likelihood and ability of the parties to successfully complete the business combination, future opportunities for the combined company and other statements that are not historical facts.
These statements are based on the current expectations of JAWS Spitfire management and are not actual performance predictions. These forward-looking statements are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a guarantee, assurance, prediction or definitive statement of fact or probability to an investor and should not be relied upon by an investor. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many real events and circumstances are beyond the control of JAWS Spitfire and the Company. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties relating to the business of JAWS Spitfire and the business combination, and actual results could differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, general economic, political and business conditions; the inability of the parties to complete the Business Combination or the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances which could result in the termination of the Business Combination Agreement; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be initiated against the parties following the announcement of the Business Combination; receiving an unsolicited offer from another party for an alternative business transaction that could interfere with the business combination; the risk that the approval of the shareholders of JAWS Spitfire or of the Company for the potential transaction will not be obtained; failure to realize the expected benefits of the business combination, including due to a delay in completing the potential transaction or difficulty integrating the business of JAWS Spitfire and the Company; the risk that the Business Combination will disrupt current plans and operations following the announcement and completion of the Business Combination; the combined ability of the business to grow and manage its growth profitably and to retain key employees; the amount of redemption requests made by shareholders of JAWS Spitfire; the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of the company’s shares post-acquisition on NYSE following the Business Combination; costs related to the Business Combination; and the factors discussed in the JAWS Spitfire proxy circular / final prospectus relating to the business combination, including those under “Risk Factors” and other documents filed with the SEC. There may be additional risks that JAWS Spitfire is not currently aware of or that JAWS Spitfire currently considers to be immaterial, which could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements provide JAWS Spitfire’s expectations, plans or forecasts regarding future events and opinions as of the date of such communication. JAWS Spitfire anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause JAWS Spitfire ratings to change. However, although JAWS Spitfire may choose to update these forward-looking statements at some time in the future, JAWS Spitfire expressly disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be taken as representing evaluations of JAWS Spitfire as of a date after the date of this communication.
Nothing in this current report should be construed as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein, including the expected results of such forward-looking statements, will be achieved. Therefore, one should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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