All Stockholder Proposals Expected to be Approved
Trident Stockholders Elected to Retain 99.6% of Common Stock Outstanding
Over $63 Million of Gross Proceeds Expected from the Transaction Will Help Accelerate Revenue Growth and Further Expansion in Domestic and International Markets
Transaction Expected to Close on October 29, 2021
Combined Company Common Stock Expected to Begin Trading On Nasdaq under New Ticker of LTRY on November 1, 2021
AUSTIN, Texas and NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trident Acquisitions Corp. (Nasdaq: TDACU, TDAC, TDACW) (“Trident”) announced today that it received redemption requests from shareholders of approximately 21,000 shares of its common stock in connection with its proposed business combination (the “Business Combination”) with AutoLotto, Inc., doing business as Lottery.com (“Lottery.com” or the “Company”), a leading technology company that is transforming how, where and when lottery is played. Stockholders holding 5,765,400 shares, or 99.6% of Trident’s outstanding shares, elected to retain their common stock. As a result, Lottery.com expects to receive over $63 million in gross proceeds at the closing of the Business Combination.
Trident also announced that based on the number of proxies received thus far, it expects all stockholder proposals to be approved at the special meeting of its stockholders to be held on October 28, 2021 relating to the Business Combination.
Upon closing, which is expected to occur on October 29, 2021, the combined company will be renamed Lottery.com, Inc. and its common stock and warrants are expected to begin trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbols LTRY and LTRYW, respectively, at the open of the market on Monday, November 1, 2021.
“We are grateful for the support of our and Trident’s more than 12,500 stockholders and would like to thank them for believing in our vision of bringing the lottery industry into the digital age,” said Tony DiMatteo, CEO of Lottery.com. “Our team is ready to enter our next growth phase and we look forward to using the proceeds of this transaction to execute our strategic plan to expand in our existing markets, grow into new domestic and international markets, and execute on synergistic acquisitions.”
Vadim Komissarov, CEO of Trident, commented, “With a $400 billion global lottery market, a track record of substantial revenue and user base growth in a relatively short period of time, and an experienced management team, we believe that Lottery.com is on track to achieve its growth potential and will generate long-term value as a public company. We look forward to completing the business combination and being stockholders in Lottery.com.”
Lottery.com is a leading technology company that is transforming how, where and when lottery is played. Its engaging mobile and online platforms enable players and commercial partners located in the United States and internationally to remotely purchase legally sanctioned lottery games. Fans and subscribers look to Lottery.com for compelling, real-time results on more than 800 lottery games from more than 40 countries. Additionally, through WinTogether.org, Lottery.com is fundamentally changing how non-profit donors are incentivized to action by gamifying charitable giving. In all that it does, Lottery.com’s mission remains the same: an uncompromising passion to innovate, grow a new demographic of enthusiasts, deliver responsible and trusted solutions, and promote community and philanthropic initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.lottery.com.
About Trident Acquisitions Corp.
Trident is a blank check company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. Trident's securities are quoted on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols TDACU, TDAC and TDACW. For more information, visit www.tridentacquisitions.com/home.
Important Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). All statements, other than statements of present or historical fact included in this press release, regarding preliminary third quarter revenue results, the proposed business combination, Trident and Lottery.com’s ability to consummate the proposed business combination, including the holding and obtaining stockholder approval at the special meeting, the benefits of the proposed business combination and the combined company’s future financial performance, as well as the combined company’s strategy, future operations, estimated financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, the words “could,” “should,” “will,” “may,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about future events and are based on currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Trident and Lottery.com disclaim any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release. Trident and Lottery.com caution you that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of either Trident or Lottery.com. In addition, Trident cautions you that the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to the following factors: (i) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could delay the business combination or give rise to the termination of the agreements related thereto; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Trident or Lottery.com following announcement of the business combination; (iii) the inability to complete the business combination due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Trident, or other conditions to closing in the merger agreement; (iv) the risk that the proposed business combination disrupts Lottery.com’s current plans and operations; (v) Lottery.com’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and the ability of Lottery.com to grow and manage growth profitably following the business combination; (vi) costs related to the business combination; (vii) risks related to the rollout of Lottery.com’s business and the timing of expected business milestones; (viii) Lottery.com’s dependence on obtaining and maintaining lottery retail licenses or consummating partnership agreements in various markets; (ix) Lottery.com’s ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting, including the remediation of identified material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting relating to segregation of duties with respect to, and access controls to, its financial record keeping system, and Lottery.com’s accounting staffing levels; (x) the effects of competition on Lottery.com’s future business; (xi) risks related to Lottery.com’s dependence on its intellectual property and the risk that Lottery.com’s technology could have undetected defects or errors; (xii) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (xiii) risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect directly on Lottery.com and the economy generally; (xiv) risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the proposed business combination; (xv) risks relating to privacy and data protection laws, privacy or data breaches, or the loss of data; (xvi) the possibility that Lottery.com may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (xvii) the ability to have the director nominees elected to the combined company’s board of directors and to attract and retain directors of its choosing in the future, and (xviii) those factors discussed in the registration statement on Form S-4 (as amended), filed by Trident with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the proposed business combination (the “Registration Statement”) under the heading “Risk Factors,” and the other documents filed, or to be filed, by Trident with the SEC. Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in this press release materialize or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may impact the operations and projections discussed herein can be found in the reports that Trident has filed and will file from time to time with the SEC, including its Registration Statement relating to the business combination. Trident’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
Important Information and Where to Find it
The proposed business combination will be submitted to stockholders of Trident for their consideration. Trident has filed a Registration Statement with the SEC which includes a definitive proxy statement that has been distributed to Trident’s stockholders in connection with Trident’s solicitation for proxies for the vote by Trident’s stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination and other matters as described in the Registration Statement, as well as the prospectus relating to the offer of the securities to be issued to Lottery.com’s stockholders in connection with the completion of the proposed business combination. The Registration Statement was declared effective by the SEC on October 15, 2021 and Trident has mailed the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and any other relevant documents to its stockholders as of the record date established for voting on the proposed business combination. Trident’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, in connection with Trident’s solicitation of proxies for the special meeting to be held to approve, among other things, the proposed business combination, because these documents contain important information about Trident, Lottery.com and the proposed business combination. Stockholders may also obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other documents filed with the SEC regarding the proposed business combination and other documents filed with the SEC by Trident, without charge, at the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to Cody Slach, (949) 574-3860, TDAC@gatewayir.com. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this press release is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release.
Participants in the Solicitation
Trident and its directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of Trident’s stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Lottery.com and its officers and directors may also be deemed participants in such solicitation. Security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of certain of Trident’s executive officers and directors in the solicitation by reading Trident’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, the Registration Statement (including the definitive proxy statement/prospectus) and other relevant materials filed with the SEC in connection with the business combination. Information concerning the interests of Trident’s participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of their stockholders generally, are set forth in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus relating to the business combination.
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