Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II Declares Special Dividend in the Form of New Warrants
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II (Nasdaq: LCAPU, LCAP and LCAPW) (“Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend in the form of approximately 1,029,000,000 warrants (the “New Warrants”), each to purchase one share of the Company's Class A Common Stock at $11.50 per share. The issuance of the New Warrant dividend is conditioned upon the closing (the “Closing”) of the previously announced proposed business combination with MSP Recovery, LLC (the “Business Combination”), pursuant to the Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (as amended, the “MIPA”) by and among the Company, Lionheart II Holdings, LLC, the MSP Purchased Companies (as defined in the MIPA) (collectively, “MSP”), the members of MSP (the “Members”), and John H. Ruiz, in his capacity as the representative of the Members.
The New Warrant dividend will be issued to the holders of record of the Class A Common Stock as of the close of business on the date of Closing, pro rata (or on as nearly a pro rata basis as is practicable) based on their proportionate ownership of the then-outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock, in each case after giving effect to any redemptions by the holders of Class A Common Stock and the waiver of the right, title and interest in, to or under, participation in any such dividend by the Members, on behalf of themselves and any of their designees. Each share of Class A Common Stock outstanding as of the close of business on the date of Closing (“Record Date”) will be entitled to New Warrants in an amount equal to the quotient calculated as (a) 1,029,000,000 divided by (b) (i) the aggregate number of shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding as of the Record Date less (ii) any shares of Class A Common Stock held by any Member or any of their respective designees who may receive Closing Equity Consideration (as defined in the MIPA) as of the Record Date, with such quotient rounded down to the nearest whole number. The New Warrants will be issued on the 10th day following the Closing, or on the earliest date reasonably practicable thereafter. Shares of Class A Common Stock that are redeemed in connection with the Business Combination will not be outstanding as of the Record Date, and holders that redeem such shares will not be eligible to receive New Warrants. As a result, the number of New Warrants to be distributed is contingent upon, and will vary with, the aggregate number of shares of Class A Common Stock that are redeemed in connection with the Business Combination. The New Warrants will be subject to certain anti-dilution adjustments and become exercisable 30 days following the Closing, expiring five years from the date of Closing.
The issuance of the New Warrants, and the shares underlying the New Warrants, was registered on the Form S-4 filed by the Company in connection with the Business Combination (the “Registration Statement”), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on May 2, 2022. The Company intends for the New Warrants to be listed, subject to Nasdaq approval, on the Nasdaq under the trading symbol “MSPRW.” The Company will issue the New Warrants pursuant to a warrant agreement, substantially in the form attached as Annex M to the Registration Statement. A copy of the Registration Statement relating to the issuance of the New Warrants and the shares of Class A Common Stock underlying the New Warrants may be obtained for free, on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
The Company also announced today that it has entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the warrant agreement, dated August 13, 2020 by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (the “Existing Warrant Agreement”). The Amendment permits holders of warrants (the “Existing Warrants”) issued in connection with the Company’s initial public offering to exercise the Existing Warrants beginning 10 days following the Closing (rather than the current 30 days) and on a cashless basis at the holder’s preference. Pursuant to the anti-dilution adjustment terms of the Existing Warrant Agreement, the New Warrant dividend is expected to cause the exercise price of the Existing Warrants to decrease to $0.0001 after giving effect to the issuance of the New Warrants. The Company plans to register the issuance of shares underlying the Existing Warrants and the resale of shares underlying the New Warrants on a Form S-1 to be filed following the Closing (the “Form S-1”).
Beginning 10 days following the Closing, holders of Existing Warrants may exercise their warrants by contacting their broker to let them know they want to exercise. The Existing Warrant holder’s broker will then instruct The Depository Trust Company, which will work with the Company’s warrant agent, Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, on the exercise process. Once the Form S-1 is declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Existing Warrant holders may elect, and instruct their brokers that they elect, to pay the exercise price of the Existing Warrants by cash or to exercise pursuant to a cashless exercise. Until the Form S-1 is declared effective, the Company may issue unrestricted shares of Class A Common Stock only upon a cashless exercise and any shares exercised on a “for cash” basis would be subject to resale restrictions.
About MSP Recovery
Founded in 2014, MSP Recovery has become a Medicare, Medicaid, commercial, and secondary payer reimbursement recovery leader, disrupting the antiquated healthcare reimbursement system with data-driven solutions to secure recoveries against responsible parties. MSP Recovery provides the healthcare industry with comprehensive compliance solutions, while innovating technologies designed to help save lives. For more information, visit: www.msprecovery.com.
Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II is a blank check 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. For more information, visit: www.LCAP2.com.
Important Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the Business Combination, LCAP has filed the Registration Statement with the SEC, which includes a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus of LCAP. This document does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the Business Combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the Business Combination. The Registration Statement was declared effective by the SEC on May 2, 2022, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus was filed with the SEC on May 3, 2022 and has been mailed to the stockholders of LCAP as of April 18, 2022, the record date established for voting on the Business Combination. SECURITYHOLDERS OF LCAP ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ALL EXHIBITS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND OTHER DOCUMENTS AND RELEVANT MATERIALS RELATING TO THE BUSINESS COMBINATION FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE BUSINESS COMBINATION BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUSINESS COMBINATION AND THE PARTIES TO THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION. LCAP’s stockholders are able to obtain copies of such documents, without charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II, 4218 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33137.
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Participants in the Solicitation of Proxies
This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any investor or securityholder. LCAP, MSP, and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of their management and employees, including Ophir Sternberg, John Ruiz and Frank Quesada, may, under SEC rules, be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of LCAP’s stockholders in connection with the Business Combination. Investors and securityholders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of LCAP’s directors and executive officers in LCAP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A filed with the SEC on April 7, 2022, as amended, the proxy statement/prospectus, other relevant materials filed with the SEC in connection with the Business Combination when they become available, and other reports filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
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Source: Lionheart Acquisition Corporation II
Released May 10, 2022