NEW YORK, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Edoc Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: ADOC, ADOCR, ADOCW, “EDOC” or the “Company”) encourages its shareholders to vote in favor of the proposal to amend its charter (the “Extension Amendment”) to extend the date by which the Company has to complete a business combination from August 12, 2022 to February 12, 2023 (the “Extension”).
An extraordinary general meeting of the Company’s shareholders (“Special Meeting”) to approve the Extension Amendment will be held on August 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM, Eastern Time and can be accessed virtually by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/edocacquisition/2022.
The Extension will provide Edoc with additional time to complete the previously announced proposed business combination (the “Transaction”) with Calidi Biotherapeutics, Inc. (“Calidi”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company that is pioneering the development of cell-based delivery of oncolytic viruses.
In connection with the Extension, the Company also announced that its sponsor and Calidi will increase their aggregate contributions (the “Contributions”) to the Company’s trust account for each for each Class A ordinary share of the Company (each, a “Public Share”) issued in the Company’s initial public offering that is not redeemed in connection with the upcoming shareholder vote to approve an amendment to its charter to extend the date by which the Company has to complete a business combination. As revised, the parties will contribute: (i) an aggregate of $0.033 for each for each Public Share issued in the Company’s initial public offering that is not redeemed in connection with the shareholder vote for the Extension, for each calendar month (commencing on August 12, 2022 and on the 12th day of each subsequent month) until November 12, 2022; and (ii) thereafter will increase the contribution to $0.05 for each Public Share that is not redeemed, for each calendar month (commencing on November 12, 2022 and on the 12th day of each subsequent month) until February 12, 2023, that is needed to complete an initial business combination.
The terms of the Contributions represent an increase of approximately $0.017 per Public Share to be paid for each month commencing November 12, 2022 that is needed to complete an initial business combination, as compared to what was previously disclosed in the Company’s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 28, 2022 and mailed to shareholders on or about July 28, 2022. As a result of the increase, if the Company takes until October 12, 2022, to complete its Business Combination, which would represent two calendar months, the Sponsor, Calidi or their respective designees would make aggregate Contributions resulting in a redemption amount of approximately $10.34 per unredeemed share, in comparison to the current redemption amount of $10.27 per share, plus any applicable interest accrued. If, however, the Company takes until December 12, 2022, to complete its Business Combination, which would represent four calendar months, the Sponsor, Calidi or its designees would make aggregate Contributions of $0.033 per share for three months plus $0.05 per share for one month, resulting in a redemption amount of approximately $10.42 per unredeemed share, in comparison to the current redemption amount of $10.27 per share, plus any applicable interest accrued. The Contributions will not accrue interest and will be repayable to the Sponsor, Calidi or their respective designees in full from trust funds remaining after redemptions and any financing proceeds upon the earlier of the consummation of an initial business combination or the liquidation of the Company. The Contributions are conditioned upon the implementation of the Extension.
The Company’s shareholders of record at the close of business on the record date, July 18, 2022, are entitled to vote the ordinary shares of Edoc owned by them at the Special Meeting. Every shareholder’s vote is important, regardless of the number of shares held, and the Company requests the prompt submission of votes. The Company has made arrangements for shareholders to vote online, by telephone, or by mail, simply by following the instructions on their provided proxy card.
If shareholders have any questions or need assistance in identifying the 12-digit meeting control number or any other matter please call the Company’s proxy solicitor, Advantage Proxy, at (877) 870-8565 (toll free) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Edoc Acquisition Corp.
Edoc Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company organized for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. The company is sponsored by an extensive network of physician entrepreneurs across 30+ medical specialties in leading medical institutions and is led by Kevin Chen, Chief Executive Officer of Edoc.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements and factors that may cause such differences include, without limitation, uncertainties relating to EDOC’s shareholder approval of the Extension, EDOC’s inability to complete an initial business combination within the required time period or, and other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in filings with the SEC, including EDOC’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors” and other documents EDOC has filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. EDOC expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in EDOC’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
EDOC urges investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read the definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on July 28, 2022 (the “Extension Proxy Statement”), as well as other documents filed by EDOC with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), because these documents will contain important information about EDOC and the Extension. When available, stockholders may obtain copies of the Extension Proxy Statement, without charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: email@example.com.
Participants in Solicitation
EDOC and its directors, executive officers and other members of their management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of EDOC stockholders in connection with the Extension. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of EDOC’s directors and officers in the Extension Proxy Statement, which, when available, may be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the Extension and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of EDOC, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Edoc Acquisition Corp.
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