LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 28, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Westrock Coffee Holdings, LLC (“Westrock Coffee”), a leading provider of integrated coffee, tea, flavor, extract and ingredient solutions for the world’s most iconic brands, announced the filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) of a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “registration statement”) in connection with the business combination previously announced between Westrock Coffee and Riverview Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: RVAC) (“RVAC” or “Riverview”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
The registration statement, which can be found here, contains a preliminary proxy statement of Riverview and a preliminary prospectus of Westrock Coffee in connection with the proposed business combination transaction. Although the registration statement is not yet effective and the information contained herein is preliminary and subject to change, it provides important information about Westrock Coffee and the proposed business combination transaction.
The business combination transaction, which is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2022, is subject to effective registration statement by the SEC, approval of the transaction by RVAC stockholders and approval of the transaction. other customary closing conditions. Riverview’s Class A common stock and Class A common stock warrants currently trade on the Nasdaq under the symbols “RVAC” and “RVACW”, respectively. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will be named Westrock Coffee Company and its common stock and common stock warrants are expected to trade on Nasdaq under the symbol “WEST” and “WESTW”, respectively. .
About Westrock Coffee Holdings, LLC
Westrock Coffee Holdings, LLC is a leading provider of integrated coffee, tea, flavor, extract and ingredient solutions in the United States, providing coffee sourcing, supply chain management, development of products, roasting, packaging and distribution to the retail, restaurant and catering industries, convenience stores and travel centers, non-commercial accounts, CPGs and hospitality worldwide entire. With offices in 10 countries, the company sources coffee and tea from 35 countries of origin.
About Riverview Acquisition Corporation
Riverview Acquisition Corp. is a blank check corporation incorporated for the purpose of effecting a merger, stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Management is led by Chief Executive Officer R. Brad Martin, President Charles K. Slatery and Chief Financial Officer Will Thompson.
Additional information and where to find it
In connection with the proposed transaction, Westrock Coffee has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 which includes a proxy statement of Riverview and a prospectus of Westrock Coffee, as well as other relevant documents. regarding the proposed transaction. INVESTORS, SECURITYHOLDERS AND OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE TRANSACTION AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, AND ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THEREOF. DOCUMENTS BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. The definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to Riverview shareholders on a record date to be determined to vote on the proposed transaction. Riverview stockholders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other documents containing information about Westrock Coffee and Riverview, at no cost, at the SEC’s website (http://www.sec.gov). Copies of the proxy statement/prospectus may also be obtained, free of charge, by directing a request to Riverview Acquisition Corp., 510 South Mendenhall Road, Suite 200, Memphis, TN 38117, (901) 767-5576.
Participants in the solicitation
Riverview and its directors and officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders of Riverview regarding the proposed business combination. A list of the names of such directors and officers and a description of their interests in Riverview are contained in the registration statement, which has been filed with the SEC and is available free of charge on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
The Company and its directors and officers may also be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders of Riverview in connection with the proposed business combination. A list of the names of such directors and officers and information regarding their interests in the proposed business combination are included in the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed business combination that Westrock Coffee has filed with the SEC.
No offer or solicitation
This communication does not constitute (i) a solicitation of any proxy, consent or authorization with respect to securities or with respect to the business combination or (ii) an offer to sell, solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation to buy, any security of Westrock Coffee, Riverview, the combined company or any of their respective affiliates. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus satisfying the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom, and no sale of securities securities in states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful before registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction would be affected. No securities commission or securities regulatory authority in the United States or any other jurisdiction has passed in any way on the merits of the business combination or on the accuracy or appropriateness of this communication.
Certain statements included in this communication that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by words such as “believe”, “may”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, ” should’, ‘should’, ‘plan’, ‘predict’, ‘potential’, ‘seem’, ‘seek’, ‘future’, ‘prospect’ and similar expressions which predict or indicate future events or trends or which do not are not statements of historical matters. – forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, certain plans, expectations, objectives, projections and statements regarding the benefits of the proposed transaction, Westrock Coffee and Riverview’s plans, objections, expectations and intentions, the expected timing of completion of the transaction, and other statements that are not historical facts. These statements are based on information available to Westrock Coffee and Riverview as of the date hereof and neither Westrock Coffee nor Riverview undertakes to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this Presentation to conform to the statements of actual results. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this communication, and the current expectations of the respective management of Westrock Coffee and Riverview as of the date hereof and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve and should not be relied upon by any investor or others as a guarantee, assurance, prediction or definitive statement of fact or probability. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from the assumptions. Many real events and circumstances are beyond the control of Westrock Coffee and Riverview. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changes in domestic and foreign business, trade, financial, political and legal conditions; the failure of the parties to successfully or in a timely manner complete the proposed transaction, including the risk that regulatory approvals or the SEC’s statement on the effectiveness of our prospectus/proxy statement may not be obtained, may be delayed or are subject to unforeseen conditions that could adversely affect the combined company or the expected benefits of the proposed transaction or that the required Riverview shareholder approval has not been obtained; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction; risks related to the uncertainty of projected financial information regarding Westrock Coffee; risks related to the deployment of Westrock Coffee’s business and the timing of planned business milestones; the effects of competition on Westrock Coffee’s business; the amount of redemption requests made by Riverview shareholders; the ability of Riverview or Westrock Coffee to issue equity or equity-related securities or obtain debt financing in connection with the proposed transaction or in the future; and the factors discussed in Riverview’s final prospectus dated August 8, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors”, in Riverview’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 under the heading “Risk Factors”. Risk,” in Westrock Coffee’s registration statement on Form S-4 filed April 25, 2022 under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents that Riverview or Westrock Coffee have filed or will file with the SEC. If one of these risks materializes, or if our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that neither Riverview nor Westrock Coffee is currently aware of, or that Riverview or Westrock Coffee currently believes to be immaterial, that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Riverview and Westrock Coffee’s expectations, plans or forecasts regarding future events and views as of the date of this communication. Riverview and Westrock Coffee anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause the valuations of Riverview and Westrock Coffee to change. However, although Riverview and Westrock Coffee may choose to update these forward-looking statements at some time in the future, Riverview and Westrock Coffee expressly disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the assessments of Riverview and Westrock Coffee as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.
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