CHICAGO, January 12, 2023— (BUSINESS WIRE) — LanzaTech NZ, Inc. (“LanzaTech”), an innovative carbon capture and transformation (“CCT”) company that transforms carbon waste into materials such as sustainable fuels, fabrics, packaging, and other products that people use in their daily lives, announced today that AMCI Acquisition Corp. II (“AMCI”) (Nasdaq: AMCI) scheduled a special meeting of its stockholders (the “Special Meeting”) for February 1, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, of the proposed business combination (the “Business Combination”). to approve LanzaTech.
AMCI also announced that it has filed its definitive statement/prospectus for the Special Meeting, and has begun mailing the definitive statement/prospectus to its stockholders of record as of December 28, 2022, the record date of the Special Meeting (the ” Record Date”).The closing of the Business Combination is subject to the approval of AMCI and LanzaTech stockholders and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions and is expected to close as soon as practicable after the Special Meeting.
Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, “We are excited to reach this important milestone in our journey toward becoming a public company through our partnership with AMCI. This transaction will enable a significant acceleration in the use of our CCT technology, taking us as a society, one step closer to achieving a circular carbon economy and finding a solution to the challenges of decarbonising modern heavy industry.”
If you are a stockholder entitled to vote at the Special Meeting, your vote is important regardless of how many shares you own. It is recommended that you submit your vote as soon as possible. If you hold your shares in “street name,” meaning that your shares are held in an account by a brokerage firm, bank or other similar agent, you may vote in advance of the Special Meeting by using your voting control number and the instructions given to you. at your brokerage firm, bank or other similar agent. Please contact your brokerage firm, bank or other similar agent to ensure that your shares are voted. If you are a stockholder of record, you may vote before the Special Meeting by signing, dating and mailing your proxy card in the return envelope provided with your proxy materials.
If any AMCI stockholder has any questions, needs assistance voting their shares or does not receive the Proxy Statement, such stockholder should contact their broker or Morrow Sodali, AMCI’s proxy attorney, at (800) 662-5200, or by email to AMCI. [email protected]
As announced on March 8, 2022, LanzaTech has entered into a merger agreement with AMCI. Upon closing of the Business Combination, the combined company will be renamed LanzaTech Global, Inc. and its common stock is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “LNZA.”
Important Information About the Business Combination and Where to Find It
The Business Combination will be submitted to AMCI stockholders for consideration. AMCI has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) that includes both a prospectus with respect to the securities of the combined company to be issued in connection with the Business. Combination and proxy statement to be distributed to AMCI stockholders regarding AMCI’s proxies for voting by its stockholders in connection with the Business Combination and other matters as described in the Registration Statement. AMCI encourages its investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read the definitive statement/prospectus, as well as other documents AMCI files with the SEC, because these documents contain important information about AMCI, LanzaTech and the Business Combination. AMCI has sent the definitive statement/prospectus to its stockholders of record as of the Record Date for voting on the proposed Business Combination. Stockholders may also obtain a copy of the Registration Statement, including the definitive statement/prospectus, as well as other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the Business Combination and other documents filed by AMCI with the SEC, without charge, on the SEC website. at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: AMCI Acquisition Corp. II, 600 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.
Participants in the Solicitation
AMCI and LanzaTech and their respective directors and executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed Business Combination under the rules of the SEC. Information about AMCI’s directors and executive officers is set forth in the Registration Statement and included in the definitive statement/prospectus. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be considered participants in the solicitation of AMCI stockholders in connection with the proposed Business Combination is set forth in the Registration Statement and is included in the definitive statement/prospectus. Stockholders, potential investors and other interested persons should read the definitive statement/prospectus carefully before making any voting or investment decision. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources mentioned above.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, the business and financial plans, strategies and prospects of AMCI and LanzaTech. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of AMCI and LanzaTech, respectively. Although AMCI and LanzaTech believe that their respective plans, intentions and expectations expressed or suggested in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, neither AMCI nor LanzaTech can guarantee that you will achieve or achieve the plans, these intentions or expectations out. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. In general, statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, including statements relating to possible or taken future actions, business strategies, events or results of operations. These statements may be preceded by the words “believes,” “estimates,” “expect,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “will,” ” after or to be taken into account.” plans,” “schedules,” “expect,” “intends” or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements are based on projections prepared by and are the responsibility of the management of AMCI and the management of LanzaTech, respectively. They are not guarantees These are forward-looking statements regarding future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are beyond the control of AMCI and LanzaTech, which may cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. New risk factors that may affect actual results or outcomes emerge from time to time and may not predict each such risk factor, nor can AMCI or LanzaTech assess the impact of each such risk factor on its business, or the extent to which a factor or combination of factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. You should not place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of this date. All forward-looking statements attributable to AMCI, LanzaTech or persons acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. AMCI and LanzaTech prior to the Business Combination, and the combined company following the Business Combination, undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. .
This press release will not constitute a proxy statement or the solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or with respect to the proposed Business Combination and shall not constitute an offer to purchase or solicitation of offers to purchase any securities, nor shall any sell securities, in any state or jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. No securities shall be offered except by means of a prospectus complying with the requirements of the Securities Act, 1933, as amended.
LanzaTech, headquartered in Skokie, Ill., converts carbon waste into materials such as sustainable fuels, fabrics, packaging and other products. Using a variety of waste feedstocks, LanzaTech’s technology platform highlights a future where consumers are not dependent on pure fossil feedstocks for everything in their daily lives. LanzaTech’s goal is to challenge and change the way the world uses carbon, enabling a new circular carbon economy where carbon is reused instead of wasted, the skies and oceans are kept clean, and pollution becomes a thing of the past. For more LanzaTech visit https://lanzatech.com.
Regarding AMCI Acquisition Corp. II
AMCI Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company. II was formed to merge with a business focused on decarbonizing the heavy industrial complex and shifting the global energy mix to a lower carbon footprint. The AMCI sponsor is an affiliate of the AMCI group of companies. AMCI invests in and operates industrial businesses focused on natural resources, transportation, infrastructure, metals and energy. AMCI has now invested over $1.7 billion in 40 industrial companies and has a current portfolio of 21 companies located around the world. AMCI is led by Chief Executive Officer Nimesh Patel, President Brian Beem, and Chief Financial Officer Patrick Murphy.
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