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On May 25, 2023, Applied Intuition, Inc. sent the following email communication to its customers:
From: Qasar Younis, CEO of Applied Intuition
To: Applied Intuition customers
Subject line: Sharing an update
Hope all is well.
I wanted to reach out and share with you that Applied Intuition has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Embark Technology, Inc. I’m sorry we couldn’t give a heads-up previously. This was highly confidential until now because Embark is a public company.
We announced this publicly just now - you can read about it here: applied.co/embark.
We’re going to integrate Embark’s internal tools, data, and software assets, which should directly help you. We plan to retire Embark’s fleet of test vehicles. It’s worth noting that the transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, but I wanted to let you know as soon as possible because you’re a valuable partner.
Our team is really excited about the acquisition and accelerating some of the work we’ve been doing for the past several years. Happy to schedule a call to answer any questions you may have.
All the best,
Additional Information and Where to Find It
Embark Technology, Inc. (“Embark”), its directors and certain executive officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders in connection with the pending acquisition of Embark by Applied Intuition, Inc. (the “Transaction”). Embark plans to file a proxy statement (the “Transaction Proxy Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the solicitation of proxies to approve the Transaction. Additional information regarding such participants, including their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be included in the Transaction Proxy Statement and other relevant documents to be filed with the SEC in connection with the Transaction. Information relating to the foregoing can also be found in Embark’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022 (the “2022 Annual Report”), which was filed with the SEC on March 28, 2023. To the extent that holdings of Embark’s securities have changed since the amounts set forth in the 2022 Annual Report, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC.
Promptly after filing the definitive Transaction Proxy Statement with the SEC, Embark will mail the definitive Transaction Proxy Statement and a proxy card to each stockholder entitled to vote at the special meeting to consider the Transaction. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE TRANSACTION PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT EMBARK WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Stockholders may obtain, free of charge, the preliminary and definitive versions of the Transaction Proxy Statement, any amendments or supplements thereto, and any other relevant documents filed by Embark with the SEC in connection with the Transaction at the SEC’s website (https://www.sec.gov). Copies of Embark’s definitive Transaction Proxy Statement, any amendments or supplements thereto, and any other relevant documents filed by Embark with the SEC in connection with the Transaction will also be available, free of charge, at Embark’s investor relations website (https://investors.embarktrucks.com).
This communication contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the Transaction, including the expected timing of the closing of the Transaction; considerations taken into account by Embark’s Board of Directors in approving the Transaction; expectations for Embark following the closing of the Transaction; and expectations for Embark if the Transaction does not close. Such forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, including those associated with: (i) the possibility that the conditions to the closing of the Transaction are not satisfied, including the risk that required approvals from Embark’s stockholders for the Transaction are not obtained on a timely basis or at all; (ii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the right to terminate the Transaction, including in circumstances requiring Embark to pay a termination fee; (iii) uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the Transaction and the ability of each party to consummate the Transaction; (iv) the nature, cost and outcome of any legal proceeding that may be instituted against the parties and others relating to the Transaction; (v) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the Transaction on Embark’s assets, liabilities or financial condition; (vi) the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the merger agreement or the Transaction; (vii) the risk that Embark’s stock price may fluctuate during the pendency of the Transaction and may decline significantly if the Transaction is not completed; and (viii) other risks and uncertainties detailed in the periodic reports that Embark files with the SEC, including the 2022 Annual Report and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 15, 2022, each of which may be obtained on the investor relations section of Embark’s website (https://investors.embarktrucks.com). If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if any of Embark’s assumptions prove incorrect, Embark’s actual results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this communication are based on information available to Embark as of the date of this communication, and Embark does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made, except as required by law.