BlueRiver Acquisition Corp. Receives Commencement of Delisting Notice From NYSE American; Announces Extension of Merger Agreement
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BlueRiver Acquisition Corp. (NYSE American: BLUA) (the “Company”) announces that, as disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 7, 2024 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company received a letter from the NYSE American LLC (“NYSE American” or the “Exchange”) on February 2, 2024, stating that the staff of NYSE Regulation has determined to commence proceedings to delist the Company’s Common Stock, Units and Rights (collectively, the “Securities”) pursuant to Sections 119(b) and 119(f) of the NYSE American Company Guide because the Company failed to consummate a business combination within 36 months of the effectiveness of its initial public offering registration statement, or such shorter period that the Company specified in its registration statement.
The Company has a right to request that a Committee of the Board of Directors of the Exchange review the delisting determination, provided a written request for such review is requested no later than February 9, 2024. The Company intends to make a request for the review of the delisting determination. At this time, the Securities have not been suspended and will continue to trade.
The Company also announced that on February 2, 2024, the Company and Spinal Stabilization Technologies, LLC (“SST”) agreed to extend the date on which the Company’s previously disclosed Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated July 21, 2023, with SST and BLUA Merger Sub LLC (the “Merger Agreement”) may be terminated by the parties if the Closing (as defined in the Merger Agreement) has not occurred from February 2, 2024 until March 31, 2024.
About BlueRiver Acquisition Corp.
BlueRiver Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company domiciled in the Cayman Islands formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. For more information, please visit http://blueriverspac.com/.
Important Information for Shareholders
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or constitute a solicitation of any vote or approval.
In connection with the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, the Company has filed a Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which includes a proxy statement of the Company, but such Registration Statement has not yet become effective. The Company also plans to file other documents with the SEC regarding the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement. After the Registration Statement has been declared effective by the SEC, a definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to the shareholders of the Company. SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY AND SST ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THE MERGER AGREEMENT THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SUCH TRANSACTIONS. Shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents containing important information about the Company and SST once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of the Company in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement. SST and its respective officers and directors may also be deemed participants in such solicitation. Information about the directors and executive officers of the Company, as well as other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, are contained in the proxy statement/prospectus contained in the Registration Statement, as it may be further amended and declared effective, and other relevant materials that may be filed with the SEC when they become available.
No Offer or Solicitation
This communication is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company or SST, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act.
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Source: BlueRiver Acquisition Corp.
Released February 7, 2024