SUPERNOVA PARTNERS ACQUISITION COMPANY II, LTD. ANNOUNCES TRANSFER OF LISTING TO THE NASDAQ CAPITAL MARKET IN CONNECTION WITH ITS PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION WITH RIGETTI HOLDINGS, INC.
WASHINGTON, DC, February 18, 2022 Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. (NYSE: SNII) (Supernova or the Company) announced today that it intends to withdraw its listing of its Class A ordinary shares, warrants and units from the New York Stock Exchange (the NYSE) and lists its common stock and warrants on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) following, and subject to, the completion of its previously announced business combination and related transactions (the Proposed Transaction) with Rigetti Holdings, Inc. (Rigetti), which is expected to close on or around March 2, 2022 prior to the commencement of trading on that day. In connection with the completion of the Proposed Transaction, Supernova will change its name to Rigetti Computing, Inc. The Company expects its common stock and warrants to commence trading on Nasdaq on or about March 2, 2022 under the symbols RGTI and RGTIW, respectively. Supernovas Class A ordinary shares and warrants will continue to trade on the NYSE until the transfer to Nasdaq is complete. The last day of trading of Supernovas units on Nasdaq is expected to be March 1, 2022, assuming closing of the Proposed Transaction prior to the start of trading on March 2, 2022.
The decision to list on Nasdaq was made in consideration of the Proposed Transaction and enables the post-combination company to be listed alongside other innovative technology companies that are also listed on Nasdaq. The NYSE delisting and Nasdaq listing are subject to the closing of the Proposed Transaction, including approval by the Supernova shareholders and satisfaction or waiver of closing conditions, and fulfillment of all Nasdaq listing requirements.
About Rigetti Computing
Rigetti Computing is a pioneer in full-stack quantum computing. Rigetti has operated quantum computers over the cloud since 2017 and serves global enterprise, government and research clients through its Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services platform. Rigettis proprietary quantum-classical infrastructure provides ultra-low latency integration with public and private clouds for high-performance practical quantum computing. Rigetti has developed the industrys first multi-chip quantum processor for scalable quantum computing systems. Rigetti designs and manufactures its chips in-house at Fab-1, the industrys first dedicated and integrated quantum device manufacturing facility. Rigetti was founded in 2013 by Chad Rigetti and today employs more than 140 people with offices in the United States, U.K. and Australia. Learn more at www.rigetti.com.
Supernova is led by Michael Clifton, who was most recently a technology investor at The Carlyle Group; Robert Reid, a long-time senior partner at Blackstone; Spencer Rascoff, a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Hotwire, Zillow, dot.LA and Pacaso and who led Zillow as CEO for nearly a decade; and Alexander Klabin, founder and CEO of Ancient and former managing partner, co-CIO and co-founder of Senator Investment Group.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
Supernova has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (as amended, the Form S-4) with the SEC, which includes a proxy statement/prospectus, that is both the proxy statement to be distributed to holders of Supernovas ordinary shares in connection with its solicitation of proxies for the vote by Supernovas shareholders with respect to the proposed business combination and other matters as may be described in the registration statement, as well as the prospectus relating to the offer and sale of the securities to be issued in the business combination. Supernova has mailed a definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents to its shareholders. This communication does not contain all the information that should be considered concerning the proposed business combination and is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision or any other decision in respect of the business combination. Supernovas shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed in connection with the proposed business combination, as these materials will contain important information about Rigetti, Supernova and the business combination. The Registration Statement was declared effective by the SEC on February 9, 2022 and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents were mailed to shareholders of Supernova as of the record date established for voting on the proposed Business Combination and the other proposals regarding the Business Combination. Shareholders are able to obtain copies of the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed with the SEC, without charge, once available, at the SECs website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to Supernovas secretary at 4301 50th Street NW, Suite 300 PMB 1044, Washington, D.C. 20016, (202) 918-7050.
Participants in the Solicitation
Supernova and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from Supernovas shareholders with respect to the proposed business combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in Supernova is contained in Supernovas definitive proxy statement/prospectus, which was filed with the SEC and is available free of charge at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. To the extent such holdings of Supernovas securities may have changed since that time, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC.
Rigetti and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Supernova in connection with the proposed business combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the proposed business combination is included in the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed business combination.
No Offer or Solicitation
This communication does not constitute (i) a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed business combination or (ii) an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation to purchase any security of Supernova, Rigetti, or any of their respective affiliates.
Certain statements in this communication and the exhibits to this communication may be considered forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events and can be identified by terminology such as pro forma, may, should, could, might, plan, possible, project, strive, budget, forecast, expect, goal, intend, will, estimate, anticipate, believe, predict, potential or continue, or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to closing of the Proposed Transaction, including receipt of shareholder approval by the Supernova shareholders, the estimated closing date and the date on which trading of Supernovas securities is expected to cease on the NYSE and commence on Nasdaq, and approval of the listing of the post-combination companys securities by Nasdaq. These forward-looking statements are based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Supernova and its management, and Rigetti and its management, as the case may be, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Supernova, Rigetti, the combined company or others following the announcement of the Business Combination and any definitive agreements with respect thereto; the inability to complete the proposed Business Combination due to the failure to obtain approval of the shareholders of Supernova or to satisfy other conditions to the closing of the Business Combination; changes to the proposed structure of the Business Combination that may be required or appropriate as a result of applicable laws or regulations or as a condition to obtaining regulatory approval of the Business Combination; the ability to meet stock exchange listing standards following the consummation of the Business Combination; the risk that the proposed Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations of Rigetti as a result of the announcement and consummation of the Business Combination; the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain its management and key employees; costs related to the Business Combination; changes in applicable laws or regulations; the possibility that Rigetti or the combined company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, or competitive factors; Rigettis estimates of expenses and profitability; the evolution of the markets in which Rigetti competes; the ability of Rigetti to execute on its technology roadmap; the ability of Rigetti to implement its strategic initiatives, expansion plans and continue to innovate its existing services; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Rigettis business; and other risks and uncertainties set forth in the section entitled Risk Factors and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements in the registration statement on Form S-4 and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus discussed above and other documents filed with Supernova from time to time with the SEC.
Nothing in this communication or the exhibits to this communication should be regarded as a representation by any person that the forward-looking statements set forth herein will be achieved or that any of the contemplated results of such forward-looking statements will be achieved. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Neither Supernova nor Rigetti undertakes any duty to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law.