Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. Provides Update on Audit Committee Requirements and Business Combination Amendment
NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: SEAH.U) (the “Company”) announced today that it received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) indicating that the Company was deficient in meeting the requirements of Section 303A.07(a) of the Listed Company Manual, which required the Company to have three independent members of its board of directors on the audit committee within one year from the closing of the Company’s initial public offering. The notice from the NYSE states that, unless the Company cures this deficiency by November 17, 2021, the Company will be deemed noncompliant. The Company has coordinated with the NYSE regarding its plan not to appoint a third member of the audit committee until the closing of our previously announced business combination, and the NYSE has confirmed that it does not plan to delist the Company, but rather after November 17, 2021 will include the Company in a list of noncompliant issuers that the NYSE publishes and will display a below compliance indicator with respect to the Company on its website.
Additionally, on November 16, 2021, the Company and SGHC Limited, a non-cellular company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the Island of Guernsey (“SGHC”), Super Group (SGHC) Limited, a non-cellular company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the Island of Guernsey (“NewCo”) and Sports Entertainment Acquisition Holdings LLC (the “Sponsor”) entered into an Amendment to Business Combination Agreement (the “Amendment Agreement”) that expressly amended and modified the previously announced business combination agreement between the Company, SGHC, NewCo, the Sponsor and Super Group (SGHC) Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of NewCo (the “Business Combination Agreement”), to provide that the outside date for the closing of the business combination is March 31, 2022. In the event that the business combination shall not be consummated on or before March 31, 2022, then either SGHC or the Company may terminate the Business Combination Agreement, provided that such terminating party is not otherwise in breach of the Business Combination Agreement.
About Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp.
Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While the Company may pursue an initial business combination with a company in any business, industry, sector or geographical location, it intends to focus its search on the sports and entertainment sectors as well as the technology and services that are associated with these verticals.
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Released November 17, 2021