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Form DEF 14A ACE Convergence Acquisit For: Jul 12

June 30, 2022 2:50 PM EDT

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UNITED STATES
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ACE CONVERGENCE ACQUISITION CORP.
1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S
Wilmington, DE 19805
PROXY STATEMENT FOR EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
OF SHAREHOLDERS OF
ACE CONVERGENCE ACQUISITION CORP.
Dear Shareholders of ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp.:
You are cordially invited to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting (the “Extraordinary General Meeting”) of shareholders of ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Company,” “ACE,” “we,” “us” or “our”), to be held on July 12, 2022, at 7:00 AM, Pacific Time, at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, located at 525 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, or at such other time, on such other date and at such other place to which the meeting may be postponed or adjourned, or to observe virtually via the Internet at https://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022. While shareholders are encouraged to observe the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP only to the extent consistent with, or permitted by, applicable law and directives of public health authorities. The accompanying proxy statement is dated June 30, 2022, and is first being mailed to shareholders of the Company on or about July 1, 2022.
Even if you are planning on observing the Extraordinary General Meeting online, please promptly submit your proxy vote by completing, dating, signing and returning the enclosed proxy, so that your shares will be represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. It is strongly recommended that you complete and return your proxy card before the Extraordinary General Meeting date to ensure that your shares will be represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Instructions on how to vote your shares are on the proxy materials you received for the Extraordinary General Meeting.
The Extraordinary General Meeting is being held to consider and vote upon the following proposals:
(a)   as a special resolution, to amend the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Charter”) pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination, which we refer to as our initial business combination, (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination, and (3) redeem all of the Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Ordinary Shares”), included as part of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering that was consummated on July 30, 2020 (the “IPO”), from July 13, 2022, to October 13, 2022 (the “Extension,” such date, the “Extended Date,” and such proposal, the “Extension Proposal”); and
(b)   as an ordinary resolution, to approve the adjournment of the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”), which will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
Each of the proposals is more fully described in the accompanying proxy statement, which you are encouraged to read carefully.
The purpose of the Extension is to allow the Company more time to complete its previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) with Tempo Automation, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Tempo”). On October 13, 2021, the Company entered into that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with ACE Convergence Subsidiary Corp., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly
 

 
owned subsidiary of the Company, and Tempo, pursuant to which ACE Convergence Subsidiary Corp. will merge with and into Tempo, with Tempo as the surviving corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
The Charter provides that the Company has until July 13, 2022, to complete an initial business combination. While the Company and the other parties to the Merger Agreement are working toward satisfaction of the conditions to completion of the Business Combination, the Board has determined that there may not be sufficient time before July 13, 2022, to hold an extraordinary general meeting to obtain shareholder approval of and consummate the Business Combination because the Company and Tempo are working with financing parties to revise and finalize the financing arrangements with respect to the Business Combination with the goal of providing additional cash to fund the combined company’s post-Business Combination cash needs to fund its operations and growth as well as to satisfy the minimum cash condition described in the Registration Statement (as defined below) (including the requirement to maintain a $25 million cash balance required by the terms of the proposed convertible notes), especially in light of higher than anticipated levels of redemptions in other de-SPAC merger transactions in recent months. As of the date of this proxy statement and in connection with our previous extension in January 2022, approximately 64.34% of the Class A Ordinary Shares of the Company have been tendered for redemption and redeemed. There has been no redemption event since January 2022. No new definitive agreements have been entered into since the date of the Registration Statement nor have any arrangements described in the Registration Statement been terminated as of the date of this proxy statement. The Company expects to file a post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement once revised financing arrangements for the Business Combination have been finalized. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions in the Merger Agreement, the closing of the Business Combination is expected to take place as soon as practicable after the shareholder meeting relating to the approval of the Business Combination, which is expected to be held some time before the Extended Date. Accordingly, the Board believes that in order to be able to complete the Business Combination, it is appropriate to obtain the Extension. The Board believes that the initial business combination opportunity with Tempo is compelling and in the best interests of our shareholders. Therefore, the Board has determined that it is in the best interests of our shareholders to extend the date by which the Company must complete an initial business combination to the Extended Date. If the Extension Proposal is approved, we plan to hold another shareholder meeting prior to the Extended Date in order to seek shareholder approval of the Business Combination and related proposals. For more information regarding the Business Combination and the Merger Agreement, please read ACE’s Current Report on Form 8-K relating to the Business Combination that was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 14, 2021, including the complete text of the Merger Agreement provided as an exhibit thereto, and the Registration Statement, including the definitive proxy statement that the Company filed on April 18, 2022, in connection with the shareholder vote for the Business Combination, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time. If the closing of the Business Combination occurs prior to the scheduled date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Extraordinary General Meeting will be cancelled and will not be held.
In connection with the Extension, public shareholders may elect to redeem their shares for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account established in connection with the IPO (the “Trust Account”), including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes, divided by the number of then-issued and outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares, regardless of how such public shareholders vote on the Extension Proposal or if they vote at all. If the Extension is approved by the requisite vote of shareholders, the remaining public shareholders will retain their right to redeem their Class A Ordinary Shares upon consummation of our initial business combination when it is submitted to a vote of the shareholders, subject to any limitations set forth in the Charter, as amended. In addition, public shareholders will be entitled to have their shares redeemed for cash if the Company has not completed an initial business combination by the Extended Date.
Based upon the amount held in the Trust Account as of March 31, 2022, which was $82,578,288, and estimated interest income and taxes post-March 31, 2022, and including ACE Convergence Acquisition LLC’s (the “Sponsor”) monthly contributions pursuant to the Convertible Promissory Note (the “Sponsor Loan”), dated as of January 13, 2022, by and between the Sponsor and ACE, as amended and restated on June 30, 2022, the Company estimates that the per-share price at which public shares may be redeemed from cash held in the Trust Account will be approximately $10.18 at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting. The closing price of a Class A Ordinary Share on June 29, 2022, was $10.15. The Company cannot assure
 

 
shareholders that they will be able to sell their Class A Ordinary Shares in the open market, even if the market price per share is higher than the redemption price stated above, as there may not be sufficient liquidity in its securities when such shareholders wish to sell their shares.
On June 30, 2022, ACE and the Sponsor amended and restated the Sponsor Loan in its entirety to, among other things, increase the aggregate principal amount available thereunder from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000, contingent upon the approval of the Extension Proposal. Therefore, assuming the Extension Proposal is approved and the Sponsor makes monthly contributions totaling the full $2,000,000, the Company estimates that the per-share price at which public shares could be redeemed from cash held in the Trust Account would be approximately $10.24 at the time of the extraordinary general meeting to be held in connection with the Business Combination.
Pursuant to the Charter, a public shareholder may request that the Company redeem all or a portion of such public shareholder’s public shares for cash if the Extension Proposal is approved. You will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:
(i)   (a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares as part of units and elect to separate such units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and
(ii)   prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on July 8, 2022 (two business days prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting), (a) submit a written request to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the Company’s transfer agent, that the Company redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to the transfer agent, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company.
Holders of units of the Company must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its, his or her own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent directly and instruct it to do so. Public shareholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Extension Proposal.
If the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then-issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the Cayman Islands Companies Act (as amended) (the “Companies Act”) to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by July 13, 2022.
Approval of the Extension Proposal requires a special resolution under the Companies Act, being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (together with the Class A Ordinary Shares, the “Ordinary Shares”) issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so in person or by proxy at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
The Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so in person or by proxy at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
 

 
THE COMPANY’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS A VOTE “FOR” THE EXTENSION PROPOSAL AND “FOR” THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL.
The Board has fixed the close of business on June 2, 2022, as the record date for the Extraordinary General Meeting. Only shareholders of record on June 2, 2022, are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting or any postponement or adjournment thereof. Further information regarding voting rights and the matters to be voted upon is presented in the accompanying proxy statement.
You are not being asked to vote on the Business Combination at this time. If you are a public shareholder, you will have the right to vote on the Business Combination (and to exercise your redemption rights, if you so choose) when it is submitted to the Company’s shareholders for approval.
All of our shareholders are cordially invited to observe the Extraordinary General Meeting via the Internet at https://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022. To ensure your representation at the Extraordinary General Meeting, however, you are urged to complete, sign, date and return your proxy card as soon as possible. If your shares are held in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, you must instruct your broker or bank on how to vote your shares. You may revoke your proxy card at any time prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting.
A shareholder’s failure to vote in person or by proxy will not be counted towards the number of Ordinary Shares required to validly establish a quorum. Abstentions will be counted in connection with the determination of whether a valid quorum is established.
YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT.   Please sign, date and return your proxy card as soon as possible. You are requested to carefully read the proxy statement and accompanying Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting for a more complete statement of matters to be considered at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
If you have any questions or need assistance voting your ordinary shares, please contact Morrow Sodali LLC, our proxy solicitor, by calling (800) 662-5200, or banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400, or by emailing [email protected]
On behalf of our board of directors, we would like to thank you for your support of ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp.
June 30, 2022
By Order of the Board,
/s/ Behrooz Abdi
Behrooz Abdi
Chief Executive Officer and
Chairman of the Board of Directors
If you return your proxy card signed and without an indication of how you wish to vote, your shares will be voted “FOR” each of the proposals.
TO EXERCISE YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS, YOU MUST (1) IF YOU HOLD CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES AS PART OF UNITS, ELECT TO SEPARATE YOUR UNITS INTO THE UNDERLYING PUBLIC SHARES AND PUBLIC WARRANTS PRIOR TO EXERCISING YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO THE PUBLIC SHARES, (2) SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE TRANSFER AGENT AT LEAST TWO BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE VOTE AT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING THAT YOUR PUBLIC SHARES BE REDEEMED FOR CASH AND (3) DELIVER YOUR CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES TO THE TRANSFER AGENT, PHYSICALLY OR ELECTRONICALLY USING THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY’S DWAC (DEPOSIT WITHDRAWAL AT CUSTODIAN) SYSTEM, IN EACH CASE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES DESCRIBED IN THE ACCOMPANYING PROXY STATEMENT. IF YOU HOLD THE SHARES IN STREET NAME, YOU WILL NEED TO INSTRUCT THE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT YOUR BANK OR BROKER TO WITHDRAW THE SHARES FROM YOUR ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO EXERCISE YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS.
This proxy statement is dated June 30, 2022
and is first being mailed to our shareholders with the form of proxy on or about July 1, 2022.
 

 
IMPORTANT
Whether or not you expect to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting, you are respectfully requested by the Board of Directors to sign, date and return the enclosed proxy promptly, or follow the instructions contained in the proxy card or voting instructions provided by your broker. If you grant a proxy, you may revoke it at any time prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting.
ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp.
1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S
Wilmington, DE 19805
NOTICE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
TO BE HELD ON JULY 12, 2022
Dear Shareholders of ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp.:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary General Meeting (the “Extraordinary General Meeting”) of shareholders of ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Company”), will be held on July 12, 2022, at 7:00 AM Pacific Time, at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, located at 525 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, or at such other time, on such other date and at such other place to which the meeting may be postponed or adjourned, and will be available to observe virtually via the Internet at https://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022. While shareholders are encouraged to observe the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP only to the extent consistent with, or permitted by, applicable law and directives of public health authorities. The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held to consider and vote upon the following proposals:
1.
Proposal No. 1 — The Extension Proposal — as a special resolution, to amend the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Charter”) pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination, which we refer to as our initial business combination, (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination, and (3) redeem all of the Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Ordinary Shares”), included as part of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering that was consummated on July 30, 2020 (the “IPO”), from July 13, 2022, to October 13, 2022 (the “Extension,” such date, the “Extended Date,” and such proposal, the “Extension Proposal”); and
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Proposal No. 2 — The Adjournment Proposal — as an ordinary resolution, to approve the adjournment of the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”), which will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
The above matters are more fully described in the accompanying proxy statement. We urge you to read carefully the accompanying proxy statement in its entirety.
On October 13, 2021, the Company entered into that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger with ACE Convergence Subsidiary Corp., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and Tempo Automation, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Tempo”), pursuant to which ACE Convergence Subsidiary Corp. will merge with and into Tempo, with Tempo as the surviving corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. The purpose of the Extension is to allow the Company more time to complete its previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) with Tempo. If the
 

 
closing of the Business Combination occurs prior to the scheduled date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Extraordinary General Meeting will be cancelled and will not be held.
Approval of the Extension Proposal is a condition to the implementation of the Extension. In addition, we will not proceed with the Extension if the number of redemptions of our public shares causes us to have less than $5,000,001 of net tangible assets following approval of the Extension.
Approval of the Extension Proposal requires a special resolution under the Cayman Islands Companies Act (as amended) (the “Companies Act”), being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (the “Class B Ordinary Shares,” and together with the Class A Ordinary Shares, the “Ordinary Shares”) issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
Approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
In connection with the Extension, public shareholders may elect to redeem their shares for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account established in connection with the IPO (the “Trust Account”), including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes, divided by the number of then-issued and outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares, regardless of how such public shareholders vote on the Extension Proposal, or if they vote at all. If the Extension is approved by the requisite vote of shareholders, the remaining public shareholders will retain their right to redeem their Class A Ordinary Shares upon consummation of our initial business combination when it is submitted to a vote of the shareholders, subject to any limitations set forth in the Charter. In addition, public shareholders will be entitled to have their shares redeemed for cash if the Company has not completed an initial business combination by the Extended Date.
Pursuant to the Charter, a public shareholder may request that the Company redeem all or a portion of such public shareholder’s public shares for cash if the Extension is approved. You will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:
(i)   (a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares as part of units and elect to separate such units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and
(ii)   prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on July 8, 2022 (two business days prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting), (a) submit a written request to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the Company’s transfer agent, that the Company redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to the transfer agent, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company.
Holders of units must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its, his or her own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent directly and instruct it to do so. Public shareholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Extension Proposal.
If the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then-issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Company’s board of directors,
 

 
liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the Companies Act to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.
The Company’s sponsor is ACE Convergence Acquisition LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Sponsor”). The Sponsor and the Company’s directors and officers have agreed to waive their respective rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account in respect of any Class B Ordinary Shares held by it or them, as applicable, if the Company fails to complete an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Class A Ordinary Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete its initial business combination by such date. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by July 13, 2022.
If the Company liquidates, the Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to us if and to the extent any claims by a third party (other than our independent auditors) for services rendered or products sold to us, or a prospective target business with which we have discussed entering into a transaction agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below (i) $10.00 per public share or (ii) such lesser amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, in each case net of the interest which may be withdrawn to pay taxes, except as to any claims by a third party who executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account and except as to any claims under our indemnity of the underwriters of the IPO against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Moreover, in the event that an executed waiver is deemed to be unenforceable against a third party, the Sponsor will not be responsible to the extent of any liability for such third-party claims. The per-share liquidation price for the public shares is anticipated to be approximately $10.18 (based on the amount held in the Trust Account as of March 31, 2022, and estimated interest income and taxes post-March 31, 2022, and including the Sponsor’s monthly contributions pursuant to the Convertible Promissory Note (the “Sponsor Loan”), dated as of January 13, 2022, by and between the Sponsor and the Company, as amended and restated on June 30, 2022). Nevertheless, the Company cannot assure you that the per share distribution from the Trust Account, if the Company liquidates, will not be less than $10.18 due to unforeseen claims of potential creditors.
On June 30, 2022, the Company and the Sponsor amended and restated the Sponsor Loan in its entirety to, among other things, increase the aggregate principal amount available thereunder from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000, contingent upon the approval of the Extension Proposal. Therefore, assuming the Extension Proposal is approved and the Sponsor makes monthly contributions totaling the full $2,000,000, the Company estimates that the per-share liquidation price for the public shares would be approximately $10.24 if the Company fails to complete an initial business combination by October 13, 2022.
If the Extension Proposal is approved, such approval will constitute consent for the Company to (i) remove from the Trust Account an amount (the “Withdrawal Amount”) equal to the number of public shares properly redeemed multiplied by the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes, divided by the number of then outstanding public shares and (ii) deliver to the holders of such redeemed public shares their portion of the Withdrawal Amount. The funds remaining in the Trust Account after the removal of such Withdrawal Amount shall be available for use by the Company to complete an initial business combination on or before the Extended Date. Holders of public shares who do not redeem their public shares now will retain their redemption rights and their ability to vote on an initial business combination through the Extended Date if the Extension Proposal is approved.
The withdrawal of the Withdrawal Amount will reduce the amount held in the Trust Account, and the amount remaining in the Trust Account may be significantly less than the approximately $82,578,288 that was in the Trust Account as of March 31, 2022. In such event, the Company may need to obtain additional funds to complete its initial business combination, and there can be no assurance that such funds will be available on terms acceptable to the parties or at all.
Only shareholders of record of the Company as of the close of business on June 2, 2022, are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Extraordinary General Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Each ordinary share entitles the holder thereof to one vote. On the record date, there were 13,952,277 Ordinary
 

 
Shares issued and outstanding, including 8,202,277 Class A Ordinary Shares (that were initially sold as part of the IPO) and 5,750,000 Class B Ordinary Shares. The Company’s warrants do not have voting rights in connection with the proposals.
Your vote is important. Proxy voting permits shareholders unable to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person to vote their shares through a proxy. By appointing a proxy, your shares will be represented and voted in accordance with your instructions. You can vote your shares by completing and returning your proxy card or by completing the voting instruction form provided to you by your broker. Proxy cards that are signed and returned but do not include voting instructions will be voted by the proxy as recommended by the Board of Directors. You can change your voting instructions or revoke your proxy at any time prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting by following the instructions included in this proxy statement and on the proxy card.
It is strongly recommended that you complete and return your proxy card before the Extraordinary General Meeting date to ensure that your shares will be represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. You are urged to review carefully the information contained in the enclosed proxy statement prior to deciding how to vote your shares. If you have any questions or need assistance voting your Ordinary Shares, please contact Morrow Sodali LLC, our proxy solicitor, by calling (800) 662-5200, or banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400, or by emailing [email protected]
By Order of the Board,
/s/ Behrooz Abdi
Behrooz Abdi
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the
Board of Directors
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE
EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD ON JULY 12, 2022
This Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting and Proxy Statement are available at https://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022.
 

 
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ACE CONVERGENCE ACQUISITION CORP.
PROXY STATEMENT
FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
To Be Held at 7:00 AM Pacific Time on July 12, 2022
This proxy statement and the enclosed form of proxy are furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies by our board of directors (the “Board”) for use at the extraordinary general meeting of ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Company,” “ACE,” “we,” “us” or “our”), and any postponements, adjournments or continuations thereof (the “Extraordinary General Meeting”). The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on July 12, 2022, at 7:00 AM Pacific Time, at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, located at 525 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, and will be available to observe virtually via the Internet at https://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022. While shareholders are encouraged to observe the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP only to the extent consistent with, or permitted by, applicable law and directives of public health authorities.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This proxy statement contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements may relate to the Company’s initial business combination and any other statements relating to future results, strategy and plans of the Company (including statements which may be identified by the use of the words “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “estimated”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “targets”, “projects”, “contemplates”, “predicts”, “potential”, “continue”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “might”, “will” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”).
Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management of the Company as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to:

the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to a delay in or the failure to close our initial business combination, including the previously announced business combination (the “Business Combination”) with Tempo Automation, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Tempo”);

the amount of redemptions by our public shareholders;

the ability to retain key personnel and the ability to achieve shareholder and regulatory approvals, industry trends, legislation or regulatory requirements and developments in the global economy as well as the public health crisis related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting significant negative effects to the global economy;

disrupted global supply chains and significant volatility and disruption of financial markets;

increased expenses associated with being a public company;

our officers and directors allocating their time to other businesses and potentially having conflicts of interest with our business or in approving our initial business combination, as a result of which they would then receive expense reimbursements;

our potential ability to obtain additional financing, if needed, to complete our initial business combination;

our pool of prospective target businesses;

the ability of our officers and directors to generate a number of potential investment opportunities;

our public securities’ potential liquidity and trading;
 
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the use of proceeds not held in our trust account or available to us from interest income on the trust account balance; and

our financial performance.
Additional information on these and other factors that may cause actual results and the Company’s performance to differ materially is included in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including, but not limited to, the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, including those factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” therein, the Company’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed on April 18, 2022, in connection with the Business Combination, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time. Copies of the Company’s filings with the SEC are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or may be obtained by contacting the Company. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligations to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
 
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
These Questions and Answers are only summaries of the matters they discuss. They do not contain all of the information that may be important to you. You should read carefully the entire document, including any annexes to this proxy statement.
Why am I receiving this proxy statement?
This proxy statement and the enclosed proxy card are being sent to you in connection with the solicitation of proxies by our Board for use at the Extraordinary General Meeting to be held virtually on July 12, 2022, or at any adjournments thereof. This proxy statement summarizes the information that you need to make an informed decision on the proposals to be considered at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
ACE is a blank check company incorporated on March 31, 2020, as a Cayman Islands exempted company and incorporated for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, which we refer to as our initial business combination. On July 30, 2020, ACE consummated its initial public offering (“IPO”) of its units, with each unit consisting of one Class A Ordinary Share and one-half of one redeemable warrant to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share, which included the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option in the amount of 3,000,000 units. Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, ACE completed the private sale of 6,600,000 private placement warrants at a purchase price of $1.00 per private placement warrant to ACE Convergence Acquisition LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds to us of $6.6 million. Following the closing of ACE’s IPO, a total of $230.0 million ($10.00 per unit) of the net proceeds from its IPO and the sale of the private placement warrants were placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”) with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (“Continental”) acting as trustee. In January 2022, in connection with the shareholder vote to extend the date by which ACE must complete its initial business combination to July 13, 2022, certain shareholders elected to redeem an aggregate of 14,797,723 public shares, and in connection therewith, approximately $148,079,821 was paid out of the Trust Account. Our charter provides for the return of the IPO proceeds held in the Trust Account to the holders of public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination by July 13, 2022.
On October 13, 2021, the Company entered into that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with ACE Convergence Subsidiary Corp., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, and Tempo, pursuant to which ACE Convergence Subsidiary Corp. will merge with and into Tempo, with Tempo as the surviving corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
While the Company and the other parties to the Merger Agreement are working toward satisfaction of the conditions to completion of the Business Combination, the Board has determined that there may not be sufficient time before July 13, 2022, to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to obtain shareholder approval of and consummate the Business Combination. Instead, the closing of the Business Combination is expected to take place as soon as practicable after such Extraordinary General Meeting, which is expected to be held sometime before October 13, 2022 (the “Extended Date”), subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions in the Merger Agreement. Accordingly, the Board believes that in order to be able to complete the Business Combination, it is appropriate to continue the Company’s existence until the Extended Date. The Company’s board of directors believes that the initial business combination opportunity with Tempo is compelling and in the best interests of our shareholders. Therefore, the Board has determined that it is in the best interests of our shareholders to extend the date by which the Company must complete an initial business combination to the Extended Date. If the closing of the Business Combination occurs prior to the scheduled date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Extraordinary General Meeting will be cancelled and will not be held.
What is being voted on?
You are being asked to vote on the following proposals:
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as a special resolution, to amend the Company’s Second Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Charter”) pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set
 
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forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination, which we refer to as our initial business combination, (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination, and (3) redeem all of the Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Ordinary Shares”) included as part of the units sold in the IPO, from July 13, 2022, to the Extended Date (the “Extension,” and such proposal, the “Extension Proposal”); and
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as an ordinary resolution, to approve the adjournment of the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”), which will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
If the Extension Proposal is approved, we plan to hold another shareholder meeting prior to the Extended Date in order to seek shareholder approval of the Business Combination and related proposals. For more information regarding the Business Combination and the Merger Agreement, please read the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K relating to the Business Combination filed with the SEC on October 14, 2021, including the complete text of the Merger Agreement provided as an exhibit therein, and the definitive proxy statement that the Company filed on April 18, 2022, in connection with the shareholder vote for the Business Combination, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time.
You are not being asked to vote on the Business Combination at this time. If the Extension is implemented and you do not elect to redeem your public shares, you will retain the right to vote on the Business Combination if and when it is submitted to shareholders and the right to redeem your public shares for cash in the event the Business Combination is approved and completed or the Company has not consummated an initial business combination by the Extended Date.
What is the effect of giving a proxy?
Proxies are solicited by and on behalf of our Board. Behrooz Abdi and Denis Tse have been designated as proxies by our Board. When proxies are properly dated, executed and returned, the shares represented by such proxies will be voted at the Extraordinary General Meeting in accordance with the instructions of the shareholder. If no specific instructions are given, however, the shares will be voted in accordance with the recommendations of our Board as described below. If any matters not described in this proxy statement are properly presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the proxy holders will use their own judgment to determine how to vote the shares. If the Extraordinary General Meeting is adjourned, the proxy holders can vote the shares on the new Extraordinary General Meeting date as well, unless you have properly revoked your proxy instructions, as described elsewhere herein.
Can I attend the Extraordinary General Meeting?
The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at 7:00 AM Pacific Time, on July 12, 2022, at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP located at 525 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, or (for observation) virtually via live webcast online at https://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022. While shareholders are encouraged to observe the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP only to the extent consistent with, or permitted by, applicable law and directives of public health authorities. While you will be permitted to observe the proceedings of the Extraordinary General Meeting virtually via live webcast, you will not be able to vote via live webcast, and such virtual participation will not be counted for the purposes of establishing a quorum. You may submit your proxy by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying pre-addressed postage-paid envelope. If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or nominee, you should contact your broker, bank or nominee to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. In this regard, you must provide the broker, bank or nominee with instructions on how to vote your shares.
 
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Why should I vote to approve the Extension?
Our Board believes shareholders will benefit from the Company consummating an initial business combination and is proposing the Extension to extend the date by which the Company has to complete an initial business combination until the Extended Date. The Extension would give the Company the opportunity to complete its initial business combination.
The Charter currently provides that if the Company does not complete an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then-issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the Companies Act (as amended) of the Cayman Islands (the “Companies Act”) to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.
We believe that the provisions of the Charter described in the preceding paragraph were included to protect the Company’s shareholders from having to sustain their investments for an unreasonably long period if the Company failed to find a suitable initial business combination in the timeframe contemplated by the Charter. We also believe, however, that given the Company’s expenditure of time, effort and money on pursuing an initial business combination, our entry into the Merger Agreement, and our belief that the Business Combination offers an attractive investment for our shareholders, the Extension is warranted.
In connection with the Extension, public shareholders may elect to redeem their shares for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes, divided by the number of then-issued and outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares, regardless of how such public shareholders vote on the Extension Proposal, or if they vote at all. We will not proceed with the Extension if redemptions of public shares cause us to have less than $5,000,001 of net tangible assets following approval of the Extension Proposal.
Liquidation of the Trust Account is a fundamental obligation of the Company to the public shareholders and the Company is not proposing and will not propose to change that obligation to the public shareholders. If holders of public shares do not elect to redeem their public shares, such holders shall retain redemption rights in connection with an initial business combination. Assuming the Extension is approved, the Company will have until the Extended Date to complete an initial business combination.
Our Board recommends that you vote in favor of the Extension Proposal, but expresses no opinion as to whether you should redeem your public shares.
How do the Company insiders intend to vote their shares?
The Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers and initial shareholders and their permitted transferees (collectively, the “Initial Shareholders”) collectively have the right to vote approximately 41.21% of the Company’s issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares (as defined below), and are expected to vote all of their shares in favor of each proposal to be voted upon by our shareholders.
Subject to applicable securities laws (including with respect to material nonpublic information), the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates may (i) purchase public shares from institutional and other investors (including those who vote, or indicate an intention to vote, against any of the proposals presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, or elect to redeem, or indicate an intention to redeem, public shares), (ii) enter into transactions with such investors and others to provide them with incentives to not redeem their public shares, or (iii) execute agreements to purchase such public shares from such investors or enter into non-redemption agreements in the future. In the event that the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates purchase public shares in situations
 
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in which the tender offer rules restrictions on purchases would apply, they (a) would purchase the public shares at a price no higher than the price offered through the Company’s redemption process (i.e., approximately $10.06 per share, based on the amounts held in the Trust Account as of March 31, 2022); (b) would represent in writing that such public shares will not be voted in favor of approving the Extension; and (c) would waive in writing any redemption rights with respect to the public shares so purchased.
To the extent any such purchases by the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates are made in situations in which the tender offer rules restrictions on purchases apply, the Company will disclose in a Current Report on Form 8-K prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting the following: (i) the number of public shares purchased outside of the redemption offer, along with the purchase price(s) for such public shares; (ii) the purpose of any such purchases; (iii) the impact, if any, of the purchases on the likelihood that the Extension will be approved; (iv) the identities of the securityholders who sold to the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates (if not purchased on the open market) or the nature of the securityholders (e.g., 5% security holders) who sold such public shares; and (v) the number of Ordinary Shares for which the Company has received redemption requests pursuant to its redemption offer.
The purpose of such share purchases and other transactions would be to increase the likelihood of (i) otherwise limiting the number of public shares electing to redeem and (ii) the Company’s net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51(g)(1) of the Exchange Act) being at least $5,000,001.
If such transactions are effected, the consequence could be to cause the Extension to be effectuated in circumstances where such effectuation could not otherwise occur. Consistent with SEC guidance, purchases of shares by the persons described above would not be permitted to be voted for the Extension at the Extraordinary General Meeting and could decrease the chances that the Extension would be approved. In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of our securities and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, possibly making it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange.
The Company hereby represents that any Company securities purchased by the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates in situations in which the tender offer rules restrictions on purchases would apply would not be voted in favor of approving the Extension Proposal.
Who is the Company’s Sponsor?
The Company’s sponsor is ACE Convergence Acquisition LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. The Sponsor currently owns 3,160,570 Class B ordinary shares of the Company. The Sponsor is indirectly owned by ACE Equity Partners LLC, a limited liability company formed in South Korea, and Behrooz Abdi, a United States citizen. ACE Equity Partners LLC is owned and controlled by David Young Ko, a United States citizen and resident of South Korea. In January 2022, the Sponsor distributed 755,930 founder shares to ACE SO5 Holdings Limited (“ACE SO5”), a company formed in the British Virgin Islands. ACE Equity Partners International Pte Ltd. (“ACEI”), a company formed in Singapore, is the sole owner of the voting equity of ACE SO5. The sole shareholder of ACEI is ACE Equity Partners LLC, which is wholly owned and controlled by Mr. Ko, a U.S. citizen.
To our knowledge, the only non-U.S. citizens who are associated with or otherwise involved in the transaction are as follows:

Denis Tse, a citizen of Hong Kong and Secretary and a director of the Company, is the sole director and manager of ACE SO5. Mr. Tse disclaims beneficial ownership of securities held by ACE SO5. Mr. Tse is also a director and the Executive Director (Chief Executive Officer) of ACEI. Mr. Tse will not be a director of the post-closing combined entity.

1,678,500 Class B ordinary shares are held by Mr. Sunny Siu, a citizen of Hong Kong. Upon consummation of the Business Combination, Mr. Siu is expected to own less than a 3 percent interest in the combined companies.
Each of the individuals who will serve as directors of the post-closing combined entity upon the closing of the Business Combination, including those who will serve as directors of Whizz Systems, Inc. and Compass
 
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AC Holdings, Inc. (the two companies expected to be acquired by Tempo as part of the Business Combination), is a U.S. citizen.
The Company does not believe that any of the above facts or relationships would subject the proposed business combination to regulatory review, including review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Nor does the Company believe that if such a review were conceivable that the proposed business combination ultimately would be prohibited.
However, if the proposed business combination were to become subject to CFIUS review, CFIUS could decide to block or delay our proposed initial business combination, impose conditions with respect to such initial business combination or request the President of the United States to order us to divest all or a portion of the U.S. target business of our initial business combination that we acquired without first obtaining CFIUS approval. The time required for CFIUS to conduct its review and any remedy imposed by CFIUS could prevent the Company from completing its initial business combination and require the Company to liquidate. In that case, investors would be entitled to redemption of 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then-issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any). Moreover, investors would lose the investment opportunity in a target company, any price appreciation in the combined companies, and the warrants would expire worthless.
What vote is required to approve the Extension Proposal?
Approval of the Extension Proposal requires a special resolution under the Companies Act, being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so in person or by proxy at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
What vote is required to approve the Adjournment Proposal?
Approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B Ordinary Shares (as defined below) issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so in person or by proxy at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
What if I want to vote against or don’t want to vote for any of the proposals?
If you do not want any of the proposals to be approved, you must abstain, not vote or vote against such proposal. A shareholder’s failure to vote by proxy or to vote in person at the Extraordinary General Meeting will not be counted towards the number of Ordinary Shares required to validly establish a quorum. Abstentions will be counted in connection with the determination of whether a valid quorum is established.
Will you seek any further extensions to liquidate the Trust Account?
Other than the extension until the Extended Date as described in this proxy statement, we do not anticipate seeking any further extension to consummate an initial business combination.
What happens if the Extension Proposal is not approved?
If the Extension Proposal is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then-issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will
 
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completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the Companies Act to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.
The Sponsor and the Company’s directors and officers have agreed to waive their respective rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account in respect of any Class B Ordinary Shares held by it or them, as applicable, if the Company fails to complete an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Class A Ordinary Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete its initial business combination by such date. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by July 13, 2022. The Company will pay the costs of liquidation from its remaining assets outside of the Trust Account.
If the Extension is approved, what happens next?
The Company is continuing its efforts to complete its initial business combination, which will involve completing the closing conditions to the Merger Agreement, including, without limitation, any filings required pursuant to antitrust laws, and the expiration of the required waiting periods thereunder, and holding an extraordinary general meeting to consider and approve the Business Combination and related proposals.
The Company is seeking approval of the Extension because the Company may not be able to complete all of the tasks listed above, and others that may be required to consummate the Business Combination, prior to July 13, 2022. If the Extension is approved, the Company expects to seek shareholder approval of the Business Combination. If shareholders approve the Business Combination, the Company expects to consummate the Business Combination as soon as possible following shareholder approval and satisfaction of the other conditions to the consummation of the Business Combination.
Upon approval of the Extension Proposal by the holders of at least two-thirds of the Ordinary Shares represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Company will file an amendment to the Charter with the Cayman Islands Registrar of Companies (the “Cayman Registrar”) in the form attached as Annex A hereto. The Company will remain a reporting company under the Exchange Act, and its units, Class A Ordinary Shares and public warrants will remain publicly traded.
If the Extension is approved, any removal of any Withdrawal Amount (defined as an amount equal to the number of public shares properly redeemed multiplied by the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes, divided by the number of then outstanding public shares) from the Trust Account will reduce the amount remaining in the Trust Account and increase the percentage interest of Ordinary Shares held by the Sponsor through the Founder Shares (as defined below). We will not proceed with the Extension if redemptions of public shares cause us to have less than $5,000,001 of net tangible assets following approval of the Extension.
If the Extension is approved, ASIA-IO Advisors Limited (“ASIA-IO”), an affiliate of the Sponsor, will continue to receive payments from the Company of $10,000 per month for office space, administrative and support services until the earlier of the Company’s consummation of an initial business combination or the Company’s liquidation pursuant to the Administrative Services Agreement, dated as of July 27, 2020, by and between the Company and the Sponsor, as amended on November 27, 2020 (the “Administrative Services Agreement”).
Where will I be able to find the voting results of the Extraordinary General Meeting?
We will announce preliminary voting results at the Extraordinary General Meeting. We will also disclose voting results on a Current Report on Form 8-K that we will file with the SEC within four business days after the Extraordinary General Meeting. If final voting results are not available to us in time to file a Current Report on Form 8-K within four business days after the Extraordinary General Meeting, we will file a Current
 
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Report on Form 8-K to publish preliminary results and will provide the final results in an amendment to such Current Report on Form 8-K as soon as they become available.
Would I still be able to exercise my redemption rights in connection with a vote to approve a proposed initial business combination such as the Business Combination?
Yes. Assuming you are a shareholder as of the record date for voting on a proposed initial business combination, you will be able to vote on a proposed initial business combination such as the Business Combination when it is submitted to shareholders. If you disagree with an initial business combination, such as the Business Combination, you will retain your right to redeem your public shares upon consummation of such initial business combination, subject to any limitations set forth in our charter.
How do I change my vote?
Shareholders may send a later-dated, signed proxy card to the Company’s Secretary at 1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S, Wilmington, DE 19805, so that it is received by the Company’s Secretary prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting (which is scheduled to take place on July 12, 2022). Shareholders also may revoke their proxy by sending a notice of revocation to the Company’s Secretary, which must be received by the Company’s Secretary prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting. However, if your shares are held in “street name” by your broker, bank or another nominee, you must contact your broker, bank or other nominee to change your vote.
How are votes counted?
Votes will be counted by the inspector of election appointed for the meeting, who will separately count “FOR” and “AGAINST” votes, abstentions and broker non-votes for each of the proposals. A shareholder’s failure to vote by proxy or to vote in person at the meeting will not be counted towards the number of Ordinary Shares required to validly establish a quorum. Abstentions will be counted in connection with the determination of whether a valid quorum is established.
If my shares are held in “street name,” will my broker automatically vote them for me?
If you do not give instructions to your broker, your broker can vote your shares with respect to “discretionary” items, but not with respect to “non-discretionary” items. We believe that each of the proposals are “non-discretionary” items.
Your broker can vote your shares with respect to “non-discretionary” items only if you provide instructions on how to vote. You should instruct your broker to vote your shares. Your broker can tell you how to provide these instructions. If you do not give your broker instructions, your shares will be treated as broker non-votes with respect to all proposals. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
What is a quorum?
A quorum is the minimum number of shares required to be present at the Extraordinary General Meeting for the Extraordinary General Meeting to be properly held under our Charter and the Companies Act. The presence, in person, by proxy, or if a corporation or other non-natural person, by its duly authorized representative or proxy, of the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares entitled to vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting constitutes a quorum. While shareholders will be permitted to observe the proceedings of the Extraordinary General Meeting virtually via live webcast, such shareholders will not be able to vote via live webcast, and such virtual participation will not be counted for the purposes of establishing a quorum. Proxies that are marked “abstain” and proxies relating to “street name” shares that are returned to us but marked by brokers as “not voted” ​(so-called “broker non-votes”) will be treated as shares present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum on all matters. If a shareholder does not give the broker voting instructions, under applicable self-regulatory organization rules, its broker may not vote its shares on “non-discretionary” matters. We believe that each of the proposals is a “non-discretionary” matter.
 
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Who can vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting?
Holders of our Ordinary Shares as of the close of business on June 2, 2022, the record date, are entitled to vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting. As of the record date, there were 13,952,277 Ordinary Shares (as defined below) issued and outstanding, consisting of 8,202,277 Class A Ordinary Shares and 5,750,000 Class B Ordinary Shares, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Founder Shares” or “Class B Ordinary Shares,” and together with the Class A Ordinary Shares, the “Ordinary Shares”). In deciding all matters at the Extraordinary General Meeting, each shareholder will be entitled to one vote for each share held by them on the record date. Holders of Class A Ordinary Shares and holders of Class B Ordinary Shares will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of our shareholders except as required by law. The Initial Shareholders collectively own all of our issued and outstanding Founder Shares, constituting approximately 41.21% of our issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares.
Registered Shareholders.   If our shares are registered directly in your name with our transfer agent, Continental, you are considered the shareholder of record with respect to those shares. As the shareholder of record, you have the right to grant your voting proxy directly to the individuals listed on the proxy card or to vote in person at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
Street Name Shareholders.   If our shares are held on your behalf in a brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, you are considered the beneficial owner of those shares held in “street name,” and your broker or nominee is considered the shareholder of record with respect to those shares. As the beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your broker or nominee as to how to vote your shares. However, since a beneficial owner is not the shareholder of record, you may not vote your Ordinary Shares at the Extraordinary General Meeting unless you follow your broker’s procedures for obtaining a legal proxy. Throughout this proxy, we refer to shareholders who hold their shares through a broker, bank or other nominee as “street name shareholders.”
Does the board of directors recommend voting for the approval of the proposals?
Yes. After careful consideration of the terms and conditions of these proposals, the Board has determined that each of the proposals are in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. The Board recommends that the Company’s shareholders vote “FOR” each of the proposals.
What interests do the Company’s directors and officers have in the approval of the proposals?
The Company’s directors and officers have interests in the proposals that may be different from, or in addition to, your interests as a shareholder. These interests include ownership of Founder Shares, private placement warrants that may become exercisable in the future, any loans by them to the Company that will not be repaid in the event of our winding up and the possibility of future compensatory arrangements. See the section entitled “Proposal No. 1 — The Extension Proposal — Interests of the Sponsor and the Company’s Directors and Officers.
Are there any appraisal or similar rights for dissenting shareholders?
Neither the Companies Act nor our Charter provide for appraisal or other similar rights for dissenting shareholders in connection with any of the proposals to be voted upon at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Accordingly, our shareholders will have no right to dissent and obtain payment for their shares.
What are the potential impacts on the Business Combination and related transactions resulting from the resignation of Citi?
On May 19, 2022, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (“Citi”) resigned from its role as financial advisor to Tempo and as a placement agent to the Company for the proposed equity and convertible note private placement investments (the “PIPE Investments”) to be consummated in connection with the Business Combination. Citi’s resignation was not the result of any dispute or disagreement with the Company or Tempo or any matter relating to the Company’s or Tempo’s respective operations, policies, procedures or practices. In connection with its resignation, Citi waived any claim it may have to any fees under the engagement letters entered into with each of the Company and Tempo and, accordingly, neither the Company nor Tempo has
 
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paid to Citi, and neither the Company nor Tempo is liable to Citi for, any fees, despite Citi’s having rendered substantially all applicable services at the time of its resignation. Citi did not provide specific reasons for its resignation, and neither the Company nor Tempo will speculate about the reasons why Citi withdrew from its role as financial advisor to Tempo and as a placement agent to the Company for the PIPE Investments and forfeited its fees after doing substantially all of the work necessary to earn those fees. Neither the Company nor Tempo intends to engage any additional advisors or placement agents as a result of Citi’s resignation, and the fees previously owed to Citi will not be paid or reallocated to any other advisor or placement agent. Citi was not expected to have a significant role in the closing of the Business Combination, and the Company does not believe that Citi’s resignation will impact the transactions described in this proxy statement or the consummation of the Business Combination.
As is customary, certain provisions of Citi’s engagement letters with each of the Company and Tempo will survive Citi’s resignation. These provisions include the obligations of the Company and Tempo to indemnify and hold harmless Citi and its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any losses and claims arising in any manner out of or in connection with the services that Citi provided to the Company or Tempo under the engagement letters and certain obligations of the Company and Tempo to maintain the confidentiality of information or advice rendered by Citi or any of its representatives to the Company or Tempo, as applicable, in connection with the evaluation of the Business Combination.
The Company does not expect that the PIPE Investments will be impacted by Citi’s resignation. Committed and potential investors in the PIPE Investments have been informed of Citi’s resignation, and no investors have revised or withdrawn their respective commitments in light of that information. The PIPE Investments are not contingent upon any continued involvement by Citi in the transactions and, pursuant to the subscription agreements relating to the PIPE Investments, each investor in the PIPE Investments specifically has disclaimed reliance on any statement, representation or warranty made by, among others, each of the placement agents, including Citi, in connection with such investment.
The disclosure in this proxy statement pertaining to Citi’s engagement as financial advisor to Tempo and as a placement agent to the Company for the proposed equity and convertible note private placement investments to be consummated in connection with the Business Combination, as well as Citi’s subsequent resignation, has been provided to Citi. Citi’s confirmation that Citi agrees with this disclosure was requested, but Citi has indicated that it does not intend to provide a response to this request.
Some investors may believe that when a financial institution, such as Citi, is named in a registration or proxy statement, the involvement of such institution implies a level of due diligence and independent analysis on the part of such financial institution and that the naming of such financial institution generally means that the financial institution has completed a level of due diligence ordinarily associated with a professional engagement. However, in connection with its resignation, Citi has disclaimed responsibility for any portion of the disclosure included in the registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the Business Combination, initially filed with the Commission on November 12, 2021, and declared effective on April 18, 2022 (the “Registration Statement”). Neither the Company nor Tempo can provide any assurance that Citi agrees with the disclosure in this proxy statement or the disclosure in the Registration Statement, and no inference should be drawn to this effect. Investors should not place any reliance on the fact that Citi was involved with any aspect of the transactions described in this proxy statement or the Registration Statement.
At no time prior to or after its resignation through the date of this filing did Citi indicate that it had any specific concerns with the Business Combination. Citi did not prepare or provide any of the disclosures in this proxy statement or the Registration Statement, any analysis underlying the disclosures or any other materials or work product to the Company or Tempo that have been provided to the Company’s shareholders or the investors in the PIPE Investments. As with other members of the transaction working group, Citi did receive drafts of the Registration Statement prepared by the Company and Tempo and provided limited comments in the ordinary course.
The Company did not rely on Citi, in its role as a placement agent to the Company for the proposed equity and convertible note private placement investments to be consummated in connection with the Business Combination, in the preparation and analysis of the materials, including projections, provided to the board of directors of the Company for use as a component of its overall evaluation of Tempo. The board of directors of the Company did not receive or rely upon any financial or valuation analyses conducted or prepared by Citi
 
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in making its determination that the Merger Agreement, and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Business Combination, were just, equitable and fair as to the Company and that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to enter into the Merger Agreement subject to the terms and conditions agreed upon by the parties thereto.
The Company believes that the resignation of Citi and the waiver of fees for services that have already been rendered is unusual. It is possible that the Company’s shareholders may be more likely to elect to redeem their shares as a result of this resignation and as a result, the Company may not have sufficient funds to meet the minimum cash condition in the Merger Agreement.
What happens to the Company’s warrants if the Extension is not approved?
If the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then-issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the Companies Act to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by July 13, 2022.
What happens to the Company’s warrants if the Extension is approved?
If the Extension is approved, the Company will continue to attempt to consummate an initial business combination until the Extended Date, and will retain the blank check company restrictions previously applicable to it. The warrants will remain outstanding in accordance with their terms.
How are the funds in the Trust Account currently being held?
With respect to the regulation of special purpose acquisition companies like the Company (“SPACs”), on March 30, 2022, the SEC issued proposed rules (the “SPAC Rule Proposals”) relating to, among other items, disclosures in business combination transactions involving SPACs and private operating companies; the condensed financial statement requirements applicable to transactions involving shell companies; the use of projections by SPACs in SEC filings in connection with proposed business combination transactions; the potential liability of certain participants in proposed business combination transactions; and the extent to which SPACs could become subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, including a proposed rule that would provide SPACs a safe harbor from treatment as an investment company if they satisfy certain conditions that limit a SPAC’s duration, asset composition, business purpose and activities.
With regard to the SEC’s investment company proposals included in the SPAC Rule Proposals, while the funds in the Trust Account have, since the Company’s initial public offering, been held only in U.S. government treasury bills with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds investing solely in U.S. Treasuries, to mitigate the risk of being viewed as operating an unregistered investment company (including pursuant to the subjective test of Section 3(a)(1)(A) of the Investment Company Act of 1940), on June 22, 2022, the Company instructed Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the trustee managing the Trust Account, to hold all funds in the Trust Account in cash until the earlier of consummation of the Business Combination and liquidation of the Company.
How do I vote?
If you are a holder of record of Ordinary Shares on June 2, 2022, the record date for the Extraordinary General Meeting, you may vote in person at the Extraordinary General Meeting or by submitting a proxy for
 
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the Extraordinary General Meeting. While you will be permitted to observe the proceedings of the Extraordinary General Meeting virtually via live webcast, you will not be able to vote via live webcast, and such virtual participation will not be counted for the purposes of establishing a quorum. You may submit your proxy by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying pre-addressed postage-paid envelope. If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or nominee, you should contact your broker, bank or nominee to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. In this regard, you must provide the broker, bank or nominee with instructions on how to vote your shares or, if you wish to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting and vote in person, obtain a valid proxy from your broker, bank or nominee.
How do I redeem my Ordinary Shares?
Pursuant to the Charter, a public shareholder may request that the Company redeem all or a portion of such public shareholder’s public shares for cash if the Extension Proposal is approved. You will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:
(i)
(a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares as part of units and elect to separate such units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and
(ii)
prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on July 8, 2022 (two business days prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting), (a) submit a written request to Continental, the Company’s transfer agent, that the Company redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to the transfer agent, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company.
Holders of units must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent directly and instruct it to do so. Public shareholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Extension Proposal.
Based upon the amount held in the Trust Account as of March 31, 2022, which was $82,578,288, and estimated interest income and taxes post-March 31, 2022, and including the Sponsor's monthly contributions pursuant to the Convertible Promissory Note (the “Sponsor Loan”), dated as of January 13, 2022, by and between the Sponsor and the Company, as amended and restated on June 30, 2022, the Company estimates that the per-share price at which public shares may be redeemed from cash held in the Trust Account will be approximately $10.18 at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting. The closing price of a Class A Ordinary Share on June 29, 2022, was $10.15. The Company cannot assure shareholders that they will be able to sell their Class A Ordinary Shares in the open market, even if the market price per share is higher than the redemption price stated above, as there may not be sufficient liquidity in its securities when such shareholders wish to sell their shares.
On June 30, 2022, the Company and the Sponsor amended and restated the Sponsor Loan in its entirety to, among other things, increase the aggregate principal amount available thereunder from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000, contingent upon the approval of the Extension Proposal. Therefore, assuming the Extension Proposal is approved and the Sponsor makes monthly contributions totaling the full $2,000,000, the Company estimates that the per-share price at which public shares could be redeemed from cash held in the Trust Account would be approximately $10.24 at the time of the extraordinary general meeting to be held in connection with the Business Combination.
What should I do if I receive more than one set of voting materials?
You may receive more than one set of voting materials, including multiple copies of this proxy statement and multiple proxy cards or voting instruction cards, if your shares are registered in more than one name or are registered in different accounts. For example, if you hold your shares in more than one brokerage account, you will receive a separate voting instruction card for each brokerage account in which you hold shares. Please
 
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complete, sign, date and return each proxy card and voting instruction card that you receive in order to cast a vote with respect to all of your shares.
Who is paying for this proxy solicitation?
Our Board is soliciting proxies for use at the Extraordinary General Meeting. All costs associated with this solicitation will be borne directly by the Company. We have engaged Morrow Sodali LLC (“Morrow”) to assist in the solicitation of proxies for the Extraordinary General Meeting. We have agreed to pay Morrow a fee of $25,000, plus disbursements (including a $7,500 advance against such disbursements), and will reimburse Morrow for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and indemnify Morrow against certain losses, damages, expenses, liabilities or claims. We will also reimburse banks, brokers and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries representing beneficial owners of Class A Ordinary Shares for their expenses in forwarding soliciting materials to beneficial owners of Class A Ordinary Shares and in obtaining voting instructions from those owners. Our directors and officers may also solicit proxies by telephone, by facsimile, by mail, on the Internet or in person. They will not be paid any additional amounts for soliciting proxies.
Who can help answer my questions?
If you have questions about the Extraordinary General Meeting or the proposals to be presented thereat, if you need additional copies of the proxy statement or the enclosed proxy card, or if you would like copies of any of the Company’s filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, you should contact:
ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp.
1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S
Wilmington, DE 19805
Attn: Denis Tse
Telephone: (302) 633-2102
Email: [email protected]
You may also contact the Company’s proxy solicitor at:
Morrow Sodali LLC
333 Ludlow Street
5th Floor, South Tower
Stamford, CT 06902
Telephone: (800) 662-5200
(banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400)
Email: [email protected]
For more information regarding the Business Combination and the Merger Agreement, please read the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K relating to the Business Combination filed with the SEC on October 14, 2021, including the complete text of the Merger Agreement provided as an exhibit thereto, and the definitive proxy statement filed on April 18, 2022, in connection with the shareholder vote for the Business Combination, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time. You may also obtain additional information about the Company from documents filed with the SEC by following the instructions in the section entitled “Where You Can Find More Information.”
If you are a holder of public shares and you intend to seek redemption of your shares, you will need to deliver your public shares (either physically or electronically) to the transfer agent at the address below prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on July 8, 2022 (two business days prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting). If you have questions regarding the certification of your position or delivery of your shares, please contact:
Mark Zimkind
Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company
1 State Street, 30th Floor
New York, New York 10004
E-mail: [email protected]
 
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THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
Date, Time, Place and Purpose of the Extraordinary General Meeting
The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held in person or by proxy on July 12, 2022, at 7:00 AM, Pacific Time, at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP located at 525 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, or (for observation) virtually via live webcast at https://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022, to consider and vote upon the proposals to be put to the Extraordinary General Meeting. While shareholders are encouraged to observe the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP only to the extent consistent with, or permitted by, applicable law and directives of public health authorities.
At the Extraordinary General Meeting, you will be asked to consider and vote on proposals to:
1.
Proposal No. 1 — The Extension Proposal — as a special resolution, to amend the Company’s Charter pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination, which we refer to as our initial business combination, (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination and (3) redeem all of the Class A Ordinary Shares, from July 13, 2022, to the Extended Date; and
2.
Proposal No. 2 — The Adjournment Proposal — as an ordinary resolution, to approve the adjournment of the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the Extension Proposal, which will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
Voting Power; Record Date
Only shareholders of record of the Company as of the close of business on June 2, 2022, are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Extraordinary General Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Each ordinary share entitles the holder thereof to one vote. If your shares are held in “street name” or are in a margin or similar account, you should contact your broker to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. On the record date, there were 13,952,277 Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, including 8,202,277 Class A Ordinary Shares (that were initially sold as part of the IPO) and 5,750,000 Class B Ordinary Shares. The Company’s warrants do not have voting rights in connection with the proposals.
Quorum and Vote of Shareholders
A quorum is the minimum number of shares required to be present at the Extraordinary General Meeting for the Extraordinary General Meeting to be properly held under our Charter and the Companies Act. The presence, in person, by proxy, or if a corporation or other non-natural person, by its duly authorized representative or proxy, of the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares entitled to vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting constitutes a quorum. While shareholders will be permitted to observe the proceedings of the Extraordinary General Meeting virtually via live webcast, such shareholders will not be able to vote via live webcast, and such virtual participation will not be counted for the purposes of establishing a quorum. Proxies that are marked “abstain” and proxies relating to “street name” shares that are returned to us but marked by brokers as “not voted” ​(so-called “broker non-votes”) will be treated as shares present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum on all matters. If a shareholder does not give the broker voting instructions, under applicable self-regulatory organization rules, its broker may not vote its shares on “non-discretionary” matters. We believe each of the proposals constitutes a “non-discretionary” matter.
 
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Votes Required
Approval of the Extension Proposal requires a special resolution under the Cayman Islands Companies Act, being the affirmative vote of holders of at least two-thirds of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
Approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
If you do not want any of the proposals to be approved, you must abstain, not vote or vote against such proposal. A shareholder’s failure to vote by proxy or to vote in person at the Extraordinary General Meeting will not be counted towards the number of Ordinary Shares required to validly establish a quorum. Abstentions will be counted in connection with the determination of whether a valid quorum is established.
Voting
Our Board is asking for your proxy. Giving our Board your proxy means you authorize it to vote your shares at the Extraordinary General Meeting in the manner you direct. You may vote for or withhold your vote for the proposal or you may abstain from voting. All valid proxies received prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting will be voted. All shares represented by a proxy will be voted, and where a shareholder specifies by means of the proxy a choice with respect to any matter to be acted upon, the shares will be voted in accordance with the specification so made. If no choice is indicated on the proxy, the shares will be voted “FOR” each of the proposals and as the proxy holders may determine in their discretion with respect to any other matters that may properly come before the Extraordinary General Meeting.
You can vote your shares at the Extraordinary General Meeting in person or by proxy. You may observe the Extraordinary General Meeting via live webcast online at https://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022. While you will be permitted to observe the proceedings of the Extraordinary General Meeting virtually via live webcast, you will not be able to vote via live webcast, and such virtual participation will not be counted for the purposes of establishing a quorum. You may submit your proxy by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying pre-addressed postage-paid envelope. If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or nominee, you should contact your broker, bank or nominee to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. In this regard, you must provide the broker, bank or nominee with instructions on how to vote your shares or, if you wish to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting and vote in person, obtain a valid proxy from your broker, bank or nominee.
Proxies that are marked “abstain” and proxies relating to “street name” shares that are returned to us but marked by brokers as “not voted” ​(so-called “broker non-votes”) will be treated as shares present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum on all matters. If a shareholder does not give the broker voting instructions, under applicable self-regulatory organization rules, its broker may not vote its shares on “non-discretionary” matters. We believe each of the proposals constitutes a “non-discretionary” matter.
Shareholders who have questions or need assistance in completing or submitting their proxy cards should contact our proxy solicitor, Morrow, at (800) 662-5200 or by sending a letter to 333 Ludlow Street, 5th Floor, South Tower, Stamford, CT 06902, or by emailing [email protected]
Revocability of Proxies
Shareholders may send a later-dated, signed proxy card to the Company’s Secretary at 1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S, Wilmington, DE 19805, so that it is received by the Company’s Secretary prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting (which is scheduled to take place on July 12, 2022). Shareholders also may revoke their proxy by sending a notice of revocation to the Company’s Secretary, which must be received by
 
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the Company’s Secretary prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting. However, if your shares are held in “street name” by your broker, bank or another nominee, you must contact your broker, bank or other nominee to change your vote.
Attendance at the Extraordinary General Meeting
The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held in person or by proxy at 7:00 AM Pacific Time, on July 12, 2022, at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP located at 525 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, or (for observation) virtually via live webcast online at https://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022. While shareholders are encouraged to observe the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP only to the extent consistent with, or permitted by, applicable law and directives of public health authorities. While you will be permitted to observe the proceedings of the Extraordinary General Meeting virtually via live webcast, you will not be able to vote via live webcast, and such virtual participation will not be counted for the purposes of establishing a quorum. You may submit your proxy by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying pre-addressed postage-paid envelope. If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or nominee, you should contact your broker, bank or nominee to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. In this regard, you must provide the broker, bank or nominee with instructions on how to vote your shares or, if you wish to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting and vote in person, obtain a valid proxy from your broker, bank or nominee.
Solicitation of Proxies
The Company is soliciting proxies for use at the Extraordinary General Meeting. All costs associated with this solicitation will be borne directly by the Company. We have engaged Morrow to assist in the solicitation of proxies for the Extraordinary General Meeting. We have agreed to pay Morrow a fee of $25,000, plus disbursements (including a $7,500 advance against such disbursements), and will reimburse Morrow for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and indemnify Morrow against certain losses, damages, expenses, liabilities or claims. We will also reimburse banks, brokers and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries representing beneficial owners of Class A Ordinary Shares for their expenses in forwarding soliciting materials to beneficial owners of Class A Ordinary Shares and in obtaining voting instructions from those owners. Our directors and officers may also solicit proxies by telephone, by facsimile, by mail, on the Internet or in person. They will not be paid any additional amounts for soliciting proxies. You may contact Morrow at:
Morrow Sodali LLC
333 Ludlow Street
5th Floor, South Tower
Stamford, CT 06902
Telephone: (800) 662-5200
(banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400)
Email: [email protected]
Some banks and brokers have customers who beneficially own Ordinary Shares listed of record in the names of nominees. We intend to request banks and brokers to solicit such customers and will reimburse them for their reasonable out-of-pocket expenses for such solicitations. If any additional solicitation of the holders of our outstanding Ordinary Shares is deemed necessary, we (through our directors and officers) anticipate making such solicitation directly.
Dissenters’ Rights of Appraisal
Neither the Companies Act nor our Articles provide for appraisal or other similar rights for dissenting shareholders in connection with any of the proposals to be voted upon at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Accordingly, our shareholders will have no right to dissent and obtain payment for their shares.
Shareholder Proposals
Our Charter provides that no special business shall be transacted at any general meeting without the consent of all shareholders entitled to receive notice of that meeting, unless notice of such special business has
 
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been given in the notice convening that meeting. All business carried out at a general meeting shall be deemed special with the exception of sanctioning a dividend, the consideration of the accounts, balance sheets, any report of the directors or of the Company’s auditors, and the fixing of the remuneration of the Company’s auditors.
Other Business
The Board does not know of any other matters to be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. If any additional matters are properly presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the persons named in the enclosed proxy card will have discretion to vote the shares they represent in accordance with their own judgment on such matters.
Principal Executive Offices
Our principal executive offices are located at 1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S, Wilmington, DE 19805. Our telephone number is (302) 633-2102. Our corporate website address is acev.io. Our website and the information contained on, or that can be accessed through, the website is not deemed to be incorporated by reference in, and is not considered part of, this proxy statement.
 
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PROPOSAL NO. 1 — THE EXTENSION PROPOSAL
Background
On July 30, 2020, the Company completed its IPO of 23,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit generating gross proceeds to the Company of $230,000,000. Each unit consists of one Class A Ordinary Share and one-half of one public warrant. Each public warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to certain adjustments. Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company completed the private sale of 6,600,000 private placement warrants at a price of $1.00 per private placement warrant to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $6,600,000. A total of $230,000,000 of the net proceeds from the Company’s IPO and the sale of the private placement warrants were placed in the Trust Account, with Continental acting as trustee. In January 2022, in connection with the shareholder vote to extend the date by which the Company must complete its initial business combination to July 13, 2022, certain shareholders elected to redeem an aggregate of 14,797,723 public shares, and in connection therewith, approximately $148,079,821 was paid out of the Trust Account.
The Charter provides that we have until July 13, 2022, to complete an initial business combination. While the Company and the other parties to the Merger Agreement are working toward satisfaction of the conditions to completion of the Business Combination, the Board has determined that there may not be sufficient time before July 13, 2022, to hold an extraordinary general meeting to obtain shareholder approval of and consummate the Business Combination. Instead, the closing of the Business Combination is expected to take place as soon as practicable after such meeting, which is expected to be held sometime before the Extended Date, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions in the Merger Agreement. Accordingly, the Board believes that in order to be able to complete the Business Combination, it is appropriate to obtain the Extension.
The Extension
We are proposing to amend the Charter by special resolution pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A hereof to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate its initial business combination, (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination, and (3) redeem all of the Class A Ordinary Shares from July 13, 2022, to the Extended Date.
Reasons for the Proposal
On October 13, 2021, the Company entered into the Merger Agreement, pursuant to which ACE Convergence Subsidiary Corp., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, will merge with and into Tempo, with Tempo as the surviving corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
While the Company and the other parties to the Merger Agreement are working toward satisfaction of the conditions to completion of the Business Combination, the Board has determined that there may not be sufficient time before July 13, 2022, to hold an extraordinary general meeting to obtain shareholder approval of and consummate the Business Combination because the Company and Tempo are working with financing parties to revise and finalize the financing arrangements with respect to the Business Combination with the goal of providing additional cash to fund the combined company’s post-Business Combination cash needs to fund its operations and growth as well as to satisfy the minimum cash condition described in the Registration Statement (including the requirement to maintain a $25 million cash balance required by the terms of the proposed convertible notes), especially in light of higher than anticipated levels of redemptions in other de-SPAC merger transactions in recent months. As of the date of this proxy statement and in connection with our previous extension in January 2022, approximately 64.34% of the Class A Ordinary Shares of the Company have been tendered for redemption and redeemed. There has been no redemption event since January 2022. No new definitive agreements have been entered into since the date of the Registration Statement nor have any arrangements described in the Registration Statement been terminated as of the date of this proxy statement. The Company expects to file a post-effective amendment to the Registration Statement once revised financing arrangements for the Business Combination have been finalized. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions in the Merger Agreement, the closing of the Business Combination is expected to take
 
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place as soon as practicable after the shareholder meeting related to the approval of the Business Combination, which is expected to be held sometime before the Extended Date. Accordingly, the Board believes that in order to be able to complete the Business Combination, it is appropriate to continue the Company’s existence until the Extended Date. The Board believes that the initial business combination opportunity with Tempo is compelling and in the best interests of our shareholders. Therefore, the Board has determined that it is in the best interests of our shareholders to extend the date by which the Company must complete an initial business combination to the Extended Date.
The Charter currently provides that if the Company does not complete an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then-issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the Companies Act to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.
We believe that the provision of the Charter described in the preceding paragraph was included to protect the Company’s shareholders from having to sustain their investments for an unreasonably long period if the Company failed to find a suitable initial business combination in the timeframe contemplated by the Charter. We also believe, however, that given the Company’s expenditure of time, effort and money on pursuing an initial business combination, our entry into the Merger Agreement and our belief that the Business Combination offers an attractive investment for our shareholders, the Extension is warranted.
The Company is not asking you to vote on any proposed initial business combination at this time. If the Extension is implemented and you do not elect to redeem your public shares, you will retain the right to vote on any proposed initial business combination when it is submitted to shareholders in the future and the right to redeem your public shares at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes, divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, in the event the proposed initial business combination is approved and completed or the Company has not consummated an initial business combination by the Extended Date.
Recent Developments
On May 19, 2022, Citi resigned from its role as financial advisor to Tempo and as a placement agent to the Company for the PIPE Investments to be consummated in connection with the Business Combination. Citi’s resignation was not the result of any dispute or disagreement with the Company or Tempo or any matter relating to the Company’s or Tempo’s respective operations, policies, procedures or practices. In connection with its resignation, Citi waived any claim it may have to any fees under the engagement letters entered into with each of the Company and Tempo and, accordingly, neither the Company nor Tempo has paid to Citi, and neither the Company nor Tempo is liable to Citi for, any fees, despite Citi’s having rendered substantially all applicable services at the time of its resignation. Citi did not provide specific reasons for its resignation, and neither the Company nor Tempo will speculate about the reasons why Citi withdrew from its role as financial advisor to Tempo and as a placement agent to the Company for the PIPE Investments and forfeited its fees after doing substantially all of the work necessary to earn those fees. Neither the Company nor Tempo intends to engage any additional advisors or placement agents as a result of Citi’s resignation, and the fees previously owed to Citi will not be paid or reallocated to any other advisor or placement agent. Citi was not expected to have a significant role in the closing of the Business Combination, and the Company does not believe that Citi’s resignation will impact the transactions described in this proxy statement or the consummation of the Business Combination.
As is customary, certain provisions of Citi’s engagement letters with each of the Company and Tempo will survive Citi’s resignation. These provisions include the obligations of the Company and Tempo to
 
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indemnify and hold harmless Citi and its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any losses and claims arising in any manner out of or in connection with the services that Citi provided to the Company or Tempo under the engagement letters and certain obligations of the Company and Tempo to maintain the confidentiality of information or advice rendered by Citi or any of its representatives to the Company or Tempo, as applicable, in connection with the evaluation of the Business Combination.
The Company does not expect that the PIPE Investments will be impacted by Citi’s resignation. Committed and potential investors in the PIPE Investments have been informed of Citi’s resignation, and no investors have revised or withdrawn their respective commitments in light of that information. The PIPE Investments are not contingent upon any continued involvement by Citi in the transactions and, pursuant to the subscription agreements relating to the PIPE Investments, each investor in the PIPE Investments specifically has disclaimed reliance on any statement, representation or warranty made by, among others, each of the placement agents, including Citi, in connection with such investment.
The disclosure in this proxy statement pertaining to Citi’s engagement as financial advisor to Tempo and as a placement agent to the Company for the proposed equity and convertible note private placement investments to be consummated in connection with the Business Combination, as well as Citi’s subsequent resignation, has been provided to Citi. Citi’s confirmation that Citi agrees with this disclosure was requested, but Citi has indicated that it does not intend to provide a response to this request.
Some investors may believe that when a financial institution, such as Citi, is named in a registration or proxy statement, the involvement of such institution implies a level of due diligence and independent analysis on the part of such financial institution and that the naming of such financial institution generally means that the financial institution has completed a level of due diligence ordinarily associated with a professional engagement. However, in connection with its resignation, Citi has disclaimed responsibility for any portion of the disclosure included in the Registration Statement. Neither the Company nor Tempo can provide any assurance that Citi agrees with the disclosure in this proxy statement or the disclosure in the Registration Statement, and no inference should be drawn to this effect. Investors should not place any reliance on the fact that Citi was involved with any aspect of the transactions described in this proxy statement or the Registration Statement.
At no time prior to or after its resignation through the date of this filing did Citi indicate that it had any specific concerns with the Business Combination. Citi did not prepare or provide any of the disclosures in this proxy statement or the Registration Statement, any analysis underlying the disclosures or any other materials or work product to the Company or Tempo that have been provided to the Company’s shareholders or the investors in the PIPE Investments. As with other members of the transaction working group, Citi did receive drafts of the Registration Statement prepared by the Company and Tempo and provided limited comments in the ordinary course.
The Company did not rely on Citi, in its role as a placement agent to the Company for the proposed equity and convertible note private placement investments to be consummated in connection with the Business Combination, in the preparation and analysis of the materials, including projections, provided to the board of directors of the Company for use as a component of its overall evaluation of Tempo. The board of directors of the Company did not receive or rely upon any financial or valuation analyses conducted or prepared by Citi in making its determination that the Merger Agreement, and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Business Combination, were just, equitable and fair as to the Company and that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to enter into the Merger Agreement subject to the terms and conditions agreed upon by the parties thereto.
The Company believes that the resignation of Citi and the waiver of fees for services that have already been rendered is unusual. It is possible that the Company’s shareholders may be more likely to elect to redeem their shares as a result of this resignation and as a result, the Company may not have sufficient funds to meet the minimum cash condition in the Merger Agreement.
The Sponsor
The Company’s sponsor is ACE Convergence Acquisition LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. The Sponsor currently owns 3,160,570 Class B ordinary shares of the Company. The Sponsor is indirectly
 
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owned by ACE Equity Partners LLC, a limited liability company formed in South Korea, and Behrooz Abdi, a United States citizen. ACE Equity Partners LLC is owned and controlled by David Young Ko, a United States citizen and resident of South Korea. In January 2022, the Sponsor distributed 755,930 founder shares to ACE SO5, a company formed in the British Virgin Islands. ACEI, a company formed in Singapore, is the sole owner of the voting equity of ACE SO5. The sole shareholder of ACEI is ACE Equity Partners LLC, which is wholly owned and controlled by Mr. Ko, a U.S. citizen.
To our knowledge, the only non-U.S. citizens who are associated with or otherwise involved in the transaction are as follows:

Denis Tse, a citizen of Hong Kong and Secretary and a director of the Company, is the sole director and manager of ACE SO5. Mr. Tse disclaims beneficial ownership of securities held by ACE SO5. Mr. Tse is also a director and the Executive Director (Chief Executive Officer) of ACEI. Mr. Tse will not be a director of the post-closing combined entity.

1,678,500 Class B ordinary shares are held by Mr. Sunny Siu, a citizen of Hong Kong. Upon consummation of the Business Combination, Mr. Siu is expected to own less than a 3 percent interest in the combined companies
Each of the individuals who will serve as directors of the post-closing combined entity upon the closing of the Business Combination, including those who will serve as directors of Whizz Systems, Inc. and Compass AC Holdings, Inc. (the two companies expected to be acquired by Tempo as part of the Business Combination), is a U.S. citizen.
The Company does not believe that any of the above facts or relationships would subject the proposed business combination to regulatory review, including review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Nor does the Company believe that if such a review were conceivable that the proposed business combination ultimately would be prohibited.
However, if the proposed business combination were to become subject to CFIUS review, CFIUS could decide to block or delay our proposed initial business combination, impose conditions with respect to such initial business combination or request the President of the United States to order us to divest all or a portion of the U.S. target business of our initial business combination that we acquired without first obtaining CFIUS approval. The time required for CFIUS to conduct its review and any remedy imposed by CFIUS could prevent the Company from completing its initial business combination and require the Company to liquidate. In that case, investors would be entitled to redemption of 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then-issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any). Moreover, investors would lose the investment opportunity in a target company, any price appreciation in the combined companies, and the warrants would expire worthless.
If the Extension Is Not Approved
If the Extension Proposal is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then-issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the Companies Act to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.
 
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The Sponsor and the Company’s directors and officers have agreed to waive their respective rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account in respect of any Class B Ordinary Shares held by it or them, as applicable, if the Company fails to complete an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Class A Ordinary Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete its initial business combination by such date. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by July 13, 2022. The Company will pay the costs of liquidation from its remaining assets outside of the Trust Account.
If the Extension Is Approved
If the Extension is approved, the Company will file an amendment to the Charter with the Cayman Registrar in the form of Annex A hereto to extend the time it has to complete an initial business combination until the Extended Date. The Company will remain a reporting company under the Exchange Act, and its units, Class A Ordinary Shares and public warrants will remain publicly traded. The Company will then continue to work to consummate its initial business combination, and specifically the Business Combination, by the Extended Date.
You are not being asked to vote on the Business Combination at this time. If the Extension is implemented and you do not elect to redeem your public shares in connection with the Extension, you will retain the right to vote on the Business Combination when it is submitted to shareholders and the right to redeem your public shares for cash from the Trust Account in the event the proposed initial business combination is approved and completed or the Company has not consummated an initial business combination by the Extended Date.
If the Extension Proposal is approved, and the Extension is implemented, the amount held in the Trust Account will be reduced by withdrawals in connection with any shareholder redemptions. The Company cannot predict the amount that will remain in the Trust Account if the Extension is approved, and the amount remaining in the Trust Account may be significantly less than the approximately $82,578,288 that was in the Trust Account as of March 31, 2022. We will not proceed with the Extension if the number of redemptions of our public shares cause us to have less than $5,000,001 of net tangible assets following approval of the Extension.
If the Extension is approved, ASIA-IO, an affiliate of the Sponsor, will continue to receive payments from the Company of $10,000 per month for office space, administrative and support services until the earlier of the Company’s consummation of an initial business combination or the Company’s liquidation pursuant to the Administrative Services Agreement.
Redemption Rights
In connection with the approval of the Extension, each public shareholder may seek to redeem his, her or its public shares. Holders of public shares who do not elect to redeem their public shares in connection with the Extension will retain the right to redeem their public shares in connection with any shareholder vote to approve a proposed initial business combination, or if the Company has not consummated an initial business combination by the Extended Date.
TO DEMAND REDEMPTION, YOU MUST ENSURE YOUR BANK OR BROKER COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS IDENTIFIED HEREIN, INCLUDING SUBMITTING A WRITTEN REQUEST THAT YOUR SHARES BE REDEEMED FOR CASH TO THE TRANSFER AGENT AND DELIVERING YOUR SHARES TO THE TRANSFER AGENT PRIOR TO 5:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON JULY 8, 2022. You will only be entitled to receive cash in connection with a redemption of these shares if you continue to hold them until the effective date of the Extension and redemptions.
Pursuant to the Charter, a public shareholder may request that the Company redeem all or a portion of such public shareholder’s public shares for cash if the Extension is approved. You will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:
(i)
(a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares as part of units and elect to separate such units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and
 
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(ii)
prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on July 8, 2022 (two business days prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting), (a) submit a written request to Continental, the Company’s transfer agent, that the Company redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to the transfer agent, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company.
Holders of units must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its, his or her own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent directly and instruct it to do so. Public shareholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Extension Proposal.
Through the Deposit Withdrawal at Custodian (“DWAC”) system, this electronic delivery process can be accomplished by the shareholder, whether or not it is a record holder or its shares are held in “street name,” by contacting the transfer agent or its broker and requesting delivery of its shares through the DWAC system. Delivering shares physically may take significantly longer. In order to obtain a physical stock certificate, a shareholder’s broker and/or clearing broker, DTC, and the Company’s transfer agent will need to act together to facilitate this request. There is a nominal cost associated with the above-referenced tendering process and the act of certificating the shares or delivering them through the DWAC system. The transfer agent will typically charge a tendering broker fee and the broker would determine whether or not to pass this cost on to the redeeming holder. It is the Company’s understanding that shareholders should generally allot at least two weeks to obtain physical certificates from the transfer agent. The Company does not have any control over this process or over the brokers or DTC, and it may take longer than two weeks to obtain a physical stock certificate. Such shareholders will have less time to make their investment decision than those shareholders that deliver their shares through the DWAC system. Shareholders who request physical stock certificates and wish to redeem may be unable to meet the deadline for tendering their shares before exercising their redemption rights and thus will be unable to redeem their shares.
Certificates that have not been tendered in accordance with these procedures prior to the vote on the Extension will not be redeemed for cash held in the Trust Account. In the event that a public shareholder tenders its shares and decides prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting that it does not want to redeem its shares, the shareholder may withdraw the tender. If you delivered your shares for redemption to our transfer agent and decide prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting not to redeem your shares, you may request that our transfer agent return the shares (physically or electronically). You may make such request by contacting our transfer agent at the address listed above. In the event that a public shareholder tenders shares and the Extension is not approved, these shares will not be redeemed and the physical certificates representing these shares will be returned to the shareholder promptly following the determination that the Extension will not be approved. The Company anticipates that a public shareholder who tenders shares for redemption in connection with the vote to approve the Extension would receive payment of the redemption price for such shares soon after the completion of the Extension. The transfer agent will hold the certificates of public shareholders that make the election until such shares are redeemed for cash or returned to such shareholders.
If properly demanded, the Company will redeem each public share for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes, divided by the number of then-issued and outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares. Based upon the amount held in the Trust Account as of March 31, 2022, which was $82,578,288, estimated interest income and taxes post-March 31, 2022, and the Sponsor’s monthly obligation, the Company estimates that the per-share price at which public shares may be redeemed from cash held in the Trust Account will be approximately $10.18 at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting. The closing price of a Class A Ordinary Share on June 29, 2022, was $10.15. The Company cannot assure shareholders that they will be able to sell their Class A Ordinary Shares in the open market, even if the market price per share is higher than the redemption price stated above, as there may not be sufficient liquidity in its securities when such shareholders wish to sell their shares.
On June 30, 2022, the Company and the Sponsor amended and restated the Sponsor Loan in its entirety to, among other things, increase the aggregate principal amount available thereunder from $1,500,000 to
 
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$2,000,000, contingent upon the approval of the Extension Proposal. Therefore, assuming the Extension Proposal is approved and the Sponsor makes monthly contributions totaling the full $2,000,000, the Company estimates that the per-share price at which public shares could be redeemed from cash held in the Trust Account would be approximately $10.24 at the time of the extraordinary general meeting to be held in connection with the Business Combination.
If you exercise your redemption rights, you will be exchanging your Ordinary Shares for cash and will no longer own such shares. You will be entitled to receive cash for these shares only if you properly demand redemption and tender your stock certificate(s) to the Company’s transfer agent prior to the vote on the Extension Proposal. The Company anticipates that a public shareholder who tenders shares for redemption in connection with the vote to approve the Extension Proposal would receive payment of the redemption price for such shares soon after the completion of the Extension.
United States Federal Income Tax Considerations for Shareholders Exercising Redemption Rights
The following is a discussion of U.S. federal income tax considerations generally applicable to U.S. Holders (as defined below) that elect to have their Class A Ordinary Shares redeemed for cash if the Extension Proposal is completed. This discussion applies only to Class A Ordinary Shares that are held as a capital asset for U.S. federal income tax purposes (generally, property held for investment). This discussion does not describe all of the U.S. federal income tax consequences that may be relevant to holders in light of their particular circumstances or status, including:

the Sponsor or our directors and officers

financial institutions or financial services entities;

broker-dealers in securities that are subject to the mark-to-market method of accounting;

tax-exempt entities;

governments or agencies or instrumentalities thereof;

insurance companies;

regulated investment companies or real estate investment trusts;

expatriates or former long-term residents of the United States;

persons that actually or constructively own five percent or more of our voting shares or five percent or more of the total value of all classes of our shares;

persons that acquired Class A Ordinary Shares pursuant to an exercise of employee share options or upon payout of a restricted stock unit, in connection with employee share incentive plans or otherwise as compensation;

persons that hold Class A Ordinary Shares as part of a straddle, constructive sale, hedging, conversion or other integrated or similar transaction;

persons whose functional currency is not the U.S. dollar;

controlled foreign corporations; or

passive foreign investment companies.
This discussion is based on the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”), proposed, temporary and final Treasury Regulations promulgated under the Code, and judicial and administrative interpretations thereof, all as of the date hereof. All of the foregoing is subject to change, which change could apply retroactively and could affect the tax considerations described herein. This discussion does not address U.S. federal taxes other than those pertaining to U.S. federal income taxation (such as estate or gift taxes, the alternative minimum tax or the Medicare tax on investment income), nor does it address any aspects of U.S. state or local or non-U.S. taxation.
We have not and do not intend to seek any rulings from the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) regarding the exercise of redemption rights. There can be no assurance that the IRS will not take positions inconsistent with the considerations discussed below or that any such positions would not be sustained by a court.
 
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This discussion does not consider the tax treatment of partnerships or other pass-through entities or persons who hold our securities through such entities. If a partnership (or any entity or arrangement so characterized for U.S. federal income tax purposes) holds Class A Ordinary Shares, the tax treatment of such partnership and a person treated as a partner of such partnership will generally depend on the status of the partner and the activities of the partnership. Partnerships holding any Class A Ordinary Shares and persons that are treated as partners of such partnerships should consult their tax advisors as to the particular U.S. federal income tax consequences of an exercise of redemption rights to them.
EACH HOLDER SHOULD CONSULT ITS OWN TAX ADVISOR WITH RESPECT TO THE PARTICULAR TAX CONSEQUENCES TO SUCH HOLDER, AN EXERCISE OF REDEMPTION RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE EFFECTS OF U.S. FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AND NON-U.S. TAX LAWS.
U.S. Holders
As used herein, a “U.S. Holder” is a beneficial owner of Class A Ordinary Shares who or that is, for U.S. federal income tax purposes:

an individual citizen or resident of the United States,

a corporation (or other entity that is treated as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes) that is created or organized (or treated as created or organized) in or under the laws of the United States or any state thereof or the District of Columbia,

an estate whose income is subject to U.S. federal income tax regardless of its source, or

a trust if (1) a U.S. court can exercise primary supervision over the administration of such trust and one or more U.S. persons have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust or (2) it has a valid election in place to be treated as a U.S. person.
Redemption of Class A Ordinary Shares
Subject to the PFIC rules discussed below under “— PFIC Considerations,” if a U.S. Holder’s Class A Ordinary Shares are redeemed pursuant to the redemption provisions described in this proxy statement, the U.S. federal income tax consequences to such holder will depend on whether the redemption qualifies as a sale of such shares redeemed under Section 302 of the Code or is treated as a distribution under Section 301 of the Code.
If the redemption qualifies as a sale of Class A Ordinary Shares, a U.S. Holder will be treated as described below under the section entitled “— U.S. Holders — Gain or Loss on Sale, Taxable Exchange or Other Taxable Disposition of Class A Ordinary Shares.” If the redemption does not qualify as a sale of Class A Ordinary Shares, a U.S. Holder will be treated as receiving a distribution with the tax consequences described below under the section entitled “— U.S. Holders — Taxation of Distributions.”
The redemption of Class A Ordinary Shares will generally qualify as a sale of the Class A Ordinary Shares that are redeemed if such redemption (i) is “substantially disproportionate” with respect to the redeeming U.S. Holder, (ii) results in a “complete termination” of such U.S. Holder’s interest or (iii) is “not essentially equivalent to a dividend” with respect to such U.S. Holder. These tests are explained more fully below.
For purposes of such tests, a U.S. Holder takes into account not only ordinary shares actually owned by such U.S. Holder, but also ordinary shares that are constructively owned by such U.S. Holder. A redeeming U.S. Holder may constructively own, in addition to ordinary shares owned directly, ordinary shares owned by certain related individuals and entities in which such U.S. Holder has an interest or that have an interest in such U.S. Holder, as well as any ordinary shares such U.S. Holder has a right to acquire by exercise of an option, which would generally include shares which could be acquired pursuant to the exercise of the warrants.
The redemption of ordinary shares will generally be “substantially disproportionate” with respect to a redeeming U.S. Holder if the percentage of the respective entity’s outstanding voting shares that such U.S. Holder actually or constructively owns immediately after the redemption is less than 80% of the percentage of
 
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the respective entity’s outstanding voting shares that such U.S. Holder actually or constructively owned immediately before the redemption. Prior to an initial business combination, the Class A Ordinary Shares may not be treated as voting shares for this purpose and, consequently, this substantially disproportionate test may not be applicable. There will be a complete termination of such U.S. Holder’s interest if either (i) all of the ordinary shares actually or constructively owned by such U.S. Holder are redeemed or (ii) all of the ordinary shares actually owned by such U.S. Holder are redeemed and such U.S. Holder is eligible to waive, and effectively waives in accordance with specific rules, the attribution of ordinary shares owned by certain family members and such U.S. Holder does not constructively own any other ordinary shares. The redemption of Class A Ordinary Shares will not be essentially equivalent to a dividend if it results in a “meaningful reduction” of such U.S. Holder’s proportionate interest in the respective entity. Whether the redemption will result in a meaningful reduction in such U.S. Holder’s proportionate interest will depend on the particular facts and circumstances applicable to it. The IRS has indicated in a published ruling that even a small reduction in the proportionate interest of a small minority shareholder in a publicly held corporation who exercises no control over corporate affairs may constitute such a “meaningful reduction.”
If none of the foregoing tests is satisfied, then the redemption of Class A Ordinary Shares will be treated as a distribution to the redeemed holder and the tax effects to such U.S. Holder will be as described below under the section entitled “— Taxation of Distributions.” After the application of those rules, any remaining tax basis of the U.S. Holder in the redeemed Class A Ordinary Shares will be added to such holder’s adjusted tax basis in its remaining stock, or, if it has none, to such holder’s adjusted tax basis in its warrants or possibly in other stock constructively owned by it.
U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors as to the tax consequences of a redemption, including any special reporting requirements.
Taxation of Distributions.
Subject to the PFIC rules discussed below under “— PFIC Considerations,” if the redemption of a U.S. Holder’s Class A Ordinary Shares is treated as a distribution, as discussed above, such distributions will generally be treated a dividend for U.S. federal income tax purposes to the extent paid from our current or accumulated earnings and profits, as determined under U.S. federal income tax principles. Such dividends will be taxable to a corporate U.S. Holder at regular rates and will not be eligible for the dividends-received deduction generally allowed to domestic corporations in respect of dividends received from other domestic corporations. With respect to non-corporate U.S. Holders, dividends will generally be taxed at preferential long-term capital gains rates only if (i) Class A Ordinary Shares are readily tradable on an established securities market in the United States or (ii) Class A Ordinary Shares are eligible for the benefits of an applicable income tax treaty, in each case provided that the Company is not treated as a PFIC in the taxable year in which the dividend was paid or in any previous year and certain other requirements are met. U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors regarding the availability of the lower rate for any dividends paid with respect to Class A Ordinary Shares.
Distributions in excess of current and accumulated earnings and profits will generally constitute a return of capital that will be applied against and reduce (but not below zero) the U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in our Class A Ordinary Shares. Any remaining excess will be treated as gain realized on the sale or other disposition of the Class A Ordinary Shares and will be treated as described below under the section entitled “— Gain or Loss on Sale, Taxable Exchange or Other Taxable Disposition of Class A Ordinary Shares.”
Gain or Loss on Sale, Taxable Exchange or Other Taxable Disposition of Class A Ordinary Shares.
Subject to the PFIC rules discussed below under “— PFIC Considerations,” if the redemption of a U.S. Holder’s Class A Ordinary Shares is treated as a sale or other taxable disposition, as discussed above, a U.S. Holder will generally recognize capital gain or loss in an amount equal to the difference between (i) the amount realized and (ii) the U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in the Class A Ordinary Shares redeemed.
Under tax law currently in effect, long-term capital gains recognized by non-corporate U.S. Holders are generally subject to U.S. federal income tax at a reduced rate of tax. Capital gain or loss will constitute long-term capital gain or loss if the U.S. Holder’s holding period for the ordinary shares exceeds one year. However, it is unclear whether the redemption rights with respect to the Class A Ordinary Shares described in
 
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this proxy statement may prevent the holding period of the Class A Ordinary Shares from commencing prior to the termination of such rights. The deductibility of capital losses is subject to various limitations. U.S. Holders who hold different blocks of Class A Ordinary Shares (Class A Ordinary Shares purchased or acquired on different dates or at different prices) should consult their tax advisor to determine how the above rules apply to them.
PFIC Considerations
A foreign corporation will be a PFIC for U.S. federal income tax purposes if at least 75% of its gross income in a taxable year is passive income. Alternatively, a foreign corporation will be a PFIC if at least 50% of its assets in a taxable year of the foreign corporation, ordinarily determined based on fair market value and averaged quarterly over the year are held for the production of, or produce, passive income. Passive income generally includes dividends, interest, rents and royalties (other than certain rents or royalties derived from the active conduct of a trade or business) and gains from the disposition of passive assets.
Because we are a blank check company with no current active business, based on the composition of our income and assets, we believe that it is likely that we will meet the PFIC asset or income test for our current taxable year.
If we are determined to be a PFIC for any taxable year (or portion thereof) that is included in the holding period of a U.S. Holder and the U.S. Holder did not make a timely and effective “qualified election fund” election  for our first taxable year as a PFIC in which the U.S. Holder held Class A Ordinary Shares, a QEF Election along with a purging election, or a “mark-to-market” election, then such holder will generally be subject to special rules (the “Default PFIC Regime”) with respect to:

any gain recognized by the U.S. Holder on the sale or other disposition of its Class A Ordinary Shares; and

any “excess distribution” made to the U.S. Holder (generally, any distributions to such U.S. Holder during a taxable year of the U.S. Holder that are greater than 125% of the average annual distributions received by such U.S. Holder in respect of its ordinary shares during the three preceding taxable years of such U.S. Holder or, if shorter, such U.S. Holder’s holding period for such ordinary shares).
Under the Default PFIC Regime:

the U.S. Holder’s gain or excess distribution will be allocated ratably over the U.S. Holder’s holding period for its Class A Ordinary Shares;

the amount of gain allocated to the U.S. Holder’s taxable year in which the U.S. Holder recognized the gain or received the excess distribution, or to the period in the U.S. Holder’s holding period before the first day of the first taxable year in which we are a PFIC, will be taxed as ordinary income;

the amount of gain allocated to other taxable years (or portions thereof) of the U.S. Holder and included in such U.S. Holder’s holding period will be taxed at the highest tax rate in effect for that year and applicable to the U.S. Holder; and

an additional tax equal to the interest charge generally applicable to underpayments of tax will be imposed on the U.S. Holder in respect of the tax attributable to each such other taxable year of such U.S. Holder.
THE PFIC RULES ARE VERY COMPLEX AND ARE IMPACTED BY VARIOUS FACTORS IN ADDITION TO THOSE DESCRIBED ABOVE. ALL U.S. HOLDERS ARE URGED TO CONSULT THEIR TAX ADVISORS REGARDING THE APPLICATION OF THE PFIC RULES ON THE REDEMPTION OF CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER A QEF ELECTION, A PURGING ELECTION, A MARK-TO-MARKET ELECTION, OR ANY OTHER ELECTION IS AVAILABLE AND THE CONSEQUENCES TO THEM OF ANY SUCH ELECTION, AND THE IMPACT OF ANY PROPOSED OR FINAL PFIC TREASURY REGULATIONS.
Required Vote
Approval of the Extension Proposal requires a special resolution under the Cayman Islands Companies Act, being the affirmative vote of holders of at least two-thirds of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding,
 
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represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the Extraordinary General Meeting. If the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to $100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then-issued and outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the Companies Act to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.
The Sponsor and all of the Company’s directors and officers are expected to vote all Ordinary Shares owned by them in favor of the Extension. On the record date, the Sponsor and all of the Company’s directors and officers beneficially owned and were entitled to vote an aggregate of 6,476,140 Founder Shares. See the section entitled “Beneficial Ownership of Securities” for additional information regarding the holders of Founder Shares and their respective ownership thereof.
In addition, subject to applicable securities laws (including with respect to material nonpublic information), the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates may (i) purchase public shares from institutional and other investors (including those who vote, or indicate an intention to vote, against any of the proposals presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, or elect to redeem, or indicate an intention to redeem, public shares), (ii) enter into transactions with such investors and others to provide them with incentives to not redeem their public shares, or (iii) execute agreements to purchase such public shares from such investors or enter into non-redemption agreements in the future. In the event that the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates purchase public shares in situations in which the tender offer rules restrictions on purchases would apply, they (a) would purchase the public shares at a price no higher than the price offered through the Company’s redemption process (i.e., approximately $10.06 per share, based on the amounts held in the Trust Account as of March 31, 2022); (b) would represent in writing that such public shares will not be voted in favor of approving the Extension; and (c) would waive in writing any redemption rights with respect to the public shares so purchased.
To the extent any such purchases by the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates are made in situations in which the tender offer rules restrictions on purchases apply, the Company will disclose in a Current Report on Form 8-K prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting the following: (i) the number of public shares purchased outside of the redemption offer, along with the purchase price(s) for such public shares; (ii) the purpose of any such purchases; (iii) the impact, if any, of the purchases on the likelihood that the Extension will be approved; (iv) the identities of the securityholders who sold to the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates (if not purchased on the open market) or the nature of the securityholders (e.g., 5% security holders) who sold such public shares; and (v) the number of Ordinary Shares for which the Company has received redemption requests pursuant to its redemption offer.
The purpose of such share purchases and other transactions would be to increase the likelihood of (i) otherwise limiting the number of public shares electing to redeem and (ii) the Company’s net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51(g)(1) of the Exchange Act) being at least $5,000,001.
If such transactions are effected, the consequence could be to cause the Extension to be effectuated in circumstances where such effectuation could not otherwise occur. Consistent with SEC guidance, purchases of shares by the persons described above would not be permitted to be voted for the Extension at the Extraordinary General Meeting and could decrease the chances that the Extension would be approved. In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of our securities and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, possibly making it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange.
 
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Interests of the Sponsor and the Company’s Directors and Officers
When you consider the recommendation of our Board, you should keep in mind that the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have interests that may be different from, or in addition to, your interests as a shareholder. These interests include, among other things:

If the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, the 6,476,140 aggregate Founder Shares held by the Sponsor and certain of our directors will be worthless (as the Sponsor and such directors have waived liquidation rights with respect to such shares), as will the 4,759,536 private placement warrants held by the Sponsor;

In connection with the IPO, the Sponsor agreed that it will be liable under certain circumstances to ensure that the proceeds in the Trust Account are not reduced by the claims of any third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company or prospective target businesses with which the Company has entered into certain agreements;

All rights specified in the Charter relating to the right of officers and directors to be indemnified by the Company, and of the Company’s officers and directors to be exculpated from monetary liability with respect to prior acts or omissions, will continue after an initial business combination and, if the Extension is not approved and no initial business combination is completed by July 13, 2022, so that the Company liquidates, the Company will not be able to perform its obligations to its officers and directors under those provisions;

None of the Company’s officers or directors has received any cash compensation for services rendered to the Company, and all of the current officers and directors are expected to continue to serve in their roles at least through the date of the Extraordinary General Meeting and may continue to serve following any potential initial business combination and receive compensation thereafter;

The Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors and their respective affiliates are entitled to reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses incurred by them related to identifying, investigating, negotiating and completing an initial business combination and, if the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, they will not have any claim against the Trust Account for reimbursement so that the Company will most likely be unable to reimburse such expenses;

On August 12, 2020, ACE entered into a working capital facility (the “Working Capital Facility”) with ASIA-IO in the aggregate amount of $1,500,000. The funds from the Working Capital Facility will be utilized to finance transaction costs in connection with ACE’s initial business combination. The Working Capital Facility is non-interest bearing, non-convertible and due to be repaid upon the consummation of a business combination. In return, ACE deposited $900,000 into an account held by ASIA-IO, from which ACE may make fund withdrawals for up to $1,500,000. As part of the Working Capital Facility, ASIA-IO waived the right to convert the working capital loan into private placement warrants. Any outstanding amounts deposited with ASIA-IO upon the completion of a business combination or dissolution of ACE will be returned to ACE. In November 2020, the deposit amount was reduced by $850,000. As of March 31, 2022, ACE had $829,294 of outstanding borrowings under the Working Capital Facility. If the Business Combination is not completed and ACE winds up, there will not be sufficient assets to repay the Working Capital Facility and it will be worthless; and

On January 13, 2022, the Company entered into a Convertible Promissory Note (the “Promissory Note”) with the Sponsor. Pursuant to the Promissory Note, the Sponsor has agreed that it will contribute to the Company as a loan (each loan being referred to herein as a “Contribution”) $0.03 for each Class A Ordinary Share that was not redeemed in connection with the shareholder vote in January 2022 to approve the extension of the deadline by which ACE must complete its initial business combination, for each month (or a pro rata portion thereof if less than a month) until the earlier of (i) the date of the extraordinary general meeting held in connection with the shareholder vote to approve the Business Combination and (ii) $1.5 million has been loaned. Up to $1.5 million of the loans may be settled in whole warrants to purchase Class A Ordinary Shares at a conversion price equal to $1.00 per warrant. The Contribution(s) will not bear any interest, and will be repayable by ACE to the Sponsor upon the earlier of the date by which ACE must complete an initial business combination and the consummation of the Business Combination. ACE’s board of directors will have
 
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the sole discretion whether to continue extending for additional months until $1.5 million in the aggregate has been loaned, and if ACE’s board of directors determines not to continue extending for additional months, the Sponsor’s obligation to make additional Contributions will terminate. If this occurs, ACE would wind up ACE’s affairs and redeem 100% of the outstanding public shares in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Charter. If the Business Combination is not completed and ACE winds up, there will not be sufficient assets to repay the Promissory Note and it will be worthless. On June 30, 2022, the Company and the Sponsor amended and restated the Promissory Note in its entirety to, among other things, increase the aggregate principal amount available thereunder from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000, contingent upon the approval of the Extension Proposal.
Recommendation
As discussed above, after careful consideration of all relevant factors, the Board has determined that the Extension Proposal is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. The Board has approved and declared advisable the adoption of the Extension Proposal.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE EXTENSION PROPOSAL. OUR BOARD EXPRESSES NO OPINION AS TO WHETHER YOU SHOULD REDEEM YOUR PUBLIC SHARES.
 
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PROPOSAL NO. 2 — THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL
Overview
The Adjournment Proposal, if adopted, will allow our Board to adjourn the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal. The Adjournment Proposal will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
Consequences if the Adjournment Proposal is Not Approved
If the Adjournment Proposal is not approved by our shareholders, our Board may not be able to adjourn the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal.
Vote Required for Approval
The Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
Recommendation of the Board
As discussed above, after careful consideration of all relevant factors, our Board has determined that the Adjournment Proposal is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. Therefore, if there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal, our Board will approve and declare advisable adoption of the Adjournment Proposal.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL.
 
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BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
The following table sets forth information available to us as of June 29, 2022, with respect to our Ordinary Shares held by:

each person known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of our Ordinary Shares;

each of our executive officers and directors; and

all our executive officers and directors as a group.
Beneficial ownership is determined according to the rules of the SEC, which generally provide that a person has beneficial ownership of a security if he, she or it possesses sole or shared voting or investment power over that security, including options and warrants that are currently exercisable or will become exercisable within 60 days. Except as described in the footnotes below and subject to applicable community property laws and similar laws, we believe that each person listed below has sole voting and investment power with respect to such shares.
In the table below, percentage ownership is based on 13,952,277 Ordinary Shares outstanding as of June 29, 2022, including 8,202,277 Class A Ordinary Shares and 5,750,000 Class B Ordinary Shares. Voting power represents the combined voting power of Ordinary Shares owned beneficially by such person. On all matters to be voted upon, the holders of the Ordinary Shares vote together as a single class. The table below does not include any Ordinary Shares underlying our outstanding warrants because such securities are not exercisable within 60 days of June 29, 2022.
Name and Address of Beneficial Owner(1)
Number of Ordinary
Shares(2)
% of Class A Ordinary
Shares
% of Class B Ordinary
Shares
% of Ordinary
Shares(2)
5% Holders of the Company
ACE Convergence Acquisition LLC(3)
3,160,570 54.97% 22.65%
Sunny Siu(4)
1,678,500 29.19% 12.03%
ACE SO5 Holdings Limited(5)
755,930 13.15% 5.42%
Highbridge Capital Management, LLC(6)
941,123 11.47% 6.75%
Linden Advisors LP(7)
1,159,594 14.14% 8.31%
Weiss Asset Management LP(8)
759,026 9.25% 5.44%
Castle Creek Arbitrage, LLC(9)
688,810 8.40% 4.94%
Directors and Executive Officers of the
Company
Behrooz Abdi(3)
3,160,570 54.97% 22.65%
Denis Tse
Minyoung Park
10,000 * *
Kenneth Klein
40,000 * *
Omid Tahernia
35,000 * *
Ryan Benton
35,000 * *
Raquel Chmielewski
35,000 * *
All directors and executive officers of the Company as a group (seven individuals)
3,315,570 57.66% 23.76%
 
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*
Less than one percent
(1)
Unless otherwise noted, the business address of each of those listed in the table is 1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S, Wilmington, DE 19805.
(2)
Holders of record of Ordinary Shares are entitled to one vote for each share held on all matters to be voted on by shareholders and vote together as a single class, except as required by law.
(3)
The Sponsor is the record holder of 3,160,570 Class B Ordinary Shares reported herein. ACE Equity Partners LLC indirectly owns a majority interest in the Sponsor through ACE SO3 Holdings Limited, a wholly owned and controlled subsidiary of ACE Equity Partners LLC.
(4)
In October 2021, the Sponsor distributed 1,678,500 Class B Ordinary Shares to Sunny Siu. Mr. Siu’s address is 79C Sun Sky, The Cullinan, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong.
(5)
In January 2022, the Sponsor distributed 755,930 Founder Shares to ACE SO5 Holdings Limited (“ACE SO5”). ACE Equity Partners International Pte Ltd. (“ACEI”) is the sole owner of the voting equity of ACE SO5. The sole shareholder of ACEI is ACE Equity Partners LLC, which is wholly owned and controlled by David Young Ko, a United States citizen and resident of South Korea. Each of ACEI, ACE Equity Partners LLC and Mr. Ko may be deemed to beneficially own securities held by ACE SO5. Denis Tse is the manager of ACE SO5. Mr. Tse disclaims beneficial ownership of securities held by ACE SO5. The business address of ACE SO5 is 8 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 1, #43-01, Singapore 018960. The business address of ACE Equity Partners LLC is 31, Nonhyeon-ro, 36-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 06296. The business address of Mr. Ko is 31, Nonhyeon-ro, 36-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 06296.
(6)
According to a Schedule 13G/A filed with the SEC on February 7, 2022, Highbridge Capital Management, LLC is the investment adviser to Highbridge Tactical Credit Master Fund, L.P. and Highbridge SPAC Opportunity Fund, L.P. (the “Highbridge Funds”), with respect to the Class A Ordinary Shares directly held by the Highbridge Funds, and may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with regard to 941,123 Class A Ordinary Shares. The business address of each is 277 Park Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, New York 10172.
(7)
According to a Schedule 13G/A filed with the SEC on January 27, 2022, Linden Advisors LP and Siu Min Wong may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with regard to 1,159,594 Class A Ordinary Shares, which amount consists of 1,055,965 shares held by Linden Capital L.P. and 103,629 shares held by separately managed accounts. Linden Capital L.P. and Linden GP LLC may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with regard to 1,055,965 Class A Ordinary Shares. The business address of Linden Capital L.P. is Victoria Place, 31 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM10, Bermuda. The business address of each of Linden Advisors LP, Linden GP LLC and Mr. Wong is 590 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10022.
(8)
According to a Schedule 13G/A filed with the SEC on February 4, 2022, each of Weiss Asset Management LP, WAM GP LLC and Andrew M. Weiss, Ph.D. may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with regard to 750,026 Class A Ordinary Shares. The business address of each is 222 Berkeley St., 16th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02116.
(9)
According to a Schedule 13G/A filed with the SEC on February 11, 2022, each of Castle Creek Arbitrage, LLC and Mr. Allan Weine may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with regard to 688,810 Class A Ordinary Shares. CC ARB West, LLC may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with regard to 551,154 Class A Ordinary Shares. Castle Creek SPAC Fund, LLC may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with regard to 29,130 Class A Ordinary Shares. CC Arbitrage, Ltd may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power with regard to 108,526 Class A Ordinary Shares. Castle Creek Arbitrage, LLC serves as a registered investment adviser whose clients are CC ARB West, LLC, Castle Creek SPAC Fund, LLC, and CC Arbitrage, Ltd. Mr. Weine is the managing member of Castle Creek Arbitrage, LLC. By virtue of these relationships, each of Castle Creek Arbitrage, LLC and Mr. Weine may be deemed to beneficially own the Class A Ordinary Shares directly owned by CC ARB West, LLC, Castle Creek SPAC Fund, LLC, and CC Arbitrage, Ltd. The business address of each is 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3050, Chicago, Illinois 60603.
Our Initial Shareholders beneficially own approximately 41.21% of our issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares. In addition, because of its ownership block, our Sponsor may be able to effectively influence the outcome of all other matters requiring approval by our shareholders, including amendments to our Charter and approval of significant corporate transactions.
 
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SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS
If the Extension Proposal is approved and the Extension is implemented, the Company intends to hold an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders for the purpose of approving its initial business combination and related transactions. Accordingly, the Company’s next annual general meeting of shareholders would be held at a future date to be determined by the post business-combination company. The Company expects that it would notify shareholders of the deadline for submitting a proposal for inclusion in the proxy statement for its next annual general meeting following the completion of an initial business combination. For any proposal to be considered for inclusion in the Company’s proxy statement and form of proxy for submission to shareholders at the Company's 2022 annual general meeting of shareholders, it must be submitted in writing and comply with the requirements of Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act and the Charter. The Company anticipates that the 2022 annual general meeting will be held no later than December 21, 2022. Assuming the 2022 annual general meeting is held on or before such date, such proposals must be received by the Company at its executive offices a reasonable time before the Company begins to print and send its proxy materials for the 2022 annual general meeting.
If the Extension Proposal is not approved, and the Company does not consummate an initial business combination by July 13, 2022, then the Company will cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up and there will be no 2022 annual general meeting. 
 
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DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS TO SHAREHOLDERS
For shareholders receiving printed proxy materials, unless we have received contrary instructions, we may send a single copy of this proxy statement to any household at which two or more shareholders reside if we believe the shareholders are members of the same family. This process, known as “householding,” reduces the volume of duplicate information received at any one household and helps to reduce our expenses. However, if shareholders prefer to receive multiple sets of our disclosure documents at the same address this year or in future years, the shareholders should follow the instructions described below. Similarly, if an address is shared with another shareholder and together both of the shareholders would like to receive only a single set of our disclosure documents, the shareholders should follow these instructions:

If the shares are registered in the name of the shareholder, the shareholder should contact us at our offices at 1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S, Wilmington, DE 19805, or (302) 633-2102, to inform us of his or her request; or

If a bank, broker or other nominee holds the shares, the shareholder should contact the bank, broker or other nominee directly.
 
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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
We file reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC as required by the Exchange Act. You can read the Company’s SEC filings, including this proxy statement, over the Internet at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Those filings are also available free of charge to the public on, or accessible through, the Company’s corporate website under the heading “Investor Info” at acev.io. The Company’s website and the information contained on, or that can be accessed through, the website is not deemed to be incorporated by reference in, and is not considered part of, this proxy statement.
If you would like additional copies of this proxy statement or if you have questions about the Business Combination or the proposals to be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, you should contact the Company at the following address and telephone number:
ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp.
1013 Centre Road, Suite 403S
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 633-2102
Attention: Denis Tse
Email: [email protected]
You may also obtain these documents by requesting them in writing or by telephone from the Company’s proxy solicitation agent at the following address and telephone number:
Morrow Sodali LLC
333 Ludlow Street
5th Floor, South Tower
Stamford, CT 06902
Individuals, please call toll-free: (800) 662-5200
Banks and brokerages, please call: (203) 658-9400
Email: [email protected]
If you are a shareholder of the Company and would like to request documents, please do so by July 5, 2022 (one week prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting), in order to receive them before the Extraordinary General Meeting. If you request any documents from us, we will mail them to you by first class mail, or another equally prompt means.
* * *
The Board does not know of any other matters to be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. If any additional matters are properly presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the persons named in the enclosed proxy card will have discretion to vote the shares they represent in accordance with their own judgment on such matters.
It is important that your shares be represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, regardless of the number of shares that you hold. You are, therefore, urged to execute and return, at your earliest convenience, the enclosed proxy card in the envelope that has also been provided.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
June 30, 2022
 
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Annex A
THE COMPANIES LAW (AS AMENDED)
COMPANY LIMITED BY SHARES
THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED
MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
OF
ACE CONVERGENCE ACQUISITION CORP.
(ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED [], 2022)
 

 
THE COMPANIES LAW (AS AMENDED)
COMPANY LIMITED BY SHARES
THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED
MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION
OF
ACE CONVERGENCE ACQUISITION CORP.
(ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED [], 2022)
1.
The name of the company is ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”).
2.
The registered office of the Company will be situated at the offices of Walkers Corporate Limited, Cayman Corporate Centre, 27 Hospital Road, George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-9008, Cayman Islands or at such other location as the Directors may from time to time determine.
3.
The objects for which the Company is established are unrestricted and the Company shall have full power and authority to carry out any object not prohibited by any law as provided by Section 7(4) of the Companies Law (as amended) of the Cayman Islands (the “Companies Law”).
4.
The Company shall have and be capable of exercising all the functions of a natural person of full capacity irrespective of any question of corporate benefit as provided by Section 27(2) of the Companies Law.
5.
The Company will not trade in the Cayman Islands with any person, firm or corporation except in furtherance of the business of the Company carried on outside the Cayman Islands; provided that nothing in this section shall be construed as to prevent the Company effecting and concluding contracts in the Cayman Islands, and exercising in the Cayman Islands all of its powers necessary for the carrying on of its business outside the Cayman Islands.
6.
The liability of the shareholders of the Company is limited to the amount, if any, unpaid on the shares respectively held by them.
7.
The authorised share capital of the Company is US$55,500 divided into 500,000,000 Class A Ordinary Shares of a nominal or par value of US$0.0001 each; 50,000,000 Class B Ordinary Shares of a nominal or par value of US$0.0001 each and 5,000,000 Preference Shares of a nominal or par value of US$0.0001 each provided always that subject to the Companies Law and the Articles of Association the Company shall have power to redeem or purchase any of its shares and to sub-divide or consolidate the said shares or any of them and to issue all or any part of its capital whether original, redeemed, increased or reduced with or without any preference, priority, special privilege or other rights or subject to any postponement of rights or to any conditions or restrictions whatsoever and so that unless the conditions of issue shall otherwise expressly provide every issue of shares whether stated to be ordinary, preference or otherwise shall be subject to the powers on the part of the Company hereinbefore provided.
8.
The Company may exercise the power contained in Section 206 of the Companies Law to deregister in the Cayman Islands and be registered by way of continuation in some other jurisdiction.
 

 
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THE COMPANIES LAW (AS AMENDED)
COMPANY LIMITED BY SHARES
THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED
ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
OF
ACE CONVERGENCE ACQUISITION CORP.
(ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED [], 2022)
TABLE A
The Regulations contained or incorporated in Table ‘A’ in the First Schedule of the Companies Law shall not apply to ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) and the following Articles shall comprise the Articles of Association of the Company.
INTERPRETATION
1.
In these Articles the following defined terms will have the meanings ascribed to them, if not inconsistent with the subject or context:
Applicable Law” means, with respect to any person, all provisions of laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, permits, certificates, judgments, decisions, decrees or orders of any governmental authority applicable to such person.
Articles” means these amended and restated articles of association of the Company, as amended or substituted from time to time.
Branch Register” means any branch Register of such category or categories of Members as the Company may from time to time determine.
Business Combination” means a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination, involving the Company and one or more businesses (the “Target Business”), which: (i) must occur with one or more target businesses with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on the income earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the agreement to enter into the Business Combination; and (ii) must not be effectuated with another blank check company or a similar company with nominal operations.
Business Combination Article” means Articles 13 to 26 of these Articles.
Class” or “Classes” means any class or classes of Shares as may from time to time be issued by the Company.
Class A Share” means a Class A ordinary share of a par value of US$0.0001 in the share capital of the Company.
Class B Share” means a Class B ordinary share of a par value of US$0.0001 in the share capital of the Company.
Commission” means the Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States of America or any other U.S. federal agency for the time administering the Securities Act and the Company Act.
Company Act” means the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or any similar U.S. federal statute and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder, all as the same shall be in effect at the time.
 
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Companies Law” means the Companies Law (as amended) of the Cayman Islands.
Directors” means the directors of the Company for the time being, or as the case may be, the directors assembled as a board or as a committee thereof.
Designated Stock Exchange” means any national securities exchange or automated quotation system on which the Company’s securities are then traded, including but not limited to The Nasdaq Capital Market.
Equity-linked Securities” means any debt or equity securities that are convertible, exercisable or exchangeable for Class A Shares issued in a financing transaction in connection with a Business Combination, including but not limited to a private placement of equity or debt.
Exchange Act” means the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any similar U.S. federal statute and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder, all as the same shall be in effect at the time.
Founder Shares” means the Class B Shares initially purchased by the Sponsor in a private placement prior to the consummation of the Offering.
Initial Shareholders” means the Company’s Sponsor and the other holders of the Founder Shares prior to the consummation of the Offering.
Investments” means:
(a)
all forms of securities and other financial instruments whatsoever including, without limitation: share capital; stock; shares of beneficial interest; partnership interests, trust interests and similar financial instruments; bonds; notes; debentures (whether subordinated, convertible or otherwise); commodities; currencies; interest rate, currency, commodity, equity and other derivative products, including, without limitation, (i) futures contracts (and options thereon) relating to stock indices, currencies, securities of any governments, other financial instruments and all other commodities; (ii) swaps, options, warrants, caps, collars, floors and forward rate agreements; (iii) spot and forward currency transactions; and (iv) agreements relating to or securing such transactions; equipment lease certificates; equipment trust certificates; loans; credit paper; accounts and notes receivable and payable held by trade or other creditors; trade acceptances; contract and other claims; executory contracts; participations; mutual funds; money market funds; exchange traded funds; structured securities; purchase agreements; obligations of any government and instrumentalities of any of them; commercial paper; certificates of deposit; bankers’ acceptances; choses in action; trust receipts; and other instruments or evidences of indebtedness of whatever kind or nature; in each case, of any Person or government whether or not publicly traded or readily marketable or such other form of security or financial instrument as the Directors may from time to time determine; and
(b)
any investments not otherwise prohibited by the Memorandum of Association, including without limitation the forms of securities listed in (a) above, cash and cash equivalents, physical commodities and bullion or instruments of any kind representing ownership thereof, real estate and property of any kind.
Indemnification Articles” has the meaning ascribed to it in Article 165 of these Articles.
Memorandum of Association” means the amended and restated memorandum of association of the Company, as amended or substituted from time to time.
Offering” means an initial public offering of Shares.
Offering Shares” means the Shares sold in the Offering, whether such Shares were purchased in the Offering or in the secondary market following the Offering and whether or not such holders are affiliates of the Sponsor.
Office” means the registered office of the Company as required by the Companies Law.
Officers” means the officers for the time being and from time to time of the Company.
 
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Ordinary Resolution” means a resolution:
(a)
passed by a simple majority (or, with respect to a resolution in connection with Article 112 or Article 125(d) of these Articles, not less than two-thirds) of such Shareholders as, being entitled to do so, vote in person or, where proxies are allowed, by proxy at a general meeting of the Company and where a poll is taken regard shall be had in computing a majority to the number of votes to which each Shareholder is entitled; or
(b)
approved in writing by all of the Shareholders entitled to vote at a general meeting of the Company in one or more instruments each signed by one or more of the Shareholders and the effective date of the resolution so adopted shall be the date on which the instrument, or the last of such instruments, if more than one, is executed.
Preference Shares” means the Shares in the capital of the Company designated as Preference Shares, and having the rights such rights and being subject to such limitations as shall be determined at the time of their issuance in accordance with these Articles.
paid up” means paid up as to the par value in respect of the issue of any Shares and includes credited as paid up.
Person” means any natural person, firm, company, joint venture, partnership, corporation, association or other entity (whether or not having a separate legal personality) or any of them as the context so requires, other than in respect of a Director or Officer in which circumstances Person shall mean any person or entity permitted to act as such in accordance with the laws of the Cayman Islands.
Principal Register”, where the Company has established one or more Branch Registers pursuant to the Companies Law and these Articles, means the Register maintained by the Company pursuant to the Companies Law and these Articles that is not designated by the Directors as a Branch Register.
Public Shareholders” means the holders of the Offering Shares which are not the Initial Shareholders.
Redemption Limitation” has the meaning ascribed to it in Article 14 of these Articles.
Redemption Price” has the meaning ascribed to it in Article 14 of these Articles.
Redemption Rights” has the meaning ascribed to it in Article 14 of these Articles.
Register” means the register of Members of the Company required to be kept pursuant to the Companies Law and includes any Branch Register(s) established by the Company in accordance with the Companies Law.
Registration Statement” means the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1, as filed with the Commission, as may be amended or superseded from time to time.
Seal” means the common seal of the Company (if adopted) including any facsimile thereof.
Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933 of the United States of America, as amended, or any similar U.S. federal statute and the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder, all as the same shall be in effect at the time.
Secretary” means any Person appointed by the Directors to perform any of the duties of the secretary of the Company.
Series” means a series of a Class as may from time to time be issued by the Company.
Share” means a share in the capital of the Company. All references to “Shares” herein shall be deemed to be Shares of any or all Classes as the context may require. For the avoidance of doubt in these Articles the expression “Share” shall include a fraction of a Share.
Shareholder” or “Member” means a Person who is registered as the holder of Shares in the Register and includes each subscriber to the Memorandum of Association pending entry in the Register of such subscriber.
 
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Share Premium Account” means the share premium account established in accordance with these Articles and the Companies Law.
signed” means bearing a signature or representation of a signature affixed by mechanical means.
Special Resolution” means a special resolution of the Company passed in accordance with the Companies Law, being a resolution:
(a)
passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of such Shareholders as, being entitled to do so, vote in person or, where proxies are allowed, by proxy at a general meeting of the Company of which notice specifying the intention to propose the resolution as a special resolution has been duly given and where a poll is taken regard shall be had in computing a majority to the number of votes to which each Shareholder is entitled; or
(b)
approved in writing by all of the Shareholders entitled to vote at a general meeting of the Company in one or more instruments each signed by one or more of the Shareholders and the effective date of the special resolution so adopted shall be the date on which the instrument or the last of such instruments, if more than one, is executed.
Sponsor” means ACE Convergence Acquisition LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.
Treasury Shares” means Shares that were previously issued but were purchased, redeemed, surrendered or otherwise acquired by the Company and not cancelled.
Trust Account” has the meaning ascribed to it in Article 13 of these Articles.
2.
In these Articles, save where the context requires otherwise:
(a)
words importing the singular number shall include the plural number and vice versa;
(b)
words importing the masculine gender only shall include the feminine gender and any Person as the context may require;
(c)
the word “may” shall be construed as permissive and the word “shall” shall be construed as imperative;
(d)
reference to a dollar or dollars or USD (or $) and to a cent or cents is reference to dollars and cents of the United States of America;
(e)
reference to a statutory enactment shall include reference to any amendment or reenactment thereof for the time being in force;
(f)
reference to any determination by the Directors shall be construed as a determination by the Directors in their sole and absolute discretion and shall be applicable either generally or in any particular case; and
(g)
reference to “in writing” shall be construed as written or represented by any means reproducible in writing, including any form of print, lithograph, email, facsimile, photograph or telex or represented by any other substitute or format for storage or transmission for writing or partly one and partly another.
3.
Subject to the preceding Articles, any words defined in the Companies Law shall, if not inconsistent with the subject or context, bear the same meaning in these Articles.
PRELIMINARY
4.
The business of the Company may be commenced at any time after incorporation.
5.
The Office shall be at such address in the Cayman Islands as the Directors may from time to time determine. The Company may in addition establish and maintain such other offices and places of business and agencies in such places as the Directors may from time to time determine.
 
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The expenses incurred in the formation of the Company and in connection with the offer for subscription and issue of Shares shall be paid by the Company. Such expenses may be amortised over such period as the Directors may determine and the amount so paid shall be charged against income and/or capital in the accounts of the Company as the Directors shall determine.
7.
The Directors shall keep, or cause to be kept, the Register at such place or (subject to compliance with the Companies Law and these Articles) places as the Directors may from time to time determine. In the absence of any such determination, the Register shall be kept at the Office. The Directors may keep, or cause to be kept, one or more Branch Registers as well as the Principal Register in accordance with the Companies Law, provided always that a duplicate of such Branch Register(s) shall be maintained with the Principal Register in accordance with the Companies Law and the rules or requirements of any Designated Stock Exchange.
SHARES
8.
Subject to these Articles, and where applicable, the rules of the Designated Stock Exchange, the Commission and/or any competent regulatory authority, all Shares for the time being unissued shall be under the control of the Directors who may:
(a)
issue, allot and dispose of the same to such Persons, in such manner, on such terms and having such rights and being subject to such restrictions as they may from time to time determine; and
(b)
grant options with respect to such Shares and issue warrants or similar instruments with respect thereto;
and, for such purposes, the Directors may reserve an appropriate number of Shares for the time being unissued.
9.
The Directors, or the Shareholders by Ordinary Resolution, may authorise the division of Shares into any number of Classes and sub-classes and Series and sub-series and the different Classes and sub-classes and Series and sub-series shall be authorised, established and designated (or re-designated as the case may be) and the variations in the relative rights (including, without limitation, voting, dividend and redemption rights), restrictions, preferences, privileges and payment obligations as between the different Classes and Series (if any) may be fixed and determined by the Directors or the Shareholders by Ordinary Resolution.
10.
The Company may insofar as may be permitted by law, pay a commission to any Person in consideration of his subscribing or agreeing to subscribe whether absolutely or conditionally for any Shares. Such commissions may be satisfied by the payment of cash or the lodgement of fully or partly paid-up Shares or partly in one way and partly in the other. The Company may also pay such brokerage as may be lawful on any issue of Shares.
11.
The Directors may refuse to accept any application for Shares, and may accept any application in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason.
12.
The holders of all Shares shall be:
(a)
entitled to dividends in accordance with the relevant provisions of these Articles;
(b)
entitled to the rights on a winding up of the Company in accordance with the relevant provisions of these Articles; and
(c)
entitled to receive notice of and attend general meetings of the Company and shall, except as otherwise provided herein, be entitled to one vote for each Share registered in the name of such holder in the Register of Members, both in accordance with the relevant provisions of these Articles.
BUSINESS COMBINATION REQUIREMENTS
13.
The provisions of this Article 13 shall apply during the period commencing upon the adoption of these Articles and terminating upon the first to occur of the consummation of an initial Business Combination
 
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and the full distribution of the Trust Account pursuant to this Article. Immediately after the Offering, a certain amount of the net offering proceeds received by the Company in the Offering (including the proceeds of any exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option) and certain other amounts specified in the Registration Statement shall be deposited in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), established for the benefit of Public Shareholders pursuant to a trust agreement described in the Registration Statement. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account that may be released to pay income taxes, if any, the funds held in the Trust Account will not be released from the Trust Account until the earliest to occur of: (1) the completion of an initial Business Combination; (2) the redemption of any Offering Shares properly submitted in connection with a Shareholder vote to amend these Articles (A) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with an initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of the Offering Shares if the Company does not complete its initial Business Combination by October 13, 2022, or (B) with respect to any other provision relating to Shareholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity; and (3) the redemption of the Offering Shares if the Company has not completed an initial Business Combination by October 13, 2022, or such later time as the Members may approve in accordance with these Articles, subject to applicable law.
14.
Prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, the Company shall provide all Public Shareholders with the opportunity to have their Offering Shares redeemed upon the consummation of the initial Business Combination pursuant to, and subject to the limitations of, Articles 15 and 16 (such rights of such holders to have their Offering Shares redeemed being the “Redemption Rights”) hereof for cash equal to the applicable redemption price per share determined in accordance with Article 15 (the “Redemption Price”); provided, however, that the Company shall not redeem or repurchase Offering Shares to the extent that such redemption would result in the Company’s net tangible assets being less than US$5,000,001 or such greater amount as the Board of Directors may determine may be necessary to satisfy any closing condition to any initial Business Combination (such limitation hereinafter called the “Redemption Limitation”).
15.
If the Company offers to redeem the Offering Shares other than in conjunction with a Shareholder vote on an initial Business Combination with a proxy solicitation pursuant to Regulation 14A of the Exchange Act and filing proxy materials with the Commission, the Company shall offer to redeem the Offering Shares upon the consummation of the initial Business Combination, subject to lawfully available funds therefor, in accordance with the provisions of Article 14 pursuant to a tender offer in accordance with Rule 13e-4 and Regulation 14E under the Exchange Act (such rules and regulations hereinafter called the “Tender Offer Rules”) which it shall commence prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination and shall file tender offer documents with the Commission prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination that contain substantially the same financial and other information about the initial Business Combination and the Redemption Rights as is required under Regulation 14A under the Exchange Act (such rules and regulations hereinafter called the “Proxy Solicitation Rules”), even if such information is not required under the Tender Offer Rules; provided, however, that if a Shareholder vote is required to approve the proposed initial Business Combination, or the Company decides to submit the proposed initial Business Combination to the Public Shareholders for their approval, the Company shall offer to redeem the Offering Shares, subject to lawfully available funds therefor, in accordance with the provisions of Article 14 hereof in conjunction with a proxy solicitation pursuant to the Proxy Solicitation Rules (and not the Tender Offer Rules) at a price per share equal to the Redemption Price calculated in accordance with the following provisions of this Article 15. In the event that the Company offers to redeem the Offering Shares pursuant to a tender offer in accordance with the Tender Offer Rules or in conjunction with a Shareholder vote on the proposed initial Business Combination pursuant to a proxy solicitation, the Redemption Price per share of the Offering Shares payable to holders of the Offering Shares tendering their Offering Shares pursuant to such tender offer shall be equal to the quotient obtained by dividing: (i) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, including interest (which interest shall be net of taxes payable) by (ii) the total number of then issued and outstanding Offering Shares. Unless extended by the Company in its sole discretion, holders of Offering Shares seeking to exercise their redemption rights will be required to either tender their certificates (if any) to the Company’s transfer agent prior to the date set forth in the tender offer documents or proxy materials mailed to such holders, or up to two business days prior to the scheduled vote on the proposal to approve our initial
 
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16.
If the Company offers to redeem the Offering Shares in conjunction with a Shareholder vote on an initial Business Combination pursuant to a proxy solicitation, a Public Shareholder, together with any affiliate of such Shareholder or any other person with whom such Shareholder is acting in concert or as a “group” (as defined under Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), shall be restricted from seeking Redemption Rights with respect to more than an aggregate of 15% of the Offering Shares, without the prior consent of the Company.
17.
In the event that the Company has not consummated an initial Business Combination by October 13, 2022, or such later time as the Members may approve in accordance with these Articles, the Company shall (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter subject to lawfully available funds therefor, redeem 100% of the Offering Shares in consideration of a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes (less up to US$100,000 of such net interest to pay dissolution expenses), by (B) the total number of then issued and outstanding Offering Shares, which redemption will completely extinguish rights of the Public Shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidating distributions, if any), subject to applicable law, and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining Public Shareholders and the Board of Directors, liquidate and dissolve, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the Companies Law to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.
18.
If the Company offers to redeem the Offering Shares in conjunction with a Shareholder vote on an initial Business Combination, the Company shall consummate the proposed initial Business Combination only if (i) it is approved by an Ordinary Resolution, and (ii) the Redemption Limitation is not exceeded.
19.
If the Company conducts a tender offer pursuant to Article 15, the Company shall consummate the proposed initial Business Combination only if the Redemption Limitation is not exceeded.
20.
A Public Shareholder shall be entitled to receive funds from the Trust Account only as provided in Articles 14, 15, 16, 17 or 23 of these Articles. In no other circumstances shall a Public Shareholder have any right or interest of any kind in or to distributions from the Trust Account, and no Shareholder other than a Public Shareholder shall have any interest in or to the Trust Account.
21.
Each Shareholder that does not properly exercise its Redemption Rights shall retain its Shares in the Company and shall be deemed to have given its consent to the release of the remaining funds in the Trust Account to the Company, and following payment to any Public Shareholders exercising their Redemption Rights, the remaining funds in the Trust Account shall be released to the Company.
22.
The exercise by a Shareholder of its Redemption Rights shall be conditioned on such Shareholder following the specific procedures for redemptions set forth by the Company in any applicable tender offer or proxy materials sent to the Public Shareholders relating to the proposed initial Business Combination. Payment of the amounts necessary to satisfy the Redemption Rights properly exercised shall be made as promptly as practical after the consummation of the initial Business Combination.
23.
If, in accordance with Article 14, any amendment is made to these Articles (i) to modify the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to allow redemption in connection with the Company’s initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of the Offering Shares if the Company has not consummated an initial Business Combination by October 13, 2022, or (ii) with respect to any other provision of these Articles relating to Public Shareholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity, the Public Shareholders shall be provided with the opportunity to redeem their Offering Shares upon the approval
 
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of any such amendment, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest not previously released to the Company to pay its income taxes, divided by the number of then issued and outstanding Offering Shares. The Company’s ability to provide such opportunity is subject to the Redemption Limitation.
24.
The Company’s initial Business Combination must occur with one or more target businesses with a fair market value equal to at least 80% of the assets held in the Trust Account (excluding the deferred underwriting discounts and taxes payable on the income earned on the Trust Account) at the time of the agreement to enter into the initial Business Combination.
25.
The Company may enter into a Business Combination with a Target Business that is affiliated with the Sponsor, the Directors or officers of the Company. In the event the Company seeks to complete an initial Business Combination with such a target, the Company, or a committee of independent and disinterested Directors, shall obtain an opinion from an independent investment banking firm which is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., or an independent accounting firm that such Business Combination is fair to the Company from a financial point of view. The Company will not effectuate its initial Business Combination solely with another blank check company or a similar company with nominal operations.
26.
After the issue of Shares in connection with the Offering and prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, the Company shall not issue additional Shares or any other securities that that would entitle the holders thereof to (i) receive funds from the Trust Account or (ii) vote as a class with the Offering Shares in respect of any initial Business Combination.
MODIFICATION OF RIGHTS
27.
Whenever the capital of the Company is divided into different Classes (and as otherwise determined by the Directors) the rights attached to any such Class may, subject to any rights or restrictions for the time being attached to any Class only be materially adversely varied or abrogated with the consent in writing of the holders of not less than two-thirds of the issued Shares of the relevant Class, or with the sanction of a resolution passed at a separate meeting of the holders of the Shares of such Class by a majority of two-thirds of the votes cast at such a meeting (other than with respect to a waiver of the provisions of the Class B Share Conversion Article hereof, which as stated therein shall only require the consent in writing of the holders of a majority of the issued Shares of that class). To every such separate meeting all the provisions of these Articles relating to general meetings of the Company or to the proceedings thereat shall, mutatis mutandis, apply, except that the necessary quorum shall be one or more Persons at least holding or representing by proxy one-third in nominal or par value amount of the issued Shares of the relevant Class (but so that if at any adjourned meeting of such holders a quorum as above defined is not present, those Shareholders who are present shall form a quorum) and that, subject to any rights or restrictions for the time being attached to the Shares of that Class, every Shareholder of the Class shall on a poll have one vote for each Share of the Class held by him. For the purposes of this Article the Directors may treat all the Classes or any two or more Classes as forming one Class if they consider that all such Classes would be affected in the same way by the proposals under consideration, but in any other case shall treat them as separate Classes. The Directors may vary the rights attaching to any Class without the consent or approval of Shareholders provided that the rights will not, in the determination of the Directors, be materially adversely varied or abrogated by such action.
28.
The rights conferred upon the holders of the Shares of any Class issued with preferred or other rights shall not, subject to any rights or restrictions for the time being attached to the Shares of that Class, be deemed to be materially adversely varied or abrogated by, inter alia, the creation, allotment or issue of further Shares ranking pari passu with or subsequent to them or the redemption or purchase of any Shares of any Class by the Company.
CERTIFICATES
29.
Every Person whose name is entered as a member in the Register shall, without payment, be entitled to a certificate within two months after allotment or lodgement of transfer (or within such other period as the conditions of issue shall provide or as any Designated Stock Exchange may from time to time determine)
 
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in the form determined by the Directors. All certificates shall specify the Share or Shares held by that person and the amount paid up thereon, provided that in respect of a Share or Shares held jointly by several persons the Company shall not be bound to issue more than one certificate, and delivery of a certificate for a Share to one of several joint holders shall be sufficient delivery to all. All certificates for Shares shall be delivered personally or sent through the post addressed to the member entitled thereto at the Member’s registered address as appearing in the Register.
30.
Every share certificate of the Company shall bear legends required under the applicable laws, including the Securities Act.
31.
Any two or more certificates representing Shares of any one Class held by any Member may at the Member’s request be cancelled and a single new certificate for such Shares issued in lieu on payment (if the Directors shall so require) of US$1 or such smaller sum as the Directors shall determine.
32.
If a share certificate shall be damaged or defaced or alleged to have been lost, stolen or destroyed, a new certificate representing the same Shares may be issued to the relevant Member upon request subject to delivery up of the old certificate or (if alleged to have been lost, stolen or destroyed) compliance with such conditions as to evidence and indemnity and the payment of out-of-pocket expenses of the Company in connection with the request as the Directors may think fit.
33.
In the event that Shares are held jointly by several persons, any request may be made by any one of the joint holders and if so made shall be binding on all of the joint holders.
FRACTIONAL SHARES
34.
The Directors may issue fractions of a Share and, if so issued, a fraction of a Share shall be subject to and carry the corresponding fraction of liabilities (whether with respect to nominal or par value, premium, contributions, calls or otherwise), limitations, preferences, privileges, qualifications, restrictions, rights (including, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, voting and participation rights) and other attributes of a whole Share. If more than one fraction of a Share of the same Class is issued to or acquired by the same Shareholder such fractions shall be accumulated.
LIEN
35.
The Company has a first and paramount lien on every Share (whether or not fully paid) for all amounts (whether presently payable or not) payable at a fixed time or called in respect of that Share. The Company also has a first and paramount lien on every Share (whether or not fully paid) registered in the name of a Person indebted or under liability to the Company (whether he is the sole registered holder of a Share or one of two or more joint holders) for all amounts owing by him or his estate to the Company (whether or not presently payable). The Directors may at any time declare a Share to be wholly or in part exempt from the provisions of this Article. The Company’s lien on a Share extends to any amount payable in respect of it.
36.
The Company may sell, in such manner as the Directors may determine, any Share on which the Company has a lien, but no sale shall be made unless an amount in respect of which the lien exists is presently payable nor until the expiration of fourteen days after a notice in writing, demanding payment of such part of the amount in respect of which the lien exists as is presently payable, has been given to the registered holder for the time being of the Share, or the Persons entitled thereto by reason of his death or bankruptcy.
37.
For giving effect to any such sale the Directors may authorise some Person to transfer the Shares sold to the purchaser thereof. The purchaser shall be registered as the holder of the Shares comprised in any such transfer and he shall not be bound to see to the application of the purchase money, nor shall his title to the Shares be affected by any irregularity or invalidity in the proceedings in reference to the sale.
38.
The proceeds of the sale after deduction of expenses, fees and commission incurred by the Company shall be received by the Company and applied in payment of such part of the amount in respect of which the lien exists as is presently payable, and the residue shall (subject to a like lien for sums not presently payable as existed upon the Shares prior to the sale) be paid to the Person entitled to the Shares immediately prior to the sale.
 
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CALLS ON SHARES
39.
The Directors may from time to time make calls upon the Shareholders in respect of any moneys unpaid on their Shares, and each Shareholder shall (subject to receiving at least fourteen days’ notice specifying the time or times of payment) pay to the Company at the time or times so specified the amount called on such Shares.
40.
The joint holders of a Share shall be jointly and severally liable to pay calls in respect thereof.
41.
If a sum called in respect of a Share is not paid before or on the day appointed for payment thereof, the Person from whom the sum is due shall pay interest upon the sum at the rate of eight percent per annum from the day appointed for the payment thereof to the time of the actual payment, but the Directors shall be at liberty to waive payment of that interest wholly or in part.
42.
The provisions of these Articles as to the liability of joint holders and as to payment of interest shall apply in the case of non-payment of any sum which, by the terms of issue of a Share, becomes payable at a fixed time, whether on account of the amount of the Share, or by way of premium, as if the same had become payable by virtue of a call duly made and notified.
43.
The Directors may make arrangements on the issue of partly paid Shares for a difference between the Shareholders, or the particular Shares, in the amount of calls to be paid and in the times of payment.
44.
The Directors may, if they think fit, receive from any Shareholder willing to advance the same all or any part of the moneys uncalled and unpaid upon any partly paid Shares held by him, and upon all or any of the moneys so advanced may (until the same would, but for such advance, become presently payable) pay interest at such rate (not exceeding without the sanction of an Ordinary Resolution, eight percent per annum) as may be agreed upon between the Shareholder paying the sum in advance and the Directors.
FORFEITURE OF SHARES
45.
If a Shareholder fails to pay any call or instalment of a call in respect of any Shares on the day appointed for payment, the Directors may, at any time thereafter during such time as any part of such call or instalment remains unpaid, serve a notice on him requiring payment of so much of the call or instalment as is unpaid, together with any interest which may have accrued.
46.
The notice shall name a further day (not earlier than the expiration of fourteen days from the date of the notice) on or before which the payment required by the notice is to be made, and shall state that in the event of non-payment at or before the time appointed the Shares in respect of which the call was made will be liable to be forfeited.
47.
If the requirements of any such notice as aforesaid are not complied with, any Share in respect of which the notice has been given may at any time thereafter, before the payment required by notice has been made, be forfeited by a resolution of the Directors to that effect.
48.
A forfeited Share may be sold or otherwise disposed of on such terms and in such manner as the Directors think fit, and at any time before a sale or disposition the forfeiture may be cancelled on such terms as the Directors think fit.
49.
A Person whose Shares have been forfeited shall cease to be a Shareholder in respect of the forfeited Shares, but shall, notwithstanding, remain liable to pay to the Company all moneys which at the date of forfeiture were payable by him to the Company in respect of the Shares forfeited, but his liability shall cease if and when the Company receives payment in full of the amount unpaid on the Shares forfeited.
50.
A statutory declaration in writing that the declarant is a Director, and that a Share has been duly forfeited on a date stated in the declaration, shall be conclusive evidence of the facts in the declaration as against all Persons claiming to be entitled to the Share.
51.
The Company may receive the consideration, if any, given for a Share on any sale or disposition thereof pursuant to the provisions of these Articles as to forfeiture and may execute a transfer of the Share in favour of the Person to whom the Share is sold or disposed of and that Person shall be registered as the
 
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holder of the Share, and shall not be bound to see to the application of the purchase money, if any, nor shall his title to the Shares be affected by any irregularity or invalidity in the proceedings in reference to the disposition or sale.
52.
The provisions of these Articles as to forfeiture shall apply in the case of non-payment of any sum which by the terms of issue of a Share becomes due and payable, whether on account of the amount of the Share, or by way of premium, as if the same had been payable by virtue of a call duly made and notified.
TRANSFER OF SHARES
53.
Subject to these Articles, the rules or regulations of the Designated Stock Exchange or any relevant securities laws (including, but not limited to the Exchange Act) and any agreements entered into by Shareholders containing restrictions and limitations for transfer of certain Shares, a Shareholder may transfer all or any of his or her Shares.
54.
The instrument of transfer of any Share shall be in (i) any usual or common form; (ii) such form as is prescribed by the Designated Stock Exchange; or (iii) in any other form as the Directors may determine and may be executed by or on behalf of the transferor and if in respect of a nil or partly paid up Share, or if so required by the Directors, shall also be executed on behalf of the transferee and shall be accompanied by the certificate (if any) of the Shares to which it relates and such other evidence as the Directors may reasonably require to show the right of the transferor to make the transfer. The transferor shall be deemed to remain a Shareholder until the name of the transferee is entered in the Register in respect of the relevant Shares.
55.
Subject to the terms of issue thereof and the rules or regulations of the Designated Stock Exchange or any relevant securities laws (including, but not limited to the Exchange Act), the Directors may determine to decline to register any transfer of Shares without assigning any reason therefor.
56.
The registration of transfers may be suspended at such times and for such periods as the Directors may from time to time determine.
57.
All instruments of transfer that are registered shall be retained by the Company, but any instrument of transfer that the Directors decline to register shall (except in any case of fraud) be returned to the Person depositing the same.
TRANSMISSION OF SHARES
58.
The legal personal representative of a deceased sole holder of a Share shall be the only Person recognised by the Company as having any title to the Share. In the case of a Share registered in the name of two or more holders, the survivors or survivor, or the legal personal representatives of the deceased holder of the Share, shall be the only Person recognised by the Company as having any title to the Share.
59.
Any Person becoming entitled to a Share in consequence of the death or bankruptcy of a Shareholder shall upon such evidence being produced as may from time to time be required by the Directors, have the right either to be registered as a Shareholder in respect of the Share or, instead of being registered himself, to make such transfer of the Share as the deceased or bankrupt Person could have made; but the Directors shall, in either case, have the same right to decline or suspend registration as they would have had in the case of a transfer of the Share by the deceased or bankrupt Person before the death or bankruptcy.
60.
A Person becoming entitled to a Share by reason of the death or bankruptcy of a Shareholder shall be entitled to the same dividends and other advantages to which he would be entitled if he were the registered Shareholder, except that he shall not, before being registered as a Shareholder in respect of the Share, be entitled in respect of it to exercise any right conferred by membership in relation to meetings of the Company.
ALTERATION OF SHARE CAPITAL
61.
The Company may from time to time by Ordinary Resolution increase the share capital by such sum, to be divided into Shares of such Classes and amount, as the resolution shall prescribe.
 
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62.
The Company may by Ordinary Resolution:
(a)
consolidate and divide all or any of its share capital into Shares of a larger amount than its existing Shares;
(b)
convert all or any of its paid up Shares into stock and reconvert that stock into paid up Shares of any denomination;
(c)
subdivide its existing Shares, or any of them into Shares of a smaller amount provided that in the subdivision the proportion between the amount paid and the amount, if any, unpaid on each reduced Share shall be the same as it was in case of the Share from which the reduced Share is derived; and
(d)
cancel any Shares that, at the date of the passing of the resolution, have not been taken or agreed to be taken by any Person and diminish the amount of its share capital by the amount of the Shares so cancelled.
63.
The Company may by Special Resolution reduce its share capital and any capital redemption reserve in any manner authorised by law.
REDEMPTION, PURCHASE AND SURRENDER OF SHARES
64.
Subject to the Companies Law, the rules or regulations of the Designated Stock Exchange or any relevant securities laws (including, but not limited to the Exchange Act), the Company may:
(a)
issue Shares on terms that they are to be redeemed or are liable to be redeemed at the option of the Company or the Shareholder on such terms and in such manner as the Directors may determine;
(b)
purchase its own Shares (including any redeemable Shares) on such terms and in such manner as the Directors may determine and agree with the Shareholder;
(c)
make a payment in respect of the redemption or purchase of its own Shares in any manner authorised by the Companies Law, including out of its capital; and
(d)
accept the surrender for no consideration of any paid up Share (including any redeemable Share) on such terms and in such manner as the Directors may determine.
65.
The redemption of such Shares, except Offering Shares, shall be effected in such manner and upon such other terms as the Company may, by Special Resolution, determine before the issue of such Shares. With respect to redeeming or repurchasing the Shares:
(a)
Members who hold Offering Shares are entitled to request the redemption of such Shares in the circumstances described in the Business Combination Article hereof;
(b)
Founder Shares held by the Initial Shareholders shall be surrendered by the Initial Shareholders for no consideration to the extent that the underwriters’ over-allotment option is not exercised in full so that the number of Class B Shares will equal 20 per cent of the Company’s issued Shares after the Offering; and
(c)
Offering Shares shall be repurchased by the Company in the circumstances set out in the Business Combination Article hereof.
66.
Any Share in respect of which notice of redemption has been given shall not be entitled to participate in the profits of the Company in respect of the period after the date specified as the date of redemption in the notice of redemption.
67.
The redemption, purchase or surrender of any Share shall not be deemed to give rise to the redemption, purchase or surrender of any other Share.
68.
The Directors may when making payments in respect of redemption or purchase of Shares, if authorised by the terms of issue of the Shares being redeemed or purchased or with the agreement of the holder of such Shares, make such payment either in cash or in specie including, without limitation, interests in a
 
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special purpose vehicle holding assets of the Company or holding entitlement to the proceeds of assets held by the Company or in a liquidating structure.
TREASURY SHARES
69.
Shares that the Company purchases, redeems or acquires (by way of surrender or otherwise) may, at the option of the Company, be cancelled immediately or held as Treasury Shares in accordance with the Companies Law. In the event that the Directors do not specify that the relevant Shares are to be held as Treasury Shares, such Shares shall be cancelled.
70.
No dividend may be declared or paid, and no other distribution (whether in cash or otherwise) of the Company’s assets (including any distribution of assets to members on a winding up) may be declared or paid in respect of a Treasury Share.
71.
The Company shall be entered in the Register as the holder of the Treasury Shares provided that:
(a)
the Company shall not be treated as a member for any purpose and shall not exercise any right in respect of the Treasury Shares, and any purported exercise of such a right shall be void;
(b)
a Treasury Share shall not be voted, directly or indirectly, at any meeting of the Company and shall not be counted in determining the total number of issued shares at any given time, whether for the purposes of these Articles or the Companies Law, save that an allotment of Shares as fully paid bonus shares in respect of a Treasury Share is permitted and Shares allotted as fully paid bonus shares in respect of a treasury share shall be treated as Treasury Shares.
72.
Treasury Shares may be disposed of by the Company on such terms and conditions as determined by the Directors.
GENERAL MEETINGS
73.
The Directors may, whenever they think fit, convene a general meeting of the Company.
74.
Subject to these Articles, for so long as the Company’s Shares are traded on a Designated Stock Exchange, the Company may, but shall not (unless required by the Companies Law) be obliged to, in each year hold a general meeting as its annual general meeting at such time and place as may be determined by the Directors in accordance with the rules of the Designated Stock Exchange.
75.
The Directors may cancel or postpone any duly convened general meeting at any time prior to such meeting, for any reason or for no reason at any time prior to the time for holding such meeting or, if the meeting is adjourned, the time for holding such adjourned meeting. The Directors shall give Shareholders notice in writing of any cancellation or postponement. A postponement may be for a stated period of any length or indefinitely as the Directors may determine.
76.
If at any time there are no Directors, any two Shareholders (or if there is only one Shareholder then that Shareholder) entitled to vote at general meetings of the Company may convene a general meeting in the same manner as nearly as possible as that in which general meetings may be convened by the Directors.
NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETINGS
77.
At least seven calendar days’ notice in writing counting from the date service is deemed to take place as provided in these Articles specifying the place, the day and the hour of the meeting and the general nature of the business, and shall be given in the manner hereinafter mentioned or as may be prescribed by the rules of the Designated Stock Exchange or in such other manner, if any, as may be prescribed by the Company, provided that a general meeting of the Company shall, whether or not the notice specified in this Article has been given and whether or not the provisions of these Articles regarding general meetings have been complied with, be deemed to have been duly convened if it is so agreed:
(a)
in the case of an annual general meeting, by all the Members (or their proxies) entitled to attend and vote thereat; and
 
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(b)
in the case of an extraordinary general meeting, by a majority in number of the Members (or their proxies) having a right to attend and vote at the meeting, being a majority together holding not less than ninety-five per cent in par value of the Shares giving that right.
78.
The accidental omission to give notice of a meeting to or the non-receipt of a notice of a meeting by any Shareholder shall not invalidate the proceedings at any meeting.
79.
No business may be transacted at an annual general meeting, other than business that is either (i) specified in the notice of the annual general meeting (or any supplement thereto) given by or at the direction of the Directors, (ii) otherwise properly brought before the annual general meeting by or at the direction of the Directors. Notwithstanding anything in this Article to the contrary, only persons nominated for election as a Director to fill any term of a Directorship that expires on the date of the annual general meeting pursuant to these Articles will be considered for election at such meeting.
PROCEEDINGS AT GENERAL MEETINGS
80.
All business carried out at a general meeting shall be deemed special with the exception of sanctioning a dividend, the consideration of the accounts, balance sheets, any report of the Directors or of the Company’s auditors, and the fixing of the remuneration of the Company’s auditors. No special business shall be transacted at any general meeting without the consent of all Shareholders entitled to receive notice of that meeting unless notice of such special business has been given in the notice convening that meeting.
81.
No business shall be transacted at any general meeting unless a quorum of Shareholders is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business. Save as otherwise provided by these Articles, one or more Shareholders holding at least a majority of the paid up voting share capital of the Company present in person or by proxy and entitled to vote at that meeting shall form a quorum.
82.
If within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting a quorum is not present, the meeting, if convened upon the requisition of Shareholders, shall be dissolved. In any other case it shall stand adjourned to the same day in the next week, at the same time and place, and if at the adjourned meeting a quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting the Shareholder or Shareholders present and entitled to vote shall form a quorum.
83.
If the Directors wish to make this facility available for a specific general meeting or all general meetings of the Company, participation in any general meeting of the Company may be by means of a telephone or similar communication equipment by way of which all Persons participating in such meeting can communicate with each other and such participation shall be deemed to constitute presence in person at the meeting.
84.
The chairman, if any, of the Directors shall preside as chairman at every general meeting of the Company.
85.
If there is no such chairman, or if at any general meeting he is not present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting or is unwilling to act as chairman, any Director or Person nominated by the Directors shall preside as chairman, failing which the Shareholders present in person or by proxy shall choose any Person present to be chairman of that meeting.
86.
The chairman may adjourn a meeting from time to time and from place to place either:
(a)
with the consent of any general meeting at which a quorum is present (and shall if so directed by the meeting); or
(b)
without the consent of such meeting if, in his sole opinion, he considers it necessary to do so to:
(i)
secure the orderly conduct or proceedings of the meeting; or
(ii)
give all persons present in person or by proxy and having the right to speak and / or vote at such meeting, the ability to do so,
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for fourteen days or more, notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given in the manner provided for the original meeting. Save as aforesaid, it shall not be necessary to give any notice of an adjournment or of the business to be transacted at an adjourned meeting.
87.
At any general meeting a resolution put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided on a show of hands, unless a poll is (before or on the declaration of the result of the show of hands) demanded by the chairman or one or more Shareholders present in person or by proxy entitled to vote, and unless a poll is so demanded, a declaration by the chairman that a resolution has, on a show of hands, been carried, or carried unanimously, or by a particular majority, or lost, and an entry to that effect in the book of the proceedings of the Company, shall be conclusive evidence of the fact, without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour of, or against, that resolution.
88.
If a poll is duly demanded it shall be taken in such manner as the chairman directs, and the result of the poll shall be deemed to be the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded.
89.
In the case of an equality of votes, whether on a show of hands or on a poll, the chairman of the meeting at which the show of hands takes place or at which the poll is demanded, shall be entitled to a second or casting vote.
90.
A poll demanded on the election of a chairman of the meeting or on a question of adjournment shall be taken forthwith. A poll demanded on any other question shall be taken at such time as the chairman of the meeting directs.
VOTES OF SHAREHOLDERS
91.
Subject to any rights and restrictions for the time being attached to any Share, on a show of hands every Shareholder present in person and every Person representing a Shareholder by proxy shall, at a general meeting of the Company, each have one vote and on a poll every Shareholder and every Person representing a Shareholder by proxy shall have one vote for each Share of which he or the Person represented by proxy is the holder.
92.
In the case of joint holders the vote of the senior who tenders a vote whether in person or by proxy shall be accepted to the exclusion of the votes of the other joint holders and for this purpose seniority shall be determined by the order in which the names stand in the Register.
93.
A Shareholder of unsound mind, or in respect of whom an order has been made by any court having jurisdiction in lunacy, may vote in respect of Shares carrying the right to vote held by him, whether on a show of hands or on a poll, by his committee, or other Person in the nature of a committee appointed by that court, and any such committee or other Person, may vote in respect of such Shares by proxy.
94.
No Shareholder shall be entitled to vote at any general meeting of the Company unless all calls, if any, or other sums presently payable by him in respect of Shares carrying the right to vote held by him have been paid.
95.
On a poll votes may be given either personally or by proxy.
96.
The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing under the hand of the appointor or of his attorney duly authorised in writing or, if the appointor is a corporation, either under Seal or under the hand of an Officer or attorney duly authorised. A proxy need not be a Shareholder.
97.
An instrument appointing a proxy may be in any usual or common form or such other form as the Directors may approve.
98.
The instrument appointing a proxy shall be deposited at the Office or at such other place as is specified for that purpose in the notice convening the meeting no later than the time for holding the meeting or, if the meeting is adjourned, the time for holding such adjourned meeting.
99.
The instrument appointing a proxy shall be deemed to confer authority to demand or join in demanding a poll.
100.
A resolution in writing signed by all the Shareholders for the time being entitled to receive notice of and
 
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to attend and vote at general meetings of the Company (or being corporations by their duly authorised representatives) shall be as valid and effective as if the same had been passed at a general meeting of the Company duly convened and held.
CORPORATIONS ACTING BY REPRESENTATIVES AT MEETINGS
101.
Any corporation which is a Shareholder or a Director may by resolution of its directors or other governing body authorise such Person as it thinks fit to act as its representative at any meeting of the Company or of any meeting of holders of a Class or of the Directors or of a committee of Directors, and the Person so authorised shall be entitled to exercise the same powers on behalf of the corporation which he represents as that corporation could exercise if it were an individual Shareholder or Director.
CLEARING HOUSES
102.
If a clearing house (or its nominee) is a Member of the Company it may, by resolution of its directors or other governing body or by power of attorney, authorise such person or persons as it thinks fit to act as its representative or representatives at any general meeting of the Company or at any general meeting of any class of Members of the Company provided that, if more than one person is so authorised, the authorisation shall specify the number and class of Shares in respect of which each such person is so authorised. A person so authorised pursuant to this Article shall be entitled to exercise the same powers on behalf of the clearing house (or its nominee) which he represents as that clearing house (or its nominee) could exercise if it were an individual Member holding the number and Class of Shares specified in such authorisation.
DIRECTORS
103.
Subject to Article 107, the Company may by Ordinary Resolution appoint any Person to be a Director or may by Ordinary Resolution remove any Director.
104.
The Company may by Ordinary Resolution from time to time fix the maximum and minimum number of Directors to be appointed but unless such numbers are fixed as aforesaid the minimum number of Directors shall be one and the maximum number of Directors shall be unlimited.
105.
There shall be no shareholding qualification for Directors unless determined otherwise by Ordinary Resolution.
106.
The Directors shall have power at any time and from time to time to appoint any Person to be a Director, either as a result of a casual vacancy or as an additional Director, subject to the maximum number (if any) imposed by Ordinary Resolution.
107.
For so long as the Company’s Shares are traded on a Designated Stock Exchange, any and all vacancies in the board of Directors, however occurring, including, without limitation, by reason of an increase in the size of the board of Directors, or the death, resignation, disqualification or removal of a Director, shall be filled solely and exclusively by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining Directors then in office, even if less than a quorum of the board of Directors, and not by the Members. Any Director appointed in accordance with the preceding sentence shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the class of Directors in which the new directorship was created or the vacancy occurred and until such Director’s successor shall have been duly elected and qualified or until his or her earlier resignation, death or removal. When the number of Directors is increased or decreased, the board of Directors shall, subject to Article 5 above, determine the class or classes to which the increased or decreased number of Directors shall be apportioned; provided, however, that no decrease in the number of Directors shall shorten the term of any incumbent Director. In the event of a vacancy in the board of Directors, the remaining Directors, except as otherwise provided by law, shall exercise the powers of the full board of Directors until the vacancy is filled.
DIRECTORS’ FEES AND EXPENSES
108.
The ordinary remuneration of the Directors shall from time to time be determined by the Company in a general meeting or by the board of Directors (as the case may be) and shall (unless otherwise directed by
 
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the resolution by which it is voted) be divided amongst the board of Directors in such proportions and in such manner as the board of Directors may agree such remuneration shall be in addition to any other remuneration to which a Director who holds any salaried employment or office in the Company may be entitled by reason of such employment or office.
109.
Each Director shall be entitled to be repaid or prepaid all necessary travelling, hotel and incidental expenses incurred by him in attending meetings of the Directors or committees of the Directors or general meetings or separate meetings of any class of shares or of debentures of the Company or otherwise in connection with the discharge of his duties as a Director.
ALTERNATE DIRECTOR
110.
Any Director may in writing appoint another Person to be his alternate and, save to the extent provided otherwise in the form of appointment, such alternate shall have authority to sign written resolutions on behalf of the appointing Director, but shall not be authorised to sign such written resolutions where they have been signed by the appointing Director, and to act in such Director’s place at any meeting of the Directors. Every such alternate shall be entitled to attend and vote at meetings of the Directors as the alternate of the Director appointing him and where he is a Director to have a separate vote in addition to his own vote. A Director may at any time in writing revoke the appointment of an alternate appointed by him. Such alternate shall not be an Officer solely as a result of his appointment as an alternate other than in respect of such times as the alternate acts as a Director. The remuneration of such alternate shall be payable out of the remuneration of the Director appointing him and the proportion thereof shall be agreed between them.
POWERS AND DUTIES OF DIRECTORS
111.
Subject to the Companies Law, these Articles and to any resolutions passed in a general meeting, the business of the Company shall be managed by the Directors, who may pay all expenses incurred in setting up and registering the Company and may exercise all powers of the Company.
No resolution passed by the Company in general meeting shall invalidate any prior act of the Directors that would have been valid if that resolution had not been passed.
112.
The Directors may from time to time appoint any Person, whether or not a Director to hold such office in the Company as the Directors may think necessary for the administration of the Company (including, for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, any chairman (or co-chairman) of the board of Directors, vice chairman of the board of Directors, one or more chief executive officers, presidents, a chief financial officer, a secretary, a treasurer, vice-presidents, one or more assistant vice presidents, one or more assistant treasurers, one or more assistant secretaries or any other officers as may be determined by the Directors), for such term and at such remuneration (whether by way of salary or commission or participation in profits or partly in one way and partly in another), and with such powers and duties as the Directors may think fit. Any Person so appointed by the Directors may be removed by the Directors or by the Company by Ordinary Resolution. The Directors may also appoint one or more of their number to the office of managing director upon like terms, but any such appointment shall ipso facto terminate if any managing director ceases from any cause to be a Director, or if the Company by Ordinary Resolution resolves that his tenure of office be terminated.
113.
The Directors may appoint any Person to be a Secretary (and if need be an assistant Secretary or assistant Secretaries) who shall hold office for such term, at such remuneration and upon such conditions and with such powers as they think fit. Any Secretary or assistant Secretary so appointed by the Directors may be removed by the Directors or by the Company by Ordinary Resolution.
114.
The Directors may delegate any of their powers to committees consisting of such member or members of their body as they think fit; any committee so formed shall in the exercise of the powers so delegated conform to any regulations that may be imposed on it by the Directors.
115.
The Directors may from time to time and at any time by power of attorney (whether under Seal or under hand) or otherwise appoint any company, firm or Person or body of Persons, whether nominated directly or indirectly by the Directors, to be the attorney or attorneys or authorised signatory (any such person
 
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being an “Attorney” or “Authorised Signatory”, respectively) of the Company for such purposes and with such powers, authorities and discretion (not exceeding those vested in or exercisable by the Directors under these Articles) and for such period and subject to such conditions as they may think fit, and any such power of attorney or other appointment may contain such provisions for the protection and convenience of Persons dealing with any such Attorney or Authorised Signatory as the Directors may think fit, and may also authorise any such Attorney or Authorised Signatory to delegate all or any of the powers, authorities and discretion vested in him.
116.
The Directors may from time to time provide for the management of the affairs of the Company in such manner as they shall think fit and the provisions contained in the three next following Articles shall not limit the general powers conferred by this Article.
117.
The Directors from time to time and at any time may establish any committees, local boards or agencies for managing any of the affairs of the Company and may appoint any Person to be a member of such committees or local boards and may appoint any managers or agents of the Company and may fix the remuneration of any such Person.
118.
The Directors from time to time and at any time may delegate to any such committee, local board, manager or agent any of the powers, authorities and discretions for the time being vested in the Directors and may authorise the members for the time being of any such local board, or any of them to fill any vacancies therein and to act notwithstanding vacancies and any such appointment or delegation may be made on such terms and subject to such conditions as the Directors may think fit and the Directors may at any time remove any Person so appointed and may annul or vary any such delegation, but no Person dealing in good faith and without notice of any such annulment or variation shall be affected thereby.
119.
Any such delegates as aforesaid may be authorised by the Directors to sub-delegate all or any of the powers, authorities, and discretion for the time being vested in them.
120.
The Directors may agree with a Shareholder to waive or modify the terms applicable to such Shareholder’s subscription for Shares without obtaining the consent of any other Shareholder; provided that such waiver or modification does not amount to a variation or abrogation of the rights attaching to the Shares of such other Shareholders.
BORROWING POWERS OF DIRECTORS
121.
The Directors may exercise all the powers of the Company to borrow money and to mortgage or charge its undertaking, property and uncalled capital or any part thereof, or to otherwise provide for a security interest to be taken in such undertaking, property or uncalled capital, and to issue debentures, debenture stock and other securities whenever money is borrowed or as security for any debt, liability or obligation of the Company or of any third party.
THE SEAL
122.
The Seal shall not be affixed to any instrument except by the authority of a resolution of the Directors provided always that such authority may be given prior to or after the affixing of the Seal and if given after may be in general form confirming a number of affixings of the Seal. The Seal shall be affixed in the presence of a Director or a Secretary (or an assistant Secretary) or in the presence of any one or more Persons as the Directors may appoint for the purpose and every Person as aforesaid shall sign every instrument to which the Seal is so affixed in their presence.
123.
The Company may maintain a facsimile of the Seal in such countries or places as the Directors may appoint and such facsimile Seal shall not be affixed to any instrument except by the authority of a resolution of the Directors provided always that such authority may be given prior to or after the affixing of such facsimile Seal and if given after may be in general form confirming a number of affixings of such facsimile Seal. The facsimile Seal shall be affixed in the presence of such Person or Persons as the Directors shall for this purpose appoint and such Person or Persons as aforesaid shall sign every instrument to which the facsimile Seal is so affixed in their presence and such affixing of the facsimile Seal and signing as aforesaid shall have the same meaning and effect as if the Seal had been affixed in the presence of and
 
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the instrument signed by a Director or a Secretary (or an assistant Secretary) or in the presence of any one or more Persons as the Directors may appoint for the purpose.
124.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Secretary or any assistant Secretary shall have the authority to affix the Seal, or the facsimile Seal, to any instrument for the purposes of attesting authenticity of the matter contained therein but which does not create any obligation binding on the Company.
DISQUALIFICATION OF DIRECTORS
125.
The office of Director shall be vacated, if the Director:
(a)
becomes bankrupt or makes any arrangement or composition with his creditors;
(b)
dies or is found to be or becomes of unsound mind;
(c)
resigns his office by notice in writing to the Company;
(d)
is removed from office by Ordinary Resolution;
(e)
is removed from office by notice addressed to him at his last known address and signed by all of his co-Directors (not being less than two in number); or
(f)
is removed from office pursuant to any other provision of these Articles.
PROCEEDINGS OF DIRECTORS
126.
The Directors may meet together (either within or outside the Cayman Islands) for the despatch of business, adjourn, and otherwise regulate their meetings and proceedings as they think fit. Questions arising at any meeting shall be decided by a majority of votes. In case of an equality of votes the chairman shall have a second or casting vote. A Director may, and a Secretary or assistant Secretary on the requisition of a Director shall, at any time summon a meeting of the Directors.
127.
A Director may participate in any meeting of the Directors, or of any committee appointed by the Directors of which such Director is a member, by means of telephone or similar communication equipment by way of which all Persons participating in such meeting can communicate with each other and such participation shall be deemed to constitute presence in person at the meeting.
128.
The quorum necessary for the transaction of the business of the Directors may be fixed by the Directors, and unless so fixed, if there be two or more Directors the quorum shall be two, and if there be one Director the quorum shall be one. A Director represented by an alternate Director at any meeting shall be deemed to be present for the purposes of determining whether or not a quorum is present.
129.
A Director who is in any way, whether directly or indirectly, interested in a contract or proposed contract with the Company shall declare the nature of his interest at a meeting of the Directors. A general notice given to the Directors by any Director to the effect that he is to be regarded as interested in any contract or other arrangement which may thereafter be made with that company or firm shall be deemed a sufficient declaration of interest in regard to any contract so made. A Director may vote in respect of any contract or proposed contract or arrangement notwithstanding that he may be interested therein and if he does so his vote shall be counted and he may be counted in the quorum at any meeting of the Directors at which any such contract or proposed contract or arrangement shall come before the meeting for consideration.
130.
A Director may hold any other office or place of profit under the Company (other than the office of auditor) in conjunction with his office of Director for such period and on such terms (as to remuneration and otherwise) as the Directors may determine and no Director or intending Director shall be disqualified by his office from contracting with the Company either with regard to his tenure of any such other office or place of profit or as vendor, purchaser or otherwise, nor shall any such contract or arrangement entered into by or on behalf of the Company in which any Director is in any way interested, be liable to be avoided, nor shall any Director so contracting or being so interested be liable to account to the Company for any profit realised by any such contract or arrangement by reason of such Director holding
 
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that office or of the fiduciary relation thereby established. A Director, notwithstanding his interest, may be counted in the quorum present at any meeting of the Directors whereat he or any other Director is appointed to hold any such office or place of profit under the Company or whereat the terms of any such appointment are arranged and he may vote on any such appointment or arrangement.
131.
Any Director may act by himself or his firm in a professional capacity for the Company, and he or his firm shall be entitled to remuneration for professional services as if he were not a Director; provided that nothing herein contained shall authorise a Director or his firm to act as auditor to the Company.
132.
The Directors shall cause minutes to be made in books or loose-leaf folders provided for the purpose of recording:
(a)
all appointments of Officers made by the Directors;
(b)
the names of the Directors present at each meeting of the Directors and of any committee of the Directors; and
(c)
all resolutions and proceedings at all meetings of the Company, and of the Directors and of committees of Directors.
133.
When the chairman of a meeting of the Directors signs the minutes of such meeting the same shall be deemed to have been duly held notwithstanding that all the Directors have not actually come together or that there may have been a technical defect in the proceedings.
134.
A resolution in writing signed by all the Directors or all the members of a committee of Directors entitled to receive notice of a meeting of Directors or committee of Directors, as the case may be (an alternate Director, subject as provided otherwise in the terms of appointment of the alternate Director, being entitled to sign such a resolution on behalf of his appointer), shall be as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a duly called and constituted meeting of Directors or committee of Directors, as the case may be. When signed a resolution may consist of several documents each signed by one or more of the Directors or his duly appointed alternate.
135.
The continuing Directors may act notwithstanding any vacancy in their body but if and for so long as their number is reduced below the number fixed by or pursuant to these Articles as the necessary quorum of Directors, the continuing Directors may act for the purpose of increasing the number, or of summoning a general meeting of the Company, but for no other purpose.
136.
The Directors may elect a chairman of their meetings and determine the period for which he is to hold office but if no such chairman is elected, or if at any meeting the chairman is not present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting, the Directors present may choose one of their number to be chairman of the meeting.
137.
Subject to any regulations imposed on it by the Directors, a committee appointed by the Directors may elect a chairman of its meetings. If no such chairman is elected, or if at any meeting the chairman is not present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting, the committee members present may choose one of their number to be chairman of the meeting.
138.
A committee appointed by the Directors may meet and adjourn as it thinks proper. Subject to any regulations imposed on it by the Directors, questions arising at any meeting shall be determined by a majority of votes of the committee members present and in case of an equality of votes the chairman shall have a second or casting vote.
139.
All acts done by any meeting of the Directors or of a committee of Directors, or by any Person acting as a Director, shall notwithstanding that it be afterwards discovered that there was some defect in the appointment of any such Director or Person acting as aforesaid, or that they or any of them were disqualified, be as valid as if every such Person had been duly appointed and was qualified to be a Director.
DIVIDENDS
140.
Subject to any rights and restrictions for the time being attached to any Shares, or as otherwise provided
 
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for in the Companies Law and these Articles, the Directors may from time to time declare dividends (including interim dividends) and other distributions on Shares in issue and authorise payment of the same out of the funds of the Company lawfully available therefor.
141.
Subject to any rights and restrictions for the time being attached to any Shares, the Company by Ordinary Resolution may declare dividends, but no dividend shall exceed the amount recommended by the Directors.
142.
The Directors may determine, before recommending or declaring any dividend, to set aside out of the funds legally available for distribution such sums as they think proper as a reserve or reserves which shall be applicable for meeting contingencies, or for equalising dividends or for any other purpose to which those funds may be properly applied and pending such application may, at the determination of the Directors, either be employed in the business of the Company or be invested in such investments as the Directors may from time to time think fit.
143.
Any dividend may be paid in any manner as the Directors may determine. If paid by cheque it will be sent through the post to the registered address of the Shareholder or Person entitled thereto, or in the case of joint holders, to any one of such joint holders at his registered address or to such Person and such address as the Shareholder or Person entitled, or such joint holders as the case may be, may direct. Every such cheque shall be made payable to the order of the Person to whom it is sent or to the order of such other Person as the Shareholder or Person entitled, or such joint holders as the case may be, may direct.
144.
The Directors when paying dividends to the Shareholders in accordance with the foregoing provisions of these Articles may make such payment either in cash or in specie and may determine the extent to which amounts may be withheld therefrom (including, without limitation, any taxes, fees, expenses or other liabilities for which a Shareholder (or the Company, as a result of any action or inaction of the Shareholder) is liable).
145.
Subject to any rights and restrictions for the time being attached to any Shares, all dividends shall be declared and paid according to the amounts paid up on the Shares, but if and for so long as nothing is paid up on any of the Shares dividends may be declared and paid according to the par value of the Shares.
146.
If several Persons are registered as joint holders of any Share, any of them may give effectual receipts for any dividend or other moneys payable on or in respect of the Share.
147.
No dividend shall bear interest against the Company.
ACCOUNTS, AUDIT AND ANNUAL RETURN AND DECLARATION
148.
The books of account relating to the Company’s affairs shall be kept in such manner as may be determined from time to time by the Directors.
149.
The books of account shall be kept at the Office, or at such other place or places as the Directors think fit, and shall always be open to the inspection of the Directors.
150.
The Directors may from time to time determine whether and to what extent and at what times and places and under what conditions or regulations the accounts and books of the Company or any of them shall be open to the inspection of Shareholders not being Directors, and no Shareholder (not being a Director) shall have any right of inspecting any account or book or document of the Company except as conferred by law or authorised by the Directors or by Ordinary Resolution.
151.
The accounts relating to the Company’s affairs shall only be audited if the Directors so determine, in which case the accounting principles will be determined by the Directors. The financial year of the Company shall end on 31 December of each year or such other date as the Directors may determine.
152.
Without prejudice to the freedom of the Directors to establish any other committee, if the Shares are listed or quoted on the Designated Stock Exchange, and if required by the Designated Stock Exchange, the Directors shall establish and maintain an audit committee as a committee of the board of Directors and shall adopt a formal written audit committee charter and review and assess the adequacy of the
 
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formal written charter on an annual basis. The composition and responsibilities of the audit committee shall comply with the rules and regulations of the Commission, the Designated Stock Exchange, any competent regulatory authority and/or under applicable law.
153.
The Directors in each year shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, an annual return and declaration setting forth the particulars required by the Companies Law and deliver a copy thereof to the Registrar of Companies in the Cayman Islands.
CAPITALISATION OF RESERVES
154.
Subject to the Companies Law and these Articles, the Directors may:
(a)
resolve to capitalise an amount standing to the credit of reserves (including a Share Premium Account, capital redemption reserve and profit and loss account), whether or not available for distribution;
(b)
appropriate the sum resolved to be capitalised to the Shareholders in proportion to the nominal amount of Shares (whether or not fully paid) held by them respectively and apply that sum on their behalf in or towards:
(i)
paying up the amounts (if any) for the time being unpaid on Shares held by them respectively, or
(ii)
paying up in full unissued Shares or debentures of a nominal amount equal to that sum,
and allot the Shares or debentures, credited as fully paid, to the Shareholders (or as they may direct) in those proportions, or partly in one way and partly in the other, but the Share Premium Account, the capital redemption reserve and profits which are not available for distribution may, for the purposes of this Article, only be applied in paying up unissued Shares to be allotted to Shareholders credited as fully paid;
(c)
make any arrangements they think fit to resolve a difficulty arising in the distribution of a capitalised reserve and in particular, without limitation, where Shares or debentures become distributable in fractions the Directors may deal with the fractions as they think fit;
(d)
authorise a Person to enter (on behalf of all the Shareholders concerned) into an agreement with the Company providing for either:
(i)
the allotment to the Shareholders respectively, credited as fully paid, of Shares or debentures to which they may be entitled on the capitalisation, or
(ii)
the payment by the Company on behalf of the Shareholders (by the application of their respective proportions of the reserves resolved to be capitalised) of the amounts or part of the amounts remaining unpaid on their existing Shares,
and any such agreement made under this authority being effective and binding on all those Shareholders; and
(e)
generally do all acts and things required to give effect to any of the actions contemplated by this Article.
SHARE PREMIUM ACCOUNT
155.
The Directors shall in accordance with the Companies Law establish a Share Premium Account and shall carry to the credit of such account from time to time a sum equal to the amount or value of the premium paid on the issue of any Share.
156.
There shall be debited to any Share Premium Account on the redemption or purchase of a Share the difference between the nominal value of such Share and the redemption or purchase price provided always that at the determination of the Directors such sum may be paid out of the profits of the Company or, if permitted by the Companies Law, out of capital.
 
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NOTICES
157.
Any notice or document may be served by the Company or by the Person entitled to give notice to any Shareholder either personally, or by posting it airmail or air courier service in a prepaid letter addressed to such Shareholder at his address as appearing in the Register, or by electronic mail to any electronic mail address such Shareholder may have specified in writing for the purpose of such service of notices, or by facsimile should the Directors deem it appropriate. In the case of joint holders of a Share, all notices shall be given to that one of the joint holders whose name stands first in the Register in respect of the joint holding, and notice so given shall be sufficient notice to all the joint holders.
158.
Any Shareholder present, either personally or by proxy, at any meeting of the Company shall for all purposes be deemed to have received due notice of such meeting and, where requisite, of the purposes for which such meeting was convened.
159.
Any notice or other document, if served by:
(a)
post, shall be deemed to have been served five clear days after the time when the letter containing the same is posted;
(b)
facsimile, shall be deemed to have been served upon production by the transmitting facsimile machine of a report confirming transmission of the facsimile in full to the facsimile number of the recipient;
(c)
recognised courier service, shall be deemed to have been served 48 hours after the time when the letter containing the same is delivered to the courier service; or
(d)
electronic mail, shall be deemed to have been served immediately upon the time of the transmission by electronic mail.
In proving service by post or courier service it shall be sufficient to prove that the letter containing the notice or documents was properly addressed and duly posted or delivered to the courier service.
160.
Any notice or document delivered or sent in accordance with the terms of these Articles shall notwithstanding that such Shareholder be then dead or bankrupt, and whether or not the Company has notice of his death or bankruptcy, be deemed to have been duly served in respect of any Share registered in the name of such Shareholder as sole or joint holder, unless his name shall at the time of the service of the notice or document, have been removed from the Register as the holder of the Share, and such service shall for all purposes be deemed a sufficient service of such notice or document on all Persons interested (whether jointly with or as claiming through or under him) in the Share.
161.
Notice of every general meeting of the Company shall be given to:
(a)
all Shareholders holding Shares with the right to receive notice and who have supplied to the Company an address for the giving of notices to them; and
(b)
every Person entitled to a Share in consequence of the death or bankruptcy of a Shareholder, who but for his death or bankruptcy would be entitled to receive notice of the meeting.
No other Person shall be entitled to receive notices of general meetings.
INDEMNITY
162.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, every Director (including for the purposes of this Article any alternate Director appointed pursuant to the provisions of these Articles), Secretary, assistant Secretary, or other Officer (but not including the Company’s auditors) and the personal representatives of the same (each an “Indemnified Person”) shall be indemnified and secured harmless against all actions or proceedings whether threatened, pending or completed (a “Proceeding”), costs, charges, expenses, losses, damages or liabilities incurred or sustained by such Indemnified Person, other than by reason of such Indemnified Person’s own actual fraud, wilful default or wilful neglect as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, in or about the conduct of the Company’s business or affairs (including as a result of any mistake of judgment), in the execution or discharge of his duties, powers, authorities or discretions, or in respect of any actions or activities undertaken by an Indemnified Person provided for
 
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and in accordance with these Articles, including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, any costs, expenses, losses or liabilities incurred by such Indemnified Person in defending or otherwise being involved in, (whether successfully or otherwise) any civil proceedings concerning the Company or its affairs in any court whether in the Cayman Islands or elsewhere. Each Member shall waive any claim or right of action he or she might have, whether individually or by or in the right of the Company, against any Indemnified Person on account of any action taken by such Indemnified Person, or the failure of such Indemnified Person to take any action in the performance of his duties with or for the Company; provided that such waiver shall not extend to any matter in respect of any actual fraud, wilful default or wilful neglect, which may attach to such Indemnified Person.
163.
No Indemnified Person shall be liable:
(a)
for the acts, receipts, neglects, defaults or omissions of any other Director or Officer or agent of the Company; or
(b)
for any loss on account of defect of title to any property of the Company; or
(c)
on account of the insufficiency of any security in or upon which any money of the Company shall be invested; or
(d)
for any loss incurred through any bank, broker or other similar Person; or
(e)
for any loss occasioned by any negligence, default, breach of duty, breach of trust, error of judgement or oversight on such Indemnified Person’s part; or
(f)
for any loss, damage or misfortune whatsoever which may happen in or arise from the execution or discharge of the duties, powers, authorities, or discretions of such Indemnified Person’s office or in relation thereto;
unless the same shall happen through such Indemnified Person’s own dishonesty, wilful default or fraud as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.
164.
The Company shall pay the expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by a Indemnified Person in defending any Proceeding in advance of its final disposition, provided, however, that, to the extent required by applicable law, such payment of expenses in advance of the final disposition of the Proceeding shall be made only upon receipt of an undertaking by the Indemnified Person to repay all amounts advanced if it should be ultimately determined that the Indemnified Person is not entitled to be indemnified under this Article or otherwise.
165.
The Directors, on behalf of the Company, may purchase and maintain insurance for the benefit of any Director or officer of the Company against any liability which, by virtue of any rule of law, would otherwise attach to such person in respect of any negligence, default, breach of duty or breach of trust of which such person may be guilty in relation to the Company.
166.
Neither any amendment nor repeal of these Articles set forth under this heading of “Indemnity” ​(the “Indemnification Articles”), nor the adoption of any provision of the Memorandum of Association or Articles inconsistent with the Indemnification Articles, shall eliminate or reduce the effect of the Indemnification Articles, in respect of any matter occurring, or any action or proceeding accruing or arising or that, but for these Indemnification Articles, would accrue or arise, prior to such amendment, repeal or adoption of an inconsistent provision.
167.
The rights to indemnification and advancement of expenses conferred on any indemnitee by this Article shall not be exclusive of any other rights that any indemnitee may have or hereafter acquire. The rights to indemnification and advancement of expenses conferred by this Article shall be contract rights and such rights shall continue as to an Indemnified Person who has ceased to be a Director or officer and shall inure to the benefit of his or her heirs, executors and administrators.
NON-RECOGNITION OF TRUSTS
168.
Subject to the proviso hereto, no Person shall be recognised by the Company as holding any Share upon
 
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any trust and the Company shall not, unless required by law, be bound by or be compelled in any way to recognise (even when having notice thereof) any equitable, contingent, future or partial interest in any Share or (except only as otherwise provided by these Articles or as the Companies Law requires) any other right in respect of any Share except an absolute right to the entirety thereof in each Shareholder registered in the Register, provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall be entitled to recognise any such interests as shall be determined by the Directors.
WINDING UP
169.
If the Company shall be wound up the liquidator shall apply the assets of the Company in such manner and order as he thinks fit in satisfaction of creditors’ claims.
170.
If the Company shall be wound up, the liquidator may, with the sanction of an Ordinary Resolution divide amongst the Shareholders in specie or kind the whole or any part of the assets of the Company (whether they shall consist of property of the same kind or not) and may, for such purpose set such value as he deems fair upon any property to be divided as aforesaid and may determine how such division shall be carried out as between the Shareholders or different Classes. The liquidator may, with the like sanction, vest the whole or any part of such assets in trustees upon such trusts for the benefit of the Shareholders as the liquidator, with the like sanction shall think fit, but so that no Shareholder shall be compelled to accept any assets whereon there is any liability.
AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
171.
Subject to the Companies Law and the rights attaching to the various Classes, the Company may at any time and from time to time by Special Resolution alter or amend these Articles in whole or in part.
CLOSING OF REGISTER OR FIXING RECORD DATE
172.
For the purpose of determining those Shareholders that are entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at any meeting of Shareholders or any adjournment thereof, or those Shareholders that are entitled to receive payment of any dividend, or in order to make a determination as to who is a Shareholder for any other purpose, the Directors may by any means in accordance with the requirements of any Designated Stock Exchange provide that the Register shall be closed for transfers for a stated period which shall not exceed in any case 40 days. If the Register shall be so closed for the purpose of determining those Shareholders that are entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at a meeting of Shareholders the Register shall be so closed for at least ten days immediately preceding such meeting and the record date for such determination shall be the date of the closure of the Register.
173.
In lieu of or apart from closing the Register, the Directors may fix in advance a date as the record date for any such determination of those Shareholders that are entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at a meeting of the Shareholders and for the purpose of determining those Shareholders that are entitled to receive payment of any dividend the Directors may, at or within 90 days prior to the date of declaration of such dividend, fix a subsequent date as the record date for such determination.
174.
If the Register is not so closed and no record date is fixed for the determination of those Shareholders entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at a meeting of Shareholders or those Shareholders that are entitled to receive payment of a dividend, the date on which notice of the meeting is posted or the date on which the resolution of the Directors declaring such dividend is adopted, as the case may be, shall be the record date for such determination of Shareholders. When a determination of those Shareholders that are entitled to receive notice of, attend or vote at a meeting of Shareholders has been made as provided in this Article, such determination shall apply to any adjournment thereof.
REGISTRATION BY WAY OF CONTINUATION
175.
The Company may by Special Resolution resolve to be registered by way of continuation in a jurisdiction outside the Cayman Islands or such other jurisdiction in which it is for the time being incorporated, registered or existing. In furtherance of a resolution adopted pursuant to this Article, the Directors may cause an application to be made to the Registrar of Companies to deregister the Company in the Cayman
 
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Islands or such other jurisdiction in which it is for the time being incorporated, registered or existing and may cause all such further steps as they consider appropriate to be taken to effect the transfer by way of continuation of the Company.
MERGERS AND CONSOLIDATION
176.
The Company may merge or consolidate in accordance with the Companies Law.
177.
To the extent required by the Companies Law, the Company may by Special Resolution resolve to merge or consolidate the Company.
DISCLOSURE
178.
The Directors, or any authorised service providers (including the Officers, the Secretary and the registered office agent of the Company), shall be entitled to disclose to any regulatory or judicial authority, or to any Designated Stock Exchange on which the Shares may from time to time be listed, any information regarding the affairs of the Company including, without limitation, information contained in the Register and books of the Company.
CLASS B SHARE CONVERSION
179.
The rights attaching to all Shares shall rank pari passu in all respects, and the Class A Shares and Class B Shares shall vote together as a single class on all matters (subject to Articles 27 and 108) with the exception that the holder of a Class B Share shall have the conversion rights referred to in this Article.
180.
Class B Shares shall automatically convert into Class A Shares on a one-for-one basis (the “Initial Conversion Ratio”): (a) at any time and from time to time at the option of the holders thereof, and (b) automatically on the day of the closing of a Business Combination.
181.
Notwithstanding the Initial Conversion Ratio, in the case that additional Class A Shares or any other Equity-linked Securities, are issued or deemed issued in connection with a Business Combination, all Class B Shares in issue shall automatically convert into Class A Shares at the time of the closing of a Business Combination at a ratio for which the Class B Shares shall convert into Class A Shares will be adjusted (unless the holders of a majority of the Class B Shares in issue agree to waive such anti-dilution adjustment with respect to any such issuance or deemed issuance) so that the number of Class A Shares issuable upon conversion of all Class B Shares will equal, in the aggregate, on an as-converted basis, 20 per cent of the sum of all Class A Shares outstanding after such conversion (after giving effect to any redemptions of Class A Shares pursuant to the Business Combination Article), including the total number of Class A Shares issued or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any Equity-linked Securities or rights issued or deemed issued, by the Company in connection with or in relation to the consummation of the Business Combination, excluding any Class A Shares or Equity-linked Securities exercisable for or convertible into Class A Shares issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination and any private placement warrants issued to the Sponsor, Officers or Directors upon conversion of working capital loans.
182.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the foregoing adjustment to the Initial Conversion Ratio may be waived as to any particular issuance or deemed issuance of additional Class A Shares or Equity-linked Securities by the written consent or agreement of holders of a majority of the Class B Shares then in issue consenting or agreeing separately as a separate class in the manner provided in the Modification of Rights Article hereof.
183.
The foregoing conversion ratio shall also be adjusted to account for any subdivision (by share split, subdivision, exchange, capitalisation, rights issue, reclassification, recapitalisation or otherwise) or combination (by reverse share split, share consolidation, exchange, reclassification, recapitalisation or otherwise) or similar reclassification or recapitalisation of the Class A Shares in issue into a greater or lesser number of shares occurring after the original filing of the Articles without a proportionate and corresponding subdivision, combination or similar reclassification or recapitalisation of the Class B Shares in issue.
 
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184.
Each Class B Share shall convert into its pro rata number of Class A Shares pursuant to this Article. The pro rata share for each holder of Class B Shares will be determined as follows: each Class B Share shall convert into such number of Class A Shares as is equal to the product of 1 multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the total number of Class A Shares into which all of the Class B Shares in issue shall be converted pursuant to this Article and the denominator of which shall be the total number of Class B Shares in issue at the time of conversion.
185.
References in this Article to “converted”, “conversion” or “exchange” shall mean the compulsory redemption without notice of Class B Shares of any Member and, on behalf of such Members, automatic application of such redemption proceeds in paying for such new Class A Shares into which the Class B Shares have been converted or exchanged at a price per Class B Share necessary to give effect to a conversion or exchange calculated on the basis that the Class A Shares to be issued as part of the conversion or exchange will be issued at par. The Class A Shares to be issued on an exchange or conversion shall be registered in the name of such Member or in such name as the Member may direct.
186.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Article, in no event may any Class B Share convert into Class A Shares at a ratio that is less than one-for-one.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
187.
To the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, no individual serving as a Director or an Officer (“Management”) shall have any duty, except and to the extent expressly assumed by contract, to refrain from engaging directly or indirectly in the same or similar business activities or lines of business as the Company. To the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, the Company renounces any interest or expectancy of the Company in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, any potential transaction or matter which may be a corporate opportunity for Management, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other. Except to the extent expressly assumed by contract, to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, Management shall have no duty to communicate or offer any such corporate opportunity to the Company and shall not be liable to the Company or its Members for breach of any fiduciary duty as a Member, Director and/or Officer solely by reason of the fact that such party pursues or acquires such corporate opportunity for itself, himself or herself, directs such corporate opportunity to another person, or does not communicate information regarding such corporate opportunity to the Company.
188.
Except as provided elsewhere in this Article, the Company hereby renounces any interest or expectancy of the Company in, or in being offered an opportunity to participate in, any potential transaction or matter which may be a corporate opportunity for both the Company and Management, about which a Director and/or Officer who is also a member of Management acquires knowledge.
189.
To the extent a court might hold that the conduct of any activity related to a corporate opportunity that is renounced in this Article to be a breach of duty to the Company or its Members, the Company hereby waives, to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, any and all claims and causes of action that the Company may have for such activities. To the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law, the provisions of this Article apply equally to activities conducted in the future and that have been conducted in the past.
 
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ACE CONVERGENCE ACQUISITION CORP.THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORSFOR THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD ONJULY 12, 2022PROXYCARD The undersigned, revoking any previous proxies relating to these shares with respect to the proposals set forth below,hereby acknowledges receipt of the notice and Proxy Statement, dated June 30, 2022, in connection with the ExtraordinaryGeneral Meeting to be held at 7:00 AM Pacific Time on July 12, 2022, at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &Flom LLP, located at 525 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301, or at such other time, on such other date and at suchother place to which the meeting may be postponed or adjourned, or to be observed virtually via the Internet athttps://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022, for the sole purpose of considering and voting upon the following proposals, andhereby appoints Behrooz Abdi and Denis Tse, and each of them (with full power to act alone), the attorneys and proxiesof the undersigned, with power of substitution to each, to vote all of the ordinary shares of ACE Convergence AcquisitionCorp. (the “Company”) registered in the name provided, which the undersigned is entitled to vote at the ExtraordinaryGeneral Meeting, and at any adjournments thereof, with all the powers the undersigned would have if personally present.Without limiting the general authorization hereby given, said proxies are, and each of them is, instructed to vote or act asfollows on the proposals set forth in this Proxy Statement.THE SHARES REPRESENTED BY THIS PROXY WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED WILL BE VOTED IN THE MANNER DIRECTEDHEREIN BY THE UNDERSIGNED SHAREHOLDER.Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Extraordinary General Meeting to be held onJuly 12, 2022: This notice of Extraordinary General Meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement are available athttps://www.cstproxy.com/acev/ext2022.PLEASE MARK, SIGN, DATE AND RETURN THE PROXY CARD PROMPTLY.(Continued and to be marked, dated and signed on reverse side)SEE REVERSE SIDE

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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE “FOR” ALL PROPOSALS Please mark voteas indicated in thisexample Proposal 1 - Extension ProposalAmend the Company’s Second Amended and RestatedMemorandum and Articles of Association (the“Charter”) pursuant to an amendment to the Charter inthe form set forth in Annex A of the accompanyingproxy statement to extend the date by which theCompany must (1) consummate a merger,amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition,share purchase, reorganization or similar businesscombination, which we refer to as our initial businesscombination, (2) cease its operations except for thepurpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initialbusiness combination, and (3) redeem all of the ClassA ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of theCompany, included as part of the units sold in theCompany’s initial public offering that wasconsummated on July 30, 2020, from July 13, 2022,to October 13, 2022. FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN Proposal 2 – Adjournment ProposalApprove the adjournment of the ExtraordinaryGeneral Meeting to a later date or dates, ifnecessary, to permit further solicitation and vote ofproxies in the event that there are insufficient votesfor, or otherwise in connection with, the approval ofProposal 1, which will only be presented at theExtraordinary General Meeting if, based on thetabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at thetime of the Extraordinary General Meeting toapprove Proposal 1, in which case theAdjournment Proposal will be the only proposalpresented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN Dated:Signature (Signature if held Jointly)Signature should agree with name printed hereon. If shares are held in thename of more than one person, EACH joint owner should sign. Executors,administrators, trustees, guardians and attorneys should indicate thecapacity in which they sign. Attorneys should submit powers of attorney.PLEASE SIGN, DATE AND RETURN THE PROXY IN THE ENVELOPEENCLOSED TO MORROW SODALI LLC. THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED INTHE MANNER DIRECTED HEREIN BY THE ABOVE SIGNEDSHAREHOLDER. IF NO DIRECTION IS MADE, YOUR ORDINARY SHARESWILL BE VOTED “FOR” EACH OF THE PROPOSALS. THIS PROXY WILLREVOKE ALL PRIOR PROXIES SIGNED BY YOU.



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