Somerset, NJ – August 26, 2021 – CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”) today announced its e-commerce site atwww.GetArculus.com will golive on September 9, enabling consumers to purchase the Arculus KeyTM card, the next-generation of cryptocurrency cold storage, providing air-gapped protection.Arculus makes it simple, safe and secure for consumers to buy, swap and manage all their cryptocurrency in one reliable place. Arculus was created by CompoSecure, a leading provider of premium financial cards and emergent cryptocurrency storage and security solution provider, which announced on April 19, 2021 that it had agreed to merge with Roman DBDR TechAcquisition Corp (Nasdaq: DBDR).
Security for cryptocurrency is a paramount concern considering that this month, hackers stole approximately $600million from a decentralized finance platform, which appears to be the biggest cryptocurrency threat in history, according to PYMNTS.This attack impacted “tens of thousands” of crypto members across multiple blockchains.
“There is an enormous unmet need in the market right now for a truly air-gapped (i.e., not connected to the internet at all) technology platform that is both simple and secure,” said AdamLowe, Chief Innovation Officer of CompoSecure. “We need to help the millions of cryptocurrency buyers that are hemorrhaging billions in losses to hackers every year. Arculus empowers consumers to take back the keys to their crypto in an easy-to-use way that is safer than anysolution on the market.”
Starting onSeptember 9, the metal Arculus Key card, manufactured to the size of a credit card, will be available for purchase at www.GetArculus.com throughout the U.S. (subject to transaction restrictions in New York and Hawaii)with shipping commencing at the end of September. The Arculus website will includedetails about the product, access to customer service and FAQs.
The Arculus Key card and Arculus WalletTMmobile app work in tandem to protect each consumer’s private crypto keys with3-factor authentication security that requires:
1. Something You Are -- The Arculus Walletapp leverages biometric security systems on mobile devices (e.g., finger print or facial recognition).
2. Something You Know – The Arculus Walletapp requires a 6-digit PIN.
3. Something You Have – The Arculus Key card contains an EAL 6+ embedded secure element that holds the user’s encrypted private keys.
The intuitively designed Arculus Wallet app enables consumers to manage their cryptocurrency, send crypto to others, use fiat currency to buy crypto, and swap crypto-to-crypto by merely using “tap to transact” authentication, which allows the user to securely authorize the transaction with the Arculus Key card. The app supports the most popular cryptocurrencies (with more expected to be added in the future).
The Arculus Key card and Arculus Wallet app have undergone extensive external beta testing for quality assurance. Testing included all aspects of the three-factor authentication security system, and buying, sending/receiving and swapping cryptocurrency.
On April 19, 2021, CompoSecure announced that it had signed a merger agreement with Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR)(“Roman DBDR”), a special purpose acquisition company. Upon closing of the proposed merger, the combined company will operate as CompoSecure, Inc. and plans to trade on the Nasdaq stock market. The transaction reflects a pro forma enterprise value for the combined company of approximately $1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021 and remains subject to approval by Roman DBDR stockholders and other customary closing conditions.
Founded in 2000, CompoSecure is a pioneer and category leader in premium payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency and digital asset storage and security solutions. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of payment card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers secure, innovative, and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and security. CompoSecure’s mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering products and solutions which differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating cardholder experience. For more information, please visit www.composecure.com. ArculusTM was created with the mission to promote cryptocurrency adoption by making it safe, simple and secure for the average person to buy, swap and store cryptocurrency. With a strong background in security hardware and financial payments, the ArculusTM solution was developed to allow people to use a familiar payment card form factor to manage their cryptocurrency. For more information, please visit www.GetArculus.com.
About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.
Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution orin any industry or sector, it intends to focus its search on companies in the technology, media and telecom (“TMT”) industries. The company is led by its Co-ChiefExecutive Officers, Dr. Donald G. Basile and Dixon Doll, Jr. The Company’s experienced board of directors includes former NVCA Chairman and long time venture capitalist Dixon Doll, Global Net Lease (NYSE: GNL) CEO James L.Nelson, former fund manager Paul Misir, investment banker and investor Arun Abraham, and entrepreneur Alan Clingman. For more information, please visit www.romandbdr.com Roman DBDR raised $236 million in its initial public offering (inclusive of underwriter’s exercise of over-allotment option)in November 2020 and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “DBDR”.
Certain statements included in thisPress Release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States PrivateSecurities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding Roman DBDR’s or CompoSecure’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including, without limitation, statements regarding: (i) the ability of RomanDBDR and CompoSecure to complete the proposed merger described in the PressRelease, (ii) the size, demand and growth potential of the markets for CompoSecure’s products and CompoSecure’s ability to serve those markets, (iii)the degree of market acceptance and adoption of CompoSecure’s products, (iv)CompoSecure’s ability to develop innovative products and compete with other companies engaged in the financial services and technology industry and the timing of the ArculusTM launch and (v) CompoSecure’s ability to attract and retain clients. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,”“expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,”“future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of other financial and performance metrics and projections of market opportunity. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this Press Release, and on the current expectations of CompoSecure’s and Roman DBDR’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Neither Roman DBDR nor CompoSecure gives any assurance that either Roman DBDR or CompoSecure will achieve its expectations. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of CompoSecure and Roman DBDR. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyondRoman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others: the inability to complete the proposed merger; the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger, including due to the failure to receive required security holder approvals, or the failure of other closing conditions; and costs related to the proposed merger. You should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors”section of the preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “ProxyStatement”) relating to the proposed merger filed by Roman DBDR with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed by Roman DBDR from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained inthe forward-looking statements. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that none of Roman DBDR or CompoSecure presently know or that Roman DBDR or CompoSecure currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this Press Release. Roman DBDR and CompoSecure anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s assessments to change. However, while Roman DBDR and CompoSecure may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Roman DBDR and CompoSecure specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing RomanDBDR’s and CompoSecure’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this Press Release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements. Certain market data information in this PressRelease is based on the estimates of CompoSecure and Roman DBDR management.
Additional Information about the Proposed Merger and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed merger, Roman DBDR has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC. A definitive proxy statement will be sent to stockholders of Roman DBDR seeking approval of the proposed merger. The documents relating to the proposed merger (when they are available) can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents (whenthey are available) can also be obtained free of charge by contacting CompoSecure at: William Maina, ICR for CompoSecure, (646) 277-1236, CompoSecure-IR@icrinc.com.
Participants in the Solicitation
This communication is not asolicitation of a proxy from any security holder of Roman DBDR. CompoSecure, Roman DBDR and our respective directors, executive officers, other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Roman DBDR’s stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. Information regarding the names and interests in the proposed merger ofRoman DBDR’s directors and officers is contained Roman DBDR’s filings with theSEC. Additional information regarding the interests of potential participants in the solicitation process has also been included in the preliminary, and will be included in the definitive, proxy statement relating to the proposed merger and other relevant documents filed with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.