UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

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Schedule 14A

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Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
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TCW SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISITION CORP.
(Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

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PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT — SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED November 14, 2022

LETTER TO STOCKHOLDERS OF
TCW SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISITION CORP.
865 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

To the Stockholders of TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp.:

You are cordially invited to attend a special meeting (the “Special Meeting”) of TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (“we”, “us”, “our” or the “Company”), to be held on            , 2022, at            [a.m./p.m.], Eastern Time, or at such other time and on such other date to which the meeting may be adjourned or postponed. The Special Meeting will be held via the Internet and will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders. The virtual meeting format allows attendance from any location in the world. You can attend the Special Meeting, vote, and submit questions via live audio webcast by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 and entering the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in the proxy materials. We recommend logging in at least fifteen minutes before the meeting to ensure that you are logged in when the meeting starts. Online check-in will start shortly before the Special Meeting. The accompanying proxy statement is dated, 2022, and is first being mailed to stockholders of the Company on or about that date.

Even if you are planning on attending the Special 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 Special Meeting. It is strongly recommended that you complete and return your proxy card before the Special Meeting date to ensure that your shares will be represented at the Special Meeting. Instructions on how to vote your shares are in the accompanying proxy statement and the other proxy materials you received for the Special Meeting.

The Special Meeting is being held to consider and vote upon the following proposals:

1.      Proposal No. 1 — The Charter Amendment Proposal — to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Charter”) by adopting the third amended and restated certificate of incorporation reflecting the changes marked on the document, in the form set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement (the “Third Amended and Restated Charter”), to amend the date by which the Company must cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (a “Business Combination”) from March 4, 2023 (or June 4, 2023, if the Company has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for an initial business combination by March 4, 2023) (the “Original Termination Date”) to the later of (x)            , 2022 or (y) the date of effectiveness of the Third Amended and Restated Charter (the “Amended Termination Date”) (the “Charter Amendment Proposal”);

2.      Proposal No. 2 — The Trust Amendment Proposal — to amend the Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated March 1, 2021 (the “Trust Agreement”), by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee (“Continental”), pursuant to an amendment to the Trust Agreement in the form set forth in Annex B of the accompanying proxy statement (the “Trust Amendment”) to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the trust account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering (the “IPO”) (the “Trust Account”) to the Amended Termination Date (the “Trust Agreement Proposal”); and

3.      Proposal No. 3 — The Adjournment Proposal — to adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date or dates or sine die, if necessary, either (x) to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies if, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”) and Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class B Common Stock” and, together with the Class A Common Stock, the “Common Stock”) to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal or (y) if the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) determines before the Special Meeting that is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal” and, together with the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Agreement Proposal, the “Proposals”).

 

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The Company will transact no other business at the Special Meeting, except such business as may properly come before the Special Meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof.

Each of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is cross-conditioned on the approval of each other. Each of the Proposals is more fully described in the accompanying proxy statement, which you are encouraged to read carefully.

The Charter currently provides that the Company has until the Original Termination Date to complete its initial Business Combination and, if the Company does not complete an initial Business Combination by the Original Termination Date, it 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 shares of Class A Common Stock issued in the IPO (the “Public Shares”) in consideration of 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 taxes (less up to $100,000 of such interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the total number of the then-outstanding Public Shares (such redemption, the “Mandatory Redemption”), which Mandatory Redemption will completely extinguish the rights of the holders of Public Shares (the “Public Stockholders”) as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, and subject to the approval of Company’s then remaining stockholders and the Board, in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (as amended from time to time, the “DGCL”) to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

If the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved, and because the Company will not be able to complete an initial business combination by the Amended Termination Date, the Company will (i) immediately after the Special Meeting, cease all operations, except for the purpose of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, complete the Mandatory Redemption; and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such Mandatory Redemption, and subject to the approval of the Company’s then remaining stockholders and the Board, in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

Continental’s role as trustee of the Trust Account is subject to the terms and conditions of the Trust Agreement. The Trust Agreement currently provides that Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account only after and promptly after (x) its receipt of the applicable instruction letter delivered by the Company in connection with either a closing of an initial Business Combination or the Company’s inability to effect an initial Business Combination within the time frame specified in the Charter or (y) the Original Termination Date.

If the Trust Amendment Proposal is approved, Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account only after and promptly after (x) its receipt of the applicable instruction letter delivered by the Company in connection with either a closing of an initial Business Combination or the Company’s inability to effect an initial Business Combination within the time frame specified in the Charter or (y) upon the Amended Termination Date, if the aforementioned termination letter has not been received by Continental prior to such date.

The Board believes that the current provisions of the Charter and the existing Trust Agreement described above were included to protect the Company’s stockholders from having to sustain their investment for an unreasonably long period if the Company were unable to find a suitable initial Business Combination target in the timeframe contemplated by the Charter. However, even though the Board has determined that the Company cannot be certain it would be in a position to enter into a definitive agreement for a Business Combination before the end of the year, in the absence of the affirmative vote of at least 65% of the outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock to commence the voluntary liquidation of the Company prior to the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company is not permitted by the Charter and the existing Trust Agreement to return the funds in the Trust Account to the Public Stockholders by way of liquidating the Trust Account until after the Original Termination Date, and the Public Stockholders may only exercise their redemption rights in connection with a stockholder vote on a proposed Business Combination or upon the approval of an amendment to any provision of the Charter relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity.

 

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On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (H.R. 5376) (the “IRA”), which, among other things, imposes a 1% excise tax on any domestic corporation that repurchases its stock after December 31, 2022 (the “Excise Tax”). The Excise Tax is imposed on the fair market value of the repurchased stock, with certain exceptions. Because we are a Delaware corporation and our securities trade on the NYSE, we are a “covered corporation” within the meaning of the IRA. While not free from doubt, absent any further guidance, there is significant risk that the Excise Tax will apply to any redemptions of our Public Shares after December 31, 2022, including redemptions made if we are unable to consummate a Business Combination by or before the Original Termination Date. The application of the Excise Tax to any redemptions we make after December 31, 2022 could potentially reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholders would otherwise be entitled to receive.

The purpose of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is to change the Original Termination Date to the Amended Termination Date such that (i) the Company will be obligated to redeem all issued and outstanding Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days after the Amended Termination Date which will allow the Company to return the funds to its Public Stockholders in calendar year 2022 before the Excise Tax begins to apply to stock repurchases and redemptions in 2023, to enable these stockholders to recover their investment sooner without any deductions for the Excise Tax and deploy such returned funds as they see fit; (ii) subject to the approval of the Company’s then remaining stockholders after completion of the Mandatory Redemption and the Board, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law, as promptly as reasonably possible after completion of the Mandatory Redemption; and (iii) Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account promptly upon the Amended Termination Date. The securities offered in the IPO were units (the “Units”) comprised of one share of Class A Common Stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant (a “Public Warrant”). The Company also plans to voluntarily delist the Class A Common Stock, Public Warrants and Units from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) as soon as practicable after completion of the Mandatory Redemption, subject to the rules of NYSE and the Third Amended and Restated Charter.

For further details about the reasons for the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal, see the sections titled “Proposal No. 1 — The Charter Amendment Proposal — Reasons for the Charter Amendment Proposal” and “Proposal No. 2 — The Trust Amendment Proposal — Reasons for the Trust Amendment Proposal,” respectively, of this proxy statement.

The Company reserves the right to move to adjourn the Special Meeting sine die in the event that the Board determines before the Special Meeting that is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal. In that event, at the Special Meeting the Company will ask its stockholders to vote only upon the Adjournment Proposal and not on the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Trust Amendment Proposal.

The Board has fixed the close of business on            , 2022 (the “Record Date”) as the record date for determining the Company’s stockholders entitled to receive notice of, and vote at, the Special Meeting and any adjournment thereof. Only holders of record of Common Stock on the Record Date are entitled to have their votes counted at the Special Meeting or any adjournment thereof.

Pursuant to the Charter, a Public Stockholder may request that the Company redeem all or a portion of its Public Shares for cash if the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved, and because the Company will not be able to complete an initial Business Combination by the Amended Termination Date, the Company will be obligated to redeem all Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible after the Amended Termination Date. THEREFORE, NO ACTION IS REQUIRED ON YOUR PART IN ORDER TO REDEEM YOUR SHARES. AS A RESULT OF APPROVING THE CHARTER AMENDMENT PROPOSAL AND THE TRUST AMENDMENT PROPOSAL, YOUR SHARES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REDEEMED AS PART OF THE MANDATORY REDEMPTION.

On the Record Date, the redemption price per share was approximately $            (which is expected to be the same approximate amount at the time of the Mandatory Redemption), based on the aggregate amount on deposit in the Trust Account of approximately $            as of the Record Date, divided by the total number of then outstanding Public Shares. The closing price of the Class A Common Stock on NYSE on the Record Date was $            . Accordingly, if the market price of the Class A Common Stock were to remain the same until the date of the

 

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Special Meeting, adopting the Third Amended and Restated Charter would result in a Public Stockholder receiving approximately $            more per share than if the shares of Class A Common Stock were sold in the open market. The Company cannot assure stockholders that they will be able to sell their shares of Class A Common Stock in the open market, even if the market price per share is lower than the redemption price stated above, as there may not be sufficient liquidity in its shares when such stockholders wish to sell their shares.

The approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal each require the affirmative vote of the holders of at least sixty-five percent (65%) of all outstanding shares of Common Stock, voting together as a single class.

The approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the then-outstanding shares of Common Stock present at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon, voting together as a single class. The Adjournment Proposal will only be put forth for a vote if either there are not sufficient votes to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal at the Special Meeting or the Board determines before the Special Meeting that it is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal.

After careful consideration of all relevant factors, including, but not limited to, the IRA and the Excise Tax, the time value of money and the conclusion that the Company cannot be certain it would be in a position to enter into a definitive agreement for a business combination before the end of the year, the Board has determined that the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal are in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders and recommends that you vote or give instruction to vote “FOR” each of the proposals.

Your vote is very important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Special Meeting, please vote as soon as possible by following the instructions in the accompanying proxy statement to make sure that your shares are represented and voted at the Special Meeting. Submitting a proxy now will NOT prevent you from being able to attend and vote during the Special Meeting. If you hold your shares in “street name” through a bank, broker or other nominee, you will need to follow the instructions provided to you by your bank, broker or other nominee to ensure that the shares you beneficially own are represented and voted at the Special Meeting. In this regard, you must provide the record holder of your shares with instructions on how to vote your shares or, if you wish to attend the Special Meeting and vote in person, you will need to obtain a legal proxy from your bank, broker or nominee authorizing you to vote these shares and email a copy (a legible photograph is sufficient) of your proxy to proxy@continentalstock.com no later than 72 hours prior to the Special Meeting. If you sign, date and return your proxy card without indicating how you wish to vote, your proxy will be voted FOR each of the proposals presented at the Special Meeting. If you fail to return your proxy card and do not vote in person or by proxy at the Special Meeting, your shares (i) will not be counted for the purposes of determining whether a quorum is present at the Special Meeting or whether the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal (as the case may be) is approved by the requisite votes; and (ii) will have the effect of a vote “AGAINST” the Trust Amendment Proposal at the Special Meeting.

Enclosed is the Notice of Special Meeting and accompanying proxy statement containing detailed information about the Special Meeting, the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal. Whether or not you plan to attend the Special Meeting, the Company urges you to read this material carefully and vote your shares.

 

By Order of the Board of Directors of

   

TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp.

   

 

   

Joseph R. Shaposhnik

   

Chief Executive Officer

This proxy statement is dated            , 2022
and is first being mailed to our stockholders with the form of proxy on or about that date.

 

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TCW SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISITION CORP.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
OF TCW SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISITION CORP.
TO BE HELD ON            , 2022

To the Stockholders of TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp.:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the stockholders of TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), will be held on            , 2022, at            [a.m./p.m.], Eastern Time (the “Special Meeting”), time, or at such other time and on such other date to which the meeting may be adjourned or postponed. The Special Meeting will be held via the Internet and will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders. The virtual meeting format allows attendance from any location in the world. You can attend the Special Meeting, vote, and submit questions via live audio webcast by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 and entering the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in the proxy materials.

You are cordially invited to attend the Special Meeting that will be held for the purpose of considering and voting on (i) a charter amendment proposal to amend and restate the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Charter”) by adopting the Third amended and restated certificate of incorporation in the form reflecting the changes marked on the document set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement (the “Third Amended and Restated Charter”) to amend the date by which the Company must cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (a “Business Combination”) from March 4, 2023 (or June 4, 2023, if the Company has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for an initial business combination by March 4, 2023) (the “Original Termination Date”) to the later of (x)            , 2022 or (y) the date of the effectiveness of the Third Amended and Restated Charter (the “Amended Termination Date”) (the “Charter Amendment Proposal”); (ii) a trust amendment proposal to amend the Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated March 1, 2021 (the “Trust Agreement”), by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee (“Continental”), pursuant to an amendment to the Trust Agreement in the form set forth in Annex B of the accompanying proxy statement (the “Trust Amendment”) to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the trust account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering (the “IPO”) (the “Trust Account”) to the Amended Termination Date (the “Trust Agreement Proposal”) and (iii) an adjournment proposal to adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date or dates or sine die, if necessary, either (x) to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies if, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Common Stock”) and Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class B Common Stock” and, together with the Class A Common Stock, the “Common Stock”) to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal or (y) if the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) determines before the Special Meeting that it is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal” and, together with the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Agreement Proposal, the “Proposals”), more fully described in the accompanying proxy statement, which is dated            , 2022 and is first being mailed to stockholders on or about that date.

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (H.R. 5376) (the “IRA”), which, among other things, imposes a 1% excise tax on any domestic corporation that repurchases its stock after December 31, 2022 (the “Excise Tax”). The Excise Tax is imposed on the fair market value of the repurchased stock, with certain exceptions. Because we are a Delaware corporation and our securities trade on the NYSE, we are a “covered corporation” within the meaning of the IRA. While not free from doubt, absent any further guidance, there is significant risk that the Excise Tax will apply to any redemptions of our Public Shares after December 31, 2022, including redemptions made if we are unable to consummate a Business Combination by or before the Original Termination Date. The application of the Excise Tax to any redemptions we make after December 31, 2022 could potentially reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholders would otherwise be entitled to receive.

 

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The purpose of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is to change the Original Termination Date to the Amended Termination Date such that (i) the Company will be obligated to redeem all issued and outstanding Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days after the Amended Termination Date which will allow the Company to return the funds to its Public Stockholders in calendar year 2022 before the Excise Tax begins to apply to stock repurchases and redemptions in 2023, to enable these stockholders to recover their investment sooner without any deductions for the Excise Tax and deploy such returned funds as they see fit; (ii) subject to the approval of the Company’s then remaining stockholders after completion of the Mandatory Redemption and the Board, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law, as promptly as reasonably possible after completion of the Mandatory Redemption; and (iii) Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account promptly upon the Amended Termination Date. The securities offered in the IPO were units (the “Units”) comprised of one share of Class A Common Stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant (a “Public Warrant”). The Company also plans to voluntarily delist the Class A Common Stock, Public Warrants and Units from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) as soon as practicable after completion of the Mandatory Redemption, subject to the rules of NYSE and the Third Amended and Restated Charter.

Each of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is cross-conditioned on the approval of each other. The Adjournment Proposal is not conditioned upon the approval of any other proposal. If, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of Common Stock to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal, the Company may move to adjourn the Special Meeting to such later date or dates to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies. The Company also reserves the right to move to adjourn the Special Meeting sine die in the event that the Board determines before the Special Meeting that is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal. In those events, at the Special Meeting the Company will ask its stockholders to vote only upon the Adjournment Proposal and not on the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Trust Amendment Proposal. If the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal are approved at the Special Meeting, the Adjournment Proposal will not be presented. After careful consideration of all relevant factors, including, but not limited to, the IRA and the Excise Tax, the time value of money and the conclusion that the Company cannot be certain it would be in a position to enter into a definitive agreement for a business combination before the end of the year, the Board has determined that the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal are in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders and recommends that you vote or give instruction to vote “FOR” each of the proposals.

The Board has fixed the close of business on            , 2022 (the “Record Date”) as the record date for determining the Company’s stockholders entitled to receive notice of, and vote at, the Special Meeting and any adjournment thereof. Only holders of record of Common Stock on the Record Date are entitled to have their votes counted at the Special Meeting or any adjournment thereof.

Pursuant to the Charter, a Public Stockholder may request that the Company redeem all or a portion of its Public Shares for cash if the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved, and because the Company will not be able to complete an initial Business Combination by the Amended Termination Date, the Company will be obligated to redeem all Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible after the Amended Termination Date. THEREFORE, NO ACTION IS REQUIRED ON YOUR PART IN ORDER TO REDEEM YOUR SHARES. AS A RESULT OF APPROVING THE CHARTER AMENDMENT PROPOSAL AND THE TRUST AMENDMENT PROPOSAL, YOUR SHARES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REDEEMED AS PART OF THE MANDATORY REDEMPTION. On the Record Date, the redemption price per share was approximately $            (which is expected to be the same approximate amount at the time of the Mandatory Redemption), based on the aggregate amount on deposit in the Trust Account of approximately $            as of the Record Date, divided by the total number of then outstanding Public Shares. The closing price of the Class A Common Stock on NYSE on the Record Date was $            . Accordingly, if the market price of the Class A Common Stock were to remain the same until the date of the Special Meeting, adopting the Third Amended and Restated Charter would result in a Public Stockholder receiving approximately $            more per share than if the shares of Class A Common Stock were sold in the open market. The Company cannot assure stockholders that they will be able to sell their shares of Class A Common Stock in the open market, even if the market price per share is lower than the redemption price stated above, as there may not be sufficient liquidity in its shares when such stockholders wish to sell their shares.

 

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The approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal is a condition to its implementation.

If the Charter Amendment Proposal is not approved or implemented, and a business combination is not completed on or before March 4, 2023 (or June 4, 2023, if the Company has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for an initial business combination by March 4, 2023), the Company 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 complete the Mandatory Redemption, which redemption may be subject to the Excise Tax that could reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholders would otherwise be entitled to receive, and such redemption will completely extinguish the rights of the holders of Public Shares (the “Public Stockholders”) as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following the Mandatory Redemption, and subject to the approval of Company’s then remaining stockholders and the Board, in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (as amended from time to time, the “DGCL”) to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

The approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal each require the affirmative vote of the holders of at least sixty-five percent (65%) of all outstanding shares of Common Stock, voting together as a single class.

The approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the then-outstanding shares of Common Stock present at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote thereon, voting together as a single class. The Adjournment Proposal will only be put forth for a vote if either there are not sufficient votes to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal at the Special Meeting or the Board determines before the Special Meeting that it is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal.

Record holders of Common Stock at the close of business on the Record Date are entitled to vote or have their votes cast at the Special Meeting. On the Record Date, there were 46,393,299 issued and outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and 11,598,325 issued and outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock. Voting on all resolutions at the Special Meeting will be conducted by way of a poll rather than on a show of hands. On a poll, votes are counted according to the number of shares registered in each stockholder’s name which are voted, with each share of Common Stock carrying one vote.

As of the date of the proxy statement, TCW Special Purpose Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”) holds 20% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock. In addition to these shares, (i) approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal will require the affirmative vote of at least 26,096,231 shares of Common Stock held by the Public Stockholders (or approximately 56% of the Class A Common Stock); (ii) approval of the Trust Amendment Proposal will require the affirmative vote of at least 26,096,231 shares of Common Stock held by the Public Stockholders (or approximately 56% of the Class A Common Stock); and (iii) approval of the Adjournment Proposal will require the affirmative vote of at least 14,497,908 shares of Common Stock held by the Public Stockholders (or approximately 38% of the Class A Common Stock) if all shares of Common Stock are represented at the Special Meeting and cast votes, and the affirmative vote of at least 2,899,583 shares of Common Stock held by the Public Stockholders (or approximately 6% of the Class A Common Stock) if only such shares as are required to establish a quorum are represented at the Special Meeting and cast votes.

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 shares of Common Stock held by it or them, as applicable, if the Company fails to complete an initial Business Combination, although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any shares of Class A Common Stock they hold if the Company fails to complete its initial Business Combination by the applicable deadline. The Sponsor and the Company’s directors and officers intend to vote in favor of each of the proposals at the Special Meeting.

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 assets in the Trust Account, in each case net of the interest which may be withdrawn to pay taxes, except as to any claims by

 

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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 Company has not independently verified whether the Sponsor has sufficient funds to satisfy its indemnity obligations and believes that the Sponsor’s only assets are securities of the Company and, therefore, the Sponsor may not be able to satisfy those obligations. None of the Company’s officers or directors will indemnify the Company for claims by third parties, including, without limitation, claims by vendors and prospective target businesses.

Your vote is very important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Special Meeting, please vote as soon as possible by following the instructions in the accompanying proxy statement to make sure that your shares are represented and voted at the Special Meeting. Submitting a proxy now will NOT prevent you from being able to attend and vote during the Special Meeting. If you hold your shares in “street name” through a bank, broker or other nominee, you will need to follow the instructions provided to you by your bank, broker or other nominee to ensure that the shares you beneficially own are represented and voted at the Special Meeting. In this regard, you must provide the record holder of your shares with instructions on how to vote your shares or, if you wish to attend the Special Meeting and vote in person, you will need to obtain a legal proxy from your bank, broker or nominee authorizing you to vote these shares and email a copy (a legible photograph is sufficient) of your proxy to proxy@continentalstock.com no later than 72 hours prior to the Special Meeting. If you sign, date and return your proxy card without indicating how you wish to vote, your proxy will be voted FOR each of the proposals presented at the Special Meeting. If you fail to return your proxy card and do not vote in person or by proxy at the Special Meeting, your shares (i) will not be counted for the purposes of determining whether a quorum is present at the Special Meeting or whether the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal (as the case may be) is approved by the requisite votes; and (ii) will have the effect of a vote “AGAINST” the Trust Amendment Proposal at the Special Meeting.

Enclosed is the proxy statement containing important information about the Special Meeting, the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal. Whether or not you plan to attend the Special Meeting, the Company urges you to read this material carefully and vote your shares.

If you have any questions or need assistance voting your shares of Common Stock, please contact Morrow Sodali, the Company’s proxy solicitor, by calling 800-662-5500 (toll-free), or banks and brokers can call 203-608-9400, or by emailing TSPQ.info@morrowsodali.com.

This Notice of Special Meeting and the accompanying proxy statement are dated            , 2022 and are first being mailed to stockholders on or about that date.

 

By Order of the Board of Directors of

   

TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp.

   

 

   

Joseph R. Shaposhnik

   

Chief Executive Officer

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE SPECIAL MEETING

 

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SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

 

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PROPOSAL NO. 1 — THE CHARTER AMENDMENT PROPOSAL

 

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PROPOSAL NO. 2 — THE TRUST AMENDMENT PROPOSAL

 

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PROPOSAL NO. 3 — THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL

 

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY

 

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BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

 

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HOUSEHOLDING INFORMATION

 

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

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THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

 

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AMENDMENT TO INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TRUST AGREEMENT

 

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TCW SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISTION CORP.

PROXY STATEMENT FOR THE SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
OF TCW SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISTION CORP.
TO BE HELD ON            , 2022

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Some of the statements contained in this proxy statement constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to, among other things, the Company’s capital resources and results of operations. Statements regarding market conditions and results of operations also are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify these forward- looking statements by the use of terminology such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words or phrases.

The forward-looking statements contained in this proxy statement reflect the Company’s current views about future events and are subject to numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause its actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. We do not guarantee that the transactions and events described will happen as described (or that they will happen at all). The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements:

        our ability to complete a Business Combination or amend the date by which the Company must cease all operations if it fails to complete a Business Combination to the Amended Termination Date;

        the Trust Account not being subject to claims of third parties;

        the market price and liquidity of the shares of Class A Common Stock;

        the per-share redemption price; and

        the timing of the Mandatory Redemption and the our liquidation, dissolution and delisting.

While forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this proxy statement, except as required by applicable law. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could cause the Company’s future results, performance or transactions to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement, please see the section titled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s final prospectus, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 1, 2021 and in other reports filed by the Company with the SEC. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to the Company (or to third parties making the forward-looking statements).

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE SPECIAL MEETING

The questions and answers below highlight only selected information from this proxy statement and only briefly address some commonly asked questions about the Special Meeting and the proposals to be presented at the Special Meeting. The following questions and answers do not include all the information that is important to the Company’s stockholders. Stockholders are urged to read carefully this entire proxy statement, including the other documents referred to herein, to fully understand the proposal to be presented at the Special Meeting and the voting procedures for the Special Meeting, which will be held on            , 2022, at            [a.m./p.m.], Eastern Time. The Special Meeting will be held via the Internet and will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders. The virtual meeting format allows attendance from any location in the world. You can attend the Special Meeting, vote, and submit questions via live audio webcast by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 and entering the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in the proxy materials. We recommend logging in at least fifteen minutes before the meeting to ensure that you are logged in when the meeting starts. Online check-in will start shortly before the Special Meeting.

Q:     Why am I receiving this proxy statement?

A:     The Company is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on December 21, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Following the closing of the IPO on March 4, 2021, including the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, and the concurrent sale of warrants to our Sponsor (the “Private Placement Warrants”), an amount of $450,000,000 from the net proceeds from the IPO and the sale of Private Placement Warrants were placed in the Trust Account.

Like most blank check companies, the Charter provides for the return of the IPO proceeds held in trust to the Public Stockholders if there is no qualifying business combination(s) consummated within 24 months after the date of the closing of the IPO (i.e., by the Original Termination Date).

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the IRA, which, among other things, imposes a 1% excise tax on any domestic corporation that repurchases its stock after December 31, 2022. The Excise Tax is imposed on the fair market value of the repurchased stock, with certain exceptions. Because we are a Delaware corporation and our securities trade on the NYSE, we are a “covered corporation” within the meaning of the IRA. While not free from doubt, absent any further guidance, there is significant risk that the Excise Tax will apply to any redemptions of our Public Shares after December 31, 2022, including redemptions made if we are unable to consummate a Business Combination by or before the Original Termination Date. The application of the Excise Tax to any redemptions we make after December 31, 2022 could potentially reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholders would otherwise be entitled to receive.

The purpose of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is to change the Original Termination Date to the Amended Termination Date such that (i) the Company will be obligated to redeem all issued and outstanding Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days after the Amended Termination Date which will allow the Company to return the funds to its Public Stockholders in calendar year 2022 before the Excise Tax begins to apply to stock repurchases and redemptions in 2023, to enable these stockholders to recover their investment sooner without any deductions for the Excise Tax and deploy such returned funds as they see fit; (ii) subject to the approval of the Company’s then remaining stockholders after completion of the Mandatory Redemption and the Board, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law, as promptly as reasonably possible after completion of the Mandatory Redemption; and (iii) Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account promptly upon the Amended Termination Date. The Company also plans to voluntarily delist the Class A Common Stock, Public Warrants and Units from NYSE as soon as practicable after completion of the Mandatory Redemption, subject to the rules of NYSE and the Third Amended and Restated Charter.

After careful consideration of all relevant factors, including, but not limited to, the IRA and the Excise Tax, the time value of money and the conclusion that the Company cannot be certain it would be in a position to enter into a definitive agreement for a business combination before the end of the year, the Board has determined that the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal are in the best interests of the

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Company and its stockholders. On this basis, we believe that it is in the best interests of our stockholders to amend and restate the Charter and the Trust Agreement to change the Original Termination Date to the Amended Termination Date and is therefore holding this Special Meeting.

Q:     When and where will the Special Meeting be held?

A:     The Special Meeting will be held on            , 2022, at            [a.m./p.m.], Eastern Time, or at such other time and on such other date to which the meeting may be adjourned or postponed. The Special Meeting will be held via the Internet and will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders. The virtual meeting format allows attendance from any location in the world. You can attend the Special Meeting, vote, and submit questions via live audio webcast by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 and entering the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in the proxy materials. We recommend logging in at least fifteen minutes before the meeting to ensure that you are logged in when the meeting starts. Online check-in will start shortly before the Special Meeting.

Q:     How do I vote?

A:     If you were a holder of record of shares of Class A Common Stock or shares of Class B Common Stock on the close of business on            , 2022, the Record Date for the Special Meeting, you may vote with respect to the proposals virtually at the Special Meeting, or by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the postage-paid envelope provided.

Voting by Mail.    By signing and dating the proxy card and returning it in the enclosed prepaid and addressed envelope, you are authorizing the individual(s) named on the proxy card to vote your shares at the Special Meeting in the manner you indicate. You are encouraged to sign, date and return the proxy card even if you plan to attend the Special Meeting virtually so that your shares will be voted if you are unable to attend the Special Meeting virtually. If you receive more than one proxy card, it is an indication that your shares are held in multiple accounts. Please sign, date and return all proxy cards to ensure that all of your shares are voted. Votes submitted by mail must be received by            [a.m./p.m.], Eastern Time, on            , 2022, being 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the Special Meeting (or, in the case of an adjournment, no later than 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the adjourned meeting). If you sign, date and return your proxy card without indicating how you wish to vote, your proxy will be voted FOR each of the proposals presented at the Special Meeting. If you fail to return your proxy card and do not vote in person or by proxy at the Special Meeting, your shares (i) will not be counted for the purposes of determining whether a quorum is present at the Special Meeting or whether the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal (as the case may be) is approved by the requisite votes; and (ii) will have the effect of a vote “AGAINST” the Trust Amendment Proposal at the Special Meeting.

Voting Electronically.    You may attend, vote and examine the list of stockholders entitled to vote at the Special Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 and entering the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in the proxy materials. We recommend logging in at least fifteen minutes before the meeting to ensure that you are logged in when the meeting starts. Online check-in will start shortly before the Special Meeting. Please see the question “How do I attend the Special Meeting virtually” below for further information on how to attend the Special Meeting virtually.

Q:     How do I attend the Special Meeting virtually?

A:     If you are a registered stockholder, you will receive a proxy card from Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (“Continental” or the “Transfer Agent”). The form contains instructions on how to attend the Special Meeting virtually including the URL address, along with your control number. You will need your control number for access. If you do not have your control number, contact the Transfer Agent at (917) 262-2373, or email proxy@continentalstock.com.

You can pre-register to attend the virtual Special Meeting starting            , 2022 at            [a.m./p.m.], Eastern Time (five business days prior to the meeting date) by entering the URL address into your browser at https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 and entering your control number, name and email address. Once

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you pre-register you can vote or enter questions in the chat box during the Special Meeting. At the start of the Special Meeting, you will need to log in again using your control number and will also be prompted to enter your control number if you vote during the Special Meeting.

If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a bank, broker or other nominee, you will need to contact the Transfer Agent to receive a control number. If you plan to vote at the Special Meeting, you will need to have a legal proxy from your bank, broker or other nominee or if you would like to join and not vote, the Transfer Agent will issue you a guest control number with proof of ownership. In either case, you must contact the Transfer Agent for specific instructions on how to receive the control number. The Transfer Agent can be contacted at the number or email address above. Please allow up to 72 hours prior to the meeting for processing your control number. Investors should contact their bank, broker or nominee for instructions regarding obtaining a legal proxy.

If you do not have access to Internet, you can listen only to the meeting by dialing 1 800-450-7155 (toll-free) (or 1 857-999-9155 (standard rates apply) if you are located outside the United States and Canada (standard rates apply)) and when prompted enter the pin number 2312530#. Please note that you will not be able to vote or ask questions at the Special Meeting if you choose to participate telephonically.

A separate conference line to allow participants to communicate with each other during the Special Meeting will also be made available.

Q:     What are the specific proposals on which I am being asked to vote at the Special Meeting?

A:     The Company’s stockholders are being asked to consider and vote on the following proposals:

Proposal No. 1 — Charter Amendment Proposal — to amend and restate the Company’s Charter by adopting the Third Amended and Restated Charter reflecting the changes marked on the document in the form set forth in Annex A of this proxy statement to change the date by which the Company must cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete a Business Combination, from the Original Termination Date to the Amended Termination Date;

Proposal No. 2 — Trust Amendment Proposal — to amend the Trust Agreement, pursuant to an amendment to the Trust Agreement in the form set forth in Annex B of this proxy statement, to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the Trust Account to the Amended Termination Date; and

Proposal No. 3 — Adjournment Proposal — to adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date or dates or sine die, if necessary, either (x) to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies if, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal or (y) if the Board determines before the Special Meeting that is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal.

Each of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is cross-conditioned on the approval of each other. The Adjournment Proposal is not conditioned upon the approval of any other proposal. For more information, please see “Proposal No. 1 — The Charter Amendment Proposal,” “Proposal No. 2 — The Trust Amendment Proposal” and “Proposal No. 3 — The Adjournment Proposal.”

After careful consideration, the Board has determined that the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal are in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders and recommends that you vote or give instruction to vote “FOR” each of the proposals.

The existence of financial and personal interests of our directors and officers may result in conflicts of interest, including a conflict between what may be in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders and what may be best for a director’s personal interests when determining to recommend that stockholders vote for the proposals. See the sections titled “Proposal No. 1 — The Charter Amendment Proposal — Interests of the Sponsor and the Company’s Officers and Directors,” “Proposal No. 2 — The Trust Amendment Proposal — Interests of the Sponsor and Company’s Officers and Directors,” and “Beneficial Ownership of Securities” for a further discussion of these considerations.

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THE VOTE OF STOCKHOLDERS IS IMPORTANT. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO SUBMIT THEIR PROXIES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER CAREFULLY REVIEWING THIS PROXY STATEMENT.

Q:     Are the proposals conditioned on one another?

A:     Each of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is cross-conditioned on the approval of each other. The Adjournment Proposal is not conditioned upon the approval of any other proposal. If, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal, the Company may move to adjourn the Special Meeting to such later date or dates to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies. The Company also reserves the right to move to adjourn the Special Meeting sine die in the event that the Board determines before the Special Meeting that it is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal. In those events, at the Special Meeting the Company will ask its stockholders to vote only upon the Adjournment Proposal and not on the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Trust Amendment Proposal. If the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal are approved at the Special Meeting, the Adjournment Proposal will not be presented.

Q:     Why is the Company proposing the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal?

A:     The Charter currently provides that the Company has until the Original Termination Date to complete its initial Business Combination and, if the Company does not complete an initial Business Combination by the Original Termination Date, it 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 complete the Mandatory Redemption, which redemption will completely extinguish the rights of the Public Stockholders as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such Mandatory Redemption, and subject to the approval of Company’s then remaining stockholders and the Board, in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

The Trust Agreement currently provides that Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account only after and promptly after (x) its receipt of the applicable instruction letter delivered by the Company in connection with either a closing of an initial Business Combination or the Company’s inability to effect an initial Business Combination within the time frame specified in the Charter or (y) the Original Termination Date. If the Trust Amendment Proposal is approved, Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account only after and promptly after (x) its receipt of the applicable instruction letter delivered by the Company in connection with either a closing of an initial Business Combination or the Company’s inability to effect an initial Business Combination within the time frame specified in the Charter or (y) upon the Amended Termination Date, if the aforementioned termination letter has not been received by Continental prior to such date.

The Board believes that the current provisions of the Charter and the existing Trust Agreement described above were included to protect the Company’s stockholders from having to sustain their investment for an unreasonably long period if the Company were unable to find a suitable initial Business Combination target in the timeframe contemplated by the Charter. However, even though the Board has determined that the Company cannot be certain it would be in a position to enter into a definitive agreement for a Business Combination before the end of the year, in the absence of the affirmative vote of at least 65% of the outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock to commence the voluntary liquidation of the Company prior to the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company is not permitted by the Charter and the existing Trust Agreement to return the funds in the Trust Account to the Public Stockholders by way of liquidating the Trust Account until after the Original Termination Date, and the Public Stockholders may only exercise their redemption rights in connection with a stockholder vote on a proposed Business Combination or upon the approval of an amendment to any provision of the Charter relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity.

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On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the IRA, which, among other things, imposes a 1% excise tax on any domestic corporation that repurchases its stock after December 31, 2022. The Excise Tax is imposed on the fair market value of the repurchased stock, with certain exceptions. Because we are a Delaware corporation and our securities trade on the NYSE, we are a “covered corporation” within the meaning of the IRA. While not free from doubt, absent any further guidance, there is significant risk that the Excise Tax will apply to any redemptions of our Public Shares after December 31, 2022, including redemptions made if we are unable to consummate a Business Combination by or before the Original Termination Date. The application of the Excise Tax to any redemptions we make after December 31, 2022 could potentially reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholders would otherwise be entitled to receive.

The purpose of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is to change the Original Termination Date to the Amended Termination Date such that (i) the Company will be obligated to redeem all issued and outstanding Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days after the Amended Termination Date which will allow the Company to return the funds to its Public Stockholders in calendar year 2022 before the Excise Tax begins to apply to stock repurchases and redemptions in 2023, to enable these stockholders to recover their investment sooner without any deductions for the Excise Tax and deploy such returned funds as they see fit; (ii) subject to the approval of the Company’s then remaining stockholders after completion of the Mandatory Redemption and the Board, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law, as promptly as reasonably possible after completion of the Mandatory Redemption; and (iii) Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account promptly upon the Amended Termination Date. The securities offered in the IPO were the Units comprised of one Public Share and one-third of one Public Warrant. The Company also plans to voluntarily delist the Class A Common Stock, Public Warrants and Units from the NYSE as soon as practicable after completion of the Mandatory Redemption, subject to the rules of NYSE and the Third Amended and Restated Charter.

For further details about the reasons for the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal, see the sections titled “Proposal No. 1 — The Charter Amendment Proposal — Reasons for the Charter Amendment Proposal” and “Proposal No. 2 — The Trust Amendment Proposal — Reasons for the Trust Amendment Proposal,” respectively, of this proxy statement.

In the event the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal are not approved or implemented and the Company is unable to complete a business combination on or before the Original Termination Date, the Company will dissolve and liquidate in accordance with the Charter.

Q:     What constitutes a quorum?

A:     A quorum of our stockholders is necessary to hold a valid meeting. The presence at the virtual Special Meeting, in person or by proxy, of the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock entitled to vote at the Special Meeting constitutes a quorum at the Special Meeting. Abstentions will be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum. The shares of the Sponsor, who owns approximately 20% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock as of the Record Date, will count towards this quorum. As a result, as of the Record Date, in addition to the shares of the Sponsor, an additional 17,397,488 shares of Common Stock held by the Public Stockholders would be required to be present at the Special Meeting to achieve a quorum. Because all of the proposals to be voted on at the Special Meeting are “non-routine” matters, banks, brokers and other nominees will not have authority to vote on any proposals unless instructed, so the Company does not expect there to be any broker non-votes at the Special Meeting. If a quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the Special Meeting to commence or if during the Special Meeting a quorum ceases to be present, the Special Meeting will stand adjourned to the same day in the next week at the same time and place or to such other day, time and/or place as the Board may determine, and if at the adjourned meeting a quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting to commence, the stockholders present will constitute a quorum.

Q:     What vote is required to approve the proposals presented at the Special Meeting?

A:     The approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 65% of all then outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock.

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The approval of the Trust Amendment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 65% of all then outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting as a single class.

The approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of all then outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting as a single class, who are present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote thereon at the Special Meeting. The Adjournment Proposal will only be put forth for a vote if either (x) based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting there are not sufficient votes to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal at the Special Meeting or (y) if the Board determines before the Special Meeting that is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal.

Q:     How will the Sponsor vote?

A:     On the Record Date, the Sponsor owned and was entitled to vote an aggregate of 11,598,325 shares of Common Stock, representing approximately 20% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, and plans to vote in favor of each of the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal and, if presented, the Adjournment Proposal.

Q:     Why should I vote “FOR” the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal?

A:     The Charter currently provides that the Company has until the Original Termination Date to complete its initial Business Combination and, if the Company does not complete an initial Business Combination by the Original Termination Date, it 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 complete the Mandatory Redemption, which redemption will completely extinguish the rights of the Public Stockholders as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such Mandatory Redemption, and subject to the approval of Company’s then remaining stockholders and the Board, in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

The Trust Agreement currently provides that Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account only after and promptly after (x) its receipt of the applicable instruction letter delivered by the Company in connection with either a closing of an initial Business Combination or the Company’s inability to effect an initial Business Combination within the time frame specified in the Charter or (y) the Original Termination Date. If the Trust Amendment Proposal is approved, Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account only after and promptly after (x) its receipt of the applicable instruction letter delivered by the Company in connection with either a closing of an initial Business Combination or the Company’s inability to effect an initial Business Combination within the time frame specified in the Charter or (y) upon the Amended Termination Date, if the aforementioned termination letter has not been received by Continental prior to such date.

In the absence of the affirmative vote of at least 65% of the outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock to commence the voluntary liquidation of the Company prior to the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company is not permitted by the Charter and the existing Trust Agreement to return the funds in the Trust Account to the Public Stockholders by way of liquidating the Trust Account until after the Original Termination Date, and the Public Stockholders may only exercise their redemption rights in connection with a stockholder vote on a proposed Business Combination or upon the approval of an amendment to any provision of the Charter relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity

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unable to consummate a Business Combination by or before the Original Termination Date. The application of the Excise Tax to any redemptions we make after December 31, 2022 could potentially reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholders would otherwise be entitled to receive.

The purpose of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is to change the Original Termination Date to the Amended Termination Date such that (i) the Company will be obligated to redeem all issued and outstanding Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days after the Amended Termination Date which will allow the Company to return the funds to its Public Stockholders in calendar year 2022 before the Excise Tax begins to apply to stock repurchases and redemptions in 2023, to enable these stockholders to recover their investment sooner without any deductions for the Excise Tax and deploy such returned funds as they see fit; (ii) subject to the approval of the Company’s then remaining stockholders after completion of the Mandatory Redemption and the Board, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law, as promptly as reasonably possible after completion of the Mandatory Redemption; and (iii) Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account promptly upon the Amended Termination Date. The securities offered in the IPO were the Units comprised of one Public Share and one-third of one Public Warrant. The Company also plans to voluntarily delist the Class A Common Stock, Public Warrants and Units from the NYSE as soon as practicable after completion of the Mandatory Redemption, subject to the rules of NYSE and the Third Amended and Restated Charter.

After careful consideration of all relevant factors, including, but not limited to, the IRA and the Excise Tax, the time value of money and the conclusion that the Company cannot be certain it would be in a position to enter into a definitive agreement for a business combination before the end of the year, the Board has determined that the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal are in your best interests and recommends that you vote or give instruction to vote “FOR” the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal.

For further details about the reasons for the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal, see the sections titled “Proposal No. 1 — The Charter Amendment Proposal — Reasons for the Charter Amendment Proposal” and “Proposal No. 2 — The Trust Amendment Proposal — Reasons for the Trust Amendment Proposal,” respectively, of this proxy statement.

Q:     Why should I vote “FOR” the Adjournment Proposal?

A:     If the Adjournment Proposal is not approved by the Company’s stockholders, the Board may not be able to adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date or dates in the event that there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal.

The Company may also move to adjourn the Special Meeting sine die in the event that the Board determines before the Special Meeting that is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal. In that event, the Company will ask its stockholders to vote only upon the Adjournment Proposal and not on the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Trust Amendment Proposal.

If presented, the Board recommends that you vote in favor of the Adjournment Proposal.

Q:     What if I do not want to vote “FOR” the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal?

A:     If you do not want the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal to be approved, you may “ABSTAIN,” not vote, or vote “AGAINST” such proposal.

If you attend the Special Meeting in person or by proxy, you may vote “AGAINST” the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal, and your shares of Common Stock will be counted for the purposes of determining whether the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal (as the case may be) is approved.

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However, if you fail to return your proxy card, or if you fail to attend the Special Meeting in person or by proxy or do attend the Special Meeting in person or by proxy but “ABSTAIN” or otherwise fail to vote at the Special Meeting, (a) with respect to the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal, your shares of Common Stock will not be counted for the purposes of determining whether the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal (as the case may be) is approved and your shares of Common Stock which are not voted at the Special Meeting will have no effect on the outcome of such votes; and (b) with respect to the Trust Amendment Proposal, your shares of Common Stock will have the effect of a vote “AGAINST” the Trust Amendment Proposal at the Special Meeting.

If the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal are approved, the Adjournment Proposal will not be presented for a vote.

Q:     What happens if the Charter Amendment Proposal is not approved?

A:     If, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Company may put the Adjournment Proposal to a vote in order to seek additional time to obtain sufficient votes in support of the Charter Amendment Proposal. If the Adjournment Proposal is not approved by the Company’s stockholders, the Board may not be able to adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date or dates in the event that there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock at the time of the Special Meeting to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal.

If the Charter Amendment Proposal is not approved at the Special Meeting or at any adjournment thereof or is not implemented, and a business combination is not completed on or before the Original Termination Date, then as contemplated by and in accordance with the Charter, the Company 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 complete the Mandatory Redemption, which redemption may be subject to the Excise Tax and which could reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholders would otherwise be entitled to receive, and such redemption will completely extinguish the rights of the Public Stockholders as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such Mandatory Redemption, and subject to the approval of Company’s then remaining stockholders and the Board, in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

In addition, each of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is cross- conditioned on the approval of each other.

Q:     If the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved, what happens next?

A:     If the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved and implemented, and because the Company will not be able to complete an initial Business Combination by the Amended Termination Date, the Company will (i) immediately after the Special Meeting, cease all operations, except for the purpose of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, complete the Mandatory Redemption; and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, and subject to the approval of the Company’s then remaining stockholders and the Board, in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. The Company also plans to voluntarily delist the Class A Common Stock, Public Warrants and Units from NYSE as soon as practicable after completion of the Mandatory Redemption, subject to the rules of NYSE and the Third Amended and Restated Charter.

Q:     If I vote for or against the Charter Amendment Proposal, can I request that my shares be redeemed?

A:     Yes. Whether you vote “FOR” or “AGAINST” the Charter Amendment Proposal, or do not vote at all, you may elect to redeem your Public Shares, provided that the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved. You will need to submit a redemption request for your Public Shares if you choose to redeem. Please see the question “How do I exercise my redemption rights?” below for further information on how to exercise redemption rights.

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Q:     May I change my vote after I have mailed my signed proxy card?

A:     Yes. Stockholders of record may (i) send a later-dated, signed proxy card to Continental, the Transfer Agent, at the address set forth under the question “Who can help answer my questions?” below so that it is received no later than 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the Special Meeting (or, in the case of an adjournment, no later than 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the adjourned meeting); (ii) attend the Special Meeting virtually, revoke your proxy and vote; or (iii) revoke their proxy by sending a notice of revocation to the Board at the Company’s address at 865 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017, which must be received by the Board prior to the vote at the Special Meeting. However, if your shares are held in “street name” by your bank, broker or another nominee, you must contact your bank, broker or other nominee to change your vote.

Q:     How are votes counted?

A:     Voting on all resolutions at the Special Meeting will be conducted by way of a poll rather than on a show of hands. On a poll, votes are counted according to the number of shares registered in each stockholder’s name which are voted, with each share of Common Stock carrying one vote.

Votes will be counted by the inspector of election appointed for the Special Meeting, who will separately count “FOR” and “AGAINST” votes and “ABSTAIN”. Stockholders who attend the Special Meeting, either virtually or by proxy (or, if a corporation or other non-natural person, by sending their duly authorized representative or proxy), will be counted (and the number of shares of Common Stock held by such stockholders will be counted) for the purposes of determining whether a quorum is present at the Special Meeting.

At the Special Meeting, only those votes which are actually cast, either “FOR” or “AGAINST” the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal, will be counted for the purposes of determining whether the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal (as the case may be) is approved, and any shares of Common Stock which are not voted at the Special Meeting will have no effect on the outcome of such votes. Abstentions, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, (a) will not count as votes cast and will have no effect on the outcome of the vote on the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal; and (b) will have the effect of a vote “AGAINST” the Trust Amendment Proposal.

Q:     If my shares are held in “street name,” will my bank, broker or nominee automatically vote my shares for me?

A:     If your shares are held in “street name” in a stock brokerage account or by a bank, broker or other nominee, you must provide the record holder of your shares with instructions on how to vote your shares. Please follow the voting instructions provided by your bank, broker or other nominee. Please note that you may not vote shares held in “street name” by returning a proxy card directly to the Company or by voting virtually online at the Special Meeting unless you provide a “legal proxy,” which you must obtain from your bank, broker or other nominee. If you wish to attend the Special Meeting virtually and vote online you must obtain a legal proxy and e-mail a copy (a legible photograph is sufficient) of your proxy to Continental, the Transfer Agent, at proxy@continentalstock.com no later than 72 hours prior to the Special Meeting. Holders who e-mail a valid legal proxy will be issued a meeting control number that will allow them to register to attend and participate in the Special Meeting virtually.

Under the rules of NYSE, brokers who hold shares in “street name” for a beneficial owner of those shares typically have the authority to vote in their discretion on “routine” proposals when they have not received instructions from beneficial owners. However, brokers are not permitted to exercise their voting discretion with respect to the approval of matters that NYSE determines to be “non-routine” without specific instructions from the beneficial owner. It is expected that all proposals to be voted on at the Special Meeting are “non-routine” matters and therefore, the Company does not expect there to be any broker non-votes at the Special Meeting.

If you hold your shares in “street name” and you do not instruct your bank, broker or other nominee on how to vote your shares, your bank, broker or other nominee will not vote your shares on the Charter Amendment

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Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal. Accordingly, your bank, broker, or other nominee can vote your shares at the Special Meeting only if you provide instructions on how to vote. You should instruct your broker to vote your shares as soon as possible in accordance with directions you provide.

Q:    Does the Board recommend voting “FOR” the approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal?

A:     Yes. After careful consideration of all relevant factors, the Board has determined that the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal are in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders and recommends that you vote or give instruction to vote “FOR” the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal.

Q:     What interests do the Company’s directors and officers have in the approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal?

A:     Aside from their interests as stockholders, the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have interests that differ from the interests of other stockholders generally. For more details, see the sections entitled “Proposal No. 1 — The Charter Amendment Proposal — Interests of the Sponsor and the Company’s Officers and Directors,” “Proposal No. 2 — The Trust Amendment Proposal — Interests of the Sponsor and the Company’s Officers and Directors,” and “Beneficial Ownership of Securities” of this proxy statement.

Q:     Do I have appraisal rights or dissenters’ rights if I object to the Charter Amendment Proposal?

A:     No. There are no appraisal rights or dissenters’ rights available to the Company’s stockholders in connection with the Charter Amendment Proposal.

Q:     What do I need to do now?

A:     You are urged to read carefully and consider the information contained in this proxy statement and to consider how the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal will affect you as a stockholder. You should then vote as soon as possible in accordance with the instructions provided in this proxy statement and on the enclosed proxy card or, if you hold your shares through a brokerage firm, bank or other nominee, on the voting instruction form provided by the bank, broker or nominee.

Q:     How do I exercise my redemption rights?

A:     Pursuant to the Charter, in connection with the approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Company’s Public Stockholders may demand that the Company redeem their Public Shares for a full pro rata portion of the Trust Account, regardless of whether they vote for or against, or whether they abstain from voting on, the Charter Amendment Proposal.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved, and because the Company will not be able to complete an initial Business Combination by the Amended Termination Date, the Company will be obligated to complete the redemption of all outstanding Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days after the Amended Termination Date. Therefore, no action is required on your part in order to redeem your shares. As a result of approving the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal, your shares will be automatically redeemed as part of the Mandatory Redemption at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount on deposit in the Trust Account as of the Amended Termination Date, divided by the number of the issued and outstanding Public Shares. As of the close of business on the Amended Termination Date, all issued and outstanding Public Shares will be deemed cancelled and will represent only the right to receive the redemption amount. The redemption amount will be payable to the holders of these remaining Public Shares upon presentation of their respective stock certificates (if any) and other redemption forms or other delivery of their shares to the Transfer Agent. Beneficial owners of such Public Shares held in “street name,” however, will not need to take any action in order to receive the Redemption Amount. Upon the completion of the Mandatory Redemption, the Public Stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any) will be extinguished.

The above paragraph assumes the Trust Amendment Proposal is also approved as each the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is cross-condition on approval of each other.

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Q:     What should I do if I receive more than one set of voting materials for the Special Meeting?

A:     You may receive more than one set of voting materials for the Special Meeting, including multiple copies of this proxy statement and multiple proxy cards or voting instruction cards. 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. If you are a holder of record and your shares are registered in more than one name, you will receive more than one proxy card. Please complete, sign, date and return each proxy card and voting instruction card that you receive in order to cast your vote with respect to all of your shares.

Q:     Who will solicit and pay the cost of soliciting proxies for the Special Meeting?

A:     The Company will pay the cost of soliciting proxies for the Special Meeting. The Company has engaged Morrow Sodali LLC (“Morrow Sodali”) to assist in the solicitation of proxies for the Special Meeting. The Company will also reimburse banks, brokers and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries representing beneficial owners of shares of Class A Common Stock for their expenses in forwarding soliciting materials to beneficial owners of shares of Class A Common Stock and in obtaining voting instructions from those owners. The Company, the Sponsor and their respective managing members, directors, officers and employees of the Company may also solicit proxies by telephone, by facsimile, by mail or on the Internet. They will not be paid any additional amounts for soliciting proxies.

Q:     Who can help answer my questions?

A:     If you have questions about the proposals or if you need additional copies of this proxy statement or the enclosed proxy card you should contact:

Morrow Sodali LLC
333 Ludlow St, 5th Floor, South Tower
Stamford, CT 06902
Stockholders may call toll free: (800) 662-5200
Banks and Brokers may call collect: (203) 658-9400
Email: TSPQ.info@investor.morrowsodali.com

You also may obtain additional information about the Company from documents filed with the SEC by following the instructions in the section titled “Where You Can Find More Information.” If you are a Public Stockholder and you intend to seek redemption of your shares, you will need to deliver your shares of Class A Common Stock (either physically or electronically) (and stock certificate (if any) and other redemption forms) to the Transfer Agent at the address below prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on            , 2022 (two business days prior to the date of the Special Meeting). If you have questions regarding the certification of your position or delivery of your shares, please contact:

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company
One State Street Plaza, 30th Floor
New York, New York 10004
E-mail: proxy@continentalstock.com

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SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

This proxy statement is being provided to the Company’s stockholders as part of a solicitation of proxies by the Board for use at the Special Meeting of the Company’s stockholders to be held on            , 2022, and at any adjournment thereof. This proxy statement contains important information regarding the Special Meeting, the proposals on which you are being asked to vote and information you may find useful in determining how to vote and voting procedures.

This proxy statement is being first mailed on or about            , 2022 to all stockholders of record of the Company as of the close of business on            , 2022, the Record Date for the Special Meeting. Stockholders of record who owned shares of Common Stock at the close of business on the Record Date are entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at the Special Meeting.

Date, Time and Place of Special Meeting

The Special Meeting will be held on            , 2022 at            [a.m./p.m.], Eastern Time, or at such other time and on such other date to which the meeting may be adjourned or postponed. The Special Meeting will be held via the Internet and will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders. The virtual meeting format allows attendance from any location in the world. You can attend the Special Meeting, vote, and submit questions via live audio webcast by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 and entering the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in the proxy materials. We recommend logging in at least fifteen minutes before the meeting to ensure that you are logged in when the meeting starts. Online check-in will start shortly before the Special Meeting.

You can pre-register to attend the virtual Special Meeting starting            , 2022 at [a.m./p.m.], Eastern Time (five business days prior to the meeting date) by entering the URL address into your browser at https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 and entering your control number, name and email address. Once you pre-register you can vote or enter questions in the chat box during the Special Meeting. At the start of the Special Meeting, you will need to log in again using your control number and will also be prompted to enter your control number if you vote during the Special Meeting.

If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a bank, broker or other nominee, you will need to contact the Transfer Agent to receive a control number. If you plan to vote at the Special Meeting, you will need to have a legal proxy from your bank, broker or other nominee or if you would like to join and not vote, the Transfer Agent will issue you a guest control number with proof of ownership. Either way you must contact the Transfer Agent for specific instructions on how to receive the control number. The Transfer Agent can be contacted at (917) 262-2373, or via email at proxy@continentalstock.com. Please allow up to 72 hours prior to the meeting for processing your control number. Investors should contact their bank, broker or nominee for instructions regarding obtaining a legal proxy.

If you do not have access to Internet, you can listen only to the meeting by dialing 1 800-450-7155 (toll-free) (or 1 857-999-9155 (standard rates apply) if you are located outside the United States and Canada (standard rates apply)) and when prompted enter the pin number 2312530#. Please note that you will not be able to vote or ask questions at the Special Meeting if you choose to participate telephonically.

A separate conference line to allow participants to communicate with each other during the Special Meeting will also be made available.

The Proposals at the Special Meeting

At the Special Meeting, the Company’s stockholders will consider and vote on the following proposals:

Proposal No. 1 — Charter Amendment Proposal — To amend and restate the Company’s Charter by adopting the Third Amended and Restated Charter reflecting the changes marked on the document in the form set forth in Annex A of this proxy statement to change the date by which the Company must cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete a Business Combination, from the Original Termination Date to the Amended Termination Date;

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Proposal No. 2 — Trust Amendment Proposal — To amend the Trust Agreement, pursuant to an amendment to the Trust Agreement in the form set forth in Annex B of this proxy statement, to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the Trust Account to the Amended Termination Date; and

Proposal No. 3 — Adjournment Proposal — To adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date or dates or sine die, if necessary, either (x) to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies if, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal or (y) if the Board determines before the Special Meeting that is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal.

Each of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is cross-conditioned on the approval of each other. The Adjournment Proposal is not conditioned upon the approval of any other proposal. If the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal are approved at the Special Meeting, the Adjournment Proposal will not be presented.

Voting Power; Record Date

As a stockholder of the Company, you have a right to vote on certain matters affecting the Company. The proposals that will be presented at the Special Meeting and upon which you are being asked to vote are summarized above and fully set forth in this proxy statement. You will be entitled to vote or direct votes to be cast at the Special Meeting if you owned shares of Common Stock at the close of business on            , 2022, which is the Record Date for the Special Meeting. You are entitled to one vote for each share of Common Stock that you owned as of the close of business on the Record Date. If your shares are held in “street name” or are in a margin or similar account, you should contact your bank, broker or other nominee to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. On the Record Date, there were 57,991,624 issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock, of which 46,393,299 shares of Class A Common Stock are held by the Public Stockholders and 11,598,325 shares of Class B Common Stock are held by the Sponsor.

Recommendation of the Board

THE BOARD RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” EACH OF THESE PROPOSALS

Quorum

The presence, in person virtually or by proxy, of the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock entitled to vote at the Special Meeting constitutes a quorum at the Special Meeting. Abstentions will be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum. The Sponsor, who owns approximately 20% of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock as of the Record Date, will count towards this quorum. As a result, as of the Record Date, in addition to the shares of the Sponsor, an additional 17,397,488 shares of Common Stock held by the Public Stockholders would be required to be present at the Special Meeting to achieve a quorum.

Abstentions and Broker Non-Votes

Abstentions will be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum but will not constitute votes cast at the Special Meeting and therefore (a) will have no effect on the outcome of the vote on the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal; and (b) will have the effect of a vote “AGAINST” the Trust Amendment Proposal at the Special Meeting.

Under NYSE rules, if a stockholder holds their shares in “street” name through a bank, broker or other nominee and the stockholder does not instruct their bank, broker or other nominee how to vote their shares on a proposal, the bank, broker or other nominee has the authority to vote the shares in its discretion on certain “routine” matters. However, banks, brokers and other nominees are not authorized to exercise their voting discretion on any “non-routine” matters. This can result in a “broker non-vote,” which occurs on a proposal when (i) a bank, broker or other nominee has discretionary authority to vote on one or more “routine” proposals to be voted on at a meeting of stockholder, (ii) there are one or more “non-routine” proposals to be voted on at the meeting for which the bank, broker or other nominee does not have authority to vote without instructions from the beneficial owner of the shares and (iii) the beneficial owner fails to provide the bank, broker or other nominee with voting instructions on a “non-routine” matter.

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We believe that all of the proposals to be voted on at the Special Meeting will be considered non-routine matters. As a result, if you hold your shares in street name, your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee cannot vote the shares you beneficially own on any of the proposals to be voted on at the Special Meeting without your instruction.

Because all of the proposals to be voted on at the Special Meeting are “non-routine” matters, banks, brokers and other nominees will not have authority to vote on any proposals unless instructed, so we do not expect there to be any broker non-votes at the Special Meeting.

Vote Required for Approval

The approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 65% of all then outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock.

The approval of the Trust Amendment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 65% of all then outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting as a single class.

The approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of all then outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting as a single class, who are present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote thereon at the Special Meeting.

Voting Your Shares

If you were a holder of record of shares of Common Stock as of the close of business on            , 2022, the Record Date for the Special Meeting, you may vote with respect to the proposals virtually at the Special Meeting, or by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the postage-paid envelope provided. Your proxy card shows the number of shares of Common Stock that you own. 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.

There are two ways to vote your shares of Common Stock at the Special Meeting:

Voting by Mail.    By signing and dating the proxy card and returning it in the enclosed prepaid and addressed envelope, you are authorizing the individual(s) named on the proxy card to vote your shares at the Special Meeting in the manner you indicate. You are encouraged to sign, date and return the proxy card even if you plan to attend the Special Meeting virtually so that your shares will be voted if you are unable to attend the Special Meeting virtually. If you receive more than one proxy card, it is an indication that your shares are held in multiple accounts. Please sign, date and return all proxy cards to ensure that all of your shares are voted. Votes submitted by mail must be received by            [a.m./p.m.], Eastern Time, on            , 2022, being 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the Special Meeting (or, in the case of an adjournment, no later than 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the adjourned meeting). If you sign, date and return your proxy card without indicating how you wish to vote, your proxy will be voted FOR each of the proposals presented at the Special Meeting. If you fail to return your proxy card and do not vote in person or by proxy at the Special Meeting, your shares (i) will not be counted for the purposes of determining whether a quorum is present at the Special Meeting or whether the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Adjournment Proposal (as the case may be) is approved by the requisite votes; and (ii) will have the effect of a vote “AGAINST” the Trust Amendment Proposal at the Special Meeting.

Voting Electronically.    You may attend, vote and examine the list of stockholders entitled to vote at the Special Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 and entering the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in the proxy materials. We recommend logging in at least fifteen minutes before the meeting to ensure that you are logged in when the meeting starts. Online check-in will start shortly before the Special Meeting. If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a bank, broker or other nominee, you will need to contact the Transfer Agent for specific instructions on how to receive the control number. The Transfer Agent can be contacted at the number or email address above. Please allow up to 72 hours prior to the meeting for processing your control number.

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Revoking Your Proxy

If you are a stockholder of record and give a proxy, you may revoke it at any time before the Special Meeting or at the Special Meeting by doing any one of the following:

        you may send a later-dated, signed proxy card to Continental, the Transfer Agent, which shall be received no later than 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the Special Meeting (or, in the case of an adjournment, no later than 48 hours before the time appointed for the holding of the adjourned meeting);

        you may notify the Board in writing to TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp., 865 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90017, before the Special Meeting that you have revoked your proxy; or

        you may attend the Special Meeting, revoke your proxy, and vote in person, as indicated above.

However, if your shares are held in “street name” by your bank, broker or another nominee, you must contact your bank, broker or other nominee to change your vote.

No Additional Matters

The Special Meeting has been called only to consider and vote on the approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Trust Amendment Proposal and, if presented, the Adjournment Proposal. The Board does not know of any other matters to be presented at the Special Meeting. If any additional matters are properly presented at the Special Meeting, absence any express instructions to the contrary, the individual(s) named in the enclosed proxy card will have discretion to vote the shares they represent in accordance with their own judgment on such matters.

Who Can Answer Your Questions about Voting

If you are a stockholder and have any questions about how to vote or direct a vote in respect of your shares of Common Stock, you may call Morrow Sodali, our proxy solicitor, by calling 800-662-5500 (toll-free), or banks and brokers can call 203-658-9400, or by emailing TSPQ.info@investor.morrowsodali.com.

Redemption Rights

Pursuant to the Charter, in connection with the approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Company’s Public Stockholders may demand that that the Company redeem their Public Shares for a full pro rata portion of the Trust Account, regardless of whether they vote for or against, or whether they abstain from voting on, the Charter Amendment Proposal.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved, and because the Company will not be able to complete an initial Business Combination by the Amended Termination Date, the Company will be obligated to complete the redemption of all the issued and outstanding Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days after the Amended Termination Date. Therefore, no action is required on your part in order to redeem your shares. As a result of approving the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal, your shares will be automatically redeemed as part of the Mandatory Redemption at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount on deposit in the Trust Account as of the Amended Termination Date, divided by the number of the issued and outstanding Public Shares. As of the close of business on the Amended Termination Date, all issued and outstanding Public Shares will be deemed cancelled and will represent only the right to receive the redemption amount. The redemption amount will be payable to the holders of these Public Shares upon presentation of their respective stock certificates (if any) and other redemption forms or other delivery of their shares (and stock certificate (if any) and other redemption forms) to the Transfer Agent. Beneficial owners of such Public Shares held in “street name,” however, will not need to take any action in order to receive the redemption amount. Upon the completion of the Mandatory Redemption, the Public Stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any) will be extinguished.

The consequences of a redemption to any particular stockholder will depend on that stockholder’s particular facts and circumstances. Accordingly, you are urged to consult your tax advisor to determine your tax consequences from the exercise of your redemption rights, including the applicability and effect of U.S. federal, state, local and non-U.S. income and other tax laws in light of your particular circumstances.

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Appraisal Rights and Dissenters’ Rights

There are no appraisal rights or dissenters’ rights available to the Company’s stockholders in connection with the Charter Amendment Proposal.

Proxy Solicitation Costs

The Company is soliciting proxies on behalf of the Board. This proxy solicitation is being made by mail, but also may be made by telephone or in person. The Company has engaged Morrow Sodali to assist in the solicitation of proxies for the Special Meeting. The Company, the Sponsor and their respective managing members, directors, officers and employees may also solicit proxies by telephone, by facsimile, by mail, on the Internet or in person. The Company will ask banks, brokers and other institutions, nominees and fiduciaries to forward this proxy statement and the related proxy materials to their principals and to obtain their authority to execute proxies and voting instructions.

The Company will bear the entire cost of the proxy solicitation, including the preparation, assembly, printing, mailing and distribution of this proxy statement and the related proxy materials. The Company will pay Morrow Sodali a fee of $25,000, plus disbursements, reimburse Morrow Sodali for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and indemnify Morrow Sodali and its affiliates against certain claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses for its services as the Company’s proxy solicitor. The Company will reimburse brokerage firms and other custodians for their reasonable out-of-pocket expenses for forwarding this proxy statement and the related proxy materials to the Company’s stockholders. The Sponsor and it managing members and directors, officers and employees of the Company who solicit proxies will not be paid any additional compensation for soliciting.

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PROPOSAL NO. 1 — THE CHARTER AMENDMENT PROPOSAL

Overview

The Company is proposing to amend and restate its Charter to change the date by which it has to consummate a Business Combination from the Original Termination Date to the Amended Termination Date.

On the Record Date, the redemption price per share was approximately $            (which is expected to be the same approximate amount two business days prior to the Special Meeting), based on the aggregate amount on deposit in the Trust Account of approximately $            as of the Record Date, divided by the total number of then outstanding Public Shares. The closing price of the shares of Class A Common Stock on NYSE on the Record Date was $            . Accordingly, if the market price of the shares of Class A Common Stock were to remain the same until the date of the Special Meeting, exercising redemption rights would result in a Public Stockholder receiving approximately $            more per share than if the shares were sold in the open market. The Company cannot assure stockholders that they will be able to sell their shares of Class A Common Stock in the open market, even if the market price per share is lower than the redemption price stated above, as there may not be sufficient liquidity in its shares when such stockholders wish to sell their shares.

Reasons for the Charter Amendment Proposal

The Company is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

The Company’s objective is to identify and complete a business combination by capitalizing on a combination of Sponsor’s relationships, knowledge and experience across industries can effect a positive transformation or augmentation of an existing business. After the closing of the IPO in March 2021, and consistent with the Company’s business purpose, the Board and the Company’s management commenced an active search for potential business combination targets, leveraging the Company’s and the Sponsor’s network of relationships and intimate knowledge of the private company marketplace.

As of the date of this proxy statement, the Company’s management has reviewed a significant number of potential targets operating in a wide spectrum of sectors including Consumer, Food, Healthcare, Telecom/Media/Technology and Services, Industrials and Financial Services, among others, in connection with the Company’s search for suitable targets.

As of the date of this proxy statement, the Company has not entered into a successful agreement to effectuate a Business Combination with any of the potential targets that it has reviewed due to a variety of reasons, including, among other things: (i) the parties’ inability to reach an agreement on valuation; (ii) the Company’s preliminary assessment of the relevant target company’s business model, customer concentration, competitive landscape and corresponding risks to future financial performance; (iii) the Company’s preliminary assessment of the relevant target company’s ability to execute its business and financial plans and scale its business; and (iv) alternative options available to potential targets, such as pursuing a traditional initial public offering or waiting for the capital markets to improve before pursuing a listing.

In particular, through its efforts to find a suitable target for a business combination, the Company’s management has encountered material changes in the market valuations of public company transactions since the IPO, creating divergent expectations of valuation between SPACs like the Company and stockholders of the privately owned businesses that may be interested in pursuing a Business Combination. The Board believes such a divergence in expectations will remain the trend in the near to medium term such that the Company will not be able to identify, agree upon and consummate a Business Combination with a suitable target that meets the Company’s criteria for a Business Combination at an acceptable valuation by or before the Original Termination Date. Changes in the regulatory landscape have further affected the Company’s prospects for consummating a Business Combination, including the Excise Tax included in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the SEC’s proposed rules relating to, among other items, enhancing disclosure in Business Combination transactions involving SPACs and private operating companies and increasing the potential liability of certain participants in proposed Business Combination transactions. The Board considers that the SEC’s proposed rules, if adopted, whether in the form proposed or in revised form, may materially increase the time required to negotiate and complete an initial Business Combination and could further impair the Company’s ability to complete an initial Business Combination by or before the Original Termination Date.

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The Charter currently provides that the Company has until the Original Termination Date to complete its initial Business Combination and, if the Company does not complete an initial business combination by the Original Termination Date, it 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 complete the Mandatory Redemption, which redemption will completely extinguish the rights of the Public Stockholders as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such Mandatory Redemption, and subject to the approval of Company’s then remaining stockholders and the Board, in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

The Board believes that the current provisions of the Charter and the existing Trust Agreement described above were included to protect the Company’s stockholders from having to sustain their investment for an unreasonably long period if the Company were unable to find a suitable initial Business Combination target in the timeframe contemplated by the Charter. However, even though the Board has determined that the Company cannot be certain it would be in a position to enter into a definitive agreement for a Business Combination before the end of the year, in the absence of the affirmative vote of at least 65% of the outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock to commence the voluntary liquidation of the Company prior to the consummation of a Business Combination, the Company is not permitted by the Charter and the existing Trust Agreement to return the funds in the Trust Account to the Public Stockholders by way of liquidating the Trust Account until after the Original Termination Date, and the Public Stockholders may only exercise their redemption rights in connection with a stockholder vote on a proposed Business Combination or upon the approval of an amendment to any provision of the Charter relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity.

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the IRA, which, among other things, imposes a 1% excise tax on any domestic corporation that repurchases its stock after December 31, 2022. The Excise Tax is imposed on the fair market value of the repurchased stock, with certain exceptions. Because we are a Delaware corporation and our securities trade on the NYSE, we are a “covered corporation” within the meaning of the IRA. While not free from doubt, absent any further guidance, there is significant risk that the Excise Tax will apply to any redemptions of our Public Shares after December 31, 2022, including redemptions made if we are unable to consummate a Business Combination by or before the Original Termination Date. The application of the Excise Tax to any redemptions we make after December 31, 2022 could potentially reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholders would otherwise be entitled to receive.

The purpose of the Charter Amendment Proposal is to change the Original Termination Date to the Amended Termination Date such that (i) the Company will be obligated to redeem all issued and outstanding Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days after the Amended Termination Date which will allow the Company to return the funds to its Public Stockholders in calendar year 2022 before the Excise Tax begins to apply to stock repurchases and redemptions in 2023, to enable these stockholders to recover their investment sooner without any deductions for the Excise Tax and deploy such returned funds as they see fit; (ii) subject to the approval of the Company’s then remaining stockholders after completion of the Mandatory Redemption and the Board, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law, as promptly as reasonably possible after completion of the Mandatory Redemption; and (iii) Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account promptly upon the Amended Termination Date. The Company also plans to voluntarily delist the Class A Common Stock, Public Warrants and Units from NYSE as soon as practicable after completion of the Mandatory Redemption, subject to the rules of NYSE and the Third Amended and Restated Charter.

After careful consideration of all relevant factors, including, but not limited to, the IRA and the Excise Tax, the time value of money and the conclusion that the Company cannot be certain it would be in a position to enter into a definitive agreement for a business combination before the end of the year, the Board has determined that the Charter Amendment Proposal is in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders and recommends that you vote or give instruction to vote “FOR” the Charter Amendment Proposal.

If the Charter Amendment Proposal Is Not Approved

If, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Company may put the Adjournment Proposal to a vote in order to seek additional time to obtain sufficient votes in support of the Charter

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Amendment Proposal. If the Adjournment Proposal is not approved by the Company’s stockholders, the Board may not be able to adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date or dates in the event that there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock at the time of the Special Meeting to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal.

If the Charter Amendment Proposal is not approved at the Special Meeting or at any adjournment thereof or is not implemented, and a business combination is not completed on or before the Original Termination Date, then as contemplated by and in accordance with the Charter, the Company 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 complete the Mandatory Redemption, which redemption may be subject to the Excise Tax and which could reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholders would otherwise be entitled to receive, and such redemption will completely extinguish the rights of the Public Stockholders as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such Mandatory Redemption, and subject to the approval of Company’s then remaining stockholders and the Board, in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law.

Further, if the Charter Amendment Proposal is not approved, no redemption will be completed until the Original Termination Date, which redemption may be subject to the Excise Tax that could reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholder would otherwise be entitled to receive.

In addition, each of the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal is cross- conditioned on the approval of each other.

If the Charter Amendment Proposal Is Approved

If the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved and implemented, and because the Company will not be able to complete an initial Business Combination by the Amended Termination Date, the Company will (i) immediately after the Special Meeting, cease all operations, except for the purpose of winding up; (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, complete the Mandatory Redemption; and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, and subject to the approval of the Company’s then remaining stockholders and the Board, in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Company’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and the requirements of other applicable law. The Company also plans to voluntarily delist the Class A Common Stock, Public Warrants and Units from NYSE as soon as practicable after completion of the Mandatory Redemption, subject to the rules of NYSE and the Third Amended and Restated Charter.

Interests of the Sponsor and the Company’s Officers and Directors

When you consider the recommendation of the Board, stockholders should be aware that aside from their interests as stockholders, the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have interests that differ from the interests of other stockholders generally. The Board was aware of and considered these interests, among other matters, in recommending to the Company’s stockholders that they approve the Charter Amendment Proposal. The Company’s stockholders should take the following interests into account when deciding whether to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal:

        the fact that the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have agreed not to redeem any shares of Common Stock held by them in connection with a stockholder vote to approve a Business Combination or the Charter Amendment Proposal. Therefore, the 7,519,107 Private Placement Warrants held by the Sponsor, for which the Sponsor paid $11,278,661, and the 11,598,325 shares of Class B Common Stock held by the Sponsor, for which the Sponsor paid $25,000 will become worthless if the Company is not able to consummate a Business Combination within the required time period;

        the fact that the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have agreed to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any shares of Common Stock (other than Public Shares) held by them;

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        the fact that the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors will only be reimbursed for any loans extended, fees due or out-of-pocket expenses either (i) prior to the consummation of an initial Business Combination through funds held outside of the Trust Account or (ii) in connection with or after the consummation of an initial Business Combination. As of            , 2022, the Company had cash of $            remaining outside of the Trust Account. As of the date of this proxy statement, the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors and their affiliates had incurred approximately $            of unpaid reimbursable fees and expenses, and $            was owed to the Sponsor under a non-interest bearing, unsecured promissory note. Such amounts will continue to increase if the Charter Amendment Proposal is not approved and implemented; and

        the fact that, if the Trust Account is liquidated in the event we are unable to complete an initial Business Combination within the required time period, the Sponsor has agreed to indemnify the Company to ensure that the proceeds in the Trust Account are not reduced below (i) $10.00 per Public Share or (ii) such lesser amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of the trust assets as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, in each case, net of the amount of interest earned on the property in the Trust Account which may be withdrawn to pay its taxes, by the claims of prospective target businesses with which the Company has entered into an acquisition agreement or claims of any third party for services rendered (other than the Company’s independent public accountants) or products sold to the Company or a prospective target business, but only if such a vendor or target business has not executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account.

Redemption Rights

Pursuant to the Charter, in connection with the approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal, the Company’s Public Stockholders may demand that the Company redeem their Public Shares for a full pro rata portion of the Trust Account, regardless of whether they vote for or against, or whether they abstain from voting on, the Charter Amendment Proposal.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Charter Amendment Proposal is approved, and because the Company will not be able to complete an initial Business Combination by the Amended Termination Date, the Company will be obligated to complete the redemption of all the issued and outstanding Public Shares as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days after the Amended Termination Date. Therefore, no action is required on your part in order to redeem your shares. As a result of approving the Charter Amendment Proposal and the Trust Amendment Proposal, your shares will be automatically redeemed as part of the Mandatory Redemption at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount on deposit in the Trust Account as of the Amended Termination Date, divided by the number of the issued and outstanding Public Shares. As of the close of business on the Amended Termination Date, all issued and outstanding Public Shares will be deemed cancelled and will represent only the right to receive the redemption amount. The redemption amount will be payable to the holders of these Public Shares upon presentation of their respective stock certificates (if any) and other redemption forms or other delivery of their shares (and stock certificate (if any) and other redemption forms) to the Transfer Agent. Beneficial owners of such Public Shares held in “street name,” however, will not need to take any action in order to receive the redemption amount. Upon the completion of the Mandatory Redemption, the Public Stockholders’ rights as stockholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any) will be extinguished.

The consequences of a redemption to any particular stockholder will depend on that stockholder’s particular facts and circumstances. Accordingly, you are urged to consult your tax advisor to determine your tax consequences from the exercise of your redemption rights, including the applicability and effect of U.S. federal, state, local and non-U.S. income and other tax laws in light of your particular circumstances.

Vote Required for Approval

The approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 65% of all then outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock. Abstentions will be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum but will not constitute votes cast at the Special Meeting and therefore will have no effect on the approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal. The Charter Amendment Proposal is conditioned on the approval of the Trust Amendment Proposal.

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In addition to the shares of the Sponsor, the approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal will require the affirmative vote of at least 26,096,231 shares of Common Stock held by the Public Stockholders (or approximately 56% of the Class A Common Stock).

Recommendation of the Board

THE BOARD RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE CHARTER AMENDMENT PROPOSAL.

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PROPOSAL NO. 2 — THE TRUST AMENDMENT PROPOSAL

Overview

On March 4, 2021, we consummated our initial public offering of 45,000,000 units to our Public Stockholders (each unit comprising one share of Class A Common Stock and one-third of one-redeemable warrant (“Public Warrant”), collectively with the share of Class A Common Stock, a “Unit”), and the sale of an aggregate of 7,333,333 Private Placement Warrants to our Sponsor. On March 4, 2021, the underwriters of our initial public offering notified us of their intention to exercise their over-allotment option. As such, on March 5, 2021, we consummated the sale of an additional 1,393,299 Units and the sale of an additional 185,774 Private Placement Warrants. As a result, an amount equal to $463,932,990 was placed in the Trust Account, with Continental acting as trustee. The balance of the Trust Account as of            , 2022 was $            .

Continental’s role as trustee of the Trust Account is subject to the terms and conditions of the Trust Agreement. The Trust Agreement currently provides that Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account only after and promptly after (x) its receipt of the applicable instruction letter delivered by the Company in connection with either a closing of an initial Business Combination or the Company’s inability to effect an initial Business Combination within the time frame specified in the Charter or (y) the Original Termination Date. The Trust Agreement further provides that the provision described in the preceding sentence may not be modified, amended or deleted without the affirmative vote of 65% of the then outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock of the Company, voting together as a single class.

Reasons for the Trust Amendment Proposal

We propose to amend the Trust Agreement, pursuant to an amendment to the Trust Agreement in the form set forth in Annex B of this proxy statement, to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the Trust Account to the Amended Termination Date, such that Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account promptly upon the Amended Termination Date once the Trust Amendment Proposal is approved at the Special Meeting.

After careful consideration of all relevant factors, including, but not limited to, the IRA and the Excise Tax, the time value of money and the conclusion that the Company cannot be certain it would be in a position to enter into a definitive agreement for a business combination before the end of the year, the Board has determined that the Trust Amendment Proposal is in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders and recommends that you vote or give instruction to vote “FOR” the Trust Amendment Proposal.

Consequences if the Trust Amendment Proposal Is Not Approved

If, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock to approve the Trust Amendment Proposal, the Company may put the Adjournment Proposal to a vote in order to seek additional time to obtain sufficient votes in support of the Trust Amendment Proposal. If the Adjournment Proposal is not approved by the Company’s stockholders, the Board may not be able to adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date or dates in the event that there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock at the time of the Special Meeting to approve the Trust Amendment Proposal.

If the Trust Amendment Proposal is not approved at the Special Meeting or at any adjournment thereof or is not implemented, and a business combination is not completed on or before the Original Termination Date, then as contemplated by and in accordance with the Trust Agreement, Continental shall commence liquidation of the Trust Account only and promptly (x) after its receipt of the applicable instruction letter delivered by the Company in connection with the Company’s inability to effect an initial Business Combination within the time frame specified in the Charter or (y) upon the Original Termination Date, if the aforementioned termination letter has not been received by Continental prior to such date.

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In addition, each of the Trust Amendment Proposal and the Charter Amendment Proposal is cross- conditioned on the approval of each other. Due to this cross-conditionality, if the Trust Amendment Proposal is not approved, no redemption will be completed until the Original Termination Date, which redemption may be subject to the Excise Tax that could reduce the per-share amount that our Public Stockholders would otherwise be entitled to receive.

Interests of the Sponsor and the Company’s Officers and Directors

When you consider the recommendation of the Board, stockholders should be aware that aside from their interests as stockholders, the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have interests that differ from the interests of other stockholders generally. The Board was aware of and considered these interests, among other matters, in recommending to the Company’s stockholders that they approve the Trust Amendment Proposal. The Company’s stockholders should take the following interests into account when deciding whether to approve the Trust Amendment Proposal:

        the fact that the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have agreed to waive their rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any shares of Common Stock (other than Public Shares) held by them. As of the date of the proxy statement, the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors hold 46,393,299 Public Shares, which were purchased as part of the Units sold in the IPO. Therefore, the 7,519,107 Private Placement Warrants held by the Sponsor, for which the Sponsor paid $11,278,661, and the 11,598,325 shares of Class B Common Stock held by the Sponsor, for which the Sponsor paid $25,000 will become worthless if the Company is not able to consummate a Business Combination within the required time period; and

        the fact that, if the Trust Account is liquidated in the event we are unable to complete an initial Business Combination within the required time period, the Sponsor has agreed to indemnify the Company to ensure that the proceeds in the Trust Account are not reduced below (i) $10.00 per Public Share or (ii) such lesser amount per Public Share held in the Trust Account due to reductions in the value of the trust assets as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, in each case, net of the amount of interest earned on the property in the Trust Account which may be withdrawn to pay its taxes, by the claims of prospective target businesses with which the Company has entered into an acquisition agreement or claims of any third party for services rendered (other than the Company’s independent public accountants) or products sold to the Company or a prospective target business, but only if such a vendor or target business has not executed a waiver of any and all rights to seek access to the Trust Account.

Vote Required for Approval

The approval of the Trust Amendment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 65% of all then outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting as a single class. The Trust Amendment Proposal is conditioned on the approval of the Charter Amendment Proposal. Abstentions will be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum and will have the effect of a vote “AGAINST” the Trust Amendment Proposal.

In addition to the shares of the Sponsor, the approval of the Trust Amendment Proposal will require the affirmative vote of at least 26,096,231 shares of Common Stock held by the Public Stockholders (or approximately 56% of the Class A Common Stock).

Recommendation of the Board

THE BOARD RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE TRUST AMENDMENT PROPOSAL.

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PROPOSAL NO. 3 — THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL

Overview

The Adjournment Proposal asks stockholders to approve the adjournment of the Special Meeting to a later date or dates or sine die, if necessary, either (x) to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies if, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal or (y) if the Board determines before the Special Meeting that is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal. In either such event, the Company will ask stockholders to vote only upon the Adjournment Proposal and not on the Charter Amendment Proposal or the Trust Amendment Proposal.

Consequences if the Adjournment Proposal Is Not Approved

If the Adjournment Proposal is not approved by the Company’s stockholders, the Board may not be able to adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date in the event, based on the tabulated votes, there are insufficient votes from the holders of shares of Common Stock to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal. In such event, the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal would not be implemented.

Vote Required for Approval

The approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of all then outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock, voting as a single class, who are present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote thereon at the Special Meeting. Abstentions will be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum but will not constitute votes cast at the Special Meeting and therefore and will have the effect of a vote “AGAINST” the Adjournment Proposal.

In addition to the shares of the Sponsor, the approval of the Adjournment Proposal will require the affirmative vote of at least 17,397,488 shares of Common Stock held by the Public Stockholders (or approximately 38% of the Class A Common Stock) if all shares of Common Stock are represented at the Special Meeting and cast votes, and the affirmative vote of at least 2,899,583 shares of Common Stock held by the Public Stockholders (or approximately 6% of the Class A Common Stock) if only such shares as are required to establish a quorum are represented at the Special Meeting and cast votes.

Recommendation of the Board

THE BOARD RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE APPROVAL OF THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL.

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY

General

The Company is a blank check company incorporated in Delaware on December 21, 2020. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

IPO and Private Placement

On March 4, 2021, we consummated our initial public offering of 46,393,299 Units, including the issuance of 1,393,299 Units as a result of the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per unit, generating gross proceeds of $463,932,990. The shares sold in the offering were registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, on a registration statement on Form S-1 (No. 333-250817). The SEC declared the registration statement effective on March 4, 2021. Concurrently with the closing of the IPO, we consummated the sale of an aggregate of 7,333,333 Private Placement Warrants, at a price of $1.50 per Private Placement Warrant, to our Sponsor for an aggregate purchase price of $11,000,000. The Private Placement Warrants are identical to the Public Warrants, except that, so long as they are held by the Sponsor or its permitted transferees: (i) they will not be redeemable by the Company (except in certain redemption scenarios when the price per share of Common Stock equals or exceeds $10.00 (as adjusted)), (ii) they (including the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Private Placement Warrants) may not, subject to certain limited exceptions, be transferred, assigned or sold by the Sponsor until 30 days after the completion of the Company’s initial business combination, (iii) they may be exercised by the holders on a cashless basis, and (iv) they (including the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Private Placement Warrants) are entitled to registration rights. The Sponsor has entered into an agreement with us pursuant to which they have agreed to waive their redemption rights with respect to any shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Private Placement Warrants.

The net proceeds from the issuance of these shares were placed in the Trust Account and were placed in a U.S.-based, non-interest-bearing trust account at JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Transaction costs amounted to approximately $26,216,175, consisting of $9,278,660 of underwriting commissions, $16,237,655 of deferred underwriting commissions and $699,860 of other offering costs.

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BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

The following table sets forth information available to us as of            , 2022, with respect to our shares of Common Stock held by:

        each person known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of our outstanding shares of Common Stock;

        each of our named executive officers and directors; and

        all of 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 such person possesses sole or shared voting or investment power over that security, including options and warrants that are currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days.

In the table below, percentage ownership is based on 57,991,624 shares of Common Stock, consisting of (i) 46,393,299 shares of Class A Common Stock and (ii) 11,598,325 shares of Class B Common Stock, issued and outstanding as of            , 2022. In computing the number of shares beneficially owned by a person and the percentage ownership of that person, we only take into account shares of Common Stock issuable pursuant to the exercise of outstanding warrants if such warrants may be exercised on or before the 60th day after            , 2022. None of our outstanding warrants are exercisable on or before such date.

Unless otherwise indicated, we believe that all persons named in the table have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by them.

 

Class A Common Stock

 

Class B Common Stock

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned

 

Approximate
Percentage of
Outstanding
Common
Stock

Name of Beneficial Owner(1)

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned

 

Approximate
Percentage
of Class

 

Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned

 

Approximate
Percentage
of Class

 

Five Percent Holders:

       

 

       

 

       

 

TCW Special Purpose Sponsor LLC (our sponsor)(2)(3)

 

 

 

 

11,598,325

 

100

%

 

11,598,325

 

20.0

%

Glazer Capital, LLC(4)

 

4,274,888

 

9.2

%

 

 

 

 

4,274,888

 

7.4

%

Triple8, LLC(5)

 

3,000,000

 

6.5

%

 

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

5.2

%

Citadel Multi-Strategy Equities Master Find Ltd.(6)

 

2,451,142

 

5.3

%

 

 

 

 

2,451,142

 

4.2

%

Directors and Officers

       

 

       

 

       

 

Joseph R. Shaposhnik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

Richard Villa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

Leo L. Chan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

Meredith Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

Carol P. Lowe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

Brian Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

David Rye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

Nanxi Liu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

All officers and directors as a group (8 individuals)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

____________

*        Less than one percent.

(1)      Unless otherwise noted, the business address of each of the following is c/o TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp., 865 S. Figueroa St., Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

(2)      Interests shown consist solely of founder shares, classified as Class B common stock. Such shares will automatically convert into Class A common stock concurrently with or immediately following the consummation of our initial business combination, or earlier at the option of the holder, on a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment.

(3)      TCW Special Purpose Sponsor LLC is the record holder of the shares reported herein. TCW SPAC-1 Equity LLC is the sole managing member of TCW Special Purpose Sponsor LLC.

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(4)      According to a Schedule 13G filed on February 14, 2022, (i) Glazer Capital, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Glazer Capital”), is the investment manager to certain funds and managed accounts that held the shares of Class A common stock, (ii) Mr. Paul J. Glazer is the managing member of Glazer Capital and (iii) the business address of Glazer Capital and Mr. Glazer is 250 West 55th Street, Suite 30A, New York, New York 10019.

(5)      According to a Schedule 13G filed on March 11, 2021, (i) Triple8, LLC is indirectly controlled by Eldridge Industries, LLC, (ii) Todd L. Boehly is the indirect controlling member of Eldridge Industries, LLC, and in such capacity, may be deemed to have voting and dispositive power with respect to the shares of Class A common stock and (iii) the business address of Triple 8, LLC is One Security Benefit Place, Topeka, KS 66636 and the business address of Eldridge Industries, LLC and Mr. Boehly is 600 Steamboat Road, Floor 2, Greenwich, CT 06830.

(6)      According to a Schedule 13G filed on February 14, 2022, (i) Citadel Multi-Strategy Equities Master Fund Ltd., a Cayman Islands company (“CM”) and Citadel Securities LLC (“Citadel Securities”) directly hold the Class A shares, (ii) Citadel Advisors LLC (“Citadel Advisors”) is the portfolio manager for CM, (iii) Citadel Advisors Holdings LP (“CAH”) is the sole member of Citadel Advisors, (iv) Citadel GP LLC (“CGP”) is the general partner of CAH, (v) Citadel Securities Group LP (“CALC4”) is the non-member manager of Citadel Securities, (vii) Citadel Securities GP LLC (“CSGP”) is the general partner of CALC4, (viii) Mr. Griffin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CGP, and owns a controlling interest in CGP (Mr. Griffin collectively with Citadel Advisors, CAH, CGP, Citadel Securities, CALC4 and CSGP, the “Citadel Stockholders”), and (ix) the business address of the Citadel Stockholders is 131 S. Dearborn Street, 32nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

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HOUSEHOLDING INFORMATION

Unless the Company has received contrary instructions, it may send a single copy of this proxy statement to any household at which two or more stockholders reside if the Company believes the stockholders 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 the Company’s expenses. However, if stockholders prefer to receive multiple sets of the Company’s disclosure documents at the same address this year or in future years, the stockholders should follow the instructions described below. Similarly, if an address is shared with another stockholder and together both of the stockholders would like to receive only a single set of the Company’s disclosure documents, the stockholders should follow these instructions:

        If the shares are registered in the name of the stockholder, the stockholder should contact us at our offices at TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp., 865 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017, to inform us of his or her request; or

        If a bank, broker or other nominee holds the shares, the stockholder should contact the bank, broker or other nominee directly.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

The Company files reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC as required by the Exchange Act. You may access information on the Company at the SEC web site, which contains reports, proxy statements and other information, at: http://www.sec.gov.

This proxy statement is available without charge to stockholders of the Company upon written or oral request. If you would like additional copies of this proxy statement or if you have questions about the proposals to be presented at the Special Meeting, you should contact the Company in writing at TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp., 865 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 or by telephone at (213) 244-0000.

If you have questions about the proposals or this proxy statement, would like additional copies of this proxy statement, or need to obtain proxy cards or other information related to the proxy solicitation, please contact Morrow Sodali, the proxy solicitor for the Company, by calling 800-662-5500 (toll-free), or banks and brokers can call 203-658-9400, or by emailing TSPQ.info@investor.morrowsodali.com. You will not be charged for any of the documents that you request.

To obtain timely delivery of the documents, you must request them no later than five business days
before the date of the Special Meeting, or no later than            , 2022.

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Annex A

The Third amended and restated certificate of incorporation included in this Annex A has been marked to show the proposed deletions (with a strikethrough) and proposed additions (with an underline) to the text of Section 4.2, Section 4.3(a)(i), Section 4.3(a)(ii), Section 4.3(a)(iii), Section 4.3(b)(ii), Section 4.3(b)(iii), Section 5.1, Section 5.2(b), Section 5.4, Section 5.5, Article VI, Section 7.3, Section 8.2(b), Section 8.2(c), Section 9.1(a), Section 9.1(b), Section 9.2(a), Section 9.2(d), Section 9.4, Section 9.7, Section 9.9, Article X, Article XI and Section 12.1 for the convenience of the reader.

THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED
CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF
TCW SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISITION CORP.
[•], 2022

TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the “Corporation”), DOES HEREBY CERTIFY AS FOLLOWS:

1. The name of the Corporation is “TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp.” The name of the Corporation was formerly “TCW New America Premier Acquisition Corp.” The original certificate of incorporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on December 21, 2020 (the “Original Certificate”). The amended and restated certificate of incorporation of the Corporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on January 5, 2021 (the “Amended and Restated Certificate”), which restated and amended the Original Certificate in its entirety, and was subsequently amended on January 5, 2021 and February 3, 2021.

2. The Second Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Second Amended and Restated Certificate”), was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on March 1, 2021.

3. This Third Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the “Third Amended and Restated Certificate”), which both restates and amends the provisions of the Amended and Restated Certificate was duly adopted in accordance with Sections 228, 242 and 245 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, as amended from time to time (the “DGCL”).

4. This Third Amended and Restated Certificate shall become effective on the date of filing with the Secretary of State of Delaware.

5. Certain capitalized terms used in this Third Amended and Restated Certificate are defined where appropriate herein.

5. The text of the Amended and Restated Certificate is hereby restated and amended in its entirety to read as follows:

Article I
NAME

The name of the corporation is TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. (the “Corporation”).

Article II
PURPOSE

The purpose of the Corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the DGCL. In addition to the powers and privileges conferred upon the Corporation by law and those incidental thereto, the Corporation shall possess and may exercise all the powers and privileges that are necessary or convenient to the conduct, promotion or attainment of the business or purposes of the Corporation, including, but not limited to, effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving the Corporation and one or more businesses (a “Business Combination”).

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Article III
REGISTERED AGENT

The address of the Corporation’s registered office in the State of Delaware is 1209 Orange Street, County of New Castle, City of Wilmington, 19801, and the name of the Corporation’s registered agent at such address is National Registered Agents, Inc.

Article IV
CAPITALIZATION

Section 4.1 Authorized Capital Stock. The total number of shares of all classes of capital stock, each with a par value of $0.0001 per share, which the Corporation is authorized to issue is 401,000,000 shares, consisting of (a) 400,000,000 shares of common stock (the “Common Stock”), including (i) 380,000,000 shares of Class A common stock (the “Class A Common Stock”), and (ii) 20,000,000 shares of Class B common stock (the “Class B Common Stock”), and (b) 1,000,000 shares of preferred stock (the “Preferred Stock”).

Effective March 1, 2021 (the “Effective Time”), each issued and outstanding share of Class B Common Stock of the Corporation that is outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be converted into one and one-eighth issued and outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock, without further action on the part of the Corporation or the holders thereof and whether or not certificates representing such shares are surrendered for cancellation.

Section 4.2 Preferred Stock. Subject to Article IX of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate, the Board of Directors of the Corporation (the “Board”) is hereby expressly authorized to provide out of the unissued shares of the Preferred Stock for one or more series of Preferred Stock and to establish from time to time the number of shares to be included in each such series and to fix the voting rights, if any, designations, powers, preferences and relative, participating, optional, special and other rights, if any, of each such series and any qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof, as shall be stated in the resolution or resolutions adopted by the Board providing for the issuance of such series and included in a certificate of designation (a “Preferred Stock Designation”) filed pursuant to the DGCL, and the Board is hereby expressly vested with the authority to the full extent provided by law, now or hereafter, to adopt any such resolution or resolutions.

Section 4.3 Common Stock.

(a) Voting.

(i) Except as otherwise required by law or this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation), the holders of the Common Stock shall exclusively possess all voting power with respect to the Corporation.

(ii) Except as otherwise required by law or this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation), the holders of shares of Common Stock shall be entitled to one vote for each such share on each matter properly submitted to the stockholders on which the holders of the Common Stock are entitled to vote.

(iii) Except as otherwise required by law or this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation), at any annual or special meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation, holders of the Class A Common Stock and holders of the Class B Common Stock, voting together as a single class, shall have the exclusive right to vote for the election of directors and on all other matters properly submitted to a vote of the stockholders. Notwithstanding the foregoing, except as otherwise required by law or this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation), holders of shares of any series of Common Stock shall not be entitled to vote on any amendment to this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any amendment to any Preferred Stock Designation) that relates solely to the terms of one or more issued and outstanding series of Preferred Stock or other series of Common Stock if the holders of such affected series of Preferred Stock or Common Stock, as applicable, are entitled exclusively, either separately or together with the holders of one or more other such series, to vote thereon pursuant to this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation) or the DGCL.

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(b) Class B Common Stock.

(i) Shares of Class B Common Stock shall be convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock on a one-for-one basis (the “Initial Conversion Ratio”) (A) at any time and from time to time at the option of the holder thereof and (B) automatically concurrently with or immediately following the closing of the initial Business Combination.

(ii) Notwithstanding the Initial Conversion Ratio, in the case that additional shares of Class A Common Stock or equity-linked securities are issued or deemed issued in excess of the amounts sold in the Corporation’s initial public offering of securities (the “Offering”) and related to or in connection with the closing of the initial Business Combination, all issued and outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock shall automatically convert into shares of Class A Common Stock at the time of the closing of the Corporation’s initial Business Combination, the ratio for which the shares of Class B Common Stock shall convert into shares of Class A Common Stock shall be adjusted so that the number of shares of Class A Common Stock issuable upon conversion of all shares of Class B Common Stock will equal, in the aggregate, 25% of the sum of (a) the total number of all shares of Class A Common Stock issued in the Offering (including any shares of Class A Common Stock issued pursuant to the underwriters’ over-allotment option) plus (b) the sum of (i) all shares of Class A Common Stock issued or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion or exercise of any equity-linked securities or rights issued or deemed issued in connection with or in relation to the consummation of a Business Combination (including any shares of Class A Common Stock issued pursuant to a forward purchase agreement, if applicable), excluding any shares of Class A Common Stock issued or deemed issued or issuable upon conversion of the shares of Class B Common Stock in connection with the consummation of a Business Combination, any shares of Class A Common Stock or equity-linked securities or rights issued, or to be issued, to any seller in a Business Combination, and any private placement warrants issued to TCW Special Purpose Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), or an affiliate of the Sponsor or the Corporation’s officers and directors upon the conversion of working capital loans made to the Corporation, minus (ii) the number of shares of Class A Common Stock redeemed in connection with a Business Combination, provided that such conversion of shares of Class B Common Stock shall never be less than the Initial Conversion Ratio.

As used herein, the term “equity-linked securities” means any debt or equity securities of the Corporation that are convertible, exercisable or exchangeable for Class A Common Stock issued in a financing transaction in connection with the initial Business Combination, including but not limited to a private placement of equity or debt.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, (i) the foregoing adjustment to the Initial Conversion Ratio may be waived as to any particular issuance or deemed issuance of additional shares of Class A Common Stock or equity-linked securities by the written consent or agreement of holders of a majority of the shares of Class B Common Stock then issued and outstanding consenting or agreeing separately as a single class in the manner provided in Section 4.3(b)(iii), and (ii) in no event shall the Class B Common Stock convert into Class A Common Stock at a ratio that is less than one-for-one.

The foregoing conversion ratio shall also be adjusted to account for any subdivision (by stock split, subdivision, exchange, stock dividend, reclassification, recapitalization or otherwise) or combination (by reverse stock split, exchange, reclassification, recapitalization or otherwise) or similar reclassification or recapitalization of the issued and outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock into a greater or lesser number of shares occurring after the original filing of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate without a proportionate and corresponding subdivision, combination or similar reclassification or recapitalization of the issued and outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock.

Each share of Class B Common Stock shall convert into its pro rata number of shares of Class A Common Stock pursuant to this Section 4.3(b). The pro rata share for each holder of Class B Common Stock will be determined as follows: Each share of Class B Common Stock shall convert into such number of shares of Class A Common Stock as is equal to the product of one (1) multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the total number of shares of Class A Common Stock into which all of the issued and outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock shall be converted pursuant to this Section 4.3(b) and the denominator of which shall be the total number of issued and outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock at the time of conversion.

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(iii) Voting. Except as otherwise required by law or this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation and Section 9.9 hereof), for so long as any shares of Class B Common Stock shall remain outstanding, the Corporation shall not, without the prior vote or written consent of the holders of a majority of the shares of Class B Common Stock then issued and outstanding, voting separately as a single class, amend, alter or repeal any provision of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate, whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise, if such amendment, alteration or repeal would alter or change the powers, preferences or relative, participating, optional or other or special rights of the Class B Common Stock. Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the holders of Class B Common Stock may be taken without a meeting, without prior notice and without a vote, if a consent or consents in writing, setting forth the action so taken, shall be signed by the holders of the issued and outstanding Class B Common Stock having not less than the minimum number of votes that would be necessary to authorize or take such action at a meeting at which all shares of Class B Common Stock were present and voted and shall be delivered to the Corporation by delivery to its registered office in the State of Delaware, its principal place of business, or an officer or agent of the Corporation having custody of the book in which minutes of proceedings of stockholders are recorded. Delivery made to the Corporation’s registered office shall be by hand or by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested. Prompt written notice of the taking of corporate action without a meeting by less than unanimous written consent of the holders of Class B Common Stock shall, to the extent required by law, be given to those holders of Class B Common Stock who have not consented in writing and who, if the action had been taken at a meeting, would have been entitled to notice of the meeting if the record date for notice of such meeting had been the date that written consents signed by a sufficient number of holders of Class B Common Stock to take the action were delivered to the Corporation

(c) Dividends. Subject to applicable law, the rights, if any, of the holders of any issued and outstanding series of the Preferred Stock and the provisions of Article IX hereof, the holders of shares of Common Stock shall be entitled to receive such dividends and other distributions (payable in cash, property or capital stock of the Corporation) when, as and if declared thereon by the Board from time to time out of any assets or funds of the Corporation legally available therefor and shall share equally on a per share basis in such dividends and distributions.

(d) Liquidation, Dissolution or Winding Up of the Corporation. Subject to applicable law, the rights, if any, of the holders of any issued and outstanding series of the Preferred Stock and the provisions of Article IX hereof, in the event of any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, after payment or provision for payment of the debts and other liabilities of the Corporation, the holders of shares of Common Stock shall be entitled to receive all the remaining assets of the Corporation available for distribution to its stockholders, ratably in proportion to the number of shares of Common Stock held by them.

Section 4.4 Rights and Options. The Corporation has the authority to create and issue rights, warrants and options entitling the holders thereof to acquire from the Corporation any shares of its capital stock of any class or classes, with such rights, warrants and options to be evidenced by or in instrument(s) approved by the Board. The Board is empowered to set the exercise price, duration, times for exercise and other terms and conditions of such rights, warrants or options; provided, however, that the consideration to be received for any shares of capital stock issuable upon exercise thereof may not be less than the par value thereof.

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Article V
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 5.1 Board Powers. The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by, or under the direction of, the Board. In addition to the powers and authority expressly conferred upon the Board by statute, this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate or the Bylaws of the Corporation (Bylaws”), the Board is hereby empowered to exercise all such powers and do all such acts and things as may be exercised or done by the Corporation, subject, nevertheless, to the provisions of the DGCL, this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate and any Bylaws adopted by the stockholders; provided, however, that no Bylaws hereafter adopted by the stockholders shall invalidate any prior act of the Board that would have been valid if such Bylaws had not been adopted.

Section 5.2 Number, Election and Term.

(a) The number of directors of the Corporation, other than those who may be elected by the holders of one or more series of the Preferred Stock voting separately by class or series, shall be fixed from time to time exclusively by the Board pursuant to a resolution adopted by a majority of the Board.

(b) Subject to Section 5.5 hereof, the Board shall be divided into three classes, as nearly equal in number as possible and designated Class I, Class II and Class III. The Board is authorized to assign members of the Board already in office to Class I, Class II or Class III. The term of the initial Class I Directors shall expire at the first annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation following the effectiveness of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate, the term of the initial Class II Directors shall expire at the second annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation following the effectiveness of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate and the term of the initial Class III Directors shall expire at the third annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation following the effectiveness of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate. At each succeeding annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation, beginning with the first annual meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation following the effectiveness of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate, each of the successors elected to replace the class of directors whose term expires at that annual meeting shall be elected for a three-year term or until the election and qualification of their respective successors in office, subject to their earlier death, resignation or removal. Subject to Section 5.5 hereof, if the number of directors that constitutes the Board is changed, any increase or decrease shall be apportioned by the Board among the classes so as to maintain the number of directors in each class as nearly equal as possible, but in no case shall a decrease in the number of directors constituting the Board shorten the term of any incumbent director. Subject to the rights of the holders of one or more series of Preferred Stock, voting separately by class or series, to elect directors pursuant to the terms of one or more series of Preferred Stock, the election of directors shall be determined by a plurality of the votes cast by the stockholders present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote thereon. The Board is hereby expressly authorized, by resolution or resolutions thereof, to assign members of the Board already in office to the aforesaid classes at the time this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (and therefore such classification) becomes effective in accordance with the DGCL.

(c) Subject to Section 5.5 hereof, a director shall hold office until the annual meeting for the year in which his or her term expires and until his or her successor has been elected and qualified, subject, however, to such director’s earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal.

(d) Unless and except to the extent that the Bylaws shall so require, the election of directors need not be by written ballot.

Section 5.3 Newly Created Directorships and Vacancies. Subject to Section 5.5 and 9.9 hereof, newly created directorships resulting from an increase in the number of directors and any vacancies on the Board resulting from death, resignation, retirement, disqualification, removal or other cause may be filled solely and exclusively by a majority vote of the remaining directors then in office, even if less than a quorum or by a sole remaining director (and not by stockholders), and any director so chosen shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the class of directors to which the new directorship was added or in which the vacancy occurred and until his or her successor has been elected and qualified, subject, however, to such director’s earlier death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal.

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Section 5.4 Removal. Subject to Section 5.5 hereof and except as otherwise provided for by this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including as set forth on Section 9.9 hereof), any or all of the directors may be removed from office at any time, but only for cause and only by the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the voting power of all then issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class.

Section 5.5 Preferred Stock — Directors. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article V, and except as otherwise required by law, whenever the holders of one or more series of the Preferred Stock shall have the right, voting separately by class or series, to elect one or more directors, the term of office, the filling of vacancies, the removal from office and other features of such directorships shall be governed by the terms of such series of the Preferred Stock as set forth in this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation) and such directors shall not be included in any of the classes created pursuant to this Article V unless expressly provided by such terms.

Section 5.6 Quorum. A quorum for the transaction of business by the directors shall be set forth in the Bylaws.

Article VI
BYLAWS

In furtherance and not in limitation of the powers conferred upon it by law, the Board shall have the power and is expressly authorized to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws. The affirmative vote of a majority of the Board shall be required to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws. The Bylaws also may be adopted, amended, altered or repealed by the stockholders of the Corporation; provided, however, that in addition to any vote of the holders of any class or series of capital stock of the Corporation required by law or by this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation), the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the voting power of all then issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, voting together as a single class, shall be required for the stockholders of the Corporation to adopt, amend, alter or repeal the Bylaws; and provided further, however, that no Bylaws hereafter adopted by the stockholders of the Corporation shall invalidate any prior act of the Board that would have been valid if such Bylaws had not been adopted.

Article VII
MEETINGS OF STOCKHOLDERS; ACTION BY WRITTEN CONSENT

Section 7.1 Meetings. Subject to the rights, if any, of the holders of any issued and outstanding series of the Preferred Stock, and to the requirements of applicable law, special meetings of stockholders of the Corporation may be called only by the Chairman of the Board (or, if applicable, any Co-Chairman of the Board), Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, or the Board pursuant to a resolution adopted by a majority of the Board, and the ability of the stockholders of the Corporation to call a special meeting is hereby specifically denied. Except as provided in the foregoing sentence, special meetings of stockholders may not be called by another person or persons.

Section 7.2 Advance Notice. Advance notice of stockholder nominations for the election of directors and of business to be brought by stockholders before any meeting of the stockholders of the Corporation shall be given in the manner provided in the Bylaws.

Section 7.3 Action by Written Consent. Except as may be otherwise provided for or fixed pursuant to this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation) relating to the rights of the holders of any issued and outstanding series of Preferred Stock, subsequent to the consummation of the Offering, any action required or permitted to be taken by the stockholders of the Corporation must be effected by a duly called annual or special meeting of such stockholders and may not be effected by written consent of the stockholders of the Corporation other than with respect to the Class B Common Stock with respect to which action may be taken by written consent.

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Article VIII
LIMITED LIABILITY; INDEMNIFICATION

Section 8.1 Limitation of Director Liability. A director of the Corporation shall not be personally liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except to the extent such exemption from liability or limitation thereof is not permitted under the DGCL as the same exists or may hereafter be amended unless a director violated his or her duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its stockholders, acted in bad faith, knowingly or intentionally violated the law, authorized unlawful payments of dividends, unlawful stock purchases or unlawful redemptions, or derived improper personal benefit from his or her actions as a director. Any amendment, modification or repeal of the foregoing sentence shall not adversely affect any right or protection of a director of the Corporation hereunder in respect of any act or omission occurring prior to the time of such amendment, modification or repeal.

Section 8.2 Indemnification and Advancement of Expenses.

(a) To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, as the same exists or may hereafter be amended, the Corporation shall indemnify and hold harmless each person who is or was made a party or is threatened to be made a party to or is otherwise involved in any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (a “proceeding” by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a director or officer of the Corporation or, while a director or officer of the Corporation, is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or of a partnership, joint venture, trust, other enterprise or nonprofit entity, including service with respect to an employee benefit plan (an “indemnitee’”), whether the basis of such proceeding is alleged action in an official capacity as a director, officer, employee or agent, or in any other capacity while serving as a director, officer, employee or agent, against all liability and loss suffered and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, judgments, fines, excise taxes and penalties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and amounts paid in settlement) reasonably incurred by such indemnitee in connection with such proceeding. The Corporation shall to the fullest extent not prohibited by applicable law pay the expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by an indemnitee in defending or otherwise participating in 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 or on behalf of the indemnitee, to repay all amounts so advanced if it shall ultimately be determined that the indemnitee is not entitled to be indemnified under this Section 8.2 or otherwise. The rights to indemnification and advancement of expenses conferred by this Section 8.2 shall be contract rights and such rights shall continue as to an indemnitee who has ceased to be a director, officer, employee or agent and shall inure to the benefit of his or her heirs, executors and administrators. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 8.2(a), except for proceedings to enforce rights to indemnification and advancement of expenses, the Corporation shall indemnify and advance expenses to an indemnitee in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such indemnitee only if such proceeding (or part thereof) was authorized by the Board.

(b) The rights to indemnification and advancement of expenses conferred on any indemnitee by this Section 8.2 shall not be exclusive of any other rights that any indemnitee may have or hereafter acquire under law, this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate, the Bylaws, an agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors, or otherwise.

(c) Any repeal or amendment of this Section 8.2 by the stockholders of the Corporation or by changes in law, or the adoption of any other provision of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate inconsistent with this Section 8.2, shall, unless otherwise required by law, be prospective only (except to the extent such amendment or change in law permits the Corporation to provide broader indemnification rights on a retroactive basis than permitted prior thereto), and shall not in any way diminish or adversely affect any right or protection existing at the time of such repeal or amendment or adoption of such inconsistent provision in respect of any proceeding (regardless of when such proceeding is first threatened, commenced or completed) arising out of, or related to, any act or omission occurring prior to such repeal or amendment or adoption of such inconsistent provision.

(d) This Section 8.2 shall not limit the right of the Corporation, to the extent and in the manner authorized or permitted by law, to indemnify and to advance expenses to persons other than indemnitees.

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Article IX
BUSINESS COMBINATION REQUIREMENTS; EXISTENCE

Section 9.1 General.

(a) The provisions of this Article IX shall apply during the period commencing upon the effectiveness of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate and terminating upon the consummation of the Corporation’s initial Business Combination and no amendment to this Article IX shall be effective prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination unless approved by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least sixty-five percent (65%) of all then issued and outstanding shares of the Common Stock.

(b) Immediately after the Offering, a certain amount of the net offering proceeds received by the Corporation in the Offering (including the proceeds of any exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option) and certain other amounts specified in the Corporation’s registration statement on Form S-1, initially filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 4, 2021, as amended (the “Registration Statement”), shall be deposited in a trust account (the “Trust Account”), established for the benefit of the Public Stockholders (as defined below) pursuant to a trust agreement described in the Registration Statement. Except for the withdrawal of interest to pay taxes, none of the funds held in the Trust Account (including the interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account) will be released from the Trust Account until the earliest to occur of (i) the completion of the initial Business Combination, (ii) the redemption of 100% of the Offering Shares (as defined below) if the Corporation is unable to complete its initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Offering (or 27 months from the closing of the Offering if the Corporation has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for an Initial Combination within 24 months from the Closing of the Offering) by the later of (i) [•], 2022 or (ii) the date of the effectiveness of this Third Amended and Restated Certificate (the “Amended Termination Date”) and (iii) the redemption of shares in connection with a vote seeking to amend such provisions of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate as described in Section 9.7. Holders of shares of Common Stock included as part of the units sold in the Offering (the “Offering Shares”) (whether such Offering Shares were purchased in the Offering or in the secondary market following the Offering and whether or not such holders are the Sponsor or officers or directors of the Corporation, or affiliates of any of the foregoing) are referred to herein as “Public Stockholders.”

Section 9.2 Redemption Rights.

(a) Prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, the Corporation shall provide all holders of Offering Shares with the opportunity to have their Offering Shares redeemed (which redemption may be in the form of a repurchase by the Corporation) upon the consummation of the initial Business Combination pursuant to, and subject to the limitations of, Sections 9.2(b) and 9.2(c) (such rights of such holders to have their Offering Shares redeemed pursuant to such Sections, the “Redemption Rights”) hereof for cash equal to the applicable redemption price per share determined in accordance with Section 9.2(b) hereof (the “Redemption Price”); provided, however, that the Corporation shall not redeem Offering Shares in an amount that would cause the Corporation to have net tangible assets to be less than $5,000,001 (such limitation hereinafter called the “Redemption Limitation”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate, there shall be no Redemption Rights or liquidating distributions with respect to any warrant issued pursuant to the Offering.

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initial Business Combination, or the Corporation decides to submit the proposed initial Business Combination to the stockholders for their approval for business or other legal reasons, the Corporation shall offer to redeem the Offering Shares, subject to lawfully available funds therefor, in accordance with the provisions of Section 9.2(a) 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 Section 9.2(b). In the event that the Corporation offers to redeem the Offering Shares pursuant to a tender offer in accordance with the Tender Offer Rules, the Redemption Price per share of the Common Stock 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 on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, including interest not previously released to the Corporation to pay its taxes, by (ii) the total number of then issued and outstanding Offering Shares. If the Corporation offers to redeem the Offering Shares in conjunction with a stockholder vote on the proposed initial Business Combination pursuant to a proxy solicitation, the Redemption Price per share of the Common Stock payable to holders of the Offering Shares exercising their Redemption Rights (irrespective of whether they voted in favor or against the Business Combination) shall be equal to the quotient obtained by dividing: (x) the aggregate amount on deposit in the Trust Account as of two business days prior to the consummation of the initial Business Combination, including interest not previously released to the Corporation to pay its taxes, by (y) the total number of then issued and outstanding Offering Shares.

(c) If the Corporation offers to redeem the Offering Shares in conjunction with a stockholder vote on an initial Business Combination pursuant to a proxy solicitation, a Public Stockholder, together with any affiliate of such stockholder or any other person with whom such stockholder 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 Corporation.

(d) In the event that the Corporation has not consummated an initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Offering (or 27 months from the closing of the Offering if the Corporation has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for an Initial Combination within 24 months from the Closing of the Offering) by the Amended Termination Date, the Corporation 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 Corporation to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of 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 Stockholders (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 stockholders (if required by DGCL) and the Board in accordance with applicable law, dissolve and liquidate, subject in each case to the Corporation’s obligations under the DGCL to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of applicable law.

(e) If the Corporation offers to redeem the Offering Shares in conjunction with a stockholder vote on an initial Business Combination, the Corporation shall consummate the proposed initial Business Combination only if (i) such initial Business Combination is approved by the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares of the Common Stock that are voted at a stockholder meeting held to consider such initial Business Combination and (ii) the Redemption Limitation is not exceeded.

(f) If the Corporation conducts a tender offer pursuant to Section 9.2(b), the Corporation shall consummate the proposed initial Business Combination only if the Redemption Limitation is not exceeded.

Section 9.3 Distributions from the Trust Account.

(a) A Public Stockholder shall be entitled to receive funds from the Trust Account only as provided in Sections 9.2(a), 9.2(b), 9.2(d) or 9.7 hereof. In no other circumstances shall a Public Stockholder have any right or interest of any kind in or to distributions from the Trust Account, and no stockholder other than a Public Stockholder shall have any interest in or to the Trust Account.

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(b) Each Public Stockholder that does not exercise its Redemption Rights shall retain its interest in the Corporation and shall be deemed to have given its consent to the release of the remaining funds in the Trust Account to the Corporation, and following payment to any Public Stockholders exercising their Redemption Rights, the remaining funds in the Trust Account shall be released to the Corporation.

(c) The exercise by a Public Stockholder of the Redemption Rights (and any withdrawal of any exercise of such rights) shall be conditioned on such Public Stockholder following the specific procedures for redemptions (or withdrawals, as applicable) set forth by the Corporation in any applicable tender offer or proxy materials sent to the Public Stockholders 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.

Section 9.4 Share Issuances. Prior to the consummation of the Corporation’s initial Business Combination, the Corporation shall not issue any additional shares of capital stock of the Corporation that would entitle the holders thereof to receive funds from the Trust Account or vote as a class with the Class A Common Stock on any initial Business Combination, on any pre-Business Combination activity or on an amendment to this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate to (i) extend the time the Corporation has to consummate a Business Combination beyond 24 months from the closing of the Offering (or 27 months from the closing of the Offering if the Corporation has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for an initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Offering) or (ii) to amend any provisions of this Article IX.

Section 9.5 Transactions with Affiliates. In the event the Corporation enters into an initial Business Combination with a target business that is affiliated with the Sponsor, or the directors or executive officers of the Corporation, the Corporation, or a committee of the independent directors of the Corporation, shall obtain an opinion from an independent accounting firm or an independent investment banking firm that is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority that such Business Combination is fair to the Corporation from a financial point of view; provided, however, that a target business shall not be deemed an affiliate solely by virtue of ownership by the Sponsor or its affiliates, or any of their or the Corporation’s executive officers or directors, of less than 10% of its common stock, individually or in the aggregate.

Section 9.6 No Transactions with Other Blank Check Companies. The Corporation shall not enter into an initial Business Combination with solely another blank check company or a similar company with nominal operations.

Section 9.7 Additional Redemption Rights. If, in accordance with Section 9.1(a), any amendment is made to this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (a) to modify the substance or timing of the Corporation’s obligation to allow redemptions in connection with the Corporation’s initial Business Combination or to redeem 100% of the Offering Shares if the Corporation has not consummated an initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the Offering (or 27 months from the closing of the Offering if the Corporation has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for an Initial Combination within 24 months from the Closing of the Offering) by the Amended Termination Date or (b) with respect to any other provision of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial Business Combination activity, the Public Stockholders shall be provided with the opportunity to redeem their Offering Shares upon the approval 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 Corporation to pay its taxes, divided by the number of then issued and outstanding Offering Shares; provided, however, that any such amendment will be voided, and this Article IX will remain unchanged, if any stockholders who wish to redeem are unable to redeem due to the Redemption Limitation.

Section 9.8 Minimum Value of Initial Business Combination. The Corporation’s initial Business Combination must be comprised of one or more Business Combinations having an aggregate fair market value of at least 80% of the value of the assets held in the Trust Account (excluding any deferred underwriting commissions and taxes payable on the interest earned on the Trust Account) at the time the Corporation signs a definitive agreement in connection with the initial Business Combination.

Section 9.9 Appointment and Removal of Directors. Notwithstanding any other provision in this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate, prior to the closing of the initial Business Combination, the holders of Class B Common Stock shall have the exclusive right to elect, remove and replace any director, and the holders of Class A

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Common Stock shall have no right to vote on the election, removal or replacement of any director. This Section 9.9 may only be amended by a resolution passed by a majority of holders of at least ninety percent (90%) of the outstanding Common Stock entitled to vote thereon.

Article X
CORPORATE OPPORTUNITY

To the extent allowed by law, the doctrine of corporate opportunity, or any other analogous doctrine, shall not apply with respect to the Corporation or any of its officers or directors, or any of their respective affiliates, in circumstances where the application of any such doctrine would conflict with any fiduciary duties or contractual obligations they may have as of the date of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate or in the future, and the Corporation renounces any expectancy that any of the directors or officers of the Corporation will offer any such corporate opportunity of which he or she may become aware to the Corporation, except, the doctrine of corporate opportunity shall apply with respect to any of the directors or officers of the Corporation with respect to a corporate opportunity that was offered to such person solely in his or her capacity as a director or officer of the Corporation and (i) such opportunity is one the Corporation is legally and contractually permitted to undertake and would otherwise be reasonable for the Corporation to pursue and (ii) the director or officer is permitted to refer that opportunity to the Corporation without violating any legal obligation.

Article XI
AMENDMENT OF
SECONDTHIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF
INCORPORATION

The Corporation reserves the right at any time and from time to time to amend, alter, change or repeal any provision contained in this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate (including any Preferred Stock Designation), and other provisions authorized by the laws of the State of Delaware at the time in force that may be added or inserted, in the manner now or hereafter prescribed by this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate and the DGCL; and, except as set forth in Article VIII, all rights, preferences and privileges of whatever nature herein conferred upon stockholders, directors or any other persons by and pursuant to this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate in its present form or as hereafter amended are granted subject to the right reserved in this Article XI; provided, however, that Article IX of this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate may be amended only as provided therein.

Article XII
EXCLUSIVE FORUM FOR CERTAIN LAWSUITS

Section 12.1 Forum. Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (the “Court of Chancery”) shall, to the fullest extent provided by law, be the sole and exclusive forum for any stockholder (including a beneficial owner) to bring (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Corporation, (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any director, officer or other employee of the Corporation to the Corporation or the Corporation’s stockholders, (iii) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation, its directors, officers or employees arising pursuant to any provision of the DGCL or this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate or the Bylaws, or (iv) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation, its directors, officers or employees governed by the internal affairs doctrine and, if brought outside of Delaware, the stockholder bringing the suit will be deemed to have consented to service of process on such stockholder’s counsel, except for, as to each of (i) through (iv) above, any claim (A) as to which the Court of Chancery determines that there is an indispensable party not subject to the jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery (and the indispensable party does not consent to the personal jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery within ten days following such determination), (B) which is vested in the exclusive jurisdiction of a court or forum other than the Court of Chancery, or (C) for which the Court of Chancery does not have subject matter jurisdiction, as to which the Court of Chancery and the U.S. federal district court for the District of Delaware shall have concurrent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the provisions of this Section 12.1 will not apply to suits brought to enforce a duty or liability created by the Exchange Act or any other claim for which the U.S. federal district courts have exclusive jurisdiction. Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the U.S. federal district courts shall be the exclusive forum for the resolution of any complaint

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asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, against the Corporation or any director, officer, other employee or agent of the Corporation. Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring any interest in any security of the Corporation shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to the provisions of this Section 12.1.

Section 12.2 Consent to Jurisdiction. If any action the subject matter of which is within the scope of Section 12.1 immediately above is filed in a court other than a court located within the State of Delaware (a “Foreign Action”) in the name of any stockholder, such stockholder shall be deemed to have consented to (i) the personal jurisdiction of the state and U.S. federal district courts located within the State of Delaware in connection with any action brought in any such court to enforce Section 12.1 immediately above (an “FSC Enforcement Action”“) and (ii) having service of process made upon such stockholder in any such FSC Enforcement Action by service upon such stockholder’s counsel in the Foreign Action as agent for such stockholder.

Section 12.3 Severability. If any provision or provisions of this Article XII shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable as applied to any person or entity or circumstance for any reason whatsoever, then, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the validity, legality and enforceability of such provisions in any other circumstance and of the remaining provisions of this Article XII (including, without limitation, each portion of any sentence of this Article XII containing any such provision held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable that is not itself held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable) and the application of such provision to other persons or entities and circumstances shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby. Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring any interest in shares of capital stock of the Corporation shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to the provisions of this Article XII.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. has caused this SecondThird Amended and Restated Certificate to be duly executed and acknowledged in its name and on its behalf by an authorized officer as of the date first set forth above.

 

TCW Special Purpose ACQUISITION CORP.

   

By:

 

 

       

Name:

 

Joseph R. Shaposhnik

       

Title:

 

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Annex B

AMENDMENT TO INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TRUST AGREEMENT

THIS AMENDMENT TO INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT TRUST AGREEMENT (this “Amendment Agreement”), dated as of            , 2022, is made by and between TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, a New York corporation (the “Trustee”), and amends that certain Investment Management Trust Company, effective as of March 1, 2021 (as amended, the “Trust Agreement”), by and between the Company and the Trustee. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Amendment Agreement have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Trust Agreement.

WHEREAS, following the closing of the Company’s initial public offering of 46,393,299 units, including the partial exercise of the Underwriters’ over-allotment option (the “Offering”), and as of March 5, 2021, a total of $463,932,990 of the net proceeds from the Offering was placed in the Trust Account;

WHEREAS, Section 1(i) of the Trust Agreement provides that the Trustee is to liquidate the Trust Account and distribute the Property in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest that may be released to the Company to pay dissolution expenses), (x) upon receipt of, and only in accordance with, the terms of a Termination Letter in a form substantially similar to that attached to the Trust Agreement as Exhibit A or Exhibit B, as applicable, or (y) the date which is 24 months (or 27 months from the closing of the offering if the Company has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for an initial business combination within 24 months from the closing of the initial public offering) after the closing of the Offering, if a Termination Letter has not been received by the Trustee prior to such date, in which case the Trust Account shall be liquidated in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Termination Letter attached as Exhibit B and the Property in the Trust Account, shall be distributed to the Public Stockholders of record as of such date;

WHEREAS, Section 6(d) of the Trust Agreement provides that Section 1(i) of the Trust Agreement may not be changed, amended or modified without the affirmative vote of at least sixty-five percent (65%) of the then outstanding shares of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), and Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class B Common Stock”), of the Company, voting together as a single class; and

WHEREAS, at a meeting of the stockholders of the Company held on or about the date hereof (the “Special Meeting”), at least sixty five percent (65%) of the voting power of all then outstanding shares of the Common Stock and the Company’s Class B Common Stock have voted to approve this Amendment Agreement;

WHEREAS, at the Special Meeting, the stockholders of the Company also voted to approve the amendment and restatement of the Company’s second amended and restated certificate of incorporation (the certificate of incorporation, as so amended and restated, the “Third Amended and Restated Certificate”); and

WHEREAS, each of the Company and the Trustee desires to amend the Trust Agreement as provided herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual agreements contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto agree as follows:

1. Amendment to the Trust Agreement. Effective as of the execution hereof, Section 1(i) of the Trust Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

‘(i) Commence liquidation of the Trust Account only after and promptly after (x) receipt of, and only in accordance with, the terms of a letter from the Company (“Termination Letter”) in a form substantially similar to that attached hereto as either Exhibit A or Exhibit B, as applicable, signed on behalf of the Company by its Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary or Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) or other authorized officer of the Company, and complete the liquidation of the Trust Account and distribute the Property in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest that may be released to the Company to pay dissolution expenses), only as directed in the Termination Letter and the other documents referred to therein; or (y) the Amended Termination Date

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(as such term is defined in the Company’s Third amended and restated certificate of incorporation), if a Termination Letter has not been received by the Trustee prior to such date, in which case the Trust Account shall be liquidated in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Termination Letter attached as Exhibit B and the Property in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company to pay its taxes (less up to $100,000 of interest that may be released to the Company to pay dissolution expenses) shall be distributed to the Public Stockholders of record as of such date;’

2. Amendment to Exhibit B. Effective as of the execution hereof, Exhibit B of the Trust Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its entirety with Exhibit B attached hereto.

3. No Further Amendment. The parties hereto agree that except as provided in this Amendment Agreement, the Trust Agreement shall continue unmodified, in full force and effect and constitute legal and binding obligations of all parties thereto in accordance with its terms. This Amendment Agreement forms an integral and inseparable part of the Trust Agreement.

4. References.

(a) All references to the “Trust Agreement” (including “hereof,” “herein,” “hereunder,” “hereby” and “this Agreement”) in the Trust Agreement shall refer to the Trust Agreement as amended by this Amendment Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, references to the date of the Trust Agreement (as amended hereby) and references in the Trust Agreement to “the date hereof,” “the date of this Trust Agreement” and terms of similar import shall in all instances continue to refer to March 1, 2021.

(b) All references to the “amended and restated certificate of incorporation” in the Trust Agreement (as amended by this Amendment Agreement) and terms of similar import shall mean the Third Amended and Restated Certificate.

5. Governing Law; Jurisdiction. This Amendment Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles that would result in the application of the substantive laws of another jurisdiction. The parties hereto consent to the jurisdiction and venue of any state or federal court located in the City of New York, State of New York, for purposes of resolving any disputes hereunder. AS TO ANY CLAIM, CROSS-CLAIM OR COUNTERCLAIM IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, EACH PARTY WAIVES THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY.

6. Counterparts. This Amendment Agreement may be executed in several original or facsimile counterparts, each one of which shall constitute an original, and together shall constitute but one instrument

7. Other Miscellaneous Terms. The provisions of Sections 6(f), 6(h) and 6(j) of the Trust Agreement shall apply mutatis mutandis to this Amendment Agreement, as if set forth in full herein.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment Agreement to be duly executed by their duly authorized representatives, all as of the day and year first above written.

 

CONTINENTAL STOCK TRANSFER & TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee

   

By:

 

 

       

Name:

 

Francis Wolf

       

Title:

 

Vice President

 

TCW SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISITION CORP.

   

By:

 

 

       

Name:

 

Joseph R. Shaposhnik

       

Title:

 

Chief Executive Officer

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EXHIBIT B
[Letterhead of Company] [Insert date]

Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company
1 State Street, 30th Floor
New York, New York 10004
Attn: Francis Wolf and Celeste Gonzalez

Re: Trust Account — Termination Letter

Dear Mr. Wolf and Ms. Gonzalez:

Pursuant to Section 1(i) of the Investment Management Trust Agreement between TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (the “Trustee”), dated as of March 1, 2021 (the “Trust Agreement”), this is to advise you that the Company has been unable to effect a business combination with a Target Business (the “Business Combination”) within the time frame specified in the Company’s third amended and restated certificate of incorporation. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Trust Agreement.

In accordance with the terms of the Trust Agreement, we hereby authorize you to liquidate all of the assets in the Trust Account and to transfer the total proceeds into a segregated account held by you at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. on behalf of the Beneficiaries to await distribution to the Public Stockholders. The Company has selected [            ] as the effective date for the purpose of determining when the Public Stockholders will be entitled to receive their share of the liquidation proceeds. You agree to be the Paying Agent of record and, in your separate capacity as Paying Agent, agree to distribute said funds directly to the Company’s Public Stockholders in accordance with the terms of the Trust Agreement and third amended and restated certificate of incorporation of the Company. Upon the distribution of all the funds, net of any payments necessary for reasonable unreimbursed expenses related to liquidating the Trust Account, your obligations under the Trust Agreement shall be terminated, except to the extent otherwise provided in Section 1(i) of the Trust Agreement.

Very truly yours,

 

TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp.

   

By:

 

 

       

Name:

       

Title:

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Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

   

Barclays Capital Inc.

Annex B-4

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YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT. PLEASE VOTE TODAY. Vote by Internet - QUICK EASY IMMEDIATE - 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week or by Mail Your Internet vote authorizes the named proxies TCW SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISITION CORP. to vote your shares in the same manner as if you marked, signed and returned your proxy card. Votes submitted electronically over the Internet must be received by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on , 2022. INTERNET – www.cstproxyvote.com Use the Internet to vote your proxy. Have your proxy card available when you access the above website. Follow the prompts to vote your shares. Vote at the Meeting – If you plan to attend the virtual online special meeting, you will need your 12 digit control number to vote electronically at the special meeting. To attend the special meeting, visit: https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 MAIL – Mark, sign and date your proxy card and return it in the postage-paid envelope provided. PROXY FOLD HERE • DO NOT SEPARATE • INSERT IN ENVELOPE PROVIDED Please mark your votes like this THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE “FOR” PROPOSALS 1, 2 AND 3. 1. Proposal No. 1 — Charter Amendment Proposal — 3. Proposal No. 3 – The Adjournment Proposal — To amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation by adopting the Third amended and restated FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN To adjourn the Special Meeting to a later date or dates or sine die, if necessary, either (x) to permit further solicitation and FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN certificate of incorporation in the form set forth in Annex A of the proxy statement to amend the date by which the Company must cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses from March 4, 2023 (or June 4, 2023, if the Company has executed a letter of intent, agreement in principle or definitive agreement for an initial business combination by March 4, 2023) to , 2022 (the “Amended Termination Date”) (the “Charter Amendment Proposal”). vote of proxies if, based upon the tabulated vote at the time of the Special Meeting, there are insufficient votes from the holders of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and Class B common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, to approve the Charter Amendment Proposal and/or the Trust Amendment Proposal or (y) if the Company’s board of directors determines before the Special Meeting that is not necessary or no longer desirable to proceed with the Charter Amendment Proposal and/ or the Trust Amendment Proposal. 2. Proposal No. 2 – The Trust Amendment Proposal — To amend the Investment Management Trust Agreement, dated March 1, 2021 (the “Trust Agreement”), by and between the FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as trustee (“Continental”), pursuant to an amendment to the Trust Agreement in the form set forth in Annex B of the proxy statement to change the date on which Continental must commence liquidation of the trust account established in connection with the Company’s initial public offering to the Amended Termination Date (the “Trust Agreement Proposal”) CONTROL NUMBER Signature Signature, if held jointly Date 2022. Signature should agree with name printed hereon. If stock is held in the name of more than one person, EACH joint owner should sign. Executors, administrators, trustees, guardians and attorneys should indicate the capacity in which they sign. Attorneys should submit powers of attorney.

 

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Special Meeting of Stockholders to be held on , 2022: This notice of meeting and the accompanying Proxy Statement are available at https://www.cstproxy.com/tcwspac/2022 PROXY FOLD HERE • DO NOT SEPARATE • INSERT IN ENVELOPE PROVIDED TCW SPECIAL PURPOSE ACQUISITION CORP. THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS The undersigned appoints Joseph R. Shaposhnik and Richard Villa each of them, as proxies, each with the power to appoint his substitute, and authorizes each of them to represent and to vote, as designated on the reverse hereof, all of the shares of common stock of TCW Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) held of record by the undersigned at the close of business on , 2022 at the Special Meeting of Stockholders of the Company to be held on , 2022, or at any adjournment thereof. THIS PROXY WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED WILL BE VOTED AS INDICATED. IF NO CONTRARY INDICATION IS MADE, THE PROXY WILL BE VOTED IN FAVOR OF PROPOSAL 1, PROPOSAL 2 AND PROPOSAL 3, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE JUDGMENT OF THE PERSONS NAMED AS PROXY HEREIN ON ANY OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE SPECIAL MEETING. THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. PLEASE MARK, SIGN, DATE AND RETURN THE PROXY CARD PROMPTLY. (Continued and to be marked, dated and signed on reverse side)