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Perfect Corp. Announces Preliminary Results Of Previously Announced Self Tender Offer To Purchase Up To 16,129,032 Class A Ordinary Shares For An Aggregate Purchase Price Of Up To $50,000,000

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PERFECT CORP. (NYSE: PERF) (the “Company,” “Perfect,” or “we”), a global leader in providing augmented reality (“AR”) and artificial intelligence (“AI”) Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) solutions to beauty and fashion industries, today announced the preliminary results of the previously announced tender offer by the Company to purchase up to 16,129,032 class A ordinary shares, par value $0.10 per share of the Company (each, a “Class A Ordinary Share” or “share”) that are issued and outstanding, at a price of $3.10 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes, for an aggregate purchase price of no more than $50 million, which expired at 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on December 26, 2023 (“Expiration Time”). Unless the context otherwise requires, all references to shares herein shall refer to the Class A Ordinary Shares of the Company.

Based on the preliminary count by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the depositary for the tender offer (the “Depositary”), 27,283,745 shares were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Time, and 15,593 shares tendered through notice of guaranteed delivery, which may be delivered within the two business days settlement period.

In accordance with the terms and conditions of the tender offer, and based on the preliminary results reported by the Depositary, Perfect expects to purchase up to 16,129,032 shares, through the tender offer at a price of $3.10 per share, for an aggregate cost of approximately $50 million, excluding fees relating to the tender offer. The 16,129,032 shares that Perfect expects to purchase in the tender offer represents approximately 15.9% of the total number of issued Class A Ordinary Shares outstanding as of the commencement of the tender offer on November 27, 2023. Perfect expects to have approximately 85,059,931 shares outstanding immediately following payment for the shares purchased in the tender offer.

Due to the oversubscription of the tender offer, based on the preliminary count described above, Perfect will accept for purchase on a pro rata basis approximately 59.1% of the shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn, including 27,283,745 shares were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Time and 15,593 shares tendered through notice of guaranteed delivery to be delivered within the two business days settlement period.

The number of shares expected to be purchased by Perfect and the proration information are preliminary and subject to change. The preliminary information contained in this press release is subject to confirmation by the Depositary and is based on the assumption that all shares tendered through notice of guaranteed delivery will be delivered within the two business days settlement period. The final number of shares to be purchased by Perfect and the final proration information will be announced following the completion by the Depositary of the confirmation process. Payment for the shares accepted for purchase under the tender offer will occur promptly thereafter.

Georgeson LLC is serving as the information agent for the tender offer and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company is serving as the Depositary. For all questions relating to the tender offer, please contact the information agent, Georgeson LLC by calling 1-888-275-8186 (U.S. toll-free) or 1-781-896-2319 (international).

About Perfect Corp.

Founded in 2015, Perfect Corp. is a Beautiful AI Company and global leader in enterprise SaaS solutions for beauty, fashion, and skincare brands. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as Generative AI, real-time facial and hand 3D augmented reality (AR) rendering and cloud solutions. Perfect empowers beauty, skincare, fashion brands and retailers by providing consumers with an enjoyable, personalized, and convenient omnichannel shopping experience through product try-ons and skin diagnostics. In addition, Perfect also operates a family of YouCam consumer apps for photo, video and camera users, centered on unleashing creativity with AI-driven features for creation, beautification and enhancement. With the help of technologies, Perfect helps brands elevate customer engagement, increase conversion rates, and propel sales growth. Throughout this journey, Perfect maintains its unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability and fulfilling social responsibilities. For more information, visit https://ir.perfectcorp.com/.

Certain Information Regarding the Tender Offer

The information in this press release describing Perfect Corp.’s tender offer is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Perfect Corp.’s Class A Ordinary Shares in the tender offer. The tender offer will only be made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and other related materials filed as part of the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, in each case as may be amended or supplemented from time to time. Shareholders should read such Offer to Purchase and related materials carefully and in their entirety because they contain important information, including the various terms and conditions of the tender offer.

Shareholders of Perfect Corp. may obtain a free copy of the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, the Offer to Purchase and other documents that Perfect Corp. is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. Shareholders may also obtain a copy of these documents, without charge, from Georgeson LLC, the information agent for the tender offer, by calling 1-888-275-8186 (U.S. toll-free) or 1-781-896-2319 (international). Shareholders are urged to carefully read all of these materials prior to making any decision with respect to the tender offer. Shareholders and investors who have questions or need assistance may call Georgeson LLC, the information agent for the tender offer, toll free at 1-888-275-8186. Parties outside the U.S. can reach the information agent at 1-781-896-2319 (international).

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, that are based on beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to Perfect. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the following words: “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “future,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “seek,” “schedule,” or the negative or plural of these words, or other similar expressions that are predictions or indicate future events or prospects, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including strategies or plans, are also forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on Perfect’s reasonable expectations and beliefs concerning future events and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. These factors are difficult to predict accurately and may be beyond Perfect’s control. Forward-looking statements in this communication or elsewhere speak only as of the date made. New uncertainties and risks arise from time to time, and it is impossible for Perfect to predict these events or how they may affect Perfect. In addition, risks and uncertainties are described in Perfect’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings may identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Perfect cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements in this communication will prove to be accurate. There may be additional risks that Perfect presently does not know or that Perfect currently does not believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In light of the significant uncertainties in these forward-looking statements, you should not regard these statements as a representation or warranty by Perfect, its directors, officers or employees or any other person that Perfect will achieve its objectives and plans in any specified time frame, or at all. Except as required by applicable law, Perfect does not have any duty to, and does not intend to, update or revise the forward-looking statements in this communication or elsewhere after the date of this communication. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing the views of Perfect as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication.

Contacts

Investor Relations Contact
Investor Relations, Perfect Corp.
Email: Investor_Relations@PerfectCorp.com

First published on Thu, Dec 28, 2023

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