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Education and awareness around environmental responsibility are at an all-time high—from Gen Zers paving the way for change, to governments vigilantly pushing for protective policies—it seems the future is on everyone’s mind. “Eco-friendly” is transitioning from a trending buzzword into a collective lifestyle. It’s about time, considering that this is being referred to as the “ decisive decade ” for climate action. A major part of this new green order involves tackling one of the most commonly used pollutants: transportation. With cars making up nearly three-quarters of transport CO2 emissions, switching to electric vehicles, which produce zero emissions, is paramount to delivering the goals of the 2016 Paris Agreement. One major hurdle stands in the way of an EV-dominated world: charging infrastructure . Wejo, a key player in the connected car data space, is paving the way for crucial infrastructure to be implemented by providing vital driving data and commute analysis.

While the EU and UK have both committed to solely manufacturing zero-emission cars by 2035 , at least four major global automakers are set to do the same before 2036, the issue of charging looms overhead like the emissions we so desperately want to leave in the past. I n the U.S.A., the p roposed infrastructure bill even added the development of a national EV charging network that aims to have 500,000 stations in place by 2030. Since the deployment of this lofty goal will require collaboration between local governments, businesses, automakers, and EV charging companies, someone needs to act as a facilitator—enter Wejo. Using Wejo ADEPT, the company’s data engine, billions of data points from over 11 million cars are transformed into invaluable data that can then be used to advise cities and states to build the charging infrastructure that citizens need, which in turn enables the proliferation of EVs, bringing about emission-free transportation .

As more EVs join the road, d ata collecting and sharing will increase and lead to a more in-depth understanding of driving patterns, a comprehensive view of roads, and of cou rse, a reduction in emis sions. Yet without accurate data guiding planning, the shift towards EVs could face significant backlash. In partnership with the leading cloud data vendor, Palantir, Wejo is driven to fill the void. “Wejo provides a heightened ability to understand the landscape on the ground and the interplay between electric vehicle drivers and the current infrastructure. We are identifying trends in the way existing electric car drivers use their vehicles which can inform policy decisions as the sector grows,” explains Richard Barlow, Wejo’s CEO and Founder. While the current average EV journey is just ten miles in the U.S., with Wejo’s contribution that number can grow significantly while helping reduce the range anxiety that holds so many back fro m making the switch to an EV.”
With Wejo at the forefront of the connected vehicle data ecosystem, covering 95% of all U.S. roads, processing data from over 11 million vehicles every day, while contributing to a more ecological future, the company’s product slogan of “Data for Good™” could not ring more true. As the effects of climate change continue to press on the global stage, collaboration between tech innovators like Wejo, governments, and manufacturers, is integral for a viable future. By using its data to help alleviate stress around range and charging—while making cities more liveable by contributing to the reduction of emissions—Wejo is paving the way for a green, EV-dominated future.

Forward-Looking Statements.

This communication includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, an assurance, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Virtuoso Acquisition Corp.’s (“ Virtuoso ”) and Wejo Limited’s, a private limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales with company number 08813730 (“ Wejo ”) actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates, and projections and, consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, Virtuoso’s and Wejo’s expectations with respect to future performance and anticipated financial impacts of the proposed business combination, the satisfaction or waiver of the closing conditions to the proposed business combination, and the timing of the completion of the proposed business combination.

These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially, and potentially adversely, from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Most of these factors are outside Virtuoso’s and Wejo’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (i) the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “ Merger Agreement ”); (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Virtuoso, Wejo Group Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of Bermuda (the “ Company ”) and/or Wejo following the announcement of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein; (iii) the inability to complete the proposed business combination, including due to failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of Virtuoso, certain regulatory approvals, or the satisfaction of other conditions to closing in the Merger Agreement; (iv) the occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement or could otherwise cause the transaction to fail to close; (v) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wejo’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the proposed business combination; (vi) the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of the Company’s common shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market following the proposed business combination; (vii) the risk that the proposed business combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the proposed business combination; (viii) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of Wejo to grow and manage growth profitably, and retain its key employees; (ix) costs related to the proposed business combination; (x) changes in applicable laws or regulations; and (xi) the possibility that Wejo, Virtuoso or the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. The foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. Additional information concerning certain of these and other risk factors is contained in Virtuoso’s most recent filings with the SEC and is contained in the Company’s preliminary Form S-4 (the “ Form S-4 ”), which was filed on July 16, 2021 (as amended on September 7, 2021, October 1, 2021 and October 7, 2021), including the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus expected to be filed in connection with the proposed business combination. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning Virtuoso, Wejo or the Company, the transactions described herein or other matters and attributable to Virtuoso, the Company or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Each of Virtuoso, Wejo and the Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in their expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any statement is based, except as required by law.

No Offer or Solicitation.

This communication is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent, or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed business combination and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of Virtuoso, the Company or Wejo, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or exemptions therefrom.

Important Information About the Proposed Business Combination and Where to Find It.

In connection with the proposed business combination, a preliminary registration statement on Form S-4 was filed by the Company with the SEC on July 16, 2021 (as amended on September 7, 2021, October 1, 2021 and October 7, 2021). The Form S-4 included preliminary proxy statements to be distributed to holders of Virtuoso’s common stock in connection with Virtuoso’s solicitation for proxies for the vote by Virtuoso’s stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination and other matters as described in the Form S-4, as well as a prospectus of the Company relating to the offer of the securities to be issued in connection with the completion of the business combination. Virtuoso, Wejo and the Company urge investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read the Form S-4, including the proxy statement/prospectus incorporated by reference therein, as well as other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed business combination, as these materials contain important information about Wejo, Virtuoso, and the proposed business combination. Such persons can also read Virtuoso’s final prospectus dated January 21, 2021 (SEC File No. 333-251781), for a description of the security holdings of Virtuoso’s officers and directors and their respective interests as security holders in the consummation of the proposed business combination. After the Form S-4 has been declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to Virtuoso’s stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of such documents, without charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: Virtuoso Acquisition Corp., 180 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880, or (203) 227-1978. These documents can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s web site ( http://www.sec.gov ).


Participants in the Solicitation.

Virtuoso, Wejo, the Company and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of their management and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Virtuoso’s stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of Virtuoso’s directors and executive officers in Virtuoso’s final prospectus dated January 21, 2021 (SEC File No. 333-251781), which was filed with the SEC on January 26, 2021. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of Virtuoso’s stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination will be set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed business combination when available. Information concerning the interests of Virtuoso’s and Wejo’s participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of Virtuoso’s and Wejo’s equity holders generally, will be set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus relating to the proposed business combination when it becomes available.

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