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CompoSecure CEO Jon Wilk Named Entrepreneur Of The Year Award® 2021 Winner in New Jersey

This year’s winners are the 35th class of unstoppable entrepreneurs who transform New Jersey and

beyond

Somerset, New Jersey – July 27, 2021 – CompoSecure Holdings, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and emergent cryptocurrency storage and security solution provider, today announced Jon Wilk, President and CEO, was named a winner of the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New Jersey Award. Now, in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors the next class in a long line of relentless creators and disrupters. Wilk was selected as one of the 12 winners that distinguished themselves as leaders in their respective categories.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be recognized by Ernst & Young as a winner of New Jersey’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, and I am truly humbled to be among the trailblazers who are shaping the future,” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure, which recently announced it had signed a merger agreement with Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR), a special purpose acquisition company. “I am constantly inspired by our team’s dedication and commitment to CompoSecure’s mission, even through a pandemic, and I look forward to the company’s future growth.” 

As a 20-year veteran in the banking and payments industry, Jon Wilk successfully led growth and innovation in banking and payments at some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including Bank of America and JP Morgan. Wilk transitioned from his leadership role at JP Morgan to the private equity world to lead and grow portfolio business. As CEO at CompoSecure, he successfully made the transition from large companies with more than 100,000 people to an entrepreneurial company with less than 200 employees when he started and more than 650 today. He led a major shift in CompoSecure’s marketing and positioning of its products and created foundational infrastructure to support growth and innovation. Wilk led the CompoSecure team to triple net revenues from approximately $90M in 2015 to over $260M in 2020 and has been instrumental in making CompoSecure a category leader in premium payment cards and building a new 3-factor authentication solution for the crypto currency and broader digital asset market (Arculus) launching in September 2021.

On April 19, 2021, CompoSecure announced that it had signed a merger agreement with Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR) (“Roman DBDR”), a special purpose acquisition company. Upon closing of the proposed merger, the combined company will operate as CompoSecure, Inc. and plans to trade on the Nasdaq stock market. The transaction reflects a pro forma enterprise value for the combined company of approximately $1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021 and remains subject to approval by Roman DBDR stockholders and other customary closing conditions.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award® winners were announced during a special virtual celebration on July 26, 2021. Wilk, along with all Award winners, are now lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni worldwide. This group of entrepreneurial leaders transforming our world was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders.

About CompoSecure

Founded in 2000, CompoSecure is a pioneer and category leader in premium payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency and digital asset storage and security solutions. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of payment card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers secure, innovative, and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and security. CompoSecure’s mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering products and solutions which differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating cardholder experience. For more information, please visit www.composecure.com. ArculusTM was created with the mission to promote cryptocurrency adoption by making it safe, simple and secure for the average person to buy, sell and store cryptocurrency. With a strong background in security hardware and financial payments, the ArculusTM solution was developed to allow people to use a familiar payment card form factor to manage their cryptocurrency. For more information, please visit www.arculus.co.

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution or in any industry or sector, it intends to focus its search on companies in the technology, media and telecom (“TMT”) industries. The company is led by its Co-Chief Executive Officers, Dr. Donald G. Basile and Dixon Doll, Jr. The Company’s experienced board of directors includes former NVCA Chairman and longtime venture capitalist Dixon Doll, Global Net Lease (NYSE: GNL) CEO James L. Nelson, former fund manager Paul Misir, investment banker and investor Arun Abraham, and entrepreneur Alan Clingman. For more information, please visit www.romandbdr.com  Roman DBDR raised $236 million in its initial public offering (inclusive of underwriter’s exercise of over-allotment option) in November 2020 and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “DBDR”.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. For more information visit: www.ey.com/us/eoy      

About EY Private

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About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transaction and consulting services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this Press Release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding Roman DBDR’s or CompoSecure’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including, without limitation, statements regarding: (i) the ability of Roman DBDR and CompoSecure to complete the proposed merger described in the Press Release, (ii) the size, demand and growth potential of the markets for CompoSecure’s products and CompoSecure’s ability to serve those markets, (iii) the degree of market acceptance and adoption of CompoSecure’s products, (iv) CompoSecure’s ability to develop innovative products and compete with other companies engaged in the financial services and technology industry and the timing of the ArculusTM launch and (v) CompoSecure’s ability to attract and retain clients. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of other financial and performance metrics and projections of market opportunity. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this Press Release, and on the current expectations of CompoSecure’s and Roman DBDR’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Neither Roman DBDR nor CompoSecure gives any assurance that either Roman DBDR or CompoSecure will achieve its expectations. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of CompoSecure and Roman DBDR. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others: the inability to complete the proposed merger; the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger, including due to the failure to receive required security holder approvals, or the failure of other closing conditions; and costs related to the proposed merger. You should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”) relating to the proposed merger filed by Roman DBDR with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed by Roman DBDR from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that none of Roman DBDR or CompoSecure presently know or that Roman DBDR or CompoSecure currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this Press Release. Roman DBDR and CompoSecure anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s assessments to change. However, while Roman DBDR and CompoSecure may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Roman DBDR and CompoSecure specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this Press Release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements. Certain market data information in this Press Release is based on the estimates of CompoSecure and Roman DBDR management.

Additional Information about the Proposed Merger and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed merger, Roman DBDR has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC.  A definitive proxy statement will be sent to stockholders of Roman DBDR seeking approval of the proposed merger. The documents relating to the proposed merger (when they are available) can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents (when they are available) can also be obtained free of charge by contacting CompoSecure at: William Maina, ICR for CompoSecure, (646) 277-1236, CompoSecure-IR@icrinc.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any security holder of Roman DBDR. CompoSecure, Roman DBDR and our respective directors, executive officers, other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Roman DBDR’s stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. Information regarding the names and interests in the proposed merger of Roman DBDR’s directors and officers is contained Roman DBDR’s filings with the SEC.  Additional information regarding the interests of potential participants in the solicitation process has also been included in the preliminary, and will be included in the definitive, proxy statement relating to the proposed merger and other relevant documents filed with the SEC.  These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

CompoSecure Partners with Fastest Growing Crypto App to Bring Cryptocurrency to Mainstream with New Payment Car

Crypto.com and Visa to allow cardholders to use their cryptocurrency to pay for purchases
by using the beautifully designed metal cards

Somerset, NJ – July 14, 2021CompoSecure Holdings, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and emergent provider of cryptocurrency storage and security solutions, today announced that, in partnership with Thales Group, it is manufacturing the first-of-its-kind card from Visa and Crypto.com, the world’s fastest-growing crypto app. Crypto.com’s Visa Card is a prepaid card that allows users to load their crypto funds and convert it to fiat currency for purchases.

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts often struggle with accessing funds in real-time, but the Crypto.com Visa Card solves this issue by allowing instant access to crypto funds to make immediate purchases in a real-world setting, just as you would with any other payment card. The beautifully designed metal card comes in a variety of tiered rewards with Obsidian as the highest tier, followed by tier two with a choice of Frosted Rose Gold or Icy White. Tier three comes with a choice of Royal Indigo or Jade Green, and the final tier of metal cards is the Ruby Steel.

“As the world begins to open up after the pandemic, the Crypto.com Visa Card expects to continue to expand globally, given the increased spending behavior due to the pandemic,” said Kris Marszalek, Co-founder and CEO of Crypto.com. “Crypto continues to push into the mainstream and is opening the doors for what is already the most widely available card of its kind on the market.” 

According to Crypto.com’s Consumer Spending Insights Report for 2020, overall spending for its Visa Card per user in 2020 grew 55% year-over-year, with a 117% increase in online spending relative to overall spending growth, notably for the categories of housing, household goods, groceries and cross-border transactions. Cardholders shopped with merchants in 143 countries, nearly half of which are in the U.S. (24%) and the U.K. (23%). In-store spending also rose 33% despite the pandemic, indicating an overall increase in card usage.

“The use of cryptocurrency as payments is changing, and we are changing with it by supporting a variety of technologies to offer the most flexibility to our customers,” said Jon Wilk, President and CEO of CompoSecure, which recently announced it had signed a merger agreement with Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR) (“Roman DBDR”), a special purpose acquisition company. “Our metal cards provide the best of both worlds – offering a premium experience at the physical point of sale, while also ensuring a strong back-end digital technology to support whatever payment option is needed.” 

First introduced in Singapore in 2018, the Crypto.com Visa Card is the largest Visa card program of its kind and is currently available in the U.S., Canada, 31 countries in Europe and the APAC region. Crypto.com supports 100 different cryptocurrencies and can convert to fiat currencies based on the real-time market value and then load the fiat currency onto the Crypto.com Visa Card. The Crypto.com Visa Card runs on the Visa processing network, which is the world’s largest processing network and accepted at millions of locations worldwide.

For more information on metal payment card design and manufacturing, visit www.composecure.com

On April 19, 2021, CompoSecure announced that it had signed a merger agreement with Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR) (“Roman DBDR”), a special purpose acquisition company. Upon closing of the proposed merger, the combined company will operate as CompoSecure, Inc. and plans to trade on the Nasdaq stock market. The proposed merger reflects a pro forma enterprise value for the combined company of approximately $1.2 billion. The proposed merger is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021 and remains subject to approval by Roman DBDR stockholders, and other customary closing conditions.

About Crypto.com

Founded in 2016, Crypto.com today serves over 10 million customers with the world’s fastest-growing crypto app, along with the Crypto.com Visa Card — the world’s largest crypto card program — the Crypto.com Exchange and Crypto.com DeFi Wallet. Recently launched, Crypto.com NFT is the premier platform for collecting and trading NFTs, curated carefully from the worlds of art, design, entertainment, sports. 

Crypto.com is built on a solid foundation of security, privacy and compliance and is the first cryptocurrency company in the world to have ISO/IEC 27701:2019, CCSS Level 3, ISO27001:2013 and PCI:DSS 3.2.1, Level 1 compliance, and independently assessed at Tier 4, the highest level for both NIST Cybersecurity and Privacy Frameworks. 

Crypto.com is headquartered in Hong Kong with a 1,000+ strong team. Find out more by visiting crypto.com

About CompoSecure

Founded in 2000, CompoSecure is a pioneer and category leader in premium payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency and digital asset storage and security solutions. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of payment card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers secure, innovative, and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and security. CompoSecure’s mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering products and solutions which differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating cardholder experience. For more information, please visit www.composecure.com. ArculusTM was created with the mission to promote cryptocurrency adoption by making it safe, simple and secure for the average person to buy, sell and store cryptocurrency. With a strong background in security hardware and financial payments, the ArculusTM solution was developed to allow people to use a familiar payment card form factor to manage their cryptocurrency. For more information, please visit www.arculus.co

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.
Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the Company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution or in any industry or sector, it intends to focus its search on companies in the technology, media and telecom (“TMT”) industries. The Company is led by its Co-Chief Executive Officers, Dr. Donald G. Basile and Dixon Doll, Jr. The Company’s experienced board of directors includes former NVCA Chairman and longtime venture capitalist Dixon Doll, Global Net Lease (NYSE: GNL) CEO James L. Nelson, former fund manager Paul Misir, investment banker and investor Arun Abraham, and entrepreneur Alan Clingman. For more information, please visit www.romandbdr.com. Roman DBDR raised $236 million in its initial public offering (inclusive of underwriter’s exercise of over-allotment option) in November 2020 and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “DBDR”.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this Press Release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding Roman DBDR’s or CompoSecure’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including, without limitation, statements regarding: (i) the ability of Roman DBDR and CompoSecure to complete the proposed merger described in the Press Release, (ii) the size, demand and growth potential of the markets for CompoSecure’s products and CompoSecure’s ability to serve those markets, (iii) the degree of market acceptance and adoption of CompoSecure’s products, (iv) CompoSecure’s ability to develop innovative products and compete with other companies engaged in the financial services and technology industry and the timing of the ArculusTM launch and (v) CompoSecure’s ability to attract and retain clients. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of other financial and performance metrics and projections of market opportunity. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this Press Release, and on the current expectations of CompoSecure’s and Roman DBDR’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Neither Roman DBDR nor CompoSecure gives any assurance that either Roman DBDR or CompoSecure will achieve its expectations. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of CompoSecure and Roman DBDR. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others: the inability to complete the proposed merger; the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger, including due to the failure to receive required security holder approvals, or the failure of other closing conditions; and costs related to the proposed merger. You should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”) relating to the proposed merger filed by Roman DBDR with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed by Roman DBDR from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that none of Roman DBDR or CompoSecure presently know or that Roman DBDR or CompoSecure currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this Press Release. Roman DBDR and CompoSecure anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s assessments to change. However, while Roman DBDR and CompoSecure may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Roman DBDR and CompoSecure specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this Press Release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements. Certain market data information in this Press Release is based on the estimates of CompoSecure and Roman DBDR management.

Additional Information about the Proposed Merger and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed merger, Roman DBDR has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC.  A definitive proxy statement will be sent to stockholders of Roman DBDR seeking approval of the proposed merger. The documents relating to the proposed merger (when they are available) can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents (when they are available) can also be obtained free of charge by contacting CompoSecure at: William Maina, ICR for CompoSecure, (646) 277-1236, CompoSecure-IR@icrinc.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any security holder of Roman DBDR. CompoSecure, Roman DBDR and our respective directors, executive officers, other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Roman DBDR’s stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. Information regarding the names and interests in the proposed merger of Roman DBDR’s directors and officers is contained Roman DBDR’s filings with the SEC.  Additional information regarding the interests of potential participants in the solicitation process has also been included in the preliminary, and will be included in the definitive, proxy statement relating to the proposed merger and other relevant documents filed with the SEC.  These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

NJ.com Names CompoSecure a Winner of New Jersey’s Top Workplaces 2021 Award

Somerset, New Jersey – June 16, 2021 – CompoSecure Holdings, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and emergent cryptocurrency storage and security solution provider, today announced it was awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by NJ.com. The list is based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by employees. It is the second year in a row that CompoSecure has been honored for the award.

“Despite going through a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CompoSecure grew 7% in 2020, thanks to our dedicated employees,” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure. “CompoSecure made it a priority to keep employees safe throughout the pandemic, and the New Jersey Top Workplaces award confirms we have achieved a strong company culture with committed and satisfied employees. The future holds many growth opportunities as we expand our products to new market sectors, increase our global footprint and plan to go public this year.”

Nominees for New Jersey’s Top Workplaces were limited to companies with 50 or more employees spanning from northern New Jersey through the Jersey Shore area. The annual New Jersey Top Workplaces award gathers employee feedback through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, L.L.C. The anonymous poll measures 15 unique drivers of engaged cultures critical to any organization’s success, including alignment, execution and connection. The ranked list of winners was revealed at the virtual awards celebration on June 15, 2021. 

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

About CompoSecure

Founded in 2000, CompoSecure is a pioneer and category leader in premium payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency and digital asset storage and security solutions. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of payment card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers secure, innovative, and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and security. CompoSecure’s mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering products and solutions which differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating cardholder experience. For more information, please visit www.composecure.com. ArculusTM was created with the mission to promote cryptocurrency adoption by making it safe, simple and secure for the average person to buy, sell and store cryptocurrency. With a strong background in security hardware and financial payments, the ArculusTM solution was developed to allow people to use a familiar payment card form factor to manage their cryptocurrency. For more information, please visit www.arculus.co. 

On April 19, 2021, CompoSecure announced that it had signed a merger agreement with Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR) (“Roman DBDR”), a special purpose acquisition company. Upon closing of the proposed merger, the combined company will operate as CompoSecure, Inc. and plans to trade on the Nasdaq stock market. The proposed merger reflects a pro forma enterprise value for the combined company of approximately $1.2 billion. The proposed merger is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021 and remains subject to approval by Roman DBDR stockholders, the expiration of the HSR Act waiting period, and other customary closing conditions.

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution or in any industry or sector, it intends to focus its search on companies in the technology, media and telecom (“TMT”) industries. The company is led by its Co-Chief Executive Officers, Dr. Donald G. Basile and Dixon Doll, Jr. The Company’s experienced board of directors includes former NVCA Chairman and longtime venture capitalist Dixon Doll, Global Net Lease (NYSE: GNL) CEO James L. Nelson, former fund manager Paul Misir, investment banker and investor Arun Abraham, and entrepreneur Alan Clingman. For more information, please visit www.romandbdr.com. Roman DBDR raised $236 million in its initial public offering (inclusive of underwriter’s exercise of over-allotment option) in November 2020 and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “DBDR”.


About Energage

Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations,  Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this Press Release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding Roman DBDR’s or CompoSecure’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including, without limitation, statements regarding: (i) the ability of Roman DBDR and CompoSecure to complete the proposed merger described in the Press Release, (ii) the size, demand and growth potential of the markets for CompoSecure’s products and CompoSecure’s ability to serve those markets, (iii) the degree of market acceptance and adoption of CompoSecure’s products, (iv) CompoSecure’s ability to develop innovative products and compete with other companies engaged in the financial services and technology industry and the timing of the ArculusTM launch and (v) CompoSecure’s ability to attract and retain clients. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of other financial and performance metrics and projections of market opportunity. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this Press Release, and on the current expectations of CompoSecure’s and Roman DBDR’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Neither Roman DBDR nor CompoSecure gives any assurance that either Roman DBDR or CompoSecure will achieve its expectations. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of CompoSecure and Roman DBDR. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others: the inability to complete the proposed merger; the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger, including due to the failure to receive required security holder approvals, or the failure of other closing conditions; and costs related to the proposed merger. You should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”) relating to the proposed merger filed by Roman DBDR with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed by Roman DBDR from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that none of Roman DBDR or CompoSecure presently know or that Roman DBDR or CompoSecure currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this Press Release. Roman DBDR and CompoSecure anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s assessments to change. However, while Roman DBDR and CompoSecure may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Roman DBDR and CompoSecure specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this Press Release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements. Certain market data information in this Press Release is based on the estimates of CompoSecure and Roman DBDR management.

Additional Information about the Proposed Merger and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed merger, Roman DBDR has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC.  A definitive proxy statement will be sent to stockholders of Roman DBDR seeking approval of the proposed merger. The documents relating to the proposed merger (when they are available) can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents (when they are available) can also be obtained free of charge by contacting CompoSecure at: William Maina, ICR for CompoSecure, (646) 277-1236, CompoSecure-IR@icrinc.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any security holder of Roman DBDR. CompoSecure, Roman DBDR and our respective directors, executive officers, other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Roman DBDR’s stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. Information regarding the names and interests in the proposed merger of Roman DBDR’s directors and officers is contained Roman DBDR’s filings with the SEC.  Additional information regarding the interests of potential participants in the solicitation process has also been included in the preliminary, and will be included in the definitive, proxy statement relating to the proposed merger and other relevant documents filed with the SEC.  These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

EY Announces Jon Wilk of CompoSecure as an Entrepreneur Of The Year Award® 2021 New Jersey Finalist

The prestigious and competitive awards program celebrates the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform the world.

Somerset, New Jersey – June 3, 2021 – CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards, today announced that Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) named Jon Wilk, President and CEO of CompoSecure, as a finalist of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 New Jersey Award. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity helped catapult us from the now to next and beyond. Wilk was selected as one of the 37 finalists by a panel of independent judges.

“Being a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in NJ is recognition of CompoSecure’s innovation, growth, and execution to deliver for our customers,” said Wilk. “I am honored to lead the exceptional team at CompoSecure that demonstrates a willingness to overcome any obstacles or challenges that come our way in building a world-class company.  Although the COVID pandemic caused the most challenging year yet, we still experienced a 7% overall growth.” 

As a 20-year veteran in the banking and payments industry, Jon Wilk successfully led growth and innovation in banking and payments at some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including Bank of America and JP Morgan. Wilk transitioned from his leadership role at JP Morgan to the private equity world to lead and grow operating companies. As CEO at CompoSecure, he successfully made the transition from companies with more than 100,000 people to a company with less than 1,000. He led a major shift in the company’s marketing and positioning of their products and created foundational infrastructure designed for high-growth and innovation. Wilk led the CompoSecure team to triple the company’s revenue from approximately $90M in 2015 to over $260M in 2020 and has been instrumental in making CompoSecure a category leader in premium payment cards, producing nearly 100 million cards to date. 

CompoSecure announced on April 19, 2021, that it had signed a merger agreement with Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR) (“Roman DBDR”), a special purpose acquisition company. Upon closing of the proposed merger, the combined company will operate as CompoSecure, Inc. and plans to trade on the Nasdaq stock market. The proposed merger reflects a pro forma enterprise value for the combined company of approximately $1.2 billion. The proposed merger is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021 and remains subject to approval by Roman DBDR stockholders, the expiration of the HSR Act waiting period, and other customary closing conditions.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Finalists will be honored and celebrated for their achievements during the virtual awards celebration on Monday, July 26, 2021. This group of entrepreneurial leaders transforming the world was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors and other regional business leaders. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

About CompoSecure

Founded in 2000, CompoSecure is a pioneer and category leader in premium payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency and digital asset storage and security solutions. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of payment card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers secure, innovative, and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and security. CompoSecure’s mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering products and solutions which differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating cardholder experience. For more information, please visit www.composecure.com. ArculusTM was created with the mission to promote cryptocurrency adoption by making it safe, simple and secure for the average person to buy, sell and store cryptocurrency. With a strong background in security hardware and financial payments, the ArculusTM solution was developed to allow people to use a familiar payment card form factor to manage their cryptocurrency. For more information, please visit www.arculus.co.

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution or in any industry or sector, it intends to focus its search on companies in the technology, media and telecom (“TMT”) industries. The company is led by its Co-Chief Executive Officers, Dr. Donald G. Basile and Dixon Doll, Jr. The Company’s experienced board of directors includes former NVCA Chairman and longtime venture capitalist Dixon Doll, Global Net Lease (NYSE: GNL) CEO James L. Nelson, former fund manager Paul Misir, investment banker and investor Arun Abraham, and entrepreneur Alan Clingman. For more information, please visit https://www.romandbdr.com/. Roman DBDR raised $236 million in its initial public offering (inclusive of underwriter’s exercise of over-allotment option) in November 2020 and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “DBDR”.

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About Entrepreneur Of The Year® 

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Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this Press Release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding Roman DBDR’s or CompoSecure’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including, without limitation, statements regarding: (i) the ability of Roman DBDR and CompoSecure to complete the proposed merger described in the Press Release, (ii) the size, demand and growth potential of the markets for CompoSecure’s products and CompoSecure’s ability to serve those markets, (iii) the degree of market acceptance and adoption of CompoSecure’s products, (iv) CompoSecure’s ability to develop innovative products and compete with other companies engaged in the financial services and technology industry and the timing of the ArculusTM launch and (v) CompoSecure’s ability to attract and retain clients. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “future,” “outlook,” and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of other financial and performance metrics and projections of market opportunity. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this Press Release, and on the current expectations of CompoSecure’s and Roman DBDR’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. These forward-looking statements are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to serve as, and must not be relied on by any investor as, a guarantee, a prediction or a definitive statement of fact or probability. Neither Roman DBDR nor CompoSecure gives any assurance that either Roman DBDR or CompoSecure will achieve its expectations. Actual events and circumstances are difficult or impossible to predict and will differ from assumptions. Many actual events and circumstances are beyond the control of CompoSecure and Roman DBDR. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others: the inability to complete the proposed merger; the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger, including due to the failure to receive required security holder approvals, or the failure of other closing conditions; and costs related to the proposed merger. You should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”) relating to the proposed merger filed by Roman DBDR with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed by Roman DBDR from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. There may be additional risks that none of Roman DBDR or CompoSecure presently know or that Roman DBDR or CompoSecure currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this Press Release. Roman DBDR and CompoSecure anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s assessments to change. However, while Roman DBDR and CompoSecure may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Roman DBDR and CompoSecure specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Roman DBDR’s and CompoSecure’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this Press Release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements. Certain market data information in this Press Release is based on the estimates of CompoSecure and Roman DBDR management.

Additional Information about the Proposed Merger and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed merger, Roman DBDR has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC.  A definitive proxy statement will be sent to stockholders of Roman DBDR seeking approval of the proposed merger. The documents relating to the proposed merger (when they are available) can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents (when they are available) can also be obtained free of charge by contacting CompoSecure at: William Maina, ICR for CompoSecure, (646) 277-1236, CompoSecure-IR@icrinc.com.

Participants in the Solicitation

This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any security holder of Roman DBDR. CompoSecure, Roman DBDR and our respective directors, executive officers, other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Roman DBDR’s stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. Information regarding the names and interests in the proposed merger of Roman DBDR’s directors and officers is contained Roman DBDR’s filings with the SEC.  Additional information regarding the interests of potential participants in the solicitation process has also been included in the preliminary, and will be included in the definitive, proxy statement relating to the proposed merger and other relevant documents filed with the SEC.  These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

Free Report on Benefits of Metal Payment Cards For Fintechs

Aite Group research report shows how metal cards can attract and retain customers

Somerset, New Jersey – March xx, 2021 –  CompoSecure, L.L.C., a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards, today released Metal Cards: A Competitive Edge for Fintech Issuers, a report on the benefits of metal cards as part of a robust proposition to attract new cardholders. The report can be downloaded for free and was commissioned by CompoSecure and produced by Aite Group, a global research and advisory firm delivering comprehensive, actionable advice on business, technology and regulatory issues and their impact on the financial services industry.

”Fintech firms see card design and material decisions as critical to success when competing with traditional banks and credit unions worldwide,” said David Shipper, Senior Research Analyst at Aite Group. “These fintech firms attest to the fact that metal cards are well worth the higher price, citing higher revenue generated from new account growth, better activation and usage and increased cardholder retention.” 

The report identifies the key challenges fintech firms face when launching and managing card programs, including building trust, competing for customer attention, developing the right brand and product position, overcoming regulatory hurdles and selling products without a branch network. The report provides the best practices for launching a successful metal debit or credit card product and how it can attract cardholders and support a tiered structure that provides the most benefits to premium customers. 

“With increased competition between financial institutions, companies are looking for ways to stand out and attract new customers,” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure. “Companies have an opportunity to build a relationship with their customers by offering a uniquely designed and customized metal card with a variety of material options and enhancements that would create a premium experience for the cardholder.” 

According to consumer research cited in the report, 65% of global consumers would choose a metal card over a plastic card when all benefits and rewards are the same. Key benefits of a metal card include:

Eco-friendly – Metal cards offer several environmental benefits. For instance, metal veneer cards are made with 75% recycled stainless steel.

ROI– There are key expense considerations for a metal card, including per-card cost, card personalization, card delivery or other expenses. However, the return on the investment is high, such as greater account acquisition, increased card activation, improved transaction revenue, heightened cardholder retention, and additional fee income.

Consumer demand– Plastic cards are unlikely to achieve the prestige inherent to a metal card regardless of the design.

• Brand exposure – Issuing a metal card can increase the number of online and social media mentions, providing ongoing benefits to the issuer’s brand and products.

To download the free report, please visit: https://www.composecure.com/competitive-edge-for-fintech-issuers

CompoSecure Named Private Company of the Year 
at TechUnited:NJ 24th Annual Awards Celebration

Somerset, NJ – December 10, 2020CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards, today was recognized as the 2020 winner of the Private Company of the Year by TechUnited:NJ (formerly NJ Tech Council), which is sponsored by Ernst & Young. CompoSecure was honored at this year’s TechUnited:NJ Annual Awards celebration. The celebration honored 21 individuals and companies in the technology and life sciences community for their accomplishments in leadership, innovation, development, and collaboration. The event also served as a fundraiser, raising money for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) and Newark Working Kitchens. TechUnited:NJ and CompoSecure both made donations to these causes.”It is a great honor to be recognized for the outstanding performance that our company has achieved in this most challenging of years,” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure. “The resiliency, perseverance and determination that each of our employees displayed this year is a testament to the commitment and dedication we have in delivering the best quality products and customer experience.” According to TechUnited:NJ, this award is presented to a company that is a market leader with a unique product or service and strong financial performance. This year’s celebration was held virtually on December 9th. Winners and guests had the opportunity to network, connect and reflect on the past year and each other’s accomplishments. “TechUnited is proud to have the opportunity to recognize these leaders to inspire hope and connect our great community,” said Aaron Price, TechUnited CEO. “In a year marked by so much change, challenge and uncertainty, we hope to provide a representation of the resilience within the tech community. Our best wishes to all the nominees and winners this year who are working hard to build a better future for all.

 

About CompoSecure
Founded in 2000, CompoSecure is a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of credit card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers clients secure, innovative and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and technology in both the public and private sector. CompoSecure’s mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering card products that differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating the traditional card transaction process to a special cardholder experience.

For more information, please visit composecure.mysites.io.flywheelstaging.com. 

 

More about TechUnited
TechUnited:NJ is a membership non-profit organization that offers opportunities for technology and tech-enabled companies and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, and grow to propel the future of New Jersey and beyond. Currently, over 500,000 innovators belong to the organization. TechUnited:NJ was founded in 1996 as the NJ Technology Council (NJTC).  Over the last 24 years, the NJTC has established itself as the premier advocate for the technology community around the region.

In 2020, the organization rebranded as TechUnited:NJ and redefined its mission to empower innovators and entrepreneurs who build a better future for all. Through membership, events, mentorship, content creation, advocacy, talent, awards, and innovative offerings, TechUnited:NJ represents the foremost leaders in the technology community.  Our conferences, 8000-person Propelify Innovation Festival, intimate gatherings, and content, create unique opportunities for innovators to propel. 

CompoSecure’s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Recognized as Top Woman in Business

Michele Logan acknowledged for shaping the cultural and economic future in New Jersey

 

Somerset, NJ – September 22, 2020CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards, today announced that co-founder and executive chairman, Michele Logan, was awarded “Best 50 Women in Business” by NJ Biz. Logan was recognized during a virtual event for her contributions to the New Jersey business community.

Logan and the other CompoSecure founders created a new category in the payment industry with metal cards.  The company has seen double-digit growth and today has over 700 employees. CompoSecure has tripled its global market footprint and now distributes premium financial cards to more than 20 countries around the world. According to a recent ABI Research report, “CompoSecure is the only large-scale manufacturer of metal cards globally.” Logan had the vision to grow CompoSecure into what it is today. 

“This acknowledgment recognizes the hard work of our entire workforce, from the production floor to the boardroom,” said Logan. “Our management team is one of the strongest in the industry and sets the course for the company’s future.”

Logan co-founded CompoSecure in 2000, she became its VP and General Manager in 2004 and was named CEO in 2012.  Since 2017, Logan has served as executive chairman of CompoSecure’s Board of Managers. Today, she is part of the team that drives CompoSecure’s focus on innovation while examining the potential for products that incorporate new technology. 

Logan is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and a champion for its economic viability. She is devoted to working with local organizations to provide opportunities to underserved populations. She leads CompoSecure’s effort to give back to the community through donations and volunteering time at numerous non-profit organizations, including: Roots and Wings, Fairleigh Dickinson University COMPASS Program, The Center for Great Expectations, The Arc of Somerset County and Elijah’s Promise. Logan also serves as a mentor to female entrepreneurs throughout New Jersey. She graduated from Boston University with a BA in computer science and a minor in business administration and earned an MBA in industrial management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

About CompoSecure

Founded in 2000, CompoSecure is a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of credit card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers clients secure, innovative and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and technology in both the public and private sector. CompoSecure’s mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering card products that differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating the traditional card transaction process to a special cardholder experience.

For more information, please visit composecure.mysites.io.flywheelstaging.com.

NJ.com Names Composecure 
a Winner of the New Jersey Top Workplaces 2020 Award

Somerset, New Jersey – June 30, 2020CompoSecure, L.L.C. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by NJ.com. The list is based entirely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous poll measures 15 unique drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Being named a top workplace in New Jersey affirms what we’ve known all along – that by committing to employees, team atmosphere and community engagement, we continue to foster a workplace where people want to work,” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure. “This award recognizes each and every employee who plays a part in sustaining our company culture. All of us, from the production floor to the board room, feel pride in our accomplishment and our place alongside the other businesses leading New Jersey forward.”

This award demonstrates the commitment CompoSecure has to its employees and the community. As a result of that care, CompoSecure has taken every precaution to limit exposure, reduce risks and ensure the safety of employees, community and customers during the current situation with coronavirus. The company culture of empowerment and support also has given rise to employee-driven initiatives with local non-profits and deepened company-wide support for community organizations.

“In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around in the coming months to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times.”

 

About CompoSecure, L.L.C.

Founded in 2000, CompoSecure, L.L.C. is a pioneer and global leader in the design and manufacturing of premium financial cards. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of credit card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers clients secure, innovative and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and technology in both the public and private sector. The mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering card products that differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating the traditional card transaction process to a special cardholder experience. For more information, please visit composecure.mysites.io.flywheelstaging.com. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @composecure and also on LinkedIn.

About Energage

Energage offers a fully unified SaaS platform, plus support and professional services, to help organizations recruit and retain the right talent. As a B-Corporation founding member, Energage has committed itself to the purpose of making the world a better place to work together. Based on 14 years of culture research, the engine behind 51 Top Workplaces programs across the country, and data gathered from over 20 million employees at 60,000 organizations, Energage has isolated the 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any business, and developed the tools and expertise to help organizations measure, shape and showcase their unique culture to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, please visit energage.com. Follow us on Twitter @teamenergage and Facebook and LinkedIn @energage.

CompoSecure Names First Chief Innovation Officer

Metal card manufacturing leader invests in the future with Chief Innovation Officer

Somerset, NJ – February 25, 2020CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards, today announced Adam Lowe’s new role as chief innovation officer. Lowe brings nearly 10 years years of experience in the security and technology industry to lead the strategic vision and management for CompoSecure’s research and development department.

“For six years, Adam has been a technology driver at CompoSecure, taking an active role in the development of our contactless and dual interface solutions and he is ready to lead our innovations as we head into 2020 and beyond,” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure. “Our first chief innovation officer reflects the company’s increased focus on technology, growth and the future.”

Lowe will oversee all phases of technical product development, from ideation to commercialization, in strong collaboration with the production and sales departments. He will provide ongoing support of existing products and lead the emerging prototype team that has grown substantially over the last two years, as well as manage the company’s patent portfolio and invention disclosure process.

Lowe has been with CompoSecure for the last six years with increasing levels of responsibilities within the R&D department, where Lowe and his team contributed to internal process improvements that drove operational efficiency. Before joining CompoSecure, he worked as a Principal Research Scientist at Syracuse Research Corporation  and as an Adjunct Fellow for the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute at Syracuse University. Lowe holds an MBA from Cornell Johnson School of Management as well as a PhD from Cornell University, where his thesis focused on bio-nanotechnology.

 

About CompoSecure

Founded in 2000, CompoSecure is a pioneer and category leader in premium financial cards. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of credit card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers clients secure, innovative and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and technology in both the public and private sector. The company’s mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering card products that differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating the traditional card transaction process to a special cardholder experience.

For more information, please visit composecure.mysites.io.flywheelstaging.com.