Category: Press Release

CompoSecure and Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. Announce Closing of Business Combination

First Day of Trading on Nasdaq Global Market Under Ticker “CMPO” beginning December 28, 2021

Somerset, NJ – December 27, 2021 – CompoSecure Holdings, Inc.  (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency storage and security solutions, today reported the closing of its previously announced business combination with Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR) (“Roman DBDR”), a publicly traded special acquisition company. Roman DBDR shareholders approved the transaction at Roman DBDR’s stockholder meeting held on December 23, 2021, and the transaction was completed on December 27, 2021. The combined company is now called CompoSecure, Inc. and will begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Market at market open beginning December 28, 2021, under the ticker symbol “CMPO” for its Class A common stock and “CMPOW” for its publicly traded warrants.

“We are pleased to complete our business combination with Roman DBDR and begin our next chapter as a public company,” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure. “As I stated at the beginning of this process, we have a bold vision for CompoSecure, as we deliver superior solutions to the payments, cryptocurrency, and broader digital asset marketplace. We look forward to executing our strategic objectives and believe CompoSecure is poised to accelerate its growth and capitalize on the significant opportunities to generate substantial value for all stakeholders.”

Dr. Donald Basile, Co-CEO and Chairman of Roman DBDR, stated, “We were attracted to CompoSecure for its proven business model, strong leadership, and exceptional products, which has completely changed the premium financial payment card industry. And now it is set to completely change the cryptocurrency storage and security solutions with its new Arculus KeyTM card, the next generation of cryptocurrency cold storage. I look forward to continuing my collaboration with Jon and the management team, helping CompoSecure strengthen and grow its position in the emergent cryptocurrency storage and security industry.”


About CompoSecure and Arculus

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

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution 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”.

Contacts:

CompoSecure Media:
Wes Robinson
626-201-2928
[email protected]

Brian Ruby
ICR for CompoSecure
203-682-8268
[email protected]

CompoSecure Investor:
Marc Griffin
ICR for CompoSecure
646-277-1290
[email protected]


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 size, demand and growth potential of the markets for CompoSecure’s products and CompoSecure’s ability to serve those markets, (ii) the degree of market acceptance and adoption of CompoSecure’s products, (iii) CompoSecure’s ability to develop innovative products and compete with other companies engaged in the financial services and technology industry and (iv) 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 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. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond 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. You should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Proxy Statement”) relating to the merger filed by Roman DBDR with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and other documents filed with the SEC by Roman DBDR and CompoSecure from time to time. 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.

Arculus™ Brings the Next Generation of Crypto Security to Bitcoin 2022

Arculus partners with the world’s largest Bitcoin conference to distribute 25,000 crypto security cards
during the April event in Miami Beach, Florida

Somerset, N.J., December 15, 2021 — CompoSecure Holdings, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency storage and security solutions, today announced its Arculus business has partnered with Bitcoin 2022 to provide each of the estimated 25,000 conference attendees a custom-designed Arculus Key™ Card crypto security solution. 

“Crypto is going mainstream and Bitcoin 2022 attendees, among the savviest crypto market participants, will lead the way to secure their crypto,” said Adam Lowe, Chief Innovation Officer of Arculus. “As more people buy cryptocurrencies, hacks are expected to continue to rise, and Arculus, which literally means “strong box”, is positioned to become the new standard in securing an individual’s digital assets.” 

The Arculus Key Card and Arculus WalletTM App work together with a one-of-a-kind 3-factor authentication security solution to make it simple, safe and secure to store, buy, swap, send and receive cryptocurrency.

“The Arculus Card is a new cold storage product that we are excited to get in the hands of everyone attending the largest Bitcoin event in the world.” said David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media, “BTC works hard to educate our audience on the very best innovation on the market to protect their digital assets, and allow for easier use for the largest community.” 

Your Arculus Card uses a secure element to store your encrypted private keys, meaning your crypto keys remain in your possession. Transactions require three factors of authentication combining:

• Something You Are – Your app will authenticate with your unique biometrics.
• Something You Know  – Your app will ask you to input your private 6-digit PIN.
• Something You Have – Your Arculus Key Card contains an EAL 6+ embedded secure element that holds your encrypted private keys. Simply tap the card to your phone to complete your transaction.

The new co-branded Bitcoin 2022 Arculus Key Card to be distributed at the Miami Beach event in April 2022 is an example of a non-custodial private key management solution offering the Arculus Key Card and Arculus Wallet App’s security, privacy and ease of use. Whale Pass attendee (VIPs with added benefits at the conference) will receive an exclusively designed, limited-edition Bitcoin 2022 Arculus Whale Key Card. Cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and other fintechs can add their own branding for a best-in-class white-label solution, offering their customers safe storage of their cryptocurrency. 

On November 30, 2021, CompoSecure and Roman DBDR announced a special meeting of Roman DBDR stockholders to consider matters related to the proposed business combination with CompoSecure. The meeting will be held on December 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, in a virtual format. Roman DBDR stockholders may attend and vote at the Special Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/romandbdr/sm2021 and entering the control number found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in their proxy materials.

More information about voting and attending the Special Meeting is included in the definitive proxy statement filed by Roman DBDR with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 30, 2021, which is available without charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or https://www.romandbdr.com/investor-relations.

About CompoSecure and Arculus

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 store, buy, swap, send and receive cryptocurrency. With a strong background in security hardware and financial payments, the ArculusTM solution was developed to allow people to use a familiar payment card form factor to manage their cryptocurrency. For more information, please visit www.GetArculus.com.

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution 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 (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 definitive 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 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 definitive proxy statement with the SEC.  The documents relating to the proposed merger can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents can also be obtained free of charge by contacting CompoSecure at: Marc P. Griffin, ICR for CompoSecure, 646-277-1290, [email protected].

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 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 Oxygen, a Leading Digital Financial Platform, to Help Fuel the Expected Travel and Spending Boom

The new Oxygen Elements debit card offers four unique levels of rewards for consumers

SOMERSET, N.J.—December 14, 2021 – CompoSecure Holdings, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and an emergent cryptocurrency storage and security solution provider, today announced that it has partnered with Oxygen, a leading US neobank catering to the 21st century economy, to offer cards for Oxygen Elements, a four-tier debit card rewards program. 

The Oxygen Elements rewards program comes at a pivotal turning point for the economy. According to Deloitte Insights’ United States Consumer Spending Forecast,  a robust labor market and $1.6 trillion in increased savings have put more money in the pockets of US consumers, and spending is expected to rise 8.1% in 2021 and 3% in 2022, despite a rise in anxiety surrounding the spread of COVID-19 variants. Deloitte’s report states: “The reopening of the consumer service sector is likely to result in a burst of pent-up spending as people return to restaurants, theaters, sports events and travel.”

“Programs like Oxygen Elements empower users to earn rewards, manage their purchases and increase savings,” 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. “Our premium metal cards and excellence in manufacturing will enable Oxygen to get to market quickly and give consumers a taste of luxury each time they pull out their debit card, which builds brand loyalty and customer retention.”

The four Oxygen Elements rewards tiers – Earth, Water, Air and Fire – offer Oxygen cardholders a choice from an escalating menu of annual perks like increasing levels of cashback, escalating set of annual percentage yields (APYs), subscription savings from brands like Netflix and Peloton, retail and travel benefits in addition to premium metal cards for the top two tiers. The entry level tier, Earth, features no fees or qualifying criteria. Premium tiers (Water, Air and Fire) require meeting spend and deposit thresholds in addition to an annual fee, waived in subsequent years if spend and deposits thresholds are maintained. The savings feature offers APYs up to 17x the current national average, empowering cardholders to reach their individual and holistic financial goals by allowing them to create separate goals and set rules to automate percentage transfers to their savings account or designated individual goal.

“Elements sets the standard for the rewarding experience consumers will have now as travel, restaurants and shopping reopen,” said Hussein Ahmed, CEO of Oxygen. “CompoSecure’s premium metal cards differentiate our products and services, so they stand out in the consumer’s wallet.”

The Elements program gives Oxygen debit cardholders leading cashback rates of up to 6% at approved merchants and retail and travel perks like PriorityPassTM Global Lounge access and Global Entry/TSA precheck reimbursement, both available on premium tiers. The peer-to-peer “Friends” money feature enables both one-to-one as well as group payments, making it easier to split bills with friends by a fixed dollar amount or percentage. To learn more about the Oxygen Elements loyalty program, visit www.oxygen.us/elements

The cards will use CompoSecure’s metal dual-interface construction that enables tap-to-pay purchases. CompoSecure was selected for this new card program because of its manufacturing capabilities and capacity, which expedites the time to market. For more information on metal payment card design and manufacturing, visit www.composecure.com.

On November 30, 2021, CompoSecure and Roman DBDR announced a special meeting of Roman DBDR stockholders to consider matters related to the proposed business combination with CompoSecure. The meeting will be held on December 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, in a virtual format. Roman DBDR stockholders may attend and vote at the Special Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/romandbdr/sm2021 and entering the control number found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in their proxy materials.

More information about voting and attending the Special Meeting is included in the definitive proxy statement filed by Roman DBDR with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 30, 2021, which is available without charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or https://www.romandbdr.com/investor-relations.

About Oxygen
Oxygen is a modern financial platform designed for the 21st century economy – providing digital natives, creators and entrepreneurs pushing everyday boundaries a banking partner that understands how they live and work by offering a seamless user experience for both personal and business accounts in a single application. Available on iOS and Android, Oxygen users enjoy early direct deposit, simple transfers, cashback rewards and robust savings options in addition to everyday retail and travel benefits. Businesses can start and scale their operations with simple, integrated solutions like nationwide LLC incorporation and custom invoicing. Reject ordinary. Banking for the Extraordinary.

Oxygen is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services provided by The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC. The Oxygen Visa® Debit Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

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 (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 definitive 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 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 definitive proxy statement with the SEC.  The documents relating to the proposed merger can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents can also be obtained free of charge by contacting CompoSecure at: Marc P. Griffin, ICR for CompoSecure, 646-277-1290, [email protected].

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 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.

1Based on the average Savings APY at Bankrate.com. Savings APY varies by Element. Variable annual fee, deposit and spend requirements may apply. No interest paid on balances over $20,000. Please refer to the oxygen.us/apy for full details.

26% Cashback applies to Fire Element.  Cashback percentage varies by Element.  Variable activation fee, deposit and spend  requirements may apply. Please see Cashback Terms & Conditionsfor details. 

CompoSecure Takes Top Honors at 2021 ICMA Élan Awards

Payment card leader recognized for its excellence in environmentally friendly manufacturing for the PostBank Mastercard Universe Metal Card

SOMERSET, N.J. – December 10, 2021 – CompoSecure Holdings, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and an emergent cryptocurrency storage and security solution provider, today announced it won top honors at the International Card Manufacturing Association’s (ICMA) 2021 Élan Awards in the category of Environmentally Friendly Cards. The winners were announced on December 9th

“This recognition solidifies our place as one of the most innovative and sustainable card manufacturers in the metal card industry,” 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. “Our mission each day is to design, manufacture and deliver metal card solutions that bolster clients’ brand value and market share.”

CompoSecure won in the Feature Cards: Environmentally Friendly category for their work in the manufacturing of the PostBank Mastercard Universe Metal Card. The metal layer in the metal veneer card is comprised of 65% post-consumer recycled stainless steel, taking advantage of the millions of tons of steel that are diverted from waste streams every year. CompoSecure also was a finalist for the Feature Cards: Metal category for the YAP Mastercard and in the Unique Innovation category for its Arculus Key™ Card, which is a cold storage solution for protecting cryptocurrency and digital assets. 

The ICMA is a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers. The Élan Awards of Excellence celebrate the pinnacle of design innovation, security and technical achievements in the global card industry. Since 2012, CompoSecure has had many of its card designs recognized every year from the prestigious and competitive awards program. To date, the company has won 14 Élan Awards and has placed as a finalist 16 times.

On November 30, 2021, CompoSecure and Roman DBDR announced a special meeting of Roman DBDR stockholders to consider matters related to the proposed business combination with CompoSecure. The meeting will be held on December 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, in a virtual format. Roman DBDR stockholders may attend and vote at the Special Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/romandbdr/sm2021 and entering the control number found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in their proxy materials.

More information about voting and attending the Special Meeting is included in the definitive proxy statement filed by Roman DBDR with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 30, 2021, which is available without charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or https://www.romandbdr.com/investor-relations.

CompoSecure Partners with Bilt to Promote Homeownership 
to the $500 Billion a Year Rental Market

The Bilt Mastercard is the first-ever credit card that allows cardholders to pay rent and

 earn points toward a home down payment with no fees

Somerset, NJ – December 9, 2021CompoSecure Holdings, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency storage and security solutions, today announced that it is manufacturing the first-ever rental rewards card by Bilt. The Bilt Mastercard promotes homeownership for the nation’s 109 million-plus renters and is the first to be granted regulatory approval to redeem points toward down payments on home mortgages.

Bilt Rewards is the first-ever rewards program for the housing sector and the $500 billion/year rental market. Any renter at any building in the U.S. will now be able to earn points by paying rent through the Bilt Mastercard with no fees. Bilt also offers its loyalty program to residents of properties within the Bilt Rewards Alliance, which includes AMLI Residential, AvalonBay Communities, Blackstone, Camden Property Trust, Cushman & Wakefield, Equity Residential, GID-Windsor Communities, Lennar Corporation, The Moinian Group, Morgan Properties, Related Companies, SL Green Realty Corp., Starwood Capital Group, Trammell Crow Residential, Veritas Investments and more. 

“The industry has always seen our premium cards as aspirational, so this card is an ideal fit for renters aiming to become homeowners with the help of the Bilt Mastercard,” 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. “We are especially proud to be a part of this groundbreaking offering — a card that can empower renters to build credit scores and earn rewards toward a down payment on a home.” 

The Bilt Mastercard is available now and can be used wherever Mastercard is accepted. For rental properties that do not accept credit card payments, cardholders can still pay their rent with their Bilt Mastercard through the Bilt App and a check will be sent to the landlord on the cardholder’s behalf. Rent payments made through Bilt Mastercard will automatically be reported to credit bureaus, enabling residents to build their credit score with each on-time rent payment. To find out more about Bilt Rewards and the Bilt Mastercard, visit BiltRewards.com

The Bilt Mastercard will use CompoSecure’s metal dual-interface construction that facilitates contactless purchases. Bilt selected CompoSecure for this innovative card program because of CompoSecure’s ability to bring the program to scale with speed, while providing a superior product experience. For more information on metal payment card design and manufacturing, visit www.composecure.com

On November 30, 2021, CompoSecure and Roman DBDR announced a special meeting of Roman DBDR stockholders to consider matters related to the proposed business combination with CompoSecure. The meeting will be held on December 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, in a virtual format. Roman DBDR stockholders may attend and vote at the Special Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/romandbdr/sm2021 and entering the control number found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in their proxy materials.

More information about voting and attending the Special Meeting is included in the definitive proxy statement filed by Roman DBDR with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 30, 2021, which is available without charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or https://www.romandbdr.com/investor-relations.

About Bilt
Launched by Kairos HQ, in June 2021, Bilt Rewards is the first-ever loyalty program that allows renters to earn points on rent with no fees and builds a path towards homeownership. Through a partnership with the country’s largest owners including AvalonBay Communities, Equity Residential, Related, Starwood Capital Group and more, Bilt Rewards enables renters in more than two million units across the country to earn points just by paying rent. Bilt Rewards boasts one of the highest value rewards programs on the market today, including one-to-one point transfers to 9 loyalty programs allowing travel across over 100 major airlines and hotel partners; fitness classes at the country’s top boutique studios including SoulCycle, Rumble and Y7; limited-edition and exclusive collections of art and home decor through the Bilt Collection, and the ability to use Bilt points for rent credits or towards a future down payment. Bilt has also partnered with Mastercard to create the Bilt Mastercard – the first and only credit card that can be used to pay rent with no fees at any rental unit in the country. Bilt is a Kairos company. For more information, visit BiltRewards.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.GetArculus.com. 

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution 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 (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 definitive 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 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 definitive proxy statement with the SEC.  The documents relating to the proposed merger can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents can also be obtained free of charge by contacting CompoSecure at: Marc P. Griffin, ICR for CompoSecure, 646-277-1290, [email protected].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 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 to Present at the B. Riley Securities’ Live Crypto Conference

Somerset, NJ – December 07, 2021 – CompoSecure Holdings, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency storage and security solutions, today announced it will present at the B. Riley Securities’ Live Crypto Conference.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan C. Wilk, and Chief Innovation Officer, Adam Lowe, will present on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.  

Andy Moore, CEO of B. Riley Securities, commented: “Our Live Crypto Conference serves as the foremost dedicated institutional conference of public digital asset companies ever assembled, with each of our featured companies representing a different angle on the evolving crypto economy. We look forward to gathering with our partners, clients, and friends in New York for this very timely event.” The B. Riley Securities Crypto Conference brings together leading operators and U.S. institutional investors in an intimate forum designed for maximum knowledge sharing of this emerging asset class.

This invitation-only conference is reserved for clients of the firm. Interested participants should contact their B. Riley representative.

On November 30, 2021, CompoSecure and Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR) (“Roman DBDR”) announced a special meeting of Roman DBDR stockholders to consider matters related to the proposed business combination with CompoSecure. The meeting will be held on December 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, in a virtual format. Roman DBDR stockholders may attend and vote at the Special Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/romandbdr/sm2021 and entering the control number found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in their proxy materials. 

More information about voting and attending the Special Meeting is included in the definitive proxy statement filed by Roman DBDR with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 30, 2021, which is available without charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or https://www.romandbdr.com/investor-relations.

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, swap and store cryptocurrency. With a strong background in security hardware and financial payments, the ArculusTM solution was developed to allow people to use a familiar payment card form factor to manage their cryptocurrency. For more information, please visit www.GetArculus.com.

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. 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”.

Contacts:

CompoSecure Media:

Brian Ruby

ICR for CompoSecure

(203) 682-8268

[email protected]

CompoSecure Investor:

Marc Griffin

ICR for CompoSecure

(646) 277-1290

[email protected]

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 (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: Marc P. Griffin, ICR for CompoSecure, 646-277-1290, [email protected].

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 Appoints 25-Year Payments & Security Veteran as New Chief Revenue Officer

Amanda Gourbault joins CompoSecure to drive next chapter of growth

Somerset, NJ – December 7, 2021 – CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency storage and security solutions, today named Amanda Gourbault its Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), reporting to the CEO. Amanda will lead the company’s sales, pricing, marketing and revenue management activities. She will join CompoSecure’s Senior Leadership Team, which guides the organizational vision and operational strategy to achieve its business objectives.

“This is an exciting time in our evolution as we’ve set ambitious goals for both our premium payment cards and our digital asset storage and security solutions (Arculus),” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure. “Amanda has a demonstrated track record in driving growth and delivering results, a passion for recruiting and developing talent, and expertise in building high-performance teams. She will also maintain and enhance our highly inclusive culture, designed to ensure team members thrive and organizational outcomes and goals are met.”

Amanda has more than 25 years of experience in the payments and security industry, leading global sales, products and services teams for the financial sector. Her proven go-to-market capabilities in traditional banks and fintechs make her uniquely suited for this crucial role. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President of the Financial Institutions Business Unit at IDEMIA, a global leader in payment card and identity/security credentials. At IDEMIA, Amanda was responsible for a global division with more than 2,600 employees, comprised of sales, marketing and product development teams, as well as for more than 30 card personalization centers worldwide that delivered more than $900M in revenue per year. She possesses a strong commercial track record of sales and revenue growth and new client acquisition, and has orchestrated major long-term partnership agreements with the biggest banks and fintech companies in the world.

“CompoSecure has a massive market opportunity across premium payment cards and cryptocurrency storage and security solutions and I’m proud to be part of the team to accelerate growth and scale,” said Gourbault. “I look forward to leading the company’s growth strategies for international clients as well as domestically across all product offerings to capture a greater percentage of the global market.”

On November 30, 2021, CompoSecure and Roman DBDR announced a special meeting of Roman DBDR stockholders to consider matters related to the proposed business combination with CompoSecure. The meeting will be held on December 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, in a virtual format. Roman DBDR stockholders may attend and vote at the Special Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/romandbdr/sm2021 and entering the control number found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or notice included in their proxy materials.

More information about voting and attending the Special Meeting is included in the definitive proxy statement filed by Roman DBDR with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 30, 2021, which is available without charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or https://www.romandbdr.com/investor-relations.

About CompoSecure and Arculus

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

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution 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 (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: Marc P. Griffin, ICR for CompoSecure, 646-277-1290, [email protected].

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 Debuts its Arculus™ Business Solution, for Safe, Simple and Secure Multi-factor Authentication Technology

Arculus provides seamless and strong key-based security protection for a variety of market sectors,

such as cryptocurrency exchanges, banking, mobile gaming, gambling, e-commerce and identity theft

LAS VEGAS – October 25, 2021 – CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and emergent provider of cryptocurrency storage and security solutions, today launched its new ArculusTM business solution, enabling businesses and their customers to protect customer data and reduce fraud and online hacking. The B2B technology will be debuting at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas on October 24-27 at booth #5418. Working with Nok Nok™ Labs, Inc., a pioneer and leader in passwordless authentication, CompoSecure has developed this FIDO©-enabled “internet ID and payment card” technology as a virtual key for the authentication of a user into almost any digital service (e.g., website, mobile app, digital payment, social media, etc.).

eCommerce is a prime use case for Arculus, as global retail sales are expected to reach $4.9 trillion this year. The Arculus multi-factor identity authentication can significantly stem the flood of payment fraud that happens every year, which is estimated to cost merchants $40.62 billion in losses by 2027.

“Every business that has a digital interaction with a customer would benefit from a strong customer identity and authentication platform like Arculus – it will simply be the cost of doing business in the future,” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure, which previously announced its proposed merger with Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR), a special purpose acquisition company. “Imagine a world in the not-so-distant future where businesses can verify that purchases were actually made by the authorized user using a personalized and universal digital identity. Arculus is the first step towards this vision that can reduce chargebacks for merchants, identity theft for customers and online hacking.” 

Digital Identity Protection and Authentication

Any business with a digital footprint can benefit from Arculus technology. Whether it is verifying a user’s identity or protecting customer data, Arculus can improve the business’ security, privacy and user experience. Arculus expects to integrate its digital security technology seamlessly into a business’ legacy payment platform, providing strong key-based security. Arculus expects to provide added security across a wide range of sectors. Here are a few examples:

  • Identity Protection Identity theft cases cost $502.5 billion in 2019, increased 42 percent to $712.4 billion in 2020 and are expected to rise again this year to $721.3 billion. The ability to provide identity protection is central to the next generation of digital interactions with consumers. Arculus can be used to provide personalized and customizable “verifiable claims,” where user identity is validated to reduce fraud. 
  • Payments – Arculus authentication provides added security to touchless payments and online “card-not-present” transactions. This technology is expected to reduce chargebacks and fraudulent use for merchants and provide better security and ease of use for consumers. Adding Arculus’ capabilities is expected to make it significantly easier for businesses to onboard new customers, eliminate the annoying text code confirmation process and provide a better customer experience at checkout.  
  • Online Banking – More and more consumers are banking digitally and need both convenience and protection. The “internet ID and payment card” provides a strong credential for secure transactions that can be embedded into other identity verification systems, such as banking mobile apps using FIDO.
  • eGaming – Arculus aims to provide much needed security relief for the 2.9 billion eGamers worldwide as the $175 billion gaming industry experienced an increase of 393% in fraud globally. Arculus expects to not only protect, but also improve eGaming payment ecosystems and may also add cryptocurrencies as a payment alternative.  
  • Online Gambling – Internet gambling providers will have the ability to add Arculus’ multi-factor authentication to streamline security without compromising ease of use for higher-value bets and transactions while reducing fraud.

A New White-label Cryptocurrency Cold Storage Solution

In September 2021, the first Arculus technology solution launched with the Arculus KeyTM card, a cryptocurrency cold storage solution that connects to the Arculus WalletTM mobile app via an encrypted NFC connection. This solution provides intuitive controls, advanced security protection and the ability to manage multiple cryptocurrency wallets in one easy-to-use mobile app. 

Now, businesses can offer a white-labeled version of this non-custodial key management wallet that provides the same security, privacy and ease of use as the Arculus Key card and mobile Wallet app. Cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and other fintechs can add their own branding to the platform, offering customers safe storage of their cryptocurrency in the Arculus-powered wallet.

Arculus and its software development kit (SDK) will integrate directly with both custodial (the exchange stores a user’s keys) and non-custodial (the keys are held privately by the user) cryptocurrency exchange platforms. Custodial platforms can expect maximum protection through FIDO authentication with passwordless login. For non-custodial exchange platforms, Arculus can provide the power of its full key signing capability.

CompoSecure will be providing demonstrations of the Arculus technology platform for businesses at Money 20/20 at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas in booth #5418 and showcasing the Arculus Key card capabilities in a product spotlight at the event. For more information, please visit: www.getarculus.com/business-solutions/ 

On April 19, 2021, CompoSecure announced that it had signed a merger agreement with Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR). 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 fourth quarter of 2021 and remains subject to approval by Roman DBDR stockholders and other customary closing conditions.

About CompoSecure and Arculus

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

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution 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 (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: Marc P. Griffin, ICR for CompoSecure, 646-277-1290, [email protected].

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 Chief Innovation Officer to Speak at the 2021 Empire Fintech Conference

Adam Lowe will discuss the impact of Arculus™ on the fintech market during the 

“New Kids on the Blockchain” panel

Somerset, NJ – October 18, 2021 – CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and emergent provider of cryptocurrency storage and security solutions, today announced that Chief Innovation Officer Adam Lowe will speak at the Empire Fintech Conference as part of the New York Fintech Week on October 19th, 2021. Lowe will discuss how ArculusTM, a new cryptocurrency cold storage solution, will impact the fintech industry and blockchain market trends during the “New Kids on the Blockchain” panel at 2:30pm EST.

From non-banks and neobanks to tech companies and cryptocurrency platforms, fintech companies are now competing with traditional financial institutions. As a result, several fintechs have broadened their reach and are investing heavily to enter the North American market, especially the U.S. According to recent data, the market is expected to grow to a value of approximately $324 billion by 2026. The fintech industry has been astonishingly resilient through the pandemic, which has only spurred its growth. 

“Blockchain has grown to be a must-have technology for any fintech business that needs to protect customer data, reduce fraud and prevent online hacking,” said Lowe. “Multi-factor authentication technology, like Arculus, can differentiate fintechs as they prepare for future threats and increase security and privacy, as well as the cardholder experience associated with a business.”

Lowe will be joined by Shamir Karkal of Sila, Marguerite deCourcelle of Blockade Games and Mike Dudas of Paxos to discuss the latest trends in blockchain, from smart contracts and settlement to the underbanked identity management. Will White of Lasagna Consulting, the first and only BaaS consultancy in the United States, will moderate the panel.

Empire Startups is the largest community of fintech entrepreneurs, investors, and bank innovators in the world. The Empire Fintech Conference is the highlight of New York Fintech Week with a day full of demos, keynotes, live podcasts and networking, all showcasing the latest in the fintech industry. Those in attendance are forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, wealth, insurtech, real estate, and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, this fintech conference also hosts investors and service providers who help accelerate startups. 

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 second half of 2021 and remains subject to approval by Roman DBDR stockholders and other customary closing conditions.

About CompoSecure and Arculus

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

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution 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 (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: Marc P. Griffin, ICR for CompoSecure, 646-277-1290, [email protected].

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 Announces General Availability and Shipping of Its Arculus KeyTM Card for $99, Enabling Consumers to Manage Cryptocurrency in One Secure Place

The simple cold storage wallet secures the world’s most popular cryptocurrencies with 3-factor authentication, protecting consumers from hacking and theft

Somerset, NJ – October 13, 2021 – CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), a leading provider of premium financial payment cards and emergent provider of cryptocurrency storage and security solutions, today announced it has begun shipping its Arculus KeyTM card, the next generation of cryptocurrency cold storage, which is combined with the Arculus WalletTM mobile app that is now available for a free download on iOS and Android app stores. The Arculus solution uses 3-factor authentication and provides air-gapped protection (i.e., not connected to the internet at all) against hacking and theft, and is the size and shape of a metal credit card. The Arculus Key card is available for purchase for $99 through www.GetArculus.com

“Simple and secure storage solutions are urgently needed for the more than 221 million crypto users around the world who are targets for fraud and theft,” said Jon Wilk, CEO of CompoSecure. “More than $8 billion in crypto has been hacked or stolen in 2021 thus far, doubling the previous year, including examples of crypto exchanges being hacked, personal devices being comprised, or usernames and passwords being phished that were part of these growing losses. Arculus gives customers control of their private keys using an air-gapped cold storage solution that provides a safer, simpler and a smarter way to secure crypto assets.”

Arculus makes it easy for consumers to manage cryptocurrency in one reliable place with the newly launched Arculus Wallet mobile app. The intuitively designed app enables consumers to send crypto to others, use fiat currency to buy crypto, and swap crypto-to-crypto by merely using “tap to transact” authentication, which allows the user to securely authorize the transaction with the Arculus Key card. The app supports transactions in the most popular cryptocurrencies, including: Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), USD Coin (USDC), TrueUSD (TUSD), Chainlink (LINK), Wrapped BTC (WBTC), DAI and Tether (USDT).

“The cryptocurrency cold storage solutions on the market today are clunky and overly complicated, so we designed and built an easy-to-use solution that is also one of the most secure on the market,” said Adam Lowe, Chief Innovation Officer of CompoSecure. “We need to securely keep hackers out, but easily let authenticated users into the device with behavior they already are familiar with, such as the tap to transact feature.” 

The Arculus Key card works in tandem with the Arculus Wallet mobile app to protect each consumer’s private crypto keys with 3-factor authentication security that requires:

  1. Something You Are — The Arculus Wallet app leverages biometric security systems on mobile devices (e.g., fingerprint or facial recognition).
  2. Something You Know – The Arculus Wallet app requires a 6-digit PIN.
  3. Something You Have – The Arculus Key card contains an EAL 6+ embedded secure element that holds the user’s encrypted private keys.

Consumers can purchase Arculus cards at www.GetArculus.com throughout the U.S. (subject to transaction restrictions in New York and Hawaii). The price for the Arculus Key card is $99, which includes free shipping and handling. Sales tax is not included. 

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 second half of 2021 and remains subject to approval by Roman DBDR stockholders and other customary closing conditions.

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, swap and store cryptocurrency. With a strong background in security hardware and financial payments, the ArculusTM solution was developed to allow people to use a familiar payment card form factor to manage their cryptocurrency. For more information, please visit www.GetArculus.com.

About Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp.

Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. While the company may pursue an initial business combination target in any stage of its corporate evolution 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 (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: Marc P. Griffin, ICR for CompoSecure, 646-277-1290, [email protected].

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.