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Shift Technologies Closes Merger with CarLotz

Transaction creates omnichannel used-auto retailer




(PRESS RELEASE) SAN FRANCISCO — Shift Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFT), a leading end-to-end auto ecommerce platform transforming the used car industry with a technology-driven, hassle-free customer experience, has closed its merger with CarLotz, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOTZ), a leading consignment-to-retail used vehicle marketplace. The combined company will continue to trade on Nasdaq under the ticker SFT.

CarLotz shareholders at the effective time of the merger will receive approximately 0.705 shares of Shift common stock for each share of CarLotz common stock, or approximately 84.4 million shares of Shift common stock in the aggregate. Shift will also assume certain warrants and stock-based compensation awards. In connection with the closing, Jason Krikorian and Manish Patel resigned from the Shift Board of Directors, and Kimberly H. Sheehy, James E. Skinner, and Luis Ignacio Solorzano joined the Shift Board of Directors.

“On behalf of the Board and entire team at Shift, we’d like to thank Jason and Manish for their endless support, advice, and mentorship over the years,” said Jeff Clementz, Shift’s CEO. “While we will miss their presence on the Board, we’re excited to welcome three new members to help us build a winning, profitable future for Shift.”

Mr. Clementz continued, “As we welcome new members from CarLotz to our team, I’d like to thank Lev, Ozan, and the rest of the CarLotz management team for partnering with us through a successful close. We look forward to combining the best assets from both companies to create a leading destination for used auto retail, allowing consumers to shop and buy cars seamlessly however they prefer, online or in-store.”

Shift is advised by Centerview Partners and Cohen & Company Capital Markets, a division of J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC., as financial advisors and Jenner & Block LLP as legal counsel. CarLotz is advised by William Blair & Company as financial advisor and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP as legal counsel.

About Shift

Shift is a leading end-to-end auto ecommerce platform transforming the used car industry with a technology-driven, hassle-free customer experience. Shift’s mission is to make car purchase and ownership simple — to make buying or selling a used car fun, fair, and accessible to everyone. Shift provides comprehensive, digital solutions throughout the car ownership lifecycle, enabling customers to purchase a vehicle online with financing and vehicle protection products, and a vision to provide high-value support services during car ownership. For more information please visit

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