UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 14A

(Rule 14a-101)

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN PROXY STATEMENT

SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

 

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Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

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FG NEW AMERICA ACQUISITION CORP.

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In connection with the previously announced business combination between Opportunity Financial, LLC (“OppFi”) and FG New America Acquisition Corp. (“FGNA” or the “Company”), OppFi and OppFi’s CEO, Jared Kaplan, announced in various social media posts on April 20, 2021 Mr. Kaplan’s upcoming participation in the LendIt Fintech conference, which social media posts are being filed herewith as soliciting material.

 

Social Media Posts Regarding Jared Kaplan’s Upcoming Participation in the LendIt Fintech Conference

 

The following communication was shared by Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppFi, through his LinkedIn page on April 20, 2021:

 

LinkedIn: Join me at the @ LendIt Fintech conference next week. I’ll be talking to @ Suman Bhattacharyya on the role #fintech should play in improving the financial health of everyday consumers. Register here: http://oppl.co/2OZVBjX

 

Important Information regarding the OppFi/FG New America transaction, participants in the solicitation and non-solicitation: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1818502/000110465921017063/tm216066d1_ex99-1.htm

 

The following communication was shared by Jared Kaplan, CEO of OppFi, through his Twitter account on April 20, 2021:

 

Twitter: I’ll be at @LendIt next week, talking with Suman Bhattacharyya @newsient about OppFi’s focus on #FinancialHealth and our data-focused approach to measure #SocialImpact. $FGNA Register: http://oppl.co/2OZVBjX

 

Important Info re: OppFi/FG New America transaction: https://oppl.co/31nNfWi

 

 

The following communication was shared by OppLoans on its LinkedIn page on April 20, 2021:

 

LinkedIn: OppFi CEO @ Jared Kaplan will be appearing at the @ LendIt FinTech conference next week to discuss how #fintech can help financial health and how improving #CreditAccess will help the millions who are locked out of the traditional system. Register below.

 

https://www.lendit.com/usa/2021/register/

 

Important Information regarding the OppFi/FG New America transaction, participants in the solicitation and non-solicitation: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1818502/000110465921017063/tm216066d1_ex99-1.htm

 

The following communication was shared by OppLoans on its Twitter account on April 20, 2021:

 

Twitter: Our CEO @JaredSKaplan will join @LendIt and Suman Bhattacharyya

@newsient next week for a discussion on how #fintech can reshape financial health. Register here: http://oppl.co/2OZVBjX $FGNA

 

Important Info re: OppFi/FG New America transaction: https://oppl.co/31nNfWi

 

 

 

 

Important Information About the Business Combination and Where to Find It

 

In connection with the proposed business combination, the Company filed a preliminary proxy statement and will file a definitive proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement and the amendments thereto and, when available, the definitive proxy statement and documents incorporated by reference therein filed in connection with the business combination, as these materials contain important information about OppFi, the Company and the business combination. When available, the definitive proxy statement and other relevant materials for the business combination will be mailed to stockholders of the Company as of a record date to be established for voting on the business combination. Stockholders of the Company will also be able to obtain copies of the preliminary proxy statement, the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed with the SEC that will be incorporated by reference therein, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: FG New America Acquisition Corp., 105 S. Maple Street, Itasca, Illinois 60143, Attention: Hasan Baqar.

 

Participants in the Solicitation

 

The Company and its directors and executive officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders with respect to the business combination. A list of the names of those directors and executive officers and a description of their interests in the Company was filed in the preliminary proxy statement for the proposed business combination and is available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to FG New America Acquisition Corp., 105 S. Maple Street, Itasca, Illinois 60143, Attention: Hasan Baqar. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be contained in the proxy statement for the business combination when available.

 

OppFi and its directors and executive officers may also be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of the Company in connection with the business combination. A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the business combination was included in the preliminary proxy statement for the proposed business combination. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants will be contained in the proxy statement for the business combination when available.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This communication includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company’s and OppFi’s actual results may differ from their expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, OppFi's expectations with respect to the future performance of OppFi’s platform, OppFi’s expectations for its growth and profitability, OppFi's new products and their performance and OppFi’s beliefs regarding the impact of the proposed business combination on its business. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside the Company’s and OppFi’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Business Combination Agreement that the Company entered into with OppFi, OppFi Shares, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and Todd Schwartz, in his capacity as the Members’ Representative (the “Business Combination Agreement”); (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company and OppFi following the announcement of the Business Combination Agreement and the transactions contemplated therein; (3) the inability to complete the proposed business combination, including due to failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of the Company, certain regulatory approvals or satisfy other conditions to closing in the Business Combination Agreement, including with respect to the levels of the Company stockholder redemptions; (4) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Business Combination Agreement or could otherwise cause the transaction to fail to close; (5) the impact of COVID-19 on OppFi’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the proposed business combination; (6) the inability to obtain or maintain the listing of the combined company’s shares of common stock on the New York Stock Exchange following the proposed business combination; (7) the risk that the proposed business combination disrupts current plans and operations as a result of the announcement and consummation of the proposed business combination; (8) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the proposed business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of OppFi to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; (9) costs related to the proposed business combination; (10) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (11) the possibility that OppFi or the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (12) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the proxy statement relating to the proposed business combination, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and in the Company’s other filings with the SEC. The Company and OppFi caution that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. The Company and OppFi caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company and OppFi do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

 

 

 

 

No Offer or Solicitation

 

This communication shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the business combination. This communication shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.