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Cazoo Announces Expected Record Date for Distribution of Warrants and Expected Effective Date for Reverse Stock Split

Cazoo Expects Transactions to be Completed on December 6, 2023

Cazoo Group Ltd (NYSE: CZOO) (“Cazoo” or “the Company”), the UK online used car retailer, which makes buying and selling a car as simple as ordering any other product online, today announces that its contemplated distribution of three tranches of warrants to purchase its Class A ordinary shares (the “Warrants”) will be made to holders of record of its Class A ordinary shares (the “Warrant Distribution”) as of close of business on December 7, 2023, after giving effect to Cazoo’s anticipated 1-for-100 consolidation of its issued and unissued share capital (the “Reverse Stock Split”) and other than to holders receiving Class A ordinary shares in the Exchange Offer described below.

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The last day a shareholder can purchase the Class A ordinary shares, subject to the standard two-day settlement cycle, and be entitled to the Warrant Distribution is December 5, 2023. Shareholders that sell their Class A ordinary shares between December 6, 2023 and the close of business on December 7, 2023 subject to the standard two-day settlement cycle will be eligible to participate in the Warrant Distribution. The Class A shares will begin trading on an ex-dividend basis at the open of trading on December 6, 2023. Shareholders entitled to participate in the Warrant Distribution will receive approximately, in respect of each Class A ordinary share held as of the record date, (i) 1.0870 Tranche 1 Warrants, (ii) 1.1905 Tranche 2 Warrants and (iii) 1.3158 Tranche 3 Warrants. The payment date for the Warrant Distribution is expected to be on or around December 13, 2023. More information about the Warrants is included in the Company’s related registration statement on Form F-1, which was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 16, 2023.

The Reverse Stock Split is expected to be effective after the close of trading on December 5, 2023 and Cazoo’s Class A ordinary shares are expected to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis when the New York Stock Exchange opens for trading on December 6, 2023. Implementation of the Reverse Stock Split and the Warrant Distribution are subject to conditions precedent and, as a result, the related effective date and record date and other information set forth in this announcement may be subject to change.

Cazoo also announces that its exchange offer, in which Cazoo is offering to exchange $630 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2027 (the “Convertible Notes”) for a pro rata portion of (1) $200 million aggregate principal amount of 4.00%/2.00% cash/payment-in-kind toggle senior secured notes due 2027 and (2) Class A ordinary shares of Cazoo which will represent 92% of the total Class A ordinary shares outstanding upon consummation of the exchange offer (collectively, the “Exchange Offer”), is expected to be completed on December 6, 2023 after the expected expiration of the Exchange Offer on December 4, 2023. The Company’s Exchange Offer is being made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Exchange Offer Memorandum dated November 3, 2023 (as amended or supplemented from time to time). No Warrants will be distributed in respect of any Class A ordinary shares issued in connection with the Exchange Offer.

About Cazoo -

Our mission is to transform the car buying and selling experience across the UK by providing better selection, value, transparency, convenience and peace of mind. Our aim is to make buying or selling a car no different to ordering any other product online, where consumers can simply and seamlessly buy, sell or finance a car entirely online for delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours.

Important Additional Information

This communication is not an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The Company’s debt Exchange Offer has commenced. In connection with the commencement of the Exchange Offer, the Company has filed with the SEC a tender offer statement on Schedule TO. The Exchange Offer is being made only pursuant to the offer to purchase and related tender offer documents filed as part of the Schedule TO with the SEC. You are strongly advised to read the tender offer statement (including an offer to purchase and related tender offer documents) that were filed by the Company with the SEC on November 3, 2023 (as amended or supplemented from time to time), because it contains important information, including the terms and conditions of the Exchange Offer. These documents are available at no charge on the SEC’s website at These documents may also be obtained free of charge from Cazoo by requesting them by mail at 41 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD, United Kingdom.

No Offer

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or exchange any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, sale or exchange 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements”. The expectations, estimates, and projections of the business of Cazoo may differ from its actual results and, consequently, you should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (1) the implementation of and expected benefits from our business realignment plan, the wind-down of operations in mainland Europe, the five-year plan (which extends the revised 2023 plan to 2027), and other cost-saving initiatives; (2) reaching and maintaining profitability in the future; (3) global inflation and cost increases for labor, fuel, materials and services; (4) geopolitical and macroeconomic conditions and their impact on prices for goods and services and on consumer discretionary spending; (5) having access to suitable and sufficient vehicle inventory for resale to customers and reconditioning and selling inventory expeditiously and efficiently; (6) availability of credit for vehicle and other financing and the affordability of interest rates; (7) increasing Cazoo’s service offerings and price optimization; (8) effectively promoting Cazoo’s brand and increasing brand awareness; (9) expanding Cazoo’s product offerings and introducing additional products and services; (10) enhancing future operating and financial results; (11) achieving our long-term growth goals; (12) acquiring and integrating other companies; (13) acquiring and protecting intellectual property; (14) attracting, training and retaining key personnel; (15) complying with laws and regulations applicable to Cazoo’s business; (16) our inability to consummate the Transactions contemplated by the Transaction Support Agreement as scheduled or at all; (17) the volatility of the trading price of our Class A Shares, which may increase as a result of the issuance of Class A ordinary shares and warrants pursuant to the Transaction Support Agreement; (18) the Company’s ability to regain compliance with the continued listing standards of the NYSE as set forth in Sections 802.01B and 802.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual within the applicable cure period; (19) the Company’s ability to continue to comply with applicable listing standards of the NYSE; and (20) other risks and uncertainties set forth in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in the Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC by Cazoo Group Ltd on March 30, 2023 and in subsequent filings with the SEC. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the disclosure included in other documents filed by Cazoo 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. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Cazoo assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Cazoo gives no assurance that it will achieve its expectations.


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