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On October 13, 2020, United Shore Financial Services, LLC d/b/a United Wholesale Mortgage (“UWM”) released a press release announcing its results for the third-quarter ended September 30, 2020. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
As previously reported, on September 22, 2020, UWM announced it entered into a Business Combination Agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”) with Gores Holdings IV, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHIV, GHIVU, and GHIVW) (the “Company”), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC, and certain other signatories thereto. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020, subject to regulatory and stockholder approvals, and other customary closing conditions. The combined company will operate under the name UWM and intends to list on the Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol “UWMC.”
Additional Information about the Proposed Business Combination and Where to Find It
On October 2, 2020, the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a preliminary proxy statement in connection with the proposed business combination contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement and will mail a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents to its stockholders. The preliminary proxy statement is not yet effective. The definitive proxy statement will contain important information about the proposed business combination contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement and the other matters to be voted upon at a meeting of stockholders of the Company to be held to approve the proposed business combination contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement and other matters (the “Special Meeting”). Company stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement, as well as any amendments or supplements thereto, and the definitive proxy statement in connection with the Company’s solicitation of proxies for the Special Meeting because they will contain important information about the proposed business combination. When available, the definitive proxy statement will be mailed to the Company’s stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement and the other matters to be voted upon at the Special Meeting. Company stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the proxy statement, without charge, once available, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Gores Holdings IV, Inc., 9800 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, attention: Jennifer Kwon Chou (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Participants in Solicitation
The Company, UWM and their respective directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of Company stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Company stockholders and other interested persons may obtain, without charge, more detailed information regarding the directors and officers of the Company in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on March 27, 2020. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to Company stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination contemplated by the Business Combination Agreement and other matters to be voted upon at the Special Meeting will be set forth in the proxy statement for the proposed business combination when available. Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed business combination will be included in the proxy statement that the Company intends to file with the SEC.
Forward Looking Statements
This Current Report may contain a number of “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include information concerning the Company or UWM’s possible or assumed future results of operations, business strategies, debt levels, competitive position, industry environment, potential growth opportunities and the effects of regulation, including whether this transaction will generate returns for stockholders. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s or UWM’s management’s current expectations, estimates, projections and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. When used in this Current Report, the words “estimates,” “projected,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “seeks,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “future,” “propose” and variations of these words or similar expressions (or the negative versions of such words or expressions) are intended to identify forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside UWM’s management’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. With respect to forward looking statements relating to the consummation of the proposed business combination, these risks include, but are not limited to: (a) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Business Combination Agreement, the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of the Company, the failure to receive required regulatory approval; (b) the ability to meet Nasdaq’s listing standards; and (c) the inability of the Company to complete the proposed private placement. With respect to the risks related to UWM’s business, these risks include (i) the risk that the proposed business combination disrupts current plans and operations of UWM or its subsidiaries; (ii) costs related to the proposed business combination; changes in applicable laws or regulations; (iii) the possibility that UWM may be adversely affected by other economic, business and/or competitive factors; (iv) UWM’s dependence on macroeconomic and U.S. residential real estate market conditions, including changes in U.S. monetary policies that affect interest rates; (v) UWM’s reliance on its warehouse facilities; the risk of a decrease in the value of the collateral underlying certain of its facilities causing an unanticipated margin call; (vi) UWM’s ability to sell loans in the secondary market; (vii) UWM’s dependence on the government sponsored entities such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; (viii) changes in the GSEs’, FHA, USDA and VA guidelines or GSE and Ginnie Mae guarantees; (ix) UWM’s dependence on Independent Mortgage Advisors to originate mortgage loans; (x) the risk that an increase in the value of the MBS UWM sells in forward markets to hedge its pipeline may result in an unanticipated margin call; (xi) UWM’s inability to continue to grow, or to effectively manage the growth of, its loan origination volume; (xii) UWM’s ability to continue to attract and retain its Independent Mortgage Advisor relationships; (xiii) the occurrence of a data breach or other failure of UWM’s cybersecurity; (xiv) loss of key management; (xv) reliance on third party software and services; (xvi) reliance on third-party sub-servicers; (xvii) UWM’s ability to implement technological innovation; (xviii) UWM’s ability to continue to comply with the complex state and federal laws regulations or practices applicable to mortgage loan origination and servicing in general; and (xix) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the preliminary proxy statement filed by the Company in connection with the Company’s solicitation of proxies for the Special Meeting, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC by the Company. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.
Forward-looking statements included in this Current Report speak only as of the date of this Current Report. Except as required by law, neither the Company nor UWM undertakes any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release. Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC and available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
This communication is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities pursuant to the proposed business combination or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated October 13, 2020.|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Gores Holdings IV, Inc.|
|Date: October 13, 2020||By:|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer and Secretary|