Greenidge Generation Announces Closing of Merger with Support.com
DRESDEN, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: GREE) ("Greenidge" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated bitcoin mining and power generation company, has closed its previously announced merger with Support.com, Inc. ("Support.com") (formerly NASDAQ: SPRT).
Greenidge expects its Class A Common Stock to commence trading tomorrow morning on the NASDAQ Global Select Market ("NASDAQ") under the ticker "GREE." Support.com will continue to operate its existing lines of business as a wholly owned subsidiary of Greenidge. The combined company will be led by Greenidge Chief Executive Officer Jeff Kirt.
"The completion of this transaction marks a critical milestone in our journey, expanding our industry leadership as the first publicly traded, vertically integrated power generation and bitcoin miner of scale in North America," Kirt said. "We are poised to create significant value by combining public market growth capital with our 100% carbon-neutral bitcoin mining business model as we expand our operations to additional locations, including our anticipated South Carolina facility."
As previously announced, the exchange ratio for the merger has been determined and Support.com shareholders will receive 0.115 shares of Greenidge Class A Common Stock for each share of Support.com Common Stock held prior to closing.
A Form 8-K containing more detailed information regarding the merger transaction will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc.
Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. is a vertically integrated bitcoin mining and power generation company. Greenidge is committed to 100% carbon-neutral bitcoin mining at all of its locations by utilizing low-carbon sources of energy and offsetting its carbon footprint. Greenidge currently operates one facility in Upstate New York and expects to expand operations to a second location in South Carolina in the upcoming months, which will source the majority of its electricity from zero-carbon sources.
About Support.com, Inc.
Support.com, Inc. is a leading provider of customer and technical support solutions delivered by home-based employees. For more than twenty years, Support.com has achieved stellar results for global enterprise clients and top-tier businesses. Support.com's proven, omnichannel solutions have been specifically designed and optimized for the homesourcing™ environment, resulting in industry-leading NPS scores and first call resolution rates. Support.com efficiently meets changing client needs through its highly scalable, global network of home-based employees and secure, proprietary, cloud-based platforms. For more iformation, please visit www.support.com.
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