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Trump Media Merger With Digital World Acquisition Delayed Again

 |  October 10, 2022

Digital World Acquisition, the shell company set to take Trump Media and Technology Group public, on Monday again adjourned an important shareholder meeting, this time until early next month.

The Monday meeting was supposed to announce the results of a shareholder vote to extend the deadline for the merger with Trump Media by about a year. DWAC needs 65% of its investors to approve the extension. The meeting will now take place at 10 a.m. ET on Nov. 3.

This is the fourth time CEO Patrick Orlando has used his executive power to adjourn and delay the meeting. The previous adjournments occurred in September, around when Reuters reported that DWAC lacked the necessary shareholder support to approve the extension.

With $1 billion in financing already at risk, DWAC needs 65% of its shareholders to approve the extension for the merger with Trump Media beyond the current deadline of Dec. 8. The special-purpose acquisition company has previously warned that a failure to extend the deadline could force it to liquidate.

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