True Velocity’s proprietary 6.8 TVC cartridge delivers exceptional performance and efficiency with a lightweight profile
GARLAND, Texas, March 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Texas-based ammunition manufacturer TV Ammo, Inc. (“True Velocity”) announced today it will introduce its proprietary 6.8 TVC cartridge to the U.S. commercial market in summer 2023. True Velocity’s 6.8 TVC round is the first polymer-cased cartridge to meet U.S. military specifications, offering enhanced accuracy, reduced weight and exceptional terminal performance in a cartridge designed to accommodate short-action or magazine-fed rifles.
True Velocity is currently working with more than a dozen commercial rifle manufacturers that are developing weapon systems to harness the ballistic superiority of the 6.8 TVC cartridge. True Velocity’s weapons division also plans to introduce multiple rifles chambered for the 6.8 TVC cartridge.
“True Velocity’s 6.8 TVC cartridge redefines our understanding of what is possible with internal ballistics,” said Kevin Boscamp, chairman and co-CEO of True Velocity. “This is a cartridge capable of delivering more ballistic energy than 6.5 PRC or .270 Winchester, while simultaneously maintaining safe operating pressures and offering an approximate 30 percent reduction in weight compared to .308 Winchester.”
True Velocity’s 6.8 TVC cartridge will be offered initially in two configurations, including a 135-grain Cutting Edge Maximus solid-copper projectile and a 145-grain Hornady ELD-X, at an expected MSRP of $69.99 for a 20-count box. True Velocity ammunition is available nationwide at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s and online at tvammo.com.
The 6.8 TVC cartridge was initially designed to meet performance demands of the U.S. Army, offering enhanced muzzle velocity, sub-MOA accuracy and reduced weight while keeping maximum average chamber pressure below 70,000 psi.
“The performance that makes this cartridge superior on the battlefield is what will also make this round exceptional for recreational shooters and hunters alike,” said Chris Tedford, co-CEO of True Velocity. “The 6.8 TVC opens the door to the future of ammunition.”
True Velocity’s composite-cased ammunition offers significant advantages over traditional brass-cased ammunition, including exceptional dimensional consistency, enhanced accuracy, reduced heat transfer, and an approximate 30 percent reduction in weight over traditional brass-cased cartridges.
About True Velocity and its Proposed Business Combination with Breeze Holdings
True Velocity is an advanced technology and composite manufacturing company based in Garland, Texas. Founded in 2012, True Velocity has approximately 300 patents pending or issued surrounding its products, technology and manufacturing processes. True Velocity is initially focused on revolutionizing the ammunition industry through the use of composite materials. True Velocity products are manufactured in the U.S. in a state-of-the-art, 66,000-square-foot facility. True Velocity’s proprietary composite cartridge is designed to provide significant logistical advantages over traditional brass-cased ammunition and give end users enhanced accuracy, repeatability, and reliability, all in a light-weight cartridge. For more information, visit tvammo.com.
As previously announced on November 1, 2022, True Velocity entered into a business combination agreement with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. (“Breeze Holdings”) (NASDAQ: BREZ), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, pursuant to which a newly-formed wholly-owned subsidiary of Breeze Holdings will merge with and into True Velocity, with True Velocity surviving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Breeze Holdings. Upon closing of the transaction, Breeze Holdings will be renamed “True Velocity, Inc.” and its common stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including certain regulatory and shareholder approvals.
About Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp.
Breeze Holdings is a blank check company organized for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or other similar business combinations with one or more businesses or entities.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This press release relates to a proposed business combination transaction involving Breeze Holdings and True Velocity. In connection with the proposed transaction, Breeze Holdings intends to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 that will include a proxy statement of Breeze Holdings and that also will constitute a prospectus of True Velocity, Inc. with respect to the shares of True Velocity, Inc. common stock to be issued in the proposed transaction (the “Proxy Statement/Prospectus”). This document is not a substitute for the Proxy Statement/Prospectus. The definitive Proxy Statement/Prospectus (if and when available) will be delivered to Breeze Holdings’ and True Velocity’s stockholders. Breeze Holdings may also file other relevant documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF BREEZE HOLDINGS AND TRUE VELOCITY AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION, INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BREEZE HOLDINGS, TRUE VELOCITY, THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS.
Investors and security holders of Breeze Holdings and True Velocity may obtain free copies of the Registration Statement and Proxy Statement/Prospectus (if and when available) and other documents that are filed or will be filed with the SEC by Breeze Holdings through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Breeze Holdings will be available free of charge at Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp., 955 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Suite 100-929, Irving, TX 75039, attention: J. Douglas Ramsey.
Participants in the Solicitation
Breeze Holdings, True Velocity and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Breeze Holdings and True Velocity in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about Breeze Holdings’ directors and executive officers and their ownership of Breeze Holdings common stock is set forth in Breeze Holdings’ filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the SEC on March 11, 2022 (the “Annual Report”). To the extent that holdings of Breeze Holdings’ securities have changed since the amounts included in the Annual Report, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC in respect of the proposed transaction when they become available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.
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The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to additional risks, uncertainties and factors, including those described in Breeze Holdings’ most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed or to be filed with the SEC by Breeze Holdings from time to time. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a predictor of future performance as projected financial information and other information are based on estimates and assumptions that are inherently subject to various significant risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date hereof. 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This press release is for informational purposes only and is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or to buy any securities or a solicitation of any proxy, consent, vote or approval with respect to any securities in respect of the proposed transaction and is not a substitute for the Proxy Statement/Prospectus or any other document that Breeze Holdings may file with the SEC or send to Breeze Holdings’ or True Velocity’s stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. No offer, sale, issuance or transfer of securities shall be made in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale, issuance or transfer would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications
Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp.
Cody Slach and Cody Cree