On January 28, 2020, the U.S. Federal Trade
Commission notified AquaVenture Holdings Limited (the “Company” or “AquaVenture”) that early
termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR
Act”) was granted, effective immediately, with respect to the previously announced merger of Amberjack Merger Sub Limited
(“Merger Sub”) with and into the Company (the “Merger”) pursuant to the Agreement and Plan
of Merger, dated as of December 23, 2019 (the “Merger Agreement”), among Culligan International Company (“Parent”),
Merger Sub and the Company.
The early termination of the waiting period
under the HSR Act satisfies certain conditions to the closing of the Merger. The closing of the Merger remains subject to the satisfaction
or waiver of the remaining conditions to the Merger set forth in the Merger Agreement.
Information about the Proposed Transaction and Where to Find It
with the proposed transaction, AquaVenture will file a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC”).
Additionally, AquaVenture will file other relevant materials in connection with the proposed acquisition of AquaVenture by Parent.
The materials to be filed by AquaVenture with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov.
In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by AquaVenture on AquaVenture’s
website at https://aquaventure.com or by contacting AquaVenture investor relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or the investors
hotline at 855-278-WAAS (9227). INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF AQUAVENTURE ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND THE OTHER
RELEVANT MATERIALS WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION
BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
Certain Information Regarding Participants
AquaVenture and its directors, executive
officers and other persons, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of AquaVenture shareholders in connection
with the proposed transaction. Information concerning the interests of AquaVenture’s participants in the solicitation, which
may, in some cases, be different than those of AquaVenture’s shareholders generally, is set forth in the materials filed
by AquaVenture with the SEC, including in AquaVenture’s definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 26, 2019,
and will be set forth in the proxy statement relating to the proposed transaction when it becomes available.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking
This announcement contains forward-looking
statements, including statements about the expected impact of this transaction on Parent’s and AquaVenture’s financial
and operating results and business, the operation and management of AquaVenture after the acquisition, the anticipated funding
for the transaction, and the timing of the closing of the acquisition. Although Parent and AquaVenture believe that the assumptions
upon which their respective forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties,
and actual results could differ materially from those discussed. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include,
but are not limited to, the receipt and timing of regulatory approvals for the transaction, the possibility that the transaction
may not close, the reaction to the transaction of AquaVenture’s customers and business partners, the reaction of competitors
to the transaction, the retention of AquaVenture employees, Parent’s plans for AquaVenture, economic conditions in the global
markets in which Parent and AquaVenture operate, the future growth of AquaVenture’s and Parent’s businesses and the
possibility that integration following the transaction may be more difficult than expected.
More information about these and other
factors can be found in AquaVenture’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current
Reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the SEC. Neither Parent nor AquaVenture accept any responsibility for any financial
or operational information contained in this press release relating to the business, results of operations or financial condition
of the other. Each of Parent and AquaVenture expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions
to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the expectations with regard thereto or any change
in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.