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Novus Capital names Ashley E. Davis newest Board Advisor

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Novus Capital, a company focused on sustainability and social equity through technological innovation, is pleased to announce that Ashley E. Davis will be joining its Board of Advisors.

Ms. Davis is a lead principal at West Front Strategies, a top government affairs firm she founded in 2015. There she oversees advocacy efforts for the interests of her Fortune 500 clients before the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.

“There is incredible potential for commerce to actively serve the greater good and Novus is ideally positioned to be a force in this space,” Ms. Davis said. “I’m impressed by Novus’s commitment to guiding forward-thinking ESG organizations toward scale through its family of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.”

Ms. Davis served in the White House in several capacities, including Special Assistant to Director of Homeland Security and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Following her tenure at the White House, Ashley served as a managing principal on BlankRome LLP’s executive committee and managed the firm’s strategic alliances working with more than 20 international public affairs firms.

“We are proud of the extensive expertise our Board Advisors and Ashley’s years of success in the energy and technology industries will be a boon for Novus Capital and the companies that we partner,” said Novus Capital Co-Founder Bob Laikin.

Novus Capital successfully merged its first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Novus Capital Corporation I, into AppHarvest (NASDAQ: APPH) on January 29, 2021. AppHarvest is an applied technology company building some of the world’s largest indoor farms in the Appalachia region. AppHarvest combines conventional agricultural techniques with leading-edge technology and is addressing key issues including access for all to nutritious food, sustainable farming, building a home-grown food supply and increasing investment in Appalachia.

Bob Laikin, Larry Paulson, Hersch Klaff, Jeff Foster, Ron Sznaider and Heather Goodman of Novus Capital launched its second SPAC, Novus Capital Corporation II, (NYSE: NXU.U) on February 3, 2021. The SPAC raised $287.5 million during its IPO. It will now focus on identifying a potential acquisition in the sustainable smart technology and ESG space.

About Novus Capital

Novus Capital is a company focused on sustainability, ESG and social equity through technological innovation. The company is led by Robert J. Laikin, Larry Paulson and Jeffrey Foster, who have significant hands-on experience helping high-tech companies optimize their existing and new growth initiatives by exploiting insights from rich data assets and intellectual property that already exist within most high-tech companies. Novus Capital recently listed its second special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Novus Capital Corporation II (NYSE: NXU.U), on February 3, 2021.