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CRB Chooses Matterport to Accelerate Critical Pharma Facilities Projects During Pandemic

Matterport digital twins reduce time to complete physical site assessments by 33%, expediting the adaptation of facilities to manufacture and store COVID-19 vaccines

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – May 12, 2021 – Matterport Inc., the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, today announced that CRB, a global solutions provider for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, is implementing the Matterport platform to streamline client operations and enhance remote facilities management. CRB is using Matterport to create dimensionally-accurate digital twins of buildings to accelerate pharmaceutical facility design and management, enabling its clients to deliver critical vaccine development programs during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Using Matterport digital twins, CRB has reduced the number of engineers required to complete physical site assessments by 90% (from ten to one) and the associated amount of time required for assessments by one-third (from approximately three days to one). 

CRB is also using Matterport to share detailed site data for more effective design processes. Matterport digital twins provide a comprehensive view of a facility without requiring physical site visits, enabling greater client and stakeholder collaboration. Using Matterport, CRB has expedited design projects by as much as three weeks and cut travel-related costs by 33%. This has enabled CRB to rapidly adapt a facility for a leading pharmaceutical company to manufacture and store COVID-19 vaccines as part of the US Government’s Operation Warp Speed initiative.

“Matterport provides phenomenal high-resolution digital twins and is ideal for technically complex and time-sensitive projects. We don’t need to model all the geometry in an area to know if a certain piece of equipment will fit, since we can download the point cloud information into programs like Autodesk Revit to validate dimensions,” said Chris Link, Regional Virtual Design and Construction Manager of CRB. “Integrating clear, precise 3D images with highly accurate data establishes a new standard in our industry. Matterport is an increasingly valuable solution for us as we plan for the future, saving our clients weeks of time and tens of thousands of dollars.”

CRB has also expanded its client offerings by leveraging Matterport to deliver more complex solutions for ongoing facilities management. This has included the creation of a digital twin of a client’s clean room located in an antibiotics production facility so that operations teams can walk through it virtually to understand procedures and reduce contamination risks. A digital twin of a biotech site, complete with Mattertag labels related to spatial proximity and equipment types, has enabled better replication at another site.

“We are excited to see Matterport 3D technology used to create actionable digital twins that help engineering teams reconfigure and replicate pharmaceutical sites so they can efficiently and remotely advance biotech and pharmaceutical facilities projects during and beyond the pandemic,” said Jay Remley, Chief Revenue Officer at Matterport. “Our platform is ideal for clients, stakeholders, and internal teams to collaborate virtually in an immersive way and more quickly develop solutions to address even the most complicated design challenges.”  

About Matterport
Matterport is leading the digital transformation of the built world. Our groundbreaking spatial computing platform turns buildings into data making every space more valuable and accessible. Millions of buildings in more than 150 countries have been transformed into immersive Matterport digital twins to improve every part of the building lifecycle from planning, construction, and operations to documentation, appraisal and marketing. Learn more at matterport.com and browse a gallery of digital twins.

In February 2021, Matterport announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to enter into a business combination with Gores Holdings VI (NASDAQ: GHVI, GHVIU, and GHVIW), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC, that will result in Matterport becoming a publicly listed company. Upon closing of the proposed business combination, the combined company will be named “Matterport, Inc.” and intends to remain listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “MTTR.”

@2021 All rights reserved. Matterport is a registered trademark of Matterport, Inc., and Matterport Capture Services is a trademark of Matterport, Inc.  All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

About CRB

CRB is a leading provider of sustainable engineering, architecture, construction and consulting solutions to the global life sciences and food and beverage industries. Our more than 1,400 employees provide best-in-class solutions that drive success and positive change for our clients, our people and our communities. CRB is a privately held company with a rich history of serving clients throughout the world, consistently striving for the highest standard of technical knowledge, creativity and execution. For more information, please visit https://www.crbgroup.com/.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to the proposed business combination between Gores Holdings VI, Inc. (“Gores”) and Matterport, Inc. (“Matterport”), including statements regarding the benefits of the proposed business combination, the anticipated timing of the proposed business combination, the services offered by Matterport and the markets in which Matterport operates, business strategies, debt levels, industry environment, potential growth opportunities, the effects of regulations and Gores’ or Matterport’s projected future results. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “forecast,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions (including the negative versions of such words or expressions).

Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the proposed business combination may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the price of Gores’ securities; (ii) the risk that the proposed business combination may not be completed by Gores’ business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by Gores; (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the proposed business combination, including the approval of the proposed business combination by Gores’ stockholders, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemptions by Gores’ public stockholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals; (iv) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed business combination on Matterport’s business relationships, performance, and business generally; (v) risks that the proposed business combination disrupts current plans of Matterport and potential difficulties in Matterport employee retention as a result of the proposed business combination; (vi) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Gores or Matterport related to the agreement and plan of merger or the proposed business combination; (vii) the ability to maintain the listing of Gores’ securities on the NASDAQ; (viii) the price of Gores’ securities, including volatility resulting from changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which Matterport plans to operate, variations in performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting Matterport’s business and changes in the combined capital structure; and (ix) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the proposed business combination, and identify and realize additional opportunities. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that will be described in Gores final proxy statement/information statement/prospectus contained in the registration statement on Form S-4, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, and other documents filed by Gores from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Gores and Matterport assume no obligation and, except as required by law, do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither Gores nor Matterport gives any assurance that either Gores or Matterport will achieve its expectations.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed business combination, Gores has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a proxy statement of Gores, an information statement of Matterport and a prospectus of Gores. The proxy statement/information statement/prospectus is not yet effective. The definitive proxy statement/information statement/prospectus, when it is declared effective by the SEC, will be sent to all Gores and Matterport stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination and the other matters to be voted upon at a meeting of Gores’ stockholders to be held to approve the proposed business combination and other matters (the “Special Meeting”). Gores may also file other documents regarding the proposed business combination with the SEC. The definitive proxy statement/information statement/prospectus will contain important information about the proposed business combination and the other matters to be voted upon at the Special Meeting and is not intended to provide the basis for any investment decision or any other decision in respect of such matters. Before making any voting decision, investors and security holders of Gores and Matterport are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/information statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed business combination as they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed business combination.

 Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/information statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by Gores through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to Gores Holdings VI, Inc., 6260 Lookout Road, Boulder, CO 80301, attention: Jennifer Kwon Chou or by contacting Morrow Sodali LLC, Gores’ proxy solicitor, for help, toll-free at (800) 662-5200 (banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400).

Participants in Solicitation

Gores and Matterport and their respective directors and officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Gores’ stockholders in connection with the proposed business combination. Information about Gores’ directors and executive officers and their ownership of Gores’ securities is set forth in Gores’ filings with the SEC. Additional information regarding the interests of those persons and other persons who may be deemed participants in the proposed business combination may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/information statement/prospectus regarding the proposed business combination. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.

Disclaimer

This document relates to a proposed business combination between Gores and Matterport. This document does not constitute an offer to sell or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or exchange, any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or exchange would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction

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