Electric Last Mile Solutions Appoints Thomas Dono, Jr. as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

TROY, Mich. (Nov. 11, 2021)– Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMS; ELMSW) (“ELMS” or “the Company”), a pioneer of electric and intelligent mobility solutions designed for commercial vehicle customers, announced Thomas M. Dono, Jr. has been named Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.

“Tom brings more than 20 years of experience across the automotive and technology industries, and deep expertise in ESG, SEC reporting, enterprise risk management, and commercial and international law,” said James Taylor, CEO of ELMS.  “The addition of Tom is yet another key executive who will be integral to continuing ELMS’ focus to redefine the future of urban mobility.”

Most recently, Dono served as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Stoneridge, a publicly traded manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic systems, components, and modules for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets. Dono was previously Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Metaldyne Performance Group, a publicly traded producer of powertrain and suspension components for light, commercial, and industrial vehicles.

Earlier in his career, Dono served in a variety of key legal leadership roles with large, multinational companies and private law firms. He earned a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and a BS in economics and business management from Stony Brook University in New York.

About Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc.

Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMS; ELMSW) is focused on defining a new era in which commercial vehicles run clean as connected and customized solutions that make our customers’ businesses more efficient and profitable. ELMS’ first vehicle, the Urban Delivery, is the first Class 1 commercial electric vehicle in the U.S. market. The Company expects to begin production of its second vehicle, the Class 3 Urban Utility EV, in the second half of 2022. ELMS is headquartered in Troy, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.electriclastmile.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company’s actual results may differ from its expectations, estimates and projections and consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Words such as “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “budget,” “forecast,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “believes,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the Company’s expectations with respect to future performance of the business, the size, demands and growth potential of the markets for the Company’s products and the Company’s ability to serve those markets, the Company’s ability to develop innovative products and compete with other companies engaged in the commercial delivery vehicle industry and/or the electric vehicle industry, the Company’s ability to attract and retain customers, the estimated go to market timing and cost for the Company’s products, and the implied valuation of the Company. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most of these factors are outside the Company’s control and are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (1) the inability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and the ability of the Company to grow and manage growth profitably and retain its key employees; (2) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (3) the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; (4) the impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s business; (5) any delays the Company may experience in realizing its projected timelines and cost and volume targets for the production, launch and ramp up of production of the Company’s vehicles and the modification of its manufacturing facility; (6) the ability of the Company to obtain customers, obtain product orders, and convert its non-binding pre-orders into binding orders or sales; (7) the Company’s ability to implement its business plans and strategies; and (8) other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 and in the Company’s future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some of these risks and uncertainties may in the future be amplified by the COVID-19 outbreak and there may be additional risks that the Company considers immaterial or which are unknown. The Company cautions that the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Contacts

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Investor Relations: IR@electriclastmile.com

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