The Topps Company announces Meltem Demirors to its Board of Directors

– USA, NY –   Topps Company, Inc., a global leader in sports and entertainment collectibles and confections, today announced the appointment of Meltem Demirors to its Board of Directors, following the completion of its business combination with Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II (NASDAQ: MUDS).

“I am confident that Meltem’s substantial experience with accelerating growth and acceptance of the state-of-the-art cryptocurrency asset class will benefit Topps’ long range plans,” said Board Chairman, Michael Eisner.

“I look forward to partnering with Meltem as we continue to develop innovative digital products,” said CEO, Michael Brandstaedter. “Her insights will be extremely valuable as we evolve in this exciting space.”

About Meltem Demirors

Ms. Demirors brings extensive digital currency and innovation leadership to The Topps Company. She is Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, a multi-billion-dollar global digital asset investment firm that provides access and guidance to clients navigating the digital asset ecosystem, where she oversees the firm’s corporate strategy, investments, and growth efforts. Previously, Ms. Demirors was part of the founding team of Digital Currency Group, a venture capital company focusing on the digital currency market, where she was instrumental in growing its assets under management from $150 million to $3 billion in less than three years.

Ms. Demirors currently is a course lecturer at Oxford Saïd Business School, and is co-chair of the WEF Cryptocurrency Council and actively involved in bitcoin education and advocacy efforts. Ms. Demirors currently serves as a director on the board of CoinShares Co., CoinShares Capital LLC, Kingdom Trust, Mintgreen Corp., and Compass Mining Corp., and as a board advisor for Blockdaemon, Inc. and Casa, Inc. Ms. Demirors holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economic Analysis and a Masters of Business Administration from MIT Sloan School of Management.

“Topps has an impressive 80-plus year history and much of its successes are due to the Company’s ability to develop a powerful emotional connection with its customers,” said Ms. Demirors. “Topps is just starting to scratch the surface with its digital presence, and I am excited to play a major role in facilitating its growth to become a leader in the space.”

About The Topps Company

Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is a global consumer products company that entertains and delights consumers through a diverse, engaging, multi-platform product portfolio that includes physical and digital collectibles, trading cards, trading card games, sticker and album collections, memorabilia, curated experiential events, gift cards and novelty confections. Topps Physical Sports & Entertainment products include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, National Hockey League, Formula 1, Star Wars, WWE, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks and more. Topps Digital Sports & Entertainment has connected with people around the world who have downloaded our apps including Topps BUNT, TOPPS KICK, Star Wars: Card Trader by Topps, Topps WWE SLAM, Topps NHL SKATE, Marvel Collect! by Topps and Disney Collect! by Topps. Topps Digital Services is a leading processor, distributor and program manager of prepaid gift cards and provider of cloud-based financial services and white label e-gift solutions for widely recognized digital businesses that include Airbnb, Deliveroo, DoorDash, Hulu, Instacart, Netflix, Nike, Twitch and Uber. Topps Confections, Bazooka Candy Brands, produces, markets and distributes confections brands including Ring Pop, Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop, Juicy Drop, Finders Keepers, and Bazooka bubble gum.

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About Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation II

MUDS is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company is led by Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jason Mudrick, Chief Financial Officer, Glenn Springer, Vice President, Victor Danh and Vice President, David Kirsch. Its sponsor is an affiliate of Mudrick Capital Management, L.P., which currently manages approximately $3.5 billion with a specialty in event-driven and special situation investing in public and private companies in North America.

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