Fortune Rise Acquisition Corporation Receives May Monthly Extension From Sponsor Affiliate to Complete its Initial Business Combination

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CLEARWATER, FL / ACCESSWIRE / May 7, 2024 / Fortune Rise Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq:FRLA) ("FRLA" or the "Company") today announced that Water On Demand Inc., a privately-held subsidiary of OriginClear, Inc. (OTC: Other: OCLN) ("OCLN") and owner of its sponsor, Fortune Rise Sponsor LLC (the "Sponsor"), has deposited the required $100,000 (representing an additional $0.032 per public share) into the Company's trust account for the benefit of its valued public stockholders which provides a one-month extension to complete the Company's initial business combination. This additional contribution extends the date by which the Company has to complete its initial business combination for an additional one-month extension from May 5, 2024 to June 5, 2024. The extension is the seventh of the twelve one-month extensions permitted under the Company's governing documents, as amended in October 2023.

Such contribution effectively increases the pro rata portion of the funds available in the Company's trust account in the event of the consummation of an initial business combination, liquidation, or other redemption event, by $0.032 per share. The contribution was funded as a non-interest bearing loan that will either be paid upon earlier of consummation of an initial business combination or the Company's liquidation.

Ryan Spick, CFO of FRLA, stated, "OriginClear's subsidiary, Water On Demand, Inc., which owns the Sponsor, has made the required deposit for the benefit of the stockholders of Fortune Rise Acquisition Corporation which provides a one-month extension to complete our initial business combination. These funds provide for an additional one-month extension which gives us additional time to advance our business combination efforts. Once the business combination is complete, we remain committed to building the next great technology company and generating significant shareholder value."

About Fortune Rise Acquisition Corporation

FRLA is a blank check company incorporated in February 2021 as a Delaware corporation 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.

FRLA is a "shell company" as defined under the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, because it has no operations and nominal assets consisting almost entirely of cash. FRLA will not generate any operating revenues until after the completion of its initial business combination, at the earliest. To date, FRLA's efforts have been limited to organizational activities and activities related to its initial public offering as well as the search for a prospective business combination target.

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These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Further information on the Company's risk factors is contained in the Company's quarterly and annual reports as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason except as may be required under applicable law.

Contact Information:

Fortune Rise Acquisition CorporationRyan Spickspickryan@gmail.com

SOURCE: Fortune Rise Acquisition Corporation

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