JWC ACQUISITION CORP. ANNOUNCES RECORD
FOR SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
MA — July 16, 2012 — JWC Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) announced today that stockholders of record
as of July 23, 2012, will be invited to attend a special meeting of stockholders to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve
and adopt the previously announced Contribution and Merger Agreement, dated as of June 27, 2012, as may be amended (the “Contribution
and Merger Agreement”), by and among the Company, The Tile Shop, LLC (the “Tile Shop”), the members of The Tile
Shop, Nabron International Inc., a Bahamas corporation, Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. a newly-formed Delaware corporation and wholly
owned subsidiary of The Tile Shop (“TS Holdings”), Tile Shop Merger Sub, Inc., a newly-formed Delaware corporation
and wholly owned subsidiary of TS Holdings, and Peter Jacullo, in his capacity as Sellers’ representative, and approve the
transactions contemplated thereby, as well as to consider and vote upon related matters. The date, time
and location of the special meeting of stockholders will be set and announced at a later time. Only
holders of record of the Company’s common stock at the close of business on July 23, 2012 are entitled to notice of the special
meeting of stockholders and to vote and have their votes counted at the special meeting and any adjournments or postponements of
the special meeting of stockholders.
The full meeting agenda will be detailed
in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus, which will be included as part of the Registration Statement on Form S-4, as amended
(File No. 333-182482) of TS Holdings, and which will be mailed to all stockholders of record. The Registration Statement has not
yet been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).
ABOUT JWC ACQUISITION CORP.
JWC Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose
acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization
or similar business combination involving JWC Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. JWC Acquisition Corp. is a Delaware
corporation formed in 2010. Its securities are quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the ticker symbols JWCA, JWCAW and JWCAU.
ABOUT THE TILE SHOP
The Tile Shop is a leading specialty retailer
of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories in the United States. The Tile
Shop offers a wide selection of products, superior value, and enhanced customer service in a unique showroom setting. As of May
31, 2012, The Tile Shop operated 61 stores in 20 states, with an average footprint of 23,000 square feet.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION
The Company and
its directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to the Company’s stockholders with respect
to the business combination. A list of the names of those directors and officers and a description of their interests in the proposed
business combination is contained in the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus regarding the business combination, which is included
as part of the Registration Statement and will also be included in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus for the proposed business
combination that will be mailed to stockholders of the Company. The Company’s stockholders may obtain additional information
about the interests of the directors and officers of the Company in the business combination by reading any other materials to
be filed with the SEC regarding the business combination when such information becomes available.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE BUSINESS COMBINATION
AND WHERE TO FIND IT
In connection with the business combination,
TS Holdings filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4, which includes a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, on July 2, 2012
(File No. 333-182482)(the “Registration Statement”) with the SEC. This material is not a substitute for the
definitive proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed business combination. The Company will mail a definitive proxy statement/prospectus
and other relevant documents to its stockholders when available. The Company’s stockholders and other interested persons
are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus, and amendments thereto, and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus
in connection with the Company’s solicitation of proxies for the special meeting to be held to approve the business combination
(when available), because they contain important information about The Tile Shop, TS Holdings, the Company and the proposed business
combination. The definitive proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of the Company of record as of July 23,
2012. Stockholders may obtain copies of the Registration Statement, which includes the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus,
and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus (when available), without charge, at the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov
or by directing a request to: JWC Acquisition Corp., Bay Colony Corporate Center - North Entrance, 1000 Winter Street - Suite 4300,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451, tel. (617) 753-1100, Attention: Jeffrey J. Teschke. If
you have any questions about the business combination, you should contact the Company’s solicitor, which is assisting the
Company in the solicitation of proxies, at:
Morrow & Co., LLC
470 West Avenue, Stamford, Connecticut 06902
Telephone: (800) 662-5200
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release includes “forward
looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United Stated Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”,
“believe”, “expect”, “estimate”, “plan”, “outlook”, and “project”
and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters.
A number of factors could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements.
These factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give
rise to the termination of the Contribution and Merger Agreement; (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted
against the Company, Sellers, The Tile Shop, TS Holdings, or others following announcement of the Contribution and Merger Agreement
and the business combination; (3) the inability to complete the business combination due to the failure to obtain approval
of the stockholders of the Company or other conditions to closing in the Contribution and Merger Agreement; (4) delays in
obtaining, adverse conditions contained in, or the inability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals required to complete the
business combination; (5) the risk that the business combination would disrupt current plans and operations as a result of
the announcement and consummation of the business combination described herein; (6) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits
of the business combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of the combined company to
grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with suppliers and obtain adequate supply of products and retain its
key employees; (7) costs related to the business combination; (8) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (9) the
possibility that TS Holdings, The Tile Shop or the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive
factors; and (10) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in filings with the SEC by the Company or TS Holdings.
Investors are referred to the most recent
reports filed with the SEC by the Company. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward looking statements,
which speak only as of the date made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.