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MANSCAPED™ and UFC® Announce Multi-Year Extension of Their Iconic Partnership

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Partnership Renewal of the Leading Grooming Brand and Global Sports Organization Includes Enhanced Branding Presence in the World-Famous Octagon®

LAS VEGAS & SAN DIEGO, January 12, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MANSCAPED, the leading men’s lifestyle consumer brand and male grooming category creator, and UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, today announced a multi-year extension of their partnership in which MANSCAPED will continue to serve as the first-ever Official Electric Trimmer of UFC. Partnership integrations and new enhancements have rolled over into the renewal to much fan acclaim and will continue over the next three years.

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MANSCAPED™ and UFC® come out swinging in 2022 with a three-year extension of their epic partnership. (Photo: Business Wire)

"As one of our very first sports marketing partners, UFC was integral in helping MANSCAPED redefine sports sponsorship worldwide," said Paul Tran, Founder and CEO of MANSCAPED. "UFC’s unmatched platform not only increased our brand exposure but played a significant role in reaching our target demographic on a global scale, and during the formative years of our business."

"The MANSCAPED team have been fantastic partners, and we’re thrilled to continue our relationship with them," said Grant Norris-Jones, Vice President, Global Partnerships, UFC. "Our sponsorship business has been growing dramatically the past few years, but renewals with innovative brands like MANSCAPED speak volumes about the value our partners see in continuing to align with UFC to reach their customers."

MANSCAPED will maintain meaningful visibility in front of UFC’s global fanbase of more than 625 million people and over 178 million social media followers. Placement includes signage on the world-famous Octagon®, including exterior horizontal bumpers for all Pay-Per-View and Fight Night events. MANSCAPED will also serve as the presenting sponsor for rounds four and five of all UFC events. Additional elements of the partnership include in-venue fan interactions, as well as in-broadcast integrations, including the "Fighter Description" feature during athlete walkouts for all Pay-Per-View events, and activations across digital and social platforms for select events.

The extension follows previous successful collaborations between UFC and MANSCAPED. In addition to having sponsored some of UFC’s biggest events, including UFC FIGHT ISLAND and UFC 264®: MCGREGOR vs. POIRIER 3, MANSCAPED continues to work closely with several top UFC athletes such as former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, and reigning UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno.

The first PPV fight of the year, and MANSCAPED’s 2022 UFC debut, will bring reigning UFC heavyweight champion and past MANSCAPED partner Francis Ngannou back into the Octagon on January 22, where he will take on interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane in the much-anticipated main card event of UFC® 270: NGANNOU vs. GANE. This stacked card will also feature Moreno defending his flyweight championship against former flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo, as the two look to complete an epic trilogy.

"In working with the exceptional UFC team beginning back in 2019, we realized what it’s like to partner with an organization that immediately and instinctively embraced the MANSCAPED brand," said Joey Kovac, Vice President of Marketing at MANSCAPED. "In addition to prominently highlighting MANSCAPED during fight nights and events, this partnership unlocked many other impactful marketing opportunities for us within UFC’s coveted network. We’re continually excited by our brand synergies and the new developments to come with this renewal."

On November 23, 2021, MANSCAPED announced its entry into a definitive business combination agreement with Bright Lights Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: BLTS) ("Bright Lights"). Upon the closing of the business combination, which is expected in the first quarter of 2022, the combined company will be named Manscaped Holdings, Inc. MANSCAPED intends to apply to list the common shares of the combined company on the Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol, "MANS."

About MANSCAPED

Founded by Paul Tran in 2016, San Diego, California-based MANSCAPED™ is the global men’s lifestyle consumer brand and male grooming category creator trusted by over four million men worldwide. The product range includes a diversified line of premium tools, formulations, and accessories that are intelligently designed to introduce and elevate a whole new self-care routine for men. MANSCAPED offers a one-stop-shop at manscaped.com and direct-to-consumer shipping in 38 countries, spanning the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Select products and unique bundles can also be found on Amazon with Prime and pickup options available. Retail placement includes Target, Best Buy, and Macy’s stores throughout the U.S. and Hairhouse locations in Australia. For more information, visit the website or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

About UFC®

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 625 million fans and 178 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly 900 million TV households across more than 175 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 75 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is owned by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok: @UFC.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This press release relates to a proposed transaction between Bright Lights and MANSCAPED. This press release 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. In connection with the Transactions described herein, Bright Lights or Bright Lights Parent Corp. intends to file relevant materials with the SEC, including a registration statement on Form S-4, which will include a proxy statement/prospectus. The proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to all Bright Lights stockholders. Bright Lights or Bright Lights Parent Corp. will also file other documents regarding the proposed transactions with the SEC. Before making any voting or investment decision, investors and security holders of Bright Lights are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transactions as they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed transactions.

Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by Bright Lights or Bright Lights Parent Corp. through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to Bright Lights via email at info@brightlightsacquisition.com or calling 310-421-1472.

No Offer or Solicitation

This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the potential transactions and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of Bright Lights or MANSCAPED, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act.

Participants in the Solicitation

Bright Lights and MANSCAPED and their respective directors and executive officers, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of Bright Lights’ shareholders in connection with the business combination. Investors and security holders may obtain more detailed information regarding the names and interests in the business combination of Bright Lights’ directors and officers in Bright Lights’ filings with the SEC, including Bright Lights’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the SEC on March 31, 2021. To the extent that holdings of Bright Lights’ securities have changed from the amounts reported in Bright Lights’ Annual Report on Form 10-K, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Changes in Beneficial Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to Bright Lights’ shareholders in connection with the business combination will be set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus filed as part of the Registration Statement on Form S-4 for the business combination, which is expected to be filed by Bright Lights Parent Corp. with the SEC.

This press release is not a substitute for any registration statement or for any other document that Bright Lights or MANSCAPED may file with the SEC in connection with the business combination. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of other documents filed with the SEC by Bright Lights through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. INVESTMENT IN ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BY THE SEC OR ANY OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY NOR HAS ANY AUTHORITY PASSED UPON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THE OFFERING OR THE ACCURACY OR ADEQUACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this press release are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as "believe," "may," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," "should," "would," "plan," "predict," "potential," "seem," "seek," "future," "outlook" and similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding estimates and forecasts of other financial and performance metrics and projections of market opportunity. These statements are based on various assumptions, whether or not identified in this press release, and on the current expectations of MANSCAPED’s management and are not predictions of actual performance. There may be additional risks that neither Bright Lights nor MANSCAPED presently know or that Bright Lights and MANSCAPED currently believe are immaterial that could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements reflect Bright Lights’ and MANSCAPED’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this press release. Bright Lights and MANSCAPED anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause Bright Lights’ and MANSCAPED’s assessments to change. However, while Bright Lights and MANSCAPED may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Bright Lights and MANSCAPED specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Bright Lights’ and MANSCAPED’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

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Contacts

MANSCAPED:
Allison Frazier, Director of Communications
allison@manscaped.com
925-216-2791

UFC:
Brian Smith
bsmith@ufc.com

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