Rigetti Computing to Join Russell 3000® Index

Berkeley, California, UNITED STATES


BERKELEY, Calif., June 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigetti Computing, Inc. (“Rigetti” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: RGTI), a pioneer in hybrid quantum-classical computing systems, today announced the Company is set to join the Russell 3000® Index. Inclusion is scheduled to take place at the conclusion of the 2022 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on June 27, 2022, according to the final list of additions posted June 24, 2022.

“Inclusion in the Russell 3000® Index is an exciting development as we work to highlight Rigetti’s pioneering role in the quantum computing industry,” said Chad Rigetti, Founder and CEO. “Just as classical computing has been a long-term driver of economic growth, we believe the same dynamic will hold true for quantum computing in the years and decades ahead. We are moving with purpose and conviction to advance our technology and integrate our quantum processors into the fabric of the cloud. We look forward to joining the index just one quarter after listing as a public company.”

FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider for investment managers and institutional investors, uses objective market-capitalization rankings and style attributes to determine index membership. Nearly 70% of actively managed institutional equity assets are benchmarked to a Russell US Index, and approximately $12 trillion in assets track Russell US Indexes.

The Russell reconstitution occurs annually to ensure Russell US Indexes accurately reflect the current market state. The Russell 3000® Index consists of the largest 3,000 publicly traded U.S. companies.

More information on the Russell 3000® Index and the Russell indexes reconstitution, can be found on the “Russell Reconstitution” section on the FTSE Russell website.

About Rigetti
Rigetti is a pioneer in full-stack quantum computing. The Company has operated quantum computers over the cloud since 2017 and serves global enterprise, government, and research clients through its Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services platform. The Company’s proprietary quantum-classical infrastructure provides ultra-low latency integration with public and private clouds for high-performance practical quantum computing. Rigetti has developed the industry’s first multi-chip quantum processor for scalable quantum computing systems. The Company designs and manufactures its chips in-house at Fab-1, the industry’s first dedicated and integrated quantum device manufacturing facility. Rigetti was founded in 2013 by Chad Rigetti and today employs more than 160 people with offices in the United States, U.K. and Australia. Learn more at www.rigetti.com

Forward looking statements
Certain statements in this communication may be considered forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, responsibilities in connection with the management of the Company’s business and operations, including the Company’s hiring plans; the Company’s growth; the Company’s ability to bring powerful new quantum processors to market through its Quantum Cloud Services platform and unlock high-impact applications for enterprise and government customers; and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events and can be identified by terminology such as “pro forma,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “might,” “plan,” “possible,” “project,” “strive,” “budget,” “forecast,” “expect,” “intend,” “will,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “predict,” “potential,” “pursue,” “anticipate” or “continue,” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Rigetti and its management, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to: Rigetti’s ability to achieve milestones, technological advancements, including with respect to its roadmap, help unlock quantum computing, and develop practical applications; the potential of quantum computing; the success of Rigetti’s partnerships and collaborations; Rigetti’s ability to accelerate its development of multiple generations of quantum processors; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Rigetti or others with respect to its business combination with Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. (the “Business Combination”) or other matters; the ability to meet stock exchange listing standards; the risk that the Business Combination disrupts current plans and operations of Rigetti; the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Business Combination, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of Rigetti to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers and suppliers and retain its management and key employees; costs related to the Business Combination and operating as a public company; changes in applicable laws or regulations; the possibility that Rigetti may be adversely affected by other economic, business, or competitive factors; Rigetti’s estimates of expenses and profitability; the evolution of the markets in which Rigetti competes; the ability of Rigetti to execute on its technology roadmap; the ability of Rigetti to implement its strategic initiatives, expansion plans and continue to innovate its existing services; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Rigetti’s business; the expected use of proceeds of the Business Combination; the sufficiency of Rigetti’s cash resources; unfavorable conditions in Rigetti’s industry, the global economy or global supply chain, including financial and credit market fluctuations, international trade relations, political turmoil, natural catastrophes, warfare (such as the conflict involving Russia and Ukraine), and terrorist attacks; and other risks and uncertainties set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in the registration on Form S-4, the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 7, 2022, and in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2022, and other documents filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and the Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements other than as required by applicable law. The Company does not give any assurance that it will achieve its expectations.

Contacts
Rebecca Malamud
Rigetti Computing, Inc.
press@rigetti.com

Polly Pearson
Investor Relations
RGTI@investorrelations.com