Governance

The Audit Committee (the “Committee”) is appointed by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Empowerment & Inclusion Capital I Corp. (the “Company”) to assist the Board in its oversight of the accounting and financial reporting processes of the Company and the Company’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. To assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities, the Committee shall: (A) oversee: (i) audits of the financial statements of the Company; (ii) the integrity of the Company’s financial statements; (iii) the Company’s processes relating to risk management and the conduct and systems of internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures; (iv) the qualifications, engagement, compensation, independence and performance of the Company’s independent auditor, and the auditor’s conduct of the annual audit of the Company’s financial statements and any other services provided to the Company; and (v) the performance of the Company’s internal audit function, if any, or assist with Board oversight of the design and implementation of such function if the Company does not yet have an internal audit function because it is availing itself of a transition period pursuant to the rules of the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”); and (B) produce the annual report of the Committee required by the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Empowerment & Inclusion Capital I Corp. has adopted this code of business conduct and ethics (this “Code”), as amended from time to time by the Board and which is applicable to all of the Company’s directors, officers and employees (to the extent that employees are hired in the future) (each a “person,” as used herein) of the Company (as defined below), to:

  • promote honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships;

  • promote the full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable disclosure in reports and documents that the Company files with, or submits to, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as well as in other public communications made by or on behalf of the Company;

  • promote compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations;

  • deter wrongdoing; and

  • require prompt internal reporting of breaches of, and accountability for adherence to, this Code.


This Code may be amended or modified by the Board. In this Code, references to the “Company” mean Empowerment & Inclusion Capital I Corp. and, in appropriate context, the Company’s subsidiaries, if any.

The Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) is appointed by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Empowerment & Inclusion Capital I Corp. (the “Company”) to: (A) assist the Board in overseeing the Company’s employee compensation policies and practices, including (i) determining and approving the compensation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and the Company’s other executive officers, and (ii) reviewing and approving incentive compensation and equity compensation policies and programs, and exercising discretion in the administration of such programs; and (B) produce the annual report of the Committee required by the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Empowerment & Inclusion Capital I Corp. (the “Company”) has adopted these Corporate Governance Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) to assist the Board in its exercise of its responsibilities, to assist the Board in complying with the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) rules and other legal requirements. These Guidelines reflect the Board’s judgment as it relates to sound corporate governance practices by which the Board oversees the Company’s business affairs. These Guidelines are not intended to change or interpret any federal or state law or regulation or the Certificate of Incorporation of the Company (as it may be amended or restated from time to time, the “Charter”). These Guidelines are subject to change from time to time by the Board in its sole discretion.

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (the “Committee”) is appointed by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Empowerment & Inclusion Capital I Corp. (the “Company”) to: (i) identify and screen individuals qualified to serve as directors and recommend to the Board candidates for nomination for election at the annual meeting of stockholders or to fill Board vacancies; (ii) develop, recommend to the Board and review the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines; (iii) coordinate and oversee the annual self-evaluation of the Board, its committees, individual directors and management in the governance of the Company; and (iv) review on a regular basis the overall corporate governance of the Company and recommend improvements for approval by the Board where appropriate.