Item 8.01 Other Events.

The proceeds of the initial public offering of PowerUp Acquisition Corp. (the "Company") are held in trust account (the "Trust Account") at Citibank, N.A. with American Stock Transfer & Trust Company acting as Trustee. On May 3, 2023, the balance in the Trust Account was approximately $303,324,683, or approximately $10.55 per public share.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report may include, and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company may include, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "continue," or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Such statements include, but are not limited to, the Extension Amendment Proposal, possible business combinations and related matters, as well as all other statements other than statements of historical fact included in the Company's proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on April 21, 2023 (the "Definitive Proxy Statement").

The forward-looking statements contained in this Current Report are based on our current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on us. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we have anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond our control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those factors described under the heading "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 21, 2023, in this Current Report, the Definitive Proxy Statement and in other reports the Company files with the SEC. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Current Report. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on the Company's behalf are qualified in their entirety by this "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" section.

No Offer or Solicitation

This Current Report shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities. This communication shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

The Company urges investors, shareholders and other interested persons to read the Definitive Proxy Statement as well as other documents filed by the Company with the SEC, because these documents will contain important information about the Company and the Extension Amendment Proposal (as defined in the Definitive Proxy Statement). Shareholders may obtain copies of the Definitive Proxy Statement, without charge, at the SEC's website at or by directing a request to the Company's proxy solicitor, Advantage Proxy, at P.O. Box 13581, Des Moines, WA 98198, Toll Free: 877-870-8565, Collect: 206-870-8565.

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