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39 North’s first billion-dollar agtech “unicorn” begins trading on NYSE

September 30, 2021

St. Louis, MO – September 30, 2021 – Benson Hill, Inc. (“Benson Hill” or the “Company”), a food technology company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, today announced the completion of its previously announced business combination with Star Peak Corp II (NYSE: STPC) (“Star Peak”). Concurrent with the closing, Star Peak changed its name to “Benson Hill, Inc.” Benson Hill’s common stock and warrants are expected to commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols “BHIL” and “BHIL.WS,” respectively, on September 30, 2021.

“Completing the business combination with Star Peak is a critical milestone on our journey to leverage our CropOS®technology platform and our integrated business model to build a healthier and climate resilient food system,” said Matt Crisp, Chief Executive Officer of Benson Hill. “I am proud of the work accomplished by our great team at Benson Hill and the unwavering commitment from our investors and other stakeholders across the food value chain.”