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DALLAS, Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RMG Networks Holding Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: RMGN) today announced that the special committee of the board of directors of the Company (the “Special Committee”) and the board of directors of the Company (the “Board”) each held a meeting on August 1, 2018 to consider the previously announced alternative acquisition proposal from a third party, Hale Capital Partners, Inc. (“Hale”), to engage in a recapitalization transaction with the Company which was received by the Company during the “go-shop” period provided for in the existing merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) between the Company and entities owned by Mr. Gregory Sachs, the company’s executive chairman, and modified after negotiations between the Special Committee, in consultation with its financial advisors and legal counsel, and Hale (as so modified, the “Hale Transaction”).
In the meeting held by the Special Committee, the Special Committee unanimously determined that the Hale Transaction would result in a transaction more favorable to the Company’s stockholders than the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement and recommended to the Board that the Board, among other things, declare the Hale Transaction to be a “Superior Proposal” (as defined in the Merger Agreement).
Immediately following the Special Committee meeting, the Board held a meeting attended by each of the six members of the Board. At that meeting, the Board considered whether to declare the Hale Transaction to be a “Superior Proposal” (as defined in the Merger Agreement). After discussion, each member of the Special Committee, Mr. Jeffrey Hayzlett, Mr. Alan Swimmer, and Mr. Jonathan Trutter, voted in favor of the matter, Mr. Robert Michelson and Mr. Larry Weber voted against the matter, and Mr. Gregory Sachs abstained from voting. The Company’s bylaws provide that, with certain exceptions not applicable to this matter, approval of a matter requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present at any meeting of the Board at which there is a quorum. As a result, the matter did not pass.
On August 2, 2018, each of Mr. Jeffrey Hayzlett, Mr. Alan Swimmer, and Mr. Jonathan Trutter resigned as a member of the Board effective August 2, 2018.
RMG Networks Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: RMGN) goes beyond traditional communications to help businesses increase productivity, efficiency and engagement through digital messaging. By combining best-in-class software, hardware, business applications and services, the Company offers a single point of accountability for integrated data visualization and real-time performance management. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit www.rmgnetworks.com.
Important Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed merger, the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a preliminary proxy statement and other documents relating to the proposed merger on July 27, 2018. When completed, a definitive proxy statement and a form of proxy will be filed with the SEC and mailed to the Company’s stockholders. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED MERGER OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THE PROXY STATEMENT BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER AND THE PARTIES THERETO. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement and other documents filed by the Company at the SEC’s Web site at http://www.sec.gov. The proxy statement and such other documents may also be obtained for free from RMG by directing such request to RMG Networks Holding Corporation, 15301 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 500, Addison, TX, Attention: Corporate Secretary, Telephone: (800) 827-9666.
The Company and its directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from its stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. Information concerning the interests of the Company’s participants in the solicitation, which may be different than those of the Company stockholders generally, is set forth in the Company’s proxy statements, Annual Reports on Form 10-K, and in the proxy statement relating to the merger, previously filed with the SEC. To the extent holdings of such participants in the Company’s securities are not reported, or have changed since the amounts described in the proxy statements, such changes have been or will be reflected on Initial Statements of Beneficial Ownership on Form 3 or Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Any statements in this press release about prospective performance and plans for the Company, the expected timing of the completion of the proposed merger and the ability to complete the proposed merger, and other statements containing words such as “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “seek,” “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “expect,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “will” and similar references, other than historical facts, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy in the markets where we sell our products and services and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company and others following announcement of the Merger Agreement; the inability to complete the merger due to the failure to obtain stockholder approval or the failure to satisfy other conditions to completion of the merger; potential disruption of management’s attention from the company’s ongoing business operations due to the merger; the effect of the announcement of the merger on the ability of the company to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its employees, customers, suppliers and others with whom it does business; risks that the proposed merger disrupts current plans and operations; the ability to recognize the benefits of the merger; the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the merger; the company’s ability to raise additional capital on satisfactory terms, or at all; success in retaining or recruiting, or changes required in, the company’s management and other key personnel; the limited liquidity and trading volume of the Company’s securities; the ability of the Company to maintain its Nasdaq listing; the competitive environment in the markets in which the Company operates; the risk that any projections, including earnings, revenues, margins or any other financial items are not realized; changing legislation and regulatory environments; business development activities, including the company’s ability to contract with, and retain, customers on attractive terms; the general volatility of the market price of the Company’s common stock; risks and costs associated with regulation of corporate governance and disclosure standards (including pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act); general economic conditions; and the other risks listed in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, and other risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial.
Any forward-looking statement made by us herein is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
Vice President, Corporate Development