ISS Believes The Stilwell Group Nominees – Joseph Stilwell and Paula Poskon – Would Bring Fresh Perspectives and Stockholder Alignment to the Board
ISS States that The Stilwell Group “Has Presented a Compelling Case that Additional Change is Needed on the Board”
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Stilwell Group (“Stilwell”), the largest stockholder of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (the “Company” or “Wheeler”)(NASDAQ: WHLR), today announced that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), one of the leading independent proxy voting advisory firms, has recommended that Wheeler stockholders vote on Stilwell’s GREEN proxy card FOR the election of two of Stilwell’s highly-qualified nominees, Joseph Stilwell and Paula Poskon, at the Company’s upcoming 2019 annual meeting of stockholders. ISS also recommended that stockholders vote AGAINST the Company’s say on pay proposal and omnibus stock plan.
Megan Parisi of The Stilwell Group stated, “We appreciate the strong support we have received from our fellow stockholders to date. We look forward to removing Wheeler’s legacy directors and beginning the process of rebuilding value for its common stockholders if our nominees are elected to the Board at the upcoming Annual Meeting.”
In recommending that stockholders vote on Stilwell’s GREEN proxy card for the election of two of Stilwell’s highly-qualified nominees, ISS stated the following:1
“The dissident may not have all the answers, but it appears to be asking the right questions. All three targeted directors have served for at least four years, overseeing a period of tremendous value destruction. On balance, the dissident has presented a compelling case that additional change is needed on the board, which could benefit from fresh perspectives, especially from another shareholder with a significant, direct financial interest.”
VOTE THE GREEN PROXY CARD TODAY TO ELECT ALL THREE OF OUR HIGHLY-QUALIFIED NOMINEES — JOSEPH STILWELL, PAULA POSKON AND KERRY CAMPBELL — TO THE BOARD AT THE COMPANY’S UPCOMING ANNUAL MEETING
If you have already voted Wheeler’s white proxy card, a later dated GREEN proxy card will revoke your previously cast vote.
If you have any questions, require assistance in voting your GREEN proxy card,
or need additional copies of our proxy materials, please contact us or Okapi Partners at the phone numbers or email listed below.
Okapi Partners LLC
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New York, New York 10036
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1 Permission to quote from ISS’ report was neither sought nor obtained. Emphasis added.
SOURCE The Stilwell Group