UPDATE: Progress Software Comments on Withdrawal of Starboard Nominees
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) announced today that it is in receipt of a letter from Starboard Value and Opportunity Master Fund Ltd. notifying the Company that Starboard is withdrawing its slate of nominees for election to Progress' Board of Directors at the upcoming 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
The Company issued the following statement:
“Progress' Board of Directors and management team are dedicated to building value for all shareholders through the implementation of our new strategic plan, which we announced on April 25, 2012. This plan represents a significant strategic shift for Progress that we are confident will fundamentally reposition the Company and drive growth, increase profitability and enhance shareholder value. We are especially pleased that our shareholders, including Starboard, support our strategic plan.”
“Starboard's withdrawal of its nominees demonstrates its support of our strategic plan and confidence in our Board to help oversee its execution. We appreciate the positive and constructive feedback and valuable insights we received from Starboard and our other shareholders. We look forward to focusing exclusively on executing our plan to drive growth and enhance our operating margins for the benefit of all Progress shareholders.”
As a result of Starboard's withdrawal of its candidates, any shareholders who previously voted the White Starboard proxy are urged to vote the Company's GOLD card to ensure their shares are cast for the Progress director candidates as well as all other proposals to be considered at the Annual Meeting.
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