Corvex, Related Comment On Commonwealth REIT's Recent Misleading Actions
Corvex Management LP ("Corvex") and Related Fund Management, LLC ("Related"), whose separately managed investment funds collectively own approximately 9.6% of the outstanding shares of CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH), today commented on the actions taken by CommonWealth:
"The Portnoys are a day late and a dollar short with these revocable modifications that pay lip service to shareholders and continue to limit basic shareholder rights. The fact remains that CommonWealth continues to maintain an outdated, extremely conflicted management structure, which has led to 27 years of underperformance and that has served to enrich only the Portnoy family. It must be recognized that the current management team and Board are responsible for multiple egregious actions taken over the past year in an effort to actively disenfranchise all shareholders. We believe our consent solicitation will enable shareholders to elect truly independent and accountable trustees in the near term, restoring value and effecting real permanent change for CommonWealth."