Proxy Advisory Firm ISS Recommends Stratus Shareholders Oppose Nominee Jim Leslie and Poison Pill
ISS Confirms Underperformance and Concern of Entrenchment
Oasis Urges Shareholders to Vote on the GOLD Proxy Card for the Oasis Nominees
AUSTIN, TEXAS--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire) May 24, 2021 -- Oasis Management Company Ltd. (“Oasis”) is manager to a fund that is a significant, long-term shareholder of Stratus Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: STRS) (the “Company” or “Stratus”) that beneficially owns over 13.5% of Stratus' ordinary shares.
Oasis urges Stratus shareholders to vote on the GOLD proxy card for the highly qualified and independent Oasis director nominees.
While Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”), a leading independent proxy advisory firm, recommends shareholders “oppose the reelection of long-tenured incumbent James Leslie”, Oasis disagrees with ISS that the election of only one of Oasis’ nominees is sufficient change to the composition to the board.
In addition to Laurie Dotter, who ISS recognized should be elected to the board, Oasis encourages shareholders to elect Ella Benson and Jamie De la Garza, both highly qualified candidates with significant knowledge of financial markets and best governance practices as well as public company board experience, in stark contrast to the sole Stratus nominee supported by ISS.
In addition to recommending that shareholders withhold their vote from incumbent director James Leslie, ISS faulted the company’s board for its poor corporate governance noting that “…the company’s multiple takeover defense mechanisms - including a poison pill that does not warrant shareholder ratification - coupled with poor relative performance, raise the concern of potential board entrenchment.”
Oasis encourages its fellow shareholders to read its letters and presentation which can be viewed on the homepage of www.abetterstratus.com.
All shareholders are encouraged to contact Oasis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Oasis Management Company Ltd.
Oasis Management Company Ltd. manages private investment funds focused on opportunities in a wide array of asset classes across countries and sectors. Oasis was founded in 2002 by Seth H. Fischer, who leads the firm as its Chief Investment Officer. More information about Oasis is available at https://oasiscm.com.
Oasis Management Company Ltd., Seth Fischer, Ella Benson, Laurie L. Dotter and Jaime Eugenio De la Garza Diaz (collectively, the “Participants”) have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a definitive proxy statement and accompanying form of GOLD proxy card to be used in connection with the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Stratus Properties Inc. (the “Company”). All shareholders of the Company are advised to read the definitive proxy statement and other documents related to the solicitation of proxies by the Participants as they contain important information, including additional information related to the Participants. The definitive proxy statement and an accompanying GOLD proxy card will be furnished to some or all of the Company‘s shareholders and is, along with other relevant documents, available at no charge on Oasis’ campaign website at https://www.abetterstratus.com/ and the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov/. Information about the Participants and a description of their direct or indirect interests by security holdings is contained in the definitive proxy statement filed by the Participants with the SEC on April 14, 2021. This document will be available free of charge from the source indicated above
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