Will Appoint New Independent Director
December 22, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
DEER PARK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Surge Components, Inc. (“Surge” or the “Company”) (OTC Pink: SPRS), a leading supplier of capacitors, discrete semi-conductors and audible and sounding devices, today announced it has reached an agreement with investors Bradley Rexroad and Michael Tofias, who together own approximately 22% of Surge’s outstanding shares.
Pursuant to the agreement, Surge announced today that it will commence an issuer tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to repurchase at least 5.0 million shares at a price of $1.43 per share. Rexroad and Tofias will participate in the Tender Offer and will tender all of the shares that they hold beneficially or of record in the Tender Offer. The Tender Offer must be completed no later than March 15, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions. Surge’s officers and directors have agreed not to participate in the Tender Offer and not to transfer or sell any of their shares from the date of the agreement until six months after the Tender Offer is completed.
Also pursuant to the agreement, Surge will work with Rexroad and Tofias to mutually agree on a new independent director, who will be added to the Company’s Board of Directors by March 15, 2017. Rexroad and Tofias have also withdrawn their nomination of director nominees and proposals for the 2016 Annual Meeting and have agreed to vote their shares in support of Surge’s director nominees. With the addition of the new director, the Surge Board of Directors will be comprised of seven directors. Surge will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting on January 5, 2017. Surge has also agreed to reincorporate the Company from Nevada to Delaware, and in connection with the reincorporation Surge will declassify its Board of Directors on a rolling basis.
“We are pleased that our ongoing dialogue with Bradley Rexroad and Michael Tofias has led to a constructive agreement that we are confident benefits all Surge stockholders, while furthering Surge’s commitment to enhancing corporate governance,” stated Ira Levy, Surge CEO and President. “We can now turn our full attention and resources to continuing to grow the business and maximizing its value for the benefit of all of our shareholders. We look forward to adding a qualified independent director to our Board of Directors to help us achieve our business goals.”
Rexroad and Tofias have also agreed to certain customary standstill provisions. In addition, Rexroad and Tofias will withdraw all litigation against Surge and its directors pending in Nevada.
The description of the agreement contained herein is only a summary and is qualified by the full text of the agreement, which will be filed by the Company on a Current Report on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Founded in November 1981, Surge is a supplier of capacitors, discrete semi-conductors and audible/sounding devices. Surge’s capacitor product portfolio includes aluminum electrolytic capacitors, film capacitors, and ceramic capacitors. In the discrete semiconductor portfolio, Surge’s strengths include general purpose, recovery, schottky, polymer ESD, and transient voltage suppressors, transistors, diodes, and a full line of bridge rectifiers. With more than 30 years in the industry, Surge helps customers bring their products to market using the highest quality components with the most competitive economics to scale. Surge supplies its top quality products to customers in many market segments, including, but not limited to, power, energy, automotive, computer, telecom and security.
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