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June 29, 2014
12:20 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel adopts stockholder rights plan after Dov Charney filing
American Apparel announced that a special committee of its Board of Directors has adopted a one-year stockholder rights plan that is designed to strengthen the ability of the Board of Directors to protect the company's stockholders. The company's stockholder rights plan was adopted in response to reports of rapid accumulations of the company's outstanding common stock. The special committee believes this plan is an important tool to ensure that all American Apparel stockholders are treated fairly. This decision was made in the context of today's SEC filing by Dov Charney in which he expressed an intent to acquire control or influence over the company. The Board of Directors previously suspended Mr. Charney as CEO and declared its intent to terminate him for cause based on an ongoing investigation of misconduct. The rights plan is designed to limit the ability of any person or group, including Dov Charney, to seize control of the company without appropriately compensating all American Apparel stockholders. It is intended to provide the Board of Directors and stockholders with time to make informed judgments. It does not affect trading by passive investors, as it allows such investors to accumulate as much as 15% of the company's common stock and has no impact on a takeover proposal for the entire company acceptable to the holders of a majority of the company's shares. Under the terms of the rights plan, Dov Charney will not be deemed to “beneficially own” any of the securities beneficially owned by Standard General, SG, as referenced in Amendment No. 13 to the Schedule 13D dated December 12, 2007, filed by Mr. Charney on June 27, solely by reason of the letter agreement dated June 25, between Dov Charney and SG . However, Charney will be deemed to “beneficially own” all such securities beneficially owned by SG upon either entry into the definitive loan documents contemplated by the Letter Agreement, entry into the cooperation agreement contemplated by the Letter Agreement, any purchase of securities by Charney from SG following execution of the Letter Agreement or entry into any other agreement, arrangement or understanding with SG which would otherwise give Mr. Charney beneficial ownership of the securities beneficially owned by SG.
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November 14, 2014
13:39 EDTAPPBigger Capital calls for American Apparel's board to be reconstituted
Bigger Capital Fund and the Bigger Family, collectively owning more than 2M shares of American Apparel announced that they have delivered a letter to American Apparel's board. In the letter, Bigger Capital said, We write to you to express our serious and growing concerns with the company and provide the basis for our conviction that the board must be immediately reconstituted to replace David Danzinger and Allan Mayer with direct representatives of American Apparel's minority shareholders... We renew our call for the resignations of Messrs. Danzinger and Mayer for a number of reasons... we are becoming increasingly concerned that the new Board, led by Co-Chairmen Danzinger and Mayer, is not as committed to protect the interests of all shareholders as we had hoped. For example, this Board never bothered to respond to our July 17th letter or address our concerns in any form. At a time when the Company is suffering ever widening losses, is embroiled in a much publicized investigation of its former CEO, is still absorbing changes in its senior executive team, and the stock is taking a beating, the Board has a heightened responsibility to soothe shareholder concerns and assure us that all is being done to protect our investment. Such disregard of minority shareholders especially at this critical time is inexcusable... As things currently stand, American Apparel is continuing to sustain massive losses and erosion of shareholder value persists. The Company has massively underperformed peers on a profitability basis for years... Our expectation is that the Board will immediately engage with us to work constructively towards a solution along the lines laid out in this letter."
November 10, 2014
16:32 EDTAPPAmerican Apparel reports Q3 EPS (11c), consensus (4c)
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