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JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) (the “Company”) today issued the following statement in response to a letter received today from Clinton Group, Inc.:
“The JAKKS Board of Directors appreciates input from its stockholders. The Board continually reviews the Company’s strategic plan and opportunities to enhance stockholder value. We note that at no time has the Company received any communications regarding the sale of the Company other than highly conditional expressions of interest from Oaktree. The Board remains confident that continued execution of the Company’s strategic plan, including potentially transformative projects planned and already underway, will provide significant value to JAKKS stockholders. JAKKS is committed to maintaining an open dialogue with its stockholders and to delivering continued growth, success and value creation.”
About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is a leading designer and marketer of toys and consumer products, with a wide range of products that feature some of the most popular brands and children's toy licenses in the world. JAKKS' diverse portfolio includes Action Figures, Electronics, Dolls, Dress-Up, Role Play, Halloween Costumes, Kids Furniture, Vehicles, Plush, Art Activity Kits, Seasonal Products, Infant/Pre-School, Construction Toys and Pet Toys sold under various proprietary brands including JAKKS Pacific®, Creative Designs International™, Road Champs®, Funnoodle®, JAKKS Pets™, Plug It In & Play TV Games™, Kids Only!™, Tollytots® and Disguise™. JAKKS is an award-winning licensee of several hundred nationally and internationally known trademarks including Disney®, Nickelodeon®, Warner Bros.®, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Hello Kitty®, Graco®, Cabbage Patch Kids® and Pokémon®.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”)) that are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about JAKKS Pacific's business based partly on assumptions made by its management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such statements due to numerous factors, including, but not limited to, those described above, changes in demand for JAKKS' products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries, the impact of competitive products and pricing, and difficulties with integrating acquired businesses. The cautionary statements provided above are being made pursuant to the provisions of the Act and with the intention of obtaining the benefits of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Act for any such forward-looking information.