Affeldt added, "On behalf of the Board and the management team, I would also like to thank Tom, Michael and Steven for their years of dedicated service to our fellow Cedar Fair unitholders. They have been valuable members of our Board and have helped put Cedar Fair in a very strong position for future growth and prosperity."
According to Affeldt, following the election, the newly constituted nine-member Board – which includes seven independent directors – will determine the appropriate succession for the non-executive chairman position in the wake of Harvie's retirement from the Board.
About Cedar Fair Cedar Fair is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, six outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair's flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted the "Best Amusement Park in the World" in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.
Additional Information This may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the Company's Annual Meeting of Unitholders currently scheduled for June 27, 2012. In addition, the Company will file with, or furnish to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") all relevant materials, including a definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A (when available). BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH, OR FURNISHED TO, THE SEC, INCLUDING WHEN AVAILABLE, THE COMPANY'S DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE 14A, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANNUAL MEETING. The definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A (when available) will be mailed to unitholders of the Company. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed by the Company free of charge from the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. The Company's unitholders will also be able to obtain, without charge, a copy of the definitive proxy statement (when available) and other relevant documents by directing a request by mail or telephone to Investor Relations, Cedar Fair, L.P., One Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870, telephone: (419) 627-2233, or from the Company's website, www.cedarfair.com or by contacting Morrow & Co., LLC, at (203) 658-9400 or toll free at (800) 206-5879.The Company and its directors and executive officers and certain other members of its management and employees may be deemed to participate in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the Annual Meeting of Unitholders. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in the definitive proxy statement.