Obagi Medical Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMPI), a leader in topical aesthetic and therapeutic skin health systems, today announced the results of the voting at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Its stockholders reelected all six director nominees to the board of directors to hold office until the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 and approved executive compensation by an advisory vote. The Company’s stockholders did not ratify its Rights Plan, which was carefully considered and recommended by leading proxy advisory firm, Institutional Shareholder Services.
“We continue to focus all of our resources and energies on achieving the best outcome for our stockholders. The Board of Directors believes that the Company has significant opportunities across varying strategies, including in the demographic it serves, its coming online pharmacy and in the international arena, particularly Asia,” said Al Hummel, Chief Executive Officer and President. “We are extraordinarily excited about Obagi’s strategic e-Commerce initiative which will accelerate future growth and multiply the Company’s revenue prospects, via opportunities to: (i) capture a portion of substantial existing web interest; (ii) increase volume with existing end-users; (iii) extend the length of the active buying cycle; (iv) increase volume with existing physician practices; and (v) recruit new practices operating within our traditional specialties.”
About Obagi Medical Products, Inc.
Obagi Medical Products is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, markets and sells, and is a leading provider of, proprietary topical aesthetic and therapeutic prescription-strength skin care systems in the physician-dispensed market. Using its Penetrating Therapeutics™ technologies, Obagi Medical's products are designed to improve penetration of agents across the skin barrier for common and visible skin conditions in adult skin including premature aging, photodamage, hyperpigmentation (irregular or patchy discoloration of the skin), acne, sun damage, rosacea, and soft tissue deficits, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Obagi Medical's portfolio, which includes cosmetic, over-the-counter and prescription products, including 4% hydroquinone, is sold and promoted only through physician offices and requires education by a physician on proper use. The history of Obagi's skin care product introductions is as follows: Obagi Nu-Derm®, Obagi-C® Rx (a prescription-strength vitamin C and hydroquinone system), Obagi® Professional-C (a line of highly stable vitamin C serums), Obagi Condition &Enhance® for use with cosmetic procedures to enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction, Obagi ELASTIderm® Eye Treatment and Obagi CLENZIderm® M.D. acne therapeutic systems, a formulation of Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. Systems for normal to dry skin, Obagi ELASTIderm Décolletage System, Obagi Rosaclear® System, Obagi ELASTILash® Eyelash Solution, Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE®, and Nu-Derm® Sun Shield SPF 50. Visit http://www.obagi.com for information.Penetrating Therapeutics is a trademark, and Obagi, the Obagi logo, Blue Peel RADIANCE, Condition & Enhance, ELASTIderm, ELASTILash, Nu-Derm, Obagi-C, Obagi CLENZIderm and Rosaclear are registered trademarks, of Obagi Medical Products, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. Forward Looking Statements There are forward-looking statements contained in this press release that can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as the words "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "potential," "anticipates," "plans," or "intends" and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, events or developments to be materially different from the future results, events or developments indicated in such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to the current condition of, and potential further deterioration in, the global economy, intense competition Obagi’s products face and will face in the future, the level of market acceptance of Obagi’s products, the Company’s ability to successfully implement its new e-Commerce/online pharmacy and fulfillment strategy, the possibility that Obagi’s products could be rendered obsolete by technological or medical advances, the fact that the Company’s ability to commercially distribute its products may be significantly harmed if any state or the federal regulatory environment governing those products changes, the possibility that the Company may become involved in intellectual property claims and litigation that could adversely affect the profitability of or the Company’s ability to sell its products or on Obagi’s results of operations, the possibility that the Company’s products may cause undesirable side effects, and whether the Company effects the repurchase of any shares. A more detailed discussion of these and other factors that could affect results is contained in Obagi’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that the future results covered by the forward-looking statements will be achieved. The forward-looking statements in this release and the related investor conference call speak only as of the date they are made and Obagi Medical Products does not intend to update this information.