USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) (“USAT” or the “Company”), a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, today announced that IVS Associates Inc., the independent Inspector of Elections (the “Inspector”), has provided the preliminary voting results for the USAT 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 28, 2012.
USAT shareholders have elected by a significant margin all nine of the Company’s director nominees—Deborah G. Arnold, Steven D. Barnhart, Joel Brooks, Stephen P. Herbert, Albin F. Moschner, Frank A. Petito, III, Jack E. Price, William J. Reilly, Jr. and William J. Schoch—to the USAT Board of Directors.
USAT issued the following statement:
On behalf of the USAT Board and management team, we would like to thank our shareholders for their continued support throughout this process and deeply appreciate the opportunity to further discuss the future of USAT with them. We remain focused on our strategy to continue to deliver improved operational and financial results and look forward to creating long-term shareholder value.The Company also reported that the Inspector’s preliminary results indicated that shareholders voted to ratify the appointment of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm, and approved the 2012 Stock Incentive Plan. The Company anticipates receiving the final, certified voting report from the Inspector within the next several business days. About USA Technologies: USA Technologies is a leader in the networking of wireless non-cash transactions, associated financial/network services and energy management. USA Technologies provides networked credit card and other non-cash systems in the vending, commercial laundry, hospitality and digital imaging industries. USAT has been granted 79 patents and has agreements with Verizon, Visa, Compass, Crane and others. Visit our website at www.usatech.com. Forward-looking Statements: "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including without limitation the financial position, anticipated connections to our network, business strategy and the plans and objectives of the Company's management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this release, words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend", and similar expressions, as they relate to USAT or its management, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of USAT's management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to USAT's management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including but not limited to, business, financial market and economic conditions, including but not limited to, the ability of USAT to retain key customers from whom a significant portion of its revenues is derived; the costs and management distractions attendant to Mr. Tirpak’s nomination of himself and six other candidates as director nominees at the 2012 annual meeting of shareholders; the outcome of the proxy contest and related litigation; whether the actions of our former CEO which resulted in his separation from USAT or the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation would have a material adverse effect on the future financial results or condition of USAT; the ability of USAT to compete with its competitors to obtain market share; the ability of USAT to obtain widespread commercial acceptance of it products; and whether USAT's existing or anticipated customers purchase ePort devices in the future at levels currently anticipated by USAT. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release speaks only as of the date of this release. Unless required by law, USAT does not undertake to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.