Iroquois Master Fund Ltd. (“Iroquois”) announced today that it intends to nominate five individuals for election to the Board of Directors of LRAD Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LRAD) at the 2013 annual meeting of shareholders.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission dated January 17, 2013, Iroquois’ manager stated that it believes that the Board of Directors of the Company has failed to exercise proper oversight over the management and operations of the Company and has granted compensation to itself that is excessive.
Iroquois filed a Verified Amended Derivative Complaint in November, 2012 against then-directors Raymond Smith, Laura Clague, Helen Adams, and Thomas Brown and the Company’s chief financial officer Katherine McDermott and the Company as nominal defendant, asserting breach of fiduciary duty and other violations of law in connection with the defendants’ issuance of stock options.
The following individuals are Iroquois’ proposed nominees to the Board of Directors:
Richard Abbe – Mr. Abbe is the co-founder of and has been a portfolio manager at Iroquois Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm that serves as the investment adviser to certain private investment funds, including Iroquois, since 2003.
Lee Buchanan – Dr. Buchanan has been a Venture Partner of Paladin Capital Group, leading multi-stage private equity firm that provides funding to growing companies, since January 2008. Prior to this, he served as Vice President, Advanced Concepts of EDO Corporation, a $1 billion producer of intelligence, electronic warfare, sonar, and weapons systems for the U.S. military. Dr. Buchanan has also had a significant career with the U.S. Government serving as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition), the most senior executive for research, development, and acquisition for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps.
John G. Coburn – Retired U.S. Army Gen. John G. Coburn has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of VT Systems, Inc., an integrated engineering group providing world-class solutions and services in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors, since November 2001. Prior to joining VT Systems, General Coburn served in the U.S. Army for 39 years in various logistics assignments.