Complete details of the investment agreement and settlement agreement will be contained in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. is serving as financial advisor and Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal counsel to ModusLink. Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP is serving as legal counsel to Steel Holdings and Handy & Harman.
About Warren G. Lichtenstein
Warren G. Lichtenstein has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Steel Holdings, a global diversified holding company that owns and operates businesses and has significant interests in leading companies in a variety of industries, including diversified industrial products, energy, defense, banking, and food products and services, since July 15, 2009. He is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Steel Partners LLC, a subsidiary of Steel Holdings, and has been associated with Steel Partners LLC and its affiliates since 1990. Mr. Lichtenstein has served as Chairman of the Board of Handy & Harman, a diversified global industrial company, since July 2005. He is a Co−Founder of Steel Partners Japan Strategic Fund (Offshore), L.P., a private investment partnership investing in Japan, and Steel Partners China Access I LP, a private equity partnership investing in China. He also co−founded Steel Partners II, L.P., a private investment partnership that is now a wholly−owned subsidiary of Steel Holdings, in 1993. Mr. Lichtenstein has served as a director of GenCorp Inc., a manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate business segment, since March 2008. He has served as a director of SL Industries, Inc. (“SLI”), a company that designs, manufactures and markets power electronics, motion control, power protection, power quality electromagnetic and specialized communication equipment, since March 2010. From May 2001 to November 2007, Mr. Lichtenstein served as a director (formerly Chairman of the Board) of United Industrial Corporation (“United Industrial”), a company principally focused on the design, production and support of defense systems, which was acquired by Textron Inc.