NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corvex Management LP ("Corvex") and Related Fund Management, LLC ("Related"), whose separately managed investment funds collectively own approximately 9.6% of the outstanding shares of CommonWealth REIT (NYSE:CWH), commented today on governance changes announced by CommonWealth.
Keith Meister of Corvex and Jeff T. Blau of Related issued the following statement: "Today's announcement is nothing more than hollow rhetoric and a desperate attempt to keep Barry Portnoy and his son Adam in control of CommonWealth. In particular, the "governance enhancements" lack substance and constitute mere window dressing by a rogue board that was removed from office over three months ago by the holders of more than 70% of the outstanding shares. Shareholders should note that these "to-be proposed" governance changes contain widespread caveats and would not even be considered, if ever, until after the arbitration is expected to be completed. It should also be noted that we consented to the dismissal of the damages claim to expedite the arbitration process. We remain confident that the arbitration panel will validate our prior consent solicitation at the end of next month's hearing."
About Corvex Management LP Corvex Management LP is an investment firm headquartered in New York, New York that engages in value-based investing across the capital structure in situations with identifiable catalysts. Corvex was founded in March 2011 and follows an opportunistic approach to investing with a specific focus on equity investments, special situations and distressed securities largely in North America.
About Related Fund Management LLC Related Fund Management, LLC is an affiliate of Related Companies, one of the most prominent privately-owned real estate firms in the United States. Formed 40 years ago, Related is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, marketing and sales. Related's existing portfolio of real estate assets, valued at over $15 billion, is made up of best-in-class mixed-use, residential, retail, office and affordable properties. For more information about Related Companies please visit www.related.com.SOURCE Related Companies