PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DynaVox Systems, LLC ("DynaVox"), the world's leading provider of communication and education products for individuals with significant speech, language and learning disabilities, announced the following clarifications regarding the Chapter 11 filings made by certain related entities recently:
- Certain non-operating affiliates, DynaVox, Inc., DynaVox Systems Holdings, LLC and DynaVox Intermediate, LLC have filed for bankruptcy protection. These non-operating entities have been controlled by Vestar Capital, with others, who have overseen significant destruction of shareholder value, a default on their senior debt, a delisting from NASDAQ and most recently a lengthy, exorbitant, and failed strategic sale process that was finally terminated in February of 2014 without a transaction. These entities are different from and should not be confused with DynaVox Systems, LLC.
- All of the assets, employees, and revenues of DynaVox reside in DynaVox Systems, LLC or other entities owned by and controlled by DynaVox Systems, LLC.
- DynaVox Systems, LLC did not file for bankruptcy protection and does not intend to do so.
- As was announced on March 27, 2014, DynaVox Systems, LLC is now controlled by JEC-BR Partners, LLC, a newly formed entity owned by JEC Capital Partners, LLC and Fondren Management LP. DynaVox Systems, LLC has its own Board of Directors that is separate from the board of the non-operating entities that filed for bankruptcy protection.
About DynaVox Systems, LLCDynaVox Systems, LLC, is the leading provider of speech generating devices and symbol-adapted special education software used to assist individuals in overcoming their speech, language and learning challenges. These solutions are designed to help individuals who have complex communication and learning needs participate in the home, classroom and community. Our mission is to enable our customers to realize their full communication and education potential by developing industry-leading devices, software and content and by providing the services to support them. We assist individuals, families, and professionals with an extensive field support organization, as well as centralized technical and reimbursement support. For more information, visit www.dynavoxtech.com.
CONTACT: DynaVox Systems LLC 412-381-4883