FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Save Farmer Bros. announced today that the group has compiled a demand to be sent to Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ:FARM) ("FARM" or the "Company") pursuant to Section 220(b) of the Delaware General Corporation Law to inspect books and records relating to the recruitment and appointment of directors Christopher Mottern and Randy Clark to the FARM Board of Directors (the "Board"). Save Farmer Bros. continues to have serious concerns regarding misrepresentations about the credentials of these directors. The full text of the Demand is included below. Save Farmer Bros. issued the following statement: "Until this year, FARM's public filings - namely, the Company's Proxy Statements filed with the SEC on October 28, 2013, October 28, 2014 and October 28, 2015 -- stated that, ' Mr. Mottern is a Certified Public Accountant.' That statement was false. Likewise, the Company's Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on October 28, 2013 stated that ' Mr. Clark is a Certified Public Accountant.' That statement was also false. We now know that Mr. Mottern has not been a Certified Public Accountant since 1971 and that Mr. Clark has not been a Certified Public Accountant since 1986. On November 10, 2016, the Company issued a press release stating that Mr. Mottern had received 'a CPA certification from the State of Connecticut in 1971.' Unfortunately, the Company failed to disclose when Mr. Mottern ceased to be a Certified Public Accountant. We have only been able to independently verify that Mr. Mottern was a Certified Public Accountant for a five-month period from July 31, 1971 through December 31, 1971, suggesting that contrary to the Company's 2013, 2014, and 2015 proxy statements, Mr. Mottern had not been a Certified Public Accountant in more than 40 years. No other information has been provided by FARM as to how it came to include false information regarding Mr. Mottern in consecutive SEC-filed proxy statements, specifically whether the false information was the fault of Mr. Mottern, FARM, or some other unidentified third person. Years of what appear to be inaccurate SEC filings, website biographies and, most likely, D&O questionnaires and curriculum vitae (including, presumably, the CV provided to FARM when Mr. Mottern was recruited as a director in 2013) would be inexcusable. Since his election to the Board in late 2013, Mr. Mottern has served as the Chair of the Company's Audit Committee. If it turns out that Mr. Mottern embellished his resume credentials, or failed to correct material misrepresentations in the Company's public filings, we believe that would completely undermine his credibility as a director, no less his position as Chair of the Company's Audit Committee.