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Press Releases

February 23, 2017
Engaged Capital Nominates Five Highly Qualified Candidates for Election to the Board of Rent-A-Center

February 14, 2017
Engaged Capital Calls on the Board of Rent-A-Center, Inc. to Immediately Begin a Strategic Alternatives Process

December 7, 2016
First Letter to Rent-A-Center Board of Directors

May 27, 2016
MagnaChip Reaches Settlement with Engaged Capital, LLC

May 11, 2016
Engaged Capital Nominees Elected to Benchmark Board

May 4, 2016
Benchmark Shareholders the Time for Action has Arrived; Vote for Change on Engaged Capital’s BLUE Proxy to Elect all Three Engaged Nominees Today

May 2, 2016
Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending Benchmark Shareholders Vote for Change on Engaged Capital’s BLUE Proxy

April 27, 2016
ISS Recommends Benchmark Shareholders Vote for Change on Engaged Capital's BLUE Proxy

April 26, 2016
Engaged Capital Reminds Benchmark Board That Numbers Don’t Lie

April 25, 2016
Engaged Capital Sets the Record Straight in a New Presentation to Benchmark Shareholders

April 21, 2016
Benchmark Electronics’ First Quarter Results Underscore the Need for Change

April 7, 2016
Engaged Capital Fact-checks Benchmark Electronics’ Letter to Shareholders

March 30, 2016
Engaged Capital Issues Open Letter To The Shareholders Of Benchmark Electronics

March 1, 2016
Engaged Capital Nominates Herbert K. Parker For Election To The Board Of Benchmark Electronics

March 1, 2016
Engaged Capital Responds To Retirement Of Benchmark Electronics Chairman

February 26, 2016
Engaged Capital Nominates Four Highly-Qualified Individuals for Election to the Board of Benchmark Electronics

February 26, 2016
Engaged Capital Responds to Latest Entrenchment Attempt from Benchmark Electronics

February 18, 2016
Presentation: Creating Shareholder Value at Outerwall

February 18, 2016
Letter to Outerwall Board of Directors

February 18, 2016
Engaged capital sends letter to outerwall board outlining Immediate strategy for sustainable value creation

January 28, 2016
HeartWare International Announces Cooperation Agreement With Engaged Capital, LLC

January 28, 2016
HeartWare International And Valtech Cardio, Ltd. Announce Termination Of Proposed Acquisition

January 7, 2016
Engaged Capital Reiterates Call for HeartWare International to Immediately Terminate Proposed Acquisition of Valtech Cardio

December 30, 2015
Engaged Capital Nominates Three Highly-Qualified Individuals for Election to the Board of HeartWare International

September 24, 2015
Engaged Capital Sends Letter to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AeroVironment, Inc.

June 29, 2015
Engaged Capital Sends Letter to Board of AeroVironment, Inc.

May 13, 2015
Engaged Capital Nominees Elected to Rovi Board

May 8, 2015
Send a Message to the Rovi Board – Enough is Enough!

May 6, 2015
Rovi Shareholders – It’s Time to Change the Channel Vote the WHITE Engaged Capital Proxy to Defend Shareholder Value

May 4, 2015
On the Heels of ISS and Glass Lewis’ Recommendation to Vote Engaged Capital’s White Proxy Card, Rovi Adopts Compensation Changes in Reactive and Overdue Reform

May 1, 2015
Medifast nominates final board members after activist investor shakeup

May 1, 2015
Glass Lewis Joins ISS in Recommending That Rovi Shareholders Vote for Change on Engaged Capital’s WHITE Proxy

April1 28, 2015
ISS Recommends That Rovi Shareholders Vote for Change on Engaged Capital’s White Proxy

April1 6, 2015
Engaged Capital Sends Letter to Fellow Rovi Shareholders

April 6, 2015
Medifast, Inc. Announces Reconstitution Of Board Of Directors And Cooperation Agreement with Engaged Capital

March 26, 2015
Engaged Capital Files Preliminary Proxy Materials for the Election of Three
Highly-Qualified Directors at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Rovi Corporation

March 12, 2015
Engaged Capital Sends Letter to Board of Rovi Corporation

February 25, 2015
TriMas Appoints Herbert K. Parker to Board of Directors

January 13, 2015
Jamba Agrees to Appoint Two New Independent Directors

December 22, 2014
Engaged Capital Sends Letter to Board of Silicon Image

September 29, 2014
Engaged Capital Sends Letter to Volcano Board of Directors

November 19, 2014
Under pressure from activists, Oplink sells itself to Koch for $445M (OPLK)

November 6, 2014
Oplink Shareholders for Change (OSC) Release Letter to Fellow Shareholders

September 23, 2014
Oplink Shareholders for Change (OSC) Files Preliminary Proxy Materials

April 30, 2014
Engaged Capital Settles Proxy Contest With Abercrombie & Fitch

April 10, 2014
Rentech Announces $150 Million Investment from Blackstone and Settlement Agreement with Concerned Rentech Shareholders

March 20, 2014
Concerned Rentech Shareholders Solicits Consents to Call Special Meeting to Stop Rentech From Issuing Equity and Defying Shareholder Wishes

March 17, 2014
Concerned Rentech Shareholders Urges Rentech Board to Immediately Halt Capital Raising Plans and Promptly Hold 2014 Annual Meeting

February 20, 2014
Engaged Capital Nominates Five Highly Qualified Candidates for the Board of Abercrombie & Fitch

January 28, 2014
Engaged Capital Responds to Announcement from Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

January 13, 2014
Concerned Rentech Shareholders Seeks to Reconstitute Rentech’s Board

July 17, 2013
Engaged Capital Outlines Path to Achieve Fair Valuation at AeroVironment

May 30, 2013
Leading Activist Equity Investors Announce Global Tie-up

September 10, 2012
Engaged Capital LLC Announces Strategic Partnership with Grosvenor Capital Management.

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Engaged Capital In The News

February 24, 2017
Activist investor wants shakeup of Rent-A-Center board (Dallas Business Journal)

February 23, 2017
Engaged Capital seeks Rent-A-Center board change in push for company's sale (Reuters)

February 17, 2017
Engaged's Welling Escalates Rent-A-Center Campaign, Urges Sale (The Street)

February 14, 2017
Activist Investor Calls for Rent-A-Center to Sell Itself (The Wall Street Journal)

February 14, 2017
Rent-A-Center investor urging company to sell itself, citing 75 percent stock nosedive (Dallas Business Journal)

February 14, 2017
Shareholder tells Rent-A-Center to put itself up for sale (Dallas News)

January 30, 2017
Rent-A-Center Shares Spike on Glenn Welling's Campaign (The Street)

December 1, 2016
Ranking the Activists for Proxy Season 2016 (The Street)

October 7, 2016
SunOpta Gets Oaktree Investment, Board Seats Including Engaged (Bloomberg)

September 16, 2016
Engaged Capital’s performance aided by Rovi’s strong returns – Activist Profiler (Activistmonitor, the leading provider of predictive intelligence and behavioral data on shareholder activism for the global investment community.)

September 15, 2016
Investor pressure grows at SunOpta as third hedge fund reports stake (Reuters Canada)

September 15, 2016
SunOpta Targeted by Activist Engaged Capital With New Stake (Bloomberg)

July 25, 2016
Redbox Owner Outerwall to Be Acquired for About $900 Million (The New York Times)

July 25, 2016
Outerwall, owner of Redbox and Coinstar, going private in $1.6B deal (The Seattle Times)

July 25, 2016
Apollo Global affiliates to take Outerwall private in $1.6 billion deal (Reuters)

July 25, 2016
In Shock to Short-Sellers, Apollo Pays $1.6B for Outerwall (The Street)

June 27, 2016
Medtronic buys heart failure specialist HeartWare for $1.1 billion (Star Tribune)

June 27, 2016
Medtronic Acquires HeartWare With Some Activist Inspiration (The Street)

July 20, 2016
Engaged looks for a path to resolve a company’s valuation issues - Activist Profiler (Activistmonitor, the leading provider of predictive intelligence and behavioral data on shareholder activism for the global investment community.)

May 27, 2016
MagnaChip Settles With Activist in Deal That Could Lead to a Sale (The Street)

May 11, 2016
Benchmark Electronics’ Activist Engaged Wins Two Board Seats (Bloomberg)

May 11, 2016
Engaged Capital earns two seats on Benchmark's board (Reuters)

April 12, 2016
Outerwall agrees with activist investor to add 3 directors (Reuters)

April 12, 2016
Outerwall adds 3 members to board at urging of activist investor (The Seattle Times)

April 12, 2016
Redbox Parent Gives Board Seats To A Major Critic As It Weighs Options (Deadline)

April 12, 2016
Outerwall Adds Three Directors to Settle With Engaged Capital (Bloomberg)

April 12, 2016
What's Next for These 5 Companies Targeted by Activist Investor Glenn Welling? (The Street)

April 12, 2016
Redbox Owner Outerwall to Add Three to Board in Deal With Activist (The Walll Street Journal)

March 30, 2016
Benchmark Electronics pushes back against activist investors (Houston Chronicle)

March 14, 2016
Outerwall To Explore Strategic And Financial Alternatives To Maximize Shareholder Value (PR Newswire)

February 22, 2016
Activist Investor Urges Redbox Parent to Go Private (The Walll Street Journal)

February 18, 2016
Redbox Parent Outerwall Faces Increased Investor Pressure to Go Private (Variety)

February 8, 2016
Outerwall Said Targeted by Activist Welling's Engaged Capital (Bloomberg Business)

November 27, 2015
Small-Cap Activism Raging (Seeking Alpha)

November 25, 2015
Pinnacle to Buy Boulder for $710 Million to Add Natural Food (Bloomberg)

October 6, 2015
Engaged Capital Pressures HeartWare to Drop Valtech Deal (The Street)

October 5, 2015
A Comp Consultant and an Activist Debate Finer Points of Executive Pay (Repartee)

October 5, 2015
Engaged Capital Opposes HeartWare Deal for Valtech Cardio (The Wall Street Journal)

August 14, 2015
Small but dutiful: How to pursue change without filing (The Deal Pipeline)

August 6, 2015
Boulder Brands Receives Transaction Interest, Exploring Options (Bloomberg Business)

July 29, 2015
Boulder Brands Targeted by Activist Welling’s Engaged Capital (Bloomberg)

July 29, 2015
Activists pile into MagnaChip as chipmaker reviews strategic options (The Deal Pipeline)

July 29, 2015
Another Activist Enters The MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (MX) Fray (Insider Monkey)

July 29, 2015
Boulder Brands targeted by activist investor Engaged Capital (The Denver Post)

July 24, 2015
Ranking the activists for proxy season 2015 (The Deal)

July 24, 2015
Activists continue to squeeze value out of Jamba (The Deal)

June 18, 2015
Medifast CEO 'very pleased' after shareholders approve board overhaul (Baltimore Business Journal)

May 13, 2015
Rovi Activist Engaged Wins Two Board Seats, Ousts Chairman (Bloomberg)

May 4, 2015
Engaged's Welling gets second boost with Glass Lewis backing at Rovi (ROVI) (The Deal)

April 28, 2015
Engaged's Welling gets early lift with ISS backing at Rovi (The Deal)

April 6, 2015
Medifast to overhaul board of directors after activist shareholder pressure (The Baltimore Sun)

April 6, 2015
Medifast CEO: Activist Investor Glenn Welling Accelerated Board Changes (Baltimore Business Journal)

April 6, 2015
Medifast Adds Board Members in Agreement with Engaged Capital (The Wall Street Journal)

April 3, 2015
Jamba to Sell 100 Stores for $36 Million in Cash (The Wall Street Journal)

March 30, 2015
At Rovi, Activist Investor's Years of Protests Against Executive Pay May Give Leverage on Board (The Street)

March 12, 2015
Rovi Activist Engaged Declares Proxy Fight for Board Control (Bloomberg)

January 28, 2015
Engaged Capital Scores Quick Win with Silicon Image (The Wall Street Journal)

January 17, 2015
Lattice Semiconductor Shells Out $600 Million for Silicon Image (The Street)

January 13, 2015
What Will The New Jamba Juice Look Like? (Buzzfeed)

January 13, 2015
Jamba Juice Already Added Kale. Now It’s Adding Two Activists (Wall Street Journal)

December 22, 2014
Silicon Image targeted by activist investor Engaged Capital (Chicago Tribune)

September 23, 2014
Field Experience Helps Win Board Seats (Wall Street Journal)

August, 2014
High Impact Dialog – An Interview with Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital (Activist Monthly)

August 1, 2014
Oplink Strategic Review Fails to Satisfy Activists (The Street)

July 29, 2014
Oplink to Explore Segment Sale Following Activist Pressure (Wall Street Journal)

July 24, 2014
Jamba Juice Gets Squeezed by Activist (Wall Street Journal)

July 15, 2014
Activists Join Fray at Oplink Communications (The Street)

July 14, 2014
Activists Urge Separation of Oplink's Connected Unit -- Update (Wall Street Journal)

June 18, 2014
The next generation of shareholder activists (IR Magazine)

May 14, 2014
Medifast Newest Target of Activist Investor Engaged Capital (Bloomberg)

March 12, 2014
The Deal’s guide to activists: A program for proxy season (The Deal)

February 25, 2014
Behind the Scenes of the Abercrombie Boardroom Battle (BuzzFeed Business)

February 10, 2014
Who’s Barking? (The Deal Pipeline)

January 13, 2014
Terms of Engagement: Activist Investor Prefers Low Profile But Will Take Fights Public (Orange County Business Journal)

December 9, 2013
Abercrombie & Fitch Renews Contract With CEO (The Wall Street Journal)

December 3, 2013
Engaged Capital Tells Abercrombie: Replace CEO (The Wall Street Journal)

December 3, 2013
Activist Fund Seeks Change at the Top of Abercrombie (NY Times DealBook)

December 3, 2013
Abercrombie Advances After Call for New CEO, Possible Sale (Bloomberg)

December 3, 2013
Under the Threshold Activism Below 5% (The Activist Report – 13D Monitor)

December 3, 2013
Engaged Capital Sends Letter to Abercrombie & Fitch Board of Directors

November 30, 2013
How to Profit From Today's Shareholder Activism (Barron’s)

November 13, 2013
Volcano Corp. Seen Luring Abbott With Activist Push: Real M&A (Bloomberg)

November 12, 2013
Corporate Governance the Focus for a New Type of Activist Investor (Activist Insight – Josh Black)

November 6, 2013
Investor Activism Erupts At Volcano (Seeking Alpha)

November 6, 2013
Volcano Faces Activist Fire Over Missed Forecasts (The Wall Street Journal)

November 4, 2013
Engaged Capital Calls on Volcano to Consider $200 Million Buyback (The Wall Street Journal)

September 3, 2013
Engaged Lays out Plans for AeroVironment Campaign (Activist Insight – Josh Black)

July 24, 2013
The Deal Pipeline (Tatjana Kulkarni)

July 17, 2013
Activist investment firm buys 5.1% of drone maker AeroVironment (Los Angeles Times)

July 17, 2013
Engaged Capital Takes Stake of About 5% in AeroVironment (The Wall Street Journal)

July 11, 2013
Young Guns of Activism - Engaged Capital (The Activist Report – 13D Monitor)

May 31, 2013
Two activist hedge fund firms join efforts and plan new strategy (Opalesque Ltd.)

May 30, 2013
Pension-backed Governance for Owners in activism partnership with ex-Relational MD (Responsible Investor)

March 7, 2013
11th Annual Investment Strategies Conference. Hosted by Luther King Capital Management Center for
Financial Studies at the Neeley School of Business at TCU and the TCU Endowment Office

(Neeley School of Business)

January 29, 2013
Glenn Welling speaker at 2013 Directors Forum. Forum brings together over thirty-five of the top corporate governance thought leaders in the U.S.  (Photos of Directors Forum)

January, 18, 2013

Special Report: Shareholder Activism Review 2012 (Activist Insight)

December 3, 2012
Studies reveal the value of activism; Data suggests that investors who actively engage with the
companies they own can outperform more hands-off rivals
(Financial News)

September 13, 2012
New Small-Cap Activist Wins Grosvenor Seed. (FINalternatives)

September 12, 2012
Engaged Capital launches with $85M seed investment from Grosvenor Capital Management. (Opalesque)

September 12, 2012
Activist investment firm Engaged Capital launched this month. (Hedge Fund Net)