STR Holdings, Inc. Announces Susan C. Schnabel Resigns From STR Board of Directors

EAST WINDSOR, Conn., March 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STR Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: STRI) today announced that Susan C. Schnabel, Co-Head of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (DLJMB), has tendered her resignation from the STR Board of Directors, effective March 10, 2014, following the sale of DLJMB's holdings of STR common stock in the Company's modified "Dutch auction" tender offer, which closed on March 7, 2014.

Ms. Schnabel led DLJMB's acquisition of STR in June 2007 and has served as the Company's Lead Director, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee since the Company's initial public offering in 2009.

Robert S. Yorgensen, STR's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "STR and its board of directors has benefited greatly from our long and successful relationship with DLJMB. Susan's knowledge of capital markets and perspective on corporate governance has been invaluable over the past seven years."

STR's Chairman of the Board, Dennis L. Jilot added, "On behalf of STR and the STR Board of Directors, I thank Susan for her many important contributions and wish her the very best in her future endeavors."

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