SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcato Capital Management LP ("Marcato"), a San Francisco-based investment manager which manages funds that beneficially own approximately 8.4% of the outstanding common shares of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NYSE: DECK) ("Deckers" or the "Company"), today released a detailed presentation to Deckers' stockholders.
Highlights of the presentation include:
- Why full-scale Board change is required immediately;
- Deckers' failure to meet nearly every strategic priority it has set over the last five years;
- Board's inability to hold management accountable for unacceptable performance, failed retail strategy and excessive overhead spending;
- Board's failure to execute a capital allocation strategy;
- Board's lack of transparency and pattern of irresponsible governance practices;
- The strong fashion, apparel, retail, marketing and financial expertise of Marcato's nine highly-qualified nominees; and
- Marcato's executable plan to create meaningful long-term stockholder value at Deckers.
Mick McGuire, Managing Partner of Marcato, said: "Deckers' inability to deliver on its short- and long-term financial goals is unacceptable. We believe immediate change is needed at the Board level as a result of the incumbent directors' lack of urgency and failure to provide proper oversight of management. Deckers stockholders deserve directors who have strong fashion, apparel, retail, marketing and financial expertise and who will act with urgency to put the Company back on a path to success."
Commenting on Deckers' actions in response to Marcato's litigation, McGuire added: "We are pleased that Deckers has taken the actions we asked for privately in October to ensure stockholders would not be harmed by exercising their right to freely choose directors. Had Deckers simply agreed to these steps initially, great expense and distraction would have been avoided. Instead, Deckers' Board wasted stockholder resources to defend an indefensible position and yet again demonstrated their unwillingness to take action until after receiving pressure from stockholders. It is unfortunate that we had to resort to filing litigation in Delaware in the first place to protect stockholders' rights."
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CERTAIN INFORMATION CONCERNING THE PARTICIPANTS
Marcato International Master Fund, Ltd. ("Marcato International"), Marcato Capital Management LP ("Marcato") and the other Participants (as defined below) have filed a definitive proxy statement and accompanying GOLD proxy card with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") to be used to solicit (the "Solicitation") proxies for, among other matters, the election of its slate of director nominees at the 2017 annual stockholders meeting (the "Annual Meeting") of Deckers Outdoor Corporation ("Deckers" or the "Company"). Stockholders are advised to read the definitive proxy statement and any other documents related to the Solicitation because they contain important information, including information relating to the Participants in the Solicitation. These materials and other materials filed by Marcato with the SEC in connection with the Solicitation are available at no charge on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. The definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents filed by Marcato with the SEC are also available, without charge, by directing a request to Marcato's proxy solicitor, D.F. King & Co., Inc., 48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York 10005 (Call Collect: (212) 269-5550, Call Toll Free: (800) 761-6521 or Email: Deckers@dfking.com).
The participants in the proxy solicitation are Marcato International, Marcato, MCM Encore IM LLC ("Marcato Encore LLC"), Marcato Encore Master Fund, Ltd. ("Marcato Encore Fund"), Richard T. McGuire III, Deborah M. Derby, Kirsten J. Feldman, Steve Fuller, Matthew P. Hepler, Robert D. Huth, Jan Rogers Kniffen, Mitchell A. Kosh, Nathaniel J. Lipman and Anne Waterman (collectively, the "Participants"). As of the date hereof, Mr. McGuire, Marcato, Marcato International, Marcato Encore LLC and Marcato Encore Fund may be deemed to beneficially own the equity securities of the Company as described in Marcato's statement on Schedule 13D in respect of the Company initially filed with the SEC on February 8, 2017 (the "Schedule 13D"), as it may be amended from time to time.
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