The Board’s nominee for Class II Director for election at the 2013 Meeting is Anthony Bergamo
If Mr. Bergamo
is elected at the 2013 Meeting, he
will be elected to serve for a term of three years that will expire at the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his
successor is elected and qualified.
The persons named as proxies will vote for Mr. Bergamo
for election to the Board as a Class II Director unless the proxy card is marked otherwise.
, age 67.
is a nominee for election to our Board of Directors.
Mr. Bergamo has held various positions with MB Real Estate, a property development and management company based in New York City and Chicago, since April 1996, including the position of Vice Chairman since May 2003.
He also has serves as a director of Steel Partners Holdings L.P. since 2009 and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Bergamo has served as Managing Director with Milstein Hotel Group, a hotel operator, since April 1996.
He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Niagara Falls Redevelopment, LLC, a real estate development company, since August 1998.
Mr. Bergamo is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Executive and Compensation Committees of Dime Community Bancshares, Inc., a savings and loan holding company.
Mr. Bergamo was a director of Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc., an owner and operator of restaurants, from May 2002 until December 2006, at which time such company was sold to a private equity fund.
At the time of such sale, Mr. Bergamo was the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. and had been a director since 1995 and a Trustee since 1986.
Mr. Bergamo is also the Founder of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, a foundation that provides economic assistance to both federal and local law enforcement officers suffering from serious illness and to communities recovering from natural disasters, and has served as its Chairman since 1988.
Mr. Bergamo serves on the New York State Commission for Sentencing Reform, is a Board Member of New York Off-Track Betting Corporation and serves on the New York State Judicial Screening Committee.
He earned a B.S. in History from Temple University, and a J.D. from New York Law School.
is admitted to the New York, New Jersey and Federal Bars, the US Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court
Mr. Bergamo’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his broad experience as chief executive officer and operating officer of public and private companies and his more than fifteen years of service on boards of public companies and various public service organizations.
In addition, the Board has determined that Anthony Bergamo satisfies the criteria for being an “independent director” under the standards of Nasdaq and has no material relationship with the Company.
Mr. Bergamo’s nomination was recommended by Mr. Lichtenstein, the Company’s Chairman of the Board.