LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Obagi Medical Products, Inc. ("Obagi" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:OMPI), a leader in topical aesthetic and therapeutic skin health systems, today confirmed that Voce Capital has submitted to the Company a notice of intent to nominate a slate of candidates to replace the Obagi Board of Directors at the Company’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Obagi issued the following statement:
The Obagi Board of Directors and management team are committed to acting in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders, including considering options that fully reflect the value and prospects of the Company. The Board is actively engaged in overseeing management's execution of the Company’s strategic plan, which includes further penetrating its existing physician channel, launching its e-commerce platform and expanding in international markets. The Board is confident that this strategy will result in significant value for all stockholders.
Obagi noted that its Board of Directors is comprised of seven highly qualified and experienced directors, six of whom are independent and all of whom are elected annually. Obagi’s directors are proven business leaders with a broad range of experience in healthcare, cosmetics, consumer products, e-commerce, finance and other areas important to Obagi’s business. On August 2, 2012, Obagi added a new independent director, Kristina M. Leslie, who has significant experience serving as a director on public company boards, as well as expertise in finance, accounting, cosmetics and the operation of e-commerce platforms.
The Company will review the nomination notice when received in accordance with the Company's bylaws and applicable law, and will provide stockholders with proxy materials, including a proxy card, in connection with the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders in due course.
About Obagi Medical Products, Inc.
Obagi Medical Products is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, markets and sells, and is a leading provider of, proprietary topical aesthetic and therapeutic prescription-strength skin care systems in the physician-dispensed market. Using its Penetrating Therapeutics™ technologies, Obagi Medical's products are designed to improve penetration of agents across the skin barrier for common and visible skin conditions in adult skin including premature aging, photodamage, hyperpigmentation (irregular or patchy discoloration of the skin), acne, sun damage, rosacea, and soft tissue deficits, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Obagi Medical's portfolio, which includes cosmetic, over-the-counter and prescription products, including 4% hydroquinone, is sold and promoted only through physician offices and requires education by a physician on proper use. Obagi's skin care products include: Obagi Nu-Derm®, Obagi-C® Rx (a prescription-strength vitamin C and hydroquinone system), Obagi® Professional-C (a line of highly stable vitamin C serums), Obagi Condition & Enhance® for use with cosmetic procedures to enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction, Obagi ELASTIderm® Eye Treatments, Obagi CLENZIderm® M.D. acne therapeutic systems, Obagi ELASTIderm Décolletage System, Obagi Rosaclear® System, Obagi ELASTILash® Eyelash Solution, Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE®, Nu-Derm® Sun Shield SPF 50 and Nu-Derm® Hydrate. Visit http://www.obagi.com for information.
Penetrating Therapeutics is a trademark, and Obagi, the Obagi logo, Blue Peel RADIANCE, Condition & Enhance, ELASTIderm, ELASTILash, Nu-Derm, Obagi-C, Obagi CLENZIderm and Rosaclear are registered trademarks, of Obagi Medical Products, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.