LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI) (the “Company”), the leading distributed antenna system (DAS) and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today issued the following statement in response to the letter from Ides Capital Management LP (“Ides Capital”):
The Boingo Wireless Board is always looking to strengthen its governance profile as evidenced by its active engagement with shareholders and numerous actions it has taken over the past two years in direct response to shareholder feedback.
Members of our Board’s Nominating Committee and management team have formally requested that Ides Capital facilitate interviews between its director nominees and our Board on at least seven separate occasions, and Ides Capital has refused, and instead demanded that we appoint its nominees to the Board before we could have an opportunity to speak with them. This refusal is perplexing as we believe appointing a director without ever meeting or interviewing them is directly at odds with corporate governance best practices and the Board’s fiduciary duties.
We are open to continued dialogue with Ides Capital and still welcome the opportunity to interview its nominees, in order to avoid a potentially costly and distracting proxy contest. The Boingo Wireless Board and management team is committed to driving value for all stockholders.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” that involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects” and similar references to future periods. These forward-looking statements include any statements regarding Boingo’s strategic plans and governance profile. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and assumptions regarding its business, the economy and other future conditions. Since forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. The Company’s actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include our ability to maintain our existing and establish new relationships with venue partners, particularly key airport venue partners and military bases, our ability to maintain revenue growth and achieve profitability, our ability to execute on our strategic and business plans, our ability to successfully compete with new technologies and adapt to changes in the wireless industry, as well as other risks and uncertainties described more fully in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including Boingo’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC on March 11, 2016. Any forward-looking statement made by Boingo in this press release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Boingo to predict all of them. Boingo undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of small cell networks covers more than a million DAS and Wi-Fi locations and reaches more than 1 billion consumers annually - in places as varied as airports, stadiums, universities, and military bases. For more information about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, the Boingo Wireless Logo and Don't Just Go. Boingo. are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Inc.
Important Additional Information And Where To Find It
Boingo, its directors and certain of its executive officers are deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders in connection with the matters to be considered at the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Information regarding the names of the Company’s directors and executive officers and their respective interests in the Company by security holdings or otherwise can be found in the Company’s proxy statement for its 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed with the SEC on April 22, 2015. To the extent holdings of the Company’s securities have changed since the amounts set forth in the Company’s proxy statement for the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, such changes have been reflected on Initial Statements of Beneficial Ownership on Form 3 or Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 or Annual Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership of Securities on Form 5 filed with the SEC. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Boingo intends to file a proxy statement and accompanying WHITE proxy card with the SEC in connection with the solicitation of proxies from Boingo stockholders in connection with the matters to be considered at the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Additional information regarding the identity of participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the Company’s proxy statement for its 2016 Annual Meeting, including the schedules and appendices thereto.
INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ ANY SUCH PROXY STATEMENT AND THE ACCOMPANYING WHITE PROXY CARD AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED BY BOINGO WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
Stockholders will be able to obtain the Proxy Statement, any amendments or supplements to the Proxy Statement, the accompanying WHITE proxy card, and other documents filed by Boingo with the SEC for no charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies will also be available at no charge at the Investor Relations section of the Company’s corporate website at www.boingo.com, by writing to the Company’s Corporate Secretary at Boingo Wireless, 10960 Wilshire Blvd., 23rd Floor, Los Angeles, California 90024, or by calling the Company’s Corporate Secretary at (310) 586-5180.