REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--YuMe, Inc. (NYSE:YUME) (the “Company”), the global audience technology company powered by data-driven insights and multi-platform expertise, today sent a letter to stockholders in connection with the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting on May 27, 2016. YuMe’s stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 31, 2016 will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
The letter urges stockholders to vote “FOR” YuMe’s highly qualified director nominees, Derek Harrar and Craig Forman, on the WHITE proxy card and cites YuMe’s solid first quarter results and significant momentum in the execution of its value-creating strategic plan. In addition, the letter outlines YuMe’s extensive track record of its good-faith efforts to engage in constructive conversations with VIEX Opportunities Fund, LP (“VIEX”) to find a solution that would avoid a costly proxy contest.
(See: YuMe’s Stockholder Letter)
The stockholder letter can also be viewed at YuMe’s 2016 Annual Meeting website, www.YuMeStockholderValue.com.
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YuMe, Inc. (YUME) is a leading provider of global audience technologies, curating relationships between brand advertisers and consumers of premium video content across a growing range of connected devices. Combining data-driven technologies with deep insight into audience behavior, YuMe offers brand advertisers end-to-end marketing software that establishes greater brand resonance with engaged consumers. It is the evolution of brand advertising for an ever-expanding video ecosystem. YuMe is headquartered in Redwood City, California, United States offices worldwide. For more information, visit YuMe.com/pr, follow @YuMeVideo and like YuMe on Facebook.
Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the proposed director nominees and YuMe’s future financial results. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that might contribute to such differences include, among others, that historical growth rates and results may not be indicative of future growth rates and results; economic downturns and the general state of the economy; our ability to expand our customer base and increase sales to existing customers; unforeseen difficulties executing on our strategic activities; our ability to retain and hire necessary employees; the impact of seasonality on our business; our ability to successfully sell, integrate or maintain our programmatic solution; whether sufficient advertising customers or digital media property owners adopt our programmatic solution; our ability to develop innovative, new products and services on a timely and cost-effective basis; client acceptance of our products and services; unforeseen changes in expense levels; competition and the pricing strategies of our competitors, which could lead to pricing pressure; and the effect the announcement of the stockholder proposal and nominations may have on YuMe’s relationships with its stockholders and other constituencies and on our ongoing business operations. For more information regarding the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to our business in general, we refer you to the “Risk Factors” section of YuMe’s most recent Form 10-K and YuMe’s other filings, which are available on the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Web site at www.sec.gov. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and YuMe assumes no obligation to update this information.
Important Additional Information
YuMe filed a proxy statement with SEC in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the 2016 Annual Meeting (the “Proxy Statement”) on April 14, 2016. YuMe, its directors and certain of its executive officers will be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders in respect of the 2016 Annual Meeting. Information regarding the names of YuMe’s directors and executive officers and their respective interests in YuMe by security holdings or otherwise is set forth in the Proxy Statement. To the extent holdings of such participants in YuMe’s securities have or will change following the Proxy Statement, such changes will be reflected on Initial Statements of Beneficial Ownership on Form 3 or Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Additional information can also be found in YuMe’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, filed with the SEC on March 10, 2016. Details concerning the nominees of YuMe’s Board of Directors for election at the 2016 Annual Meeting are included in the Proxy Statement. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING DECISION, INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS OF YUME ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH OR FURNISHED TO THE SEC, INCLUDING THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and stockholders will be able to obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement and other documents filed by YuMe free of charge from the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. YuMe stockholders will also be able to obtain, without charge, a copy of the definitive Proxy Statement and other relevant filed documents by directing a request by mail to Secretary, YuMe, Inc., 1204 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, 94063.