September 20, 2016 Jason W. Alexander Joins Okapi Partners as Managing Director

Jason W. Alexander Joins Okapi Partners as Managing Director

Alexander brings broad proxy solicitation and investor response expertise to senior team

New York, September 19, 2016 – Okapi Partners LLC, a leading proxy solicitation and investor response firm that advises corporations, institutional investors and mutual fund companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason W. Alexander as Managing Director. Mr. Alexander will focus on the firm’s corporate clients and their investor response campaigns. Mr. Alexander’s appointment further enhances Okapi Partner’s expertise in shareholder response campaigns including mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, annual meetings and activist engagement situations.

Prior to joining Okapi Partners, Mr. Alexander spent over 18 years at Georgeson, where he worked on transactions involving more than 400 domestic, multinational and Canadian companies across all business sectors.

“Jason brings experience working with hundreds of companies across sectors on a wide variety of corporate governance and investor response issues, and we are very excited to welcome him to Okapi Partners,” said Bruce H. Goldfarb, President and CEO of Okapi Partners, “We will continue to seek talented professionals at all levels as Okapi Partners continues to grow and serve our corporate and investor clients.”

Mr. Alexander has more than 20 years of experience consulting with companies on matters that require shareholder approval. He specializes in proxy solicitation, mergers and acquisitions advice and corporate governance consulting, with expertise in corporate and board-related matters for domestic, Canadian and multinational companies. Mr. Alexander is a frequent speaker on corporate governance and shareholder activism at a variety of conferences and industry organizations. In addition, he is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Society for Corporate Governance Professionals. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany.

About Okapi Partners LLC

Founded in 2008, Okapi Partners is a strategic proxy solicitation and investor response firm providing a full range of solicitation and information agent services, as well as related consultation and advice to clients. The firm represents corporations, mutual funds, private equity firms, hedge funds and institutional investors and provides them with superior intellectual capital, industry relationships and execution capabilities.

Okapi Partners combines expertise with a fresh, energetic approach. Clients can expect to work with the firm in developing and guiding their solicitation and response campaign from beginning to end. Well versed in the markets and prepared for any contingency that might arise during an assignment, Okapi Partners provides our clients the ability to respond thoughtfully and effectively. Experience working hand-in-hand with clients and their advisors allows the firm to deliver optimal outcomes for clients. Additional information is available at Follow Okapi Partners on Twitter @OkapiPartners.

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