NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DHI Group, Inc. (formerly known as Dice Holdings, Inc.) (NYSE: DHX) ("DHI" or the "Company") and an investor group led by Barington Capital Group, L.P. ("Barington") today announced that they have reached an agreement in connection with the Company's 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and certain related matters.
Under the terms of the agreement, Barington has withdrawn the two nominees that it had previously proposed for election to DHI's board of directors ("Board") at the 2016 Annual Meeting and agreed to vote its shares in support of all four of DHI's director nominees up for reelection. Further, the Company has agreed to add a new Board member mutually acceptable to DHI and Barington to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of long-time Board member Peter Ezersky. The Company has begun the search process to find such additional Board member.
John Barter, DHI's Chairman of the Board, said: "The DHI Board is committed to ensuring there is continued alignment between our strategy, our clients' needs and the best interests of our shareholders. Over the past two years, we have added four high-quality new directors to further strengthen our Board. Our conversations with Barington have been constructive and we are pleased that we have reached this agreement. We are confident all members of our board of directors will help guide DHI as we pursue profitable growth opportunities and enhanced shareholder value."
James A. Mitarotonda, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barington, stated, "We are pleased to have reached an agreement with DHI and we look forward to working together with the Board and management team to enhance long-term value for all DHI shareholders."
The 2016 Annual Meeting is expected to be convened at the Marriott Residence Inn Times Square, 1033 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10018, on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., local time.
About DHI Group, Inc.
DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) (formerly known as Dice Holdings, Inc.) is a leading provider of data, insights and connections through our specialized services for professional communities including technology and security clearance, financial services, energy, healthcare and hospitality. Our mission is to empower professionals and organizations to compete and win through expert insights and relevant employment connections. Employers and recruiters use our websites and services to source and hire the most qualified professionals in select and highly-skilled occupations, while professionals use our websites and services to find the best employment opportunities in and the most timely news and information about their respective areas of expertise. For 25 years, we have built our company on providing employers and recruiters with efficient access to high-quality, unique professional communities, and offering the professionals in those communities access to highly-relevant career opportunities, news, tools and information. Today, we serve multiple markets located throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
About Barington Capital Group, L.P.
Barington Capital Group, L.P. is an investment firm that, through its affiliates, manages a value-oriented, activist investment fund that was established by James A. Mitarotonda in January 2000. Barington and its principals are experienced value-added investors who have taken active roles in assisting companies in creating or improving long-term shareholder value.
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