Blockbuster Announces Preliminary Results from Shareholder Voting

Jun 24, 2010, 16:01 ET from Blockbuster Inc.

DALLAS, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) today announced the preliminary shareholder voting results at the company annual shareholders meeting in Dallas.

Blockbuster shareholders overwhelmingly approved combining Class A common stock and Class B common stock into a single stock.  Shareholders also approved the option for a reverse stock split as part of the company's compliance plan with the New York Stock Exchange.

Additionally, named to the company's board of directors by shareholder voting and company agreement were:

  • James W. Keyes;
  • Kathleen Dore;
  • Jay Fitzsimmons;
  • Gregory S. Meyer;
  • Gary J. Fernandes;
  • Edward Bleier;
  • Jules Haimovitz; and
  • Strauss Zelnick.

"It was clear in the proxy voting that Greg had strong support among several of our shareholders and the interests of Blockbuster are best served by bringing him aboard while retaining Gary Fernandes," said Jim Keyes, chairman and chief executive officer of Blockbuster.

"I am pleased that this settlement will allow me to work in partnership with Blockbuster's board to help the company achieve its full potential. I have a very strong interest in and commitment to the company. I look forward to working with Jim and the other directors," said Greg Meyer.

In addition, shareholders ratified PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to serve as independent accountants.  Shareholders also affirmed the company's executive compensation policies.

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About Blockbuster Inc.

Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The company provides customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere, any way they want it -- whether in-store, by-mail, through vending kiosks or digitally to their homes and mobile devices. With a highly recognized brand and a library of more than 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster leverages its multichannel presence to serve nearly 47 million global customers annually. The company may be accessed worldwide at


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