NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stilwell Group, the largest shareholder of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: WHLR), today announced that it has delivered an open letter to shareholders of the Company.
The full text of the letter follows:
September 18, 2018
Dear Fellow WHLR Owner,
The legacy directors have consistently demonstrated their lack of competence and sound judgment. In our estimation, they have no business being directors of any public company (and, as best we can tell, two of them have never been directors anywhere other than at WHLR). Why the Company renominated any of the legacy directors baffles us.
Our plan for WHLR is to relentlessly focus on maximizing value for the common shareholders -- something that the legacy directors have clearly failed at. We have been involved as activist investors in 64 other small cap financial companies over the past 18 years -- 60 of them have been profitable. If elected, we hope to do the same at WHLR.
Let's take a big step towards turning our Company around on October 3rd by removing the legacy directors. Please vote the GREEN proxy today FOR our three nominees.
You can vote by telephone, online or by signing and dating the enclosed GREEN proxy card and returning it in the postage-paid envelope.
If you have any questions, require assistance in voting your GREEN proxy card,
or need additional copies of our proxy materials, please contact us or Okapi Partners at the phone numbers or email listed below.
Okapi Partners LLC
1212 Avenue of the Americas, 24th Floor
New York, New York 10036
+ 1 (212) 297-0720 (Main)
+ 1 (877) 869-0171 (Toll-Free)
SOURCE The Stilwell Group