LONDON — Asset Value Investors (“AVI”) submitted shareholder proposals to NC Holdings (TSE: 6236, “NCHD”) addressing key issues contributing to NCHD’s poor performance, low valuation, inefficient balance sheet and uncertain outlook.
AVI put forward eight proposals including the following:
A presentation outlining AVI’s arguments and full shareholder proposals are available at AVI’s dedicated website: www.enhancingNCHD.com
Joe Bauernfreund, CEO of AVI, stated: “AVI is committed to a purposeful dialogue to benefit all shareholders of its investee companies. We have been seeking ways to bring NC Holdings’ value closer to its intrinsic value through friendly and constructive dialogue in private with NC Holdings’ management for two years since 2021 .It is regrettable that, despite these efforts, management has not proactively listened to our recommendations, and we feel the situation is unlikely to improve. Having exhausted our attempts to keep our suggestions private, we have now unfortunately, had to exerc is our right to make shareholder proposals.”
“We hope shareholders will see the benefit of our proposals, and if approved, that the Board of Directors will work with the Strategic Review Committee and utilize the capital markets expertise of our two proposed directors to realize the best interest of all shareholders.”
About Asset Value Investors (AVI)
AVI is an investment management company established in London, United Kingdom, in 1985, and AVI has invested in Japanese equities for more than 20 years. AVI manages AVI Global Trust (Total Gross Assets: approximately JPY190bn (£1.2bn)) , AVI Japan Opportunities Trust (Total Gross Assets: approximately JPY31bn (£0.19bn)), etc., as of 31 March 2023. AGT and AJOT are public companies whose shares are listed and traded on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
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