Glass Lewis Calls for Removal of Paul Folino, CoreLogic's Chairman - As Well As Three Additional Directors - and Recommends Shareholders Vote for Senator and Cannae Nominees on the Gold Card
Senator Investment Group LP ("Senator") and Cannae Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNNE), ("Cannae"), today announced that a leading proxy advisory firm, Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC ("Glass Lewis"), has recommended:
Glass Lewis concluded1 that CoreLogic's Board lacks credibility given the timing and content of its announcements, and questioned whether the Company's most recent claims of engaging with bidders was little more than a disingenuous, defensive tactic:
Glass Lewis also noted CoreLogic's "dismal returns" and the Board's "objectively poor track record," thereby concluding CoreLogic's Board has a long history of continually failing its shareholders:
Glass Lewis concluded that new directors are needed:
Glass Lewis is now the second proxy advisor to strongly criticize the credibility and track record of CoreLogic's Board and Charman and to call for new directors. As ISS previously stated2:
Quentin Koffey, Partner, Senator Investment Group, LP said, "By calling for the removal of CoreLogic's Chairman as well as its longest tenured directors, Glass Lewis issued a severe rebuke of CoreLogic's Board for failing its shareholders. We have now seen the two leading proxy advisory firms condemn CoreLogic's directors, specifically targeting the Chairman, and call for removal of the Company's longest tenured directors. This resounding lack of confidence in CoreLogic's current Board and its commitment to shareholder value is why electing new, fully independent, and highly qualified directors is the best path forward."
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CERTAIN INFORMATION CONCERNING THE PARTICIPANTS
Senator Investment Group LP, Cannae Holdings, Inc. and the other Participants (as defined below) have filed a definitive proxy statement and an accompanying GOLD proxy card with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC (News - Alert)") on September 23, 2020 to be used in connection with the solicitation of proxies with respect to the proposals to be presented at the special meeting of stockholders (the "Special Meeting") of CoreLogic, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), scheduled to be held on November 17, 2020.
The participants in the solicitation are (i) Senator Investment Group LP ("Senator"), the investment manager of the Senator Funds (as defined below), (ii) Senator Management LLC ("Senator GP"), the general partner of Senator, (iii) Senator GP LLC ("Senator GP LLC"), the general partner of SGOM (as defined below) and SFH (as defined below), (iv) Senator Master GP LLC ("Senator Master GP"), the general partner of SFS (as defined below), (v) Mr. Douglas Silverman ("Mr. Silverman"), the Chief Executive Officer of Senator, (vi) Senator Focused Strategies LP ("SFS"), (vii) Senator Focused Holdings LP ("SFH"), (viii) Senator Global Opportunity Master Fund LP ("SGOM" and, together with SFS and SFH, the "Senator Funds"), (ix) Cannae Holdings, Inc. ("Cannae"), (x) Cannae Holdings, LLC ("Cannae Holdings"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cannae, (xi) W. Steve Albrecht, (xii) Martina Lewis Bradford, (xiii) Gail Landis, (xiv) Wendy Lane, (xv) Ryan McKendrick, (xvi) Katherine "KT (News - Alert)" Rabin, (xvii) Sreekanth Ravi, (xviii) Lisa Wardell and (xix) Henry W. "Jay" Winship (collectively, the "Participants").
THE PARTICIPANTS STRONGLY ADVISE ALL STOCKHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT THAT HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE SEC AND OTHER PROXY MATERIALS IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. SUCH MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE ON (News - Alert) THE SEC'S WEBSITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV.
As of the date hereof, (i) SFS directly owns 100 shares of common stock, par value $0.00001 per share, of the Company (the "Common Stock"), (ii) SGOM directly owns 4,110,000 shares of Common Stock, (iii) SFH directly owns 1,410,000 shares of Common Stock and (iv) Cannae Holdings directly owns 2,299,900 shares of Common Stock. Additionally, as of the date hereof, SFS is party to cash-settled total return swaps referencing 3,942,810 shares of Common Stock in the aggregate and total return swaps referencing 121,090 shares of Common Stock in the aggregate.
As described in the Schedule 13D filed with the SEC by Senator, Cannae and certain of their respective affiliates with respect to the Company, each of Senator, Senator GP, Senator GP LLC, Senator Master GP, Mr. Silverman, Cannae and Cannae Holdings may be deemed to have the shared power to vote or direct the vote of (and the shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of) 7,941,090 shares of Common Stock (the "Shares") and, therefore, each such Participant may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of all of the Shares. The Shares collectively represent approximately 9.99% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock based on 79,495,658 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of September 18, 2020, as reported in the Company's Definitive Proxy Statement filed on September 22, 2020.
This communication does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of an offer to sell any securities or a recommendation to buy or sell any securities.
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This press release should be read in conjunction with the risks detailed in the "Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information," "Risk Factors" and other sections of Cannae's Form 10-Q, 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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