Fisher Nominates Slate Of Four For Board Of Directors
March 8, 2011 at 2:31 PM (PT)
Former GANNETT television division CEO ROGER OGDEN is one of four nominees being backed by FISHER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. for election to its Board of Directors. OGDEN, presently Chairman of the Board at CHYRON CORP. and a director at E.W. SCRIPPS CO., joins current directors MICHAEL D. WORTSMAN and RICHARD L. HAWLEY and recently-appointed director ANTHONY B. CASSARA as the company's slate for the election.
WILLIAM W. WARREN, JR. is retiring from the board, as is GEORGE F. WARREN, JR. Voting will take place at the 2011 shareholders' meeting later this year; the FISHER slate will likely be opposed by a slate nominated by shareholder FRONTFOUR CAPITAL.
"We are pleased to be able to nominate four very qualified, independent directors, whose collective skills include significant broadcasting and financial expertise," said PAUL BIBLE, Chair of the company's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. "Their proven experience will be a tremendous asset to the Company as we pursue our strategic goals and work to deliver enhanced shareholder value."
"The Board is very excited to have the opportunity to work with ROGER and TONY, two broadcasting executives who have created tremendous value for their shareholders over the course of the last 30 years," added BIBLE. "Their comprehensive understanding of the broadcast industry will bring an important perspective to the boardroom. Their experience, combined with Mr. WORTSMAN's extensive broadcasting background and Mr. HAWLEY's strong financial expertise and status as our audit committee chairman and financial expert, creates a knowledgeable and highly experienced slate of directors."