, June 11, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTE), a medical device company developing its Symphony®
CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced that it is mailing a letter to its stockholders urging them to follow the recommendations of the three leading independent proxy advisory firms and vote only the WHITE
proxy card to ensure that Echo's highly qualified and very experienced director and Interim CEO, Robert F. Doman
, is re-elected to the Echo Board.
Echo is being advised in connection with the proxy contest by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Alston & Bird LLP. Laurel Hill Advisory Group, LLC is serving as Echo's proxy solicitor.
The full text of Echo's letter to stockholders is included below:
June 11, 2014
Dear Fellow Stockholder:
The Echo Therapeutics, Inc. 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on June 19, 2014 is quickly approaching. Echo strongly urges you to follow the recommendation of the three leading independent proxy advisory firms and vote only the WHITE proxy card to ensure that our highly qualified and very experienced director and Interim CEO, Robert F. Doman, is re-elected to your Board. Mr. Doman brings to the Echo Board over 30 years of executive level, international and domestic management, business development, commercialization, product development and strategic planning experience and extensive experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT!
VOTE FOR ROBERT F. DOMAN ON THE WHITE PROXY CARD TODAY AND RE-ELECT OUR HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND VERY EXPERIENCED DIRECTOR
To ensure that your vote is received in time to be counted at the 2014 Annual Meeting, please vote TODAY by signing, dating and returning the enclosed WHITE proxy card in the enclosed postage-paid envelope provided. You may also vote by telephone or Internet by following the instructions on the enclosed proxy card. Your Board encourages you to vote each WHITE proxy card you receive. If you have any questions or need assistance in voting your WHITE proxy card, we encourage you to call our proxy solicitor, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, LLC at (888) 742-1305 (Toll Free).
We appreciate your continued support as we work to protect your investment and create value for all Echo stockholders.
The Members of the Special Committee of the Echo Board of Directors
/s/ Robert F. Doman
Robert F. Doman
/s/ Vincent D. Enright
Vincent D. Enright
/s/ William F. Grieco
William F. Grieco
/s/ James F. Smith
James F. Smith
For more information, please contact, the firm that is
assisting us with the 2014 Annual Meeting and the proxy contest:
2 Robbins Lane, Suite 201
Jericho, New York 11753
TOLL-FREE (888) 742-1305
TIME IS SHORT!
PLEASE VOTE EACH AND EVERY WHITE PROXY CARD TODAY!
WE URGE YOU NOT TO SIGN ANY GOLD PROXY CARD
SENT TO YOU BY THE PLATINUM GROUP
About Echo Therapeutics
Echo Therapeutics is developing the Symphony CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, continuous glucose monitoring system for use initially in the critical care setting. A significant longer-term opportunity may also exist for Symphony to be used in the hospital beyond the critical care setting, as well as in patients with diabetes in the outpatient setting. Echo has also developed its needle-free skin preparation device, the Prelude® SkinPrep System, as a platform technology to enhance delivery of topical pharmaceuticals.
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 relating to expectations, plans or prospects for Echo that are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of Echo's management. The words "will," "may," "designed to," "outlook," "believes," "should," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intends," "estimates," "forecasts" and similar expressions identify certain of these forward-looking statements including statements regarding our revised proxy materials. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to the actions of Platinum Management (NY) LLC and other activist stockholders, including the amount of related costs and the disruption caused to business and financing activities by these actions. Other risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events to differ materially from the statements we have made herein are identified and described in more detail in Echo's filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this Press Release are made as of the date hereof. Notwithstanding changes that may occur with respect to matters relating to any forward looking statements, Echo does not expect to, and disclaims any obligation to, publicly update, amend or clarify any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Echo, however, reserves the right to update such statements or any portion thereof at any time for any reason.
Important Additional Information
Echo has filed revised proxy materials with the SEC in connection with its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (including any adjournments, postponements or reschedulings thereof, the "2014 Annual Meeting"), including a revised definitive proxy statement and a revised definitive form of WHITE proxy card on May 9, 2014, in connection with Echo's solicitation of proxies. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REVISED 2014 PROXY MATERIALS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ECHO WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
Stockholders will be able to obtain, free of charge, copies of Echo's revised 2014 Proxy Statement and any other documents filed by Echo with the SEC in connection with the 2014 Annual Meeting, when available, at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov), at Echo's website (www.echotx.com) or by directing a request to Echo Therapeutics, Inc., 8 Penn Center, 1628 JFK Boulevard, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Attention: Investor Relations. In addition, copies of the proxy materials, when available, may be requested from Echo's proxy solicitor, Laurel Hill Advisory Group, LLC, 2 Robbins Lane, Suite 201, Jericho, NY 11753 or toll-free at 1-888-742-1305.
Certain Participant Information
Echo, its directors and certain of its executive officers and employees are deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Echo's stockholders in connection with the 2014 Annual Meeting. Additional information regarding the identity of these participants and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in Echo's revised 2014 Proxy Statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the 2014 Annual Meeting. Such information can also be found in Echo's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, filed with the SEC on March 28, 2014.
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