BEDFORD, Mass., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced that, based on the preliminary vote count provided by its proxy solicitor following the Company's 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, shareholders have voted to elect iRobot's director nominees – Mohamad Ali and Michael Bell – to the iRobot Board of Directors.
iRobot issued the following statement:
We are pleased with the outcome of today's vote. On behalf of iRobot's entire Board and management team, we wish to thank our shareholders for their support and the valuable insights they have offered our Board and management team throughout this process. Today's outcome reaffirms our belief that we have the right team and strategy in place to drive growth, innovation and value for all our stakeholders. As the market for Home Robots continues to grow rapidly, iRobot is poised to take advantage of our leading market share, brand recognition, unique technology, and established global distribution network to quickly and profitably penetrate the market further and expand into adjacent product offerings, creating value for our customers and our shareholders alike.
The preliminary voting also indicated that despite the Company's best efforts and overwhelming support from shareholders that voted, iRobot was unable to reach the 75% threshold required to pass the amendments regarding declassification of the iRobot Board of Directors and the elimination of supermajority voting requirements at the Annual Meeting.
The Company will file final voting results with the Securities & Exchange Commission on a Form 8-K once they are certified by the independent inspector of elections.
About iRobot Corporation
iRobot Corporation ("iRobot", or the "Company") designs and builds robots that empower people to do more. The Company's home robots help people find smarter ways to clean and accomplish more in their daily lives. Its remote presence robots enable virtual presence from anywhere in the world. iRobot's portfolio of solutions feature proprietary technologies for the connected home and advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.
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SOURCE iRobot Corp.