ACTON, Mass., June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Psychemedics Corporation (NASDAQ: PMD) announced today that it will be nominating Peter H. Kamin and Darius G. Nevin to serve as new members of its Board of Directors at its upcoming Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on August 12, 2022, and that Walter S. Tomenson, Jr. will be retiring from the Board as of the completion of his current term ending at the 2022 Annual Meeting. As a result of these new nominations, Mr. Tomenson’s retirement and the existing director nominees, the Board will be increased to six members at the 2022 Annual Meeting.
“We look forward to welcoming Peter and Darius to the Board upon their election at the 2022 Annual Meeting,” said Raymond C. Kubacki, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “The Board also wishes to recognize and thank Walter for his thoughtful leadership, dedication and many contributions over the years serving Psychemedics and its stockholders,” Mr. Kubacki continued.
The new nominations are pursuant to a Cooperation Agreement, which the Company has entered into with certain entities affiliated with Mr. Kamin, including 3K Limited Partnership. These Kamin affiliated entities together constitute the Company’s largest stockholder, beneficially owning approximately 11.1% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock.
Information about the Nominees
- Peter H. Kamin is the founder of 3K Limited Partnership, a family limited partnership, and has served as its Managing Partner since January 2012. For the 11 years preceding the formation of 3K Limited Partnership, Mr. Kamin was a founding member and Managing Partner of ValueAct Capital, which grew into a leading investment management organization during Mr. Kamin’s tenure. Prior to founding ValueAct Capital in 2000, Mr. Kamin founded and managed Peak Investment L.P., a limited partnership organized to make investments in a select number of domestic public and private companies. Mr. Kamin has served as a member of the board of directors of Tile Shop Holdings, a provider of natural and man-made flooring material, since 2012 and as Chairman since 2018. Since June 2019, Mr. Kamin has served as a director of IAA, Inc., a publicly traded multi-channel vehicle marketplace and former subsidiary of KAR Auction Services, Inc., where he also serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Kamin is also a director of several privately held companies. From May 2012 to October 2019, Mr. Kamin served as a director of MAM Software Group, Inc., then a publicly traded provider of business automation and ecommerce solutions for the automotive aftermarket. MAM Software was acquired in October 2019 and subsequently delisted its common stock. Mr. Kamin holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Kamin is a trustee of Tufts University.
- Darius G. Nevin is a member of the board of directors of Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALRM), the leading provider of interactive security solutions for home and business owners, where he has served since 2016 and where he also serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Nevin previously served as a director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of WCI Communities, Inc., a then publicly traded community developer and luxury homebuilder, from July 2013 through its acquisition in February 2017. Mr. Nevin is a member of G3 Capital Partners, LLC, a consulting company, which has served as an adviser to private equity firms in the fields of security, telecommunications and recurring service industries, and is a member of its investment affiliate, G3 Investment Holdings, LLC. Prior to co-founding G3 Capital Partners, LLC in October 2010, Mr. Nevin served as Chief Financial Officer of Protection One, Inc., a then publicly traded company, from 2001 until June 2010. Mr. Nevin earned an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
About Psychemedics Corporation
Psychemedics Corporation is the world’s largest provider of hair testing for the detection of drugs of abuse. The Company’s patented process is used by thousands of U.S. and international clients, including over 10% of the Fortune 500 companies, for pre-employment and random drug testing. Major police departments, Federal Reserve Banks, schools, and other public entities rely on our unique patented drug testing process. We strongly believe our drug testing method to be superior to any other product currently in use, including traditional urine testing and other hair testing methods. The Psychemedics website is www.psychemedics.com.
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Contact: Raymond C. Kubacki, Chairman, President, and CEO
Phone: (978) 206-8220