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On June 13, 2014, Forward Industries, Inc. issued the following memorandum to its employees:
You may have heard about some recent events relating to the Board of Directors of Forward Industries. One of Forward’s directors, Terry Wise, has submitted a Nomination Letter to the Company seeking to nominate himself and three additional people for election as director at Forward’s 2014 Annual Shareholders Meeting. The remainder of the Board has certain concerns about Mr. Wise’s nomination letter and has raised those concerns. This dispute is ongoing and may continue for some time, until the 2014 Annual Shareholders Meeting is held, which currently has not been scheduled. You may be hearing more in the news about this, and some of it may be negative.
This board matter does not affect the Company’s current operations or your daily job duties. Let me remind you that the very best thing you can do in a situation like this is to continue your outstanding performance for the Company. It is imperative that we all continue to remain focused on the business despite what distractions this activity may produce via the web and other media. For our Forward team it remains business as usual. I appreciate that everyone will continue to do their best during this time.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, or anything else, please do not hesitate to ask me directly.
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The Company and its directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders in connection with the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Information concerning such participants is available in the Company’s Proxy Statement for the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders filed with the SEC on August 29, 2013. Shareholders are advised to read the Company’s Proxy Statement for the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and other relevant documents when they become available, because they will contain important information. You can obtain free copies of these documents from the Company as described above.