Stockholders Approve Election of Two New Directors and Authorize Strategic Initiatives to Position Algodon for a National Exchange Listing
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/03/17 -- Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group, Inc. (OTCQB: VINO), a luxury lifestyle and real estate development brand with premium wines in Argentina, held its annual stockholder meeting on September 28, 2017. Algodon's stockholders approved, among other proposals, the election of two new directors, Marc Dumont and Stephen Moel to serve on its Board of Directors for a three-year term effective upon the listing of Algodon's common shares to a national exchange in the United States. Scott Mathis, Julian Beale, and Peter Lawrence, the Company's current directors, were also re-elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term to serve until the 2020 annual meeting of the Company's stockholders.
In addition, the stockholders approved the authorization of the Board of Directors to effect a reverse stock split of the outstanding shares of common stock in a range from one-for-two (1:2) up to one-for-six (1:6), or anywhere between. The number of authorized shares of common stock will not be affected by the reverse stock split, if necessary to meet the Exchanges' price requirements.
The stockholders also approved Marcum LLP as Algodon's independent registered accounting firm for the year ended December 31, 2017 and ratified the Company's 2016 Equity Incentive Plan. The final proposal approved by the stockholders, on an advisory basis, was the compensation of the Company's executive officers, commonly known as a "Say on Pay" proposal, and voted to continue this review every three years.
"The proposal approvals from the recent stockholder meeting continue to position the Company towards a national exchange listing for Algodon shareholders in 2017," said Scott Mathis, Founder, Chairman and CEO. "This couldn't be more timely with the upcoming rollout of our award-winning Malbec wines in the United States, the recently announced land acquisition in Mendoza that doubles the size of our wine estates and our upcoming launch of luxury consumer products all coming together in the coming quarters.
"Argentina is now in the infancy stages of what we feel is one of the most promising real estate markets on the globe. Not only is Argentina experiencing a new pragmatic and business friendly government which is already attracting more international investment, but leverage has once again returned to the real estate markets with the recent initiation of both 20 and 30 year mortgages, something that rarely existed in the last decade. We look forward to sharing more on our progress at upcoming investor conferences in late 2017 and throughout 2018," concluded Mathis.
About Algodon Wines & Luxury Development Group (Algodon Group)
In building our luxury brand ALGODON®, one of prestige, distinction and elegance, we begin with a focus on the quality and reputation of our award-wining wines. Algodon Wines ultimately serve as our ambassador, as we then identify and develop vineyard operations, luxury lifestyle properties, and other real estate assets and opportunities. Our company has a passion for seeking outstanding opportunities, with the potential for growth, in spectacular settings. As we continue to produce the ultra-fine wines for which we have become recognized, we expect that our reputation for quality will only continue to grow and accordingly increase the value of our company's brand and real estate holdings. Algodon's non-leveraged, luxury assets serve as our mainstay and are currently concentrated in Argentina, which we believe represents one of the most undervalued investment sectors in the world today. For more information, please visit
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