SOURCE: Sigma Designs, Inc.

Sigma Designs, Inc.

June 27, 2012 09:00 ET

Sigma Demands Answers From Potomac

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2012) - Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of connected media platforms, today responded to the assertion by Potomac Capital Partners III, L.P. that it is not seeking control of Sigma. The Sigma Board called on Potomac to answer three simple questions:

  • By what arithmetic does Potomac's effort to elect three out of the four directors to the Sigma Board constitute anything other than an attempt to gain control of the Company?

  • What does Potomac intend to do with control of the Company and why won't it pay a premium to Sigma's shareholders for it?

  • Why does Potomac continue to believe that a shareholder owning 7.9% of the outstanding shares should control 75% of the Sigma Board rather than the 40% representation that was previously offered to it by Sigma's Board?

Instead of answering these straightforward questions, Potomac is distracting Sigma shareholders with misleading statements and confounded history in order to gain control of the Company without disclosing a strategic plan and without paying a control premium. Sigma shareholders have a right to know the answers to each of these questions!

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Important Additional Information
On June 19, 2012, Sigma Designs filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a definitive proxy statement in connection with its 2012 annual meeting of shareholders (the "2012 Annual Meeting") and has mailed the definitive proxy statement to its shareholders. The definitive proxy statement contains important information concerning the identity and interests of Sigma Designs' directors, director nominees and certain of its officers and employees that may be deemed, along with Sigma Designs, to be participants in the solicitation of Sigma Designs' shareholders in connection with the 2012 Annual Meeting.

Copies of Sigma Designs' definitive proxy statement, any other relevant documents and other materials filed with the SEC concerning Sigma Designs, when filed, may be obtained free of charge at www.sec.gov and www.sigmadesigns.com/IR. The definitive proxy statement and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC contain (or will contain) important information, and stockholders should carefully read the definitive proxy statement, the accompanying WHITE proxy card and other materials filed with the SEC when they become available before making any voting decision.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    Edward McGregor, CFA
    Sigma Designs, Inc.
    Tel: (646) 259-2999
    IR@sigmadesigns.com