Jefferies LLC is Acting as Financial Advisor Following Private Expressions of Interest in Acquiring the Company
Polished is Open to All Pathways to Maximizing Value for Shareholders, Including a Sale of the Company
Today the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Polished.com Inc. (NYSE: POL) (formerly known as 1847 Goedeker Inc.) (“Polished” or the “Company”), issued the following statement in response to the Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Morgan Dempsey Capital Management, LLC (“Morgan Dempsey”) on January 26, 2023:
Polished’s Board and management team welcome the constructive input of our investors. We have consistently engaged with Morgan Dempsey and are confident that we both share a common goal: maximizing value for all the Company’s shareholders.
Following the receipt of multiple private expressions of interest in acquiring all or part of the Company, Polished engaged Jefferies as our financial advisor to help us evaluate credible potential transactions. The Board and management team remain open to all pathways for maximizing value, including a sale of the Company.
Concurrently, Polished is encouraged by the early signs of progress by our new management team and remains focused on driving sustainable, long-term sales and earnings growth.
There can be no assurance that any transaction or the sale of the Company will occur. At this time, Polished shareholders are not required to take any action.
McDermott Will & Emery is acting as legal advisor to the Company.
Polished is raising the bar, delivering a world-class, white-glove shopping experience for home appliances. From the best product selections from top brands to exceptional customer service, we are simplifying the purchasing process and empowering consumers as we provide a polished experience, from inspiration to installation. A product expert helps customers get inspired and imagine the space they want, then shares fresh ideas, unbiased recommendations and excellent deals to suit the project's budget and style. The goal is peace of mind when it comes to new appliances. Polished perks include its "Love-It-Or-Return-It" 30-day policy, extended warranties, the ability to arrange for delivery and installation at your convenience and other special offers. Learn more at www.Polished.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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