RTW Investments Supports Good Corporate Governance Requests the Board continue with the Special Meeting
NEW YORK, April 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- RTW Investments, LP ("RTW"), which manages funds holding approximately 9.3% of the outstanding shares of Cutera, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CUTR), today announced that it was in favor of the Company holding the previously-called Special Meeting of Stockholders (the "Special Meeting") for the purpose of reconstituting the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Company. RTW is concerned about the events that have transpired at the Company this past week, particularly with respect to the Board's removal of David Mowry as the Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of the Company on April 11, 2023.
RTW would like the Board to act in the best interests of the Company's stockholders and move forward with holding the Special Meeting so the voices of all stockholders may be heard. RTW believes that the market reaction to the removal of Mr. Mowry as CEO demonstrates the need for the Special Meeting and the lack of confidence in the Board. Additionally, in light of yesterday's events, RTW believes the Company should re-open the director nomination period for the Company's annual meeting of stockholders.
RTW also believes that the Board should not have terminated Mr. Mowry and that he should continue as CEO while the Board searches for his replacement. RTW asks the Board to immediately reinstate him as the interim CEO.
As one of the Company's largest stockholders, RTW continues to believe that the Company's innovative products can realize significant value for its stockholders with the right leadership.
About RTW Investments
RTW Investments, LP is a New York-based, global, full life-cycle investment firm that focuses on identifying transformational and disruptive innovations across the biopharmaceutical and medical technologies sectors. As a leading partner of industry and academia, RTW combines deep scientific expertise with a solution-oriented investment approach to advance emerging medical therapies by building and supporting the companies and/or academics developing them. For further information about RTW, please visit www.RTWfunds.com.
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Funds managed by RTW currently beneficially own shares of the Company. These funds buy and sell securities and intend to continue trading in the securities of the Company. You should assume such funds will from time to time sell all or a portion of their holdings of the Company in open market transactions or otherwise, buy additional shares (in open market or privately negotiated transactions or otherwise), or trade in options, puts, calls, swaps or other derivative instruments relating to such shares.
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