Texas Pacific Land Trust today issued a statement from Trustee nominee General Donald “Don” G. Cook:
“As I have shared with shareholders in my many conversations and in my video message, I am committed to working with the other Trustees to enhance corporate governance at TPL if I am elected. When I served as the Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee at Crane Company, I led the process to shift from a classified board to holding annual elections for all directors, and I recognize the importance of regular elections to ensure that directors are accountable to shareholders.
“TPL’s founding document dictates that its trustees serve without a specified term, and that is one of multiple factors the Trustees need to consider in determining any future changes to TPL’s governance structure. If elected to serve as TPL’s next Trustee, I would serve as a change agent, bringing deep expertise in corporate governance to help in that process.
“If elected, I commit to resigning as a Trustee after no more than three years, at which point I would stand for reelection if I am renominated, creating the opportunity for shareholders to weigh in on my performance. Three years is enough time to carefully evaluate and begin to implement changes to TPL’s governance.”
The Trust urges shareholders to vote FOR four-star General Donald “Don” G. Cook using the BLUE proxy card. Shareholders can also read more information by visiting www.TrustTPL.com. If you have any questions or need assistance in voting your shares, please contact the Trust’s proxy solicitor:
1407 Broadway, 27th Floor
New York, New York 10018
(212) 929-5500 or call Toll-Free (800) 322-2885
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