The full text of the letter is below.
November 30, 2017
Dear Fellow Deckers Stockholder,
Deckers Outdoor Corporation’s (“Deckers” or the “Company”) December 14th Annual Meeting is two weeks away, and we are seeking your vote in this critical election.
Despite the many press releases and presentation materials you’ve no doubt received from the Company in recent weeks, Deckers’ Board of Directors (the “Board”) and management have been unable to address the basic facts that stockholders have endured for several years: the Company has fallen further away from its own stated long-term margin goals; repeatedly missed annual earnings targets; wasted hundreds of millions of dollars of stockholders’ capital through unwise capital-intensive retail expansion, overpriced acquisitions and excessive corporate SG&A and overhead costs; and seen its shares drastically underperform those of its peers.
As one of Deckers’ largest stockholders with approximately 8.4% of the Company’s common stock, we are asking for your support by voting GOLD in favor of Marcato’s NINE highly-qualified nominees. Marcato’s nominees have fashion, apparel, retail, marketing and finance expertise and will provide the proper oversight required to put Deckers back on a path to success.
Simply put, the Board and management team have demonstrated time and again that they cannot deliver on their goals. As stockholders, we deserve better. We deserve directors who can design and execute a long-term business strategy that delivers growth in earnings per share and total stockholder return and will hold management accountable for achieving these goals.