· Criticizes proposals as disruptive to strategic progress and succession planning, and focusing solely on short-term returns
· Reaffirms commitment to growing cash distributions to unitholders
SANDUSKY, OHIO, USA – The Board of Directors of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, sent a letter on Dec 13 to all unitholders stating its reasons for opposing the proposals submitted by Q Funding III, L.P. and Q4 Funding, L.P. (“Q Investments”), one of the Company’s largest unitholders, to be considered at a Special Meeting of Unitholders on January 11, 2011.
The Board believes the proposed amendments to the Company’s Partnership Agreement would not be in the best interests of unitholders because they would severely limit the options available to the Board in pursuit of its strategy to maximize long-term value. In addition, they would greatly disrupt the Company’s deliberate and ongoing succession planning process that is well under way and is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2011.