Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Nabi (NABI) Holder Third Point LLC Files Preliminary Consent Statement to Remove Board Members, Discloses Unsuccesful Settlement

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: NABI) 9.5% holder Third Point LLC filed a preliminary consent statement to remove Chairman Thomas H. McLain and other directors from the Board of Directors (Harvey, Hudson, Davis, Castaldi)

Third Point said it will nominate Mr. Aryeh, Todd Davis, Stephen Kasnet, Timothy Lynch and Stuart Oran to be appointed by the remaining members of the Board to fill any vacancies created by the removal of directors.

In a related 13D filing, Third Point also disclosed an exchange between a Third Point representitive and the company which resulted in an unsuccesful settlement agreement.

From the 'Purpose of Transaction' section of the 13D filing:

"On October 26, 2006, Mr. Aryeh contacted Mr. McLain to clarify fundamental issues regarding NABI-HB raised on the Company's earnings conference call held the prior day. Mr. Aryeh also advised Mr. McLain that he had agreed to be a nominee of the Third Point Reporting Persons, and that he regretted that the Company's dispute with many of its largest stockholders had come to such an impasse. Later that day, Mr. McLain reached out to Mr. Aryeh and proposed that Mr. Aryeh act as an intermediary to attempt to reach a settlement with the Third Point Reporting Persons. With the consent of the Third Point Reporting Persons, Mr. Aryeh again proposed a settlement offer substantially on the terms previously proposed on September 29, 2006. Discussions continued on October 27, 2006 and ended without an agreement because the parties could not agree on the composition of the strategic action committee (the "SAC"). The Company insisted that the SAC be a committee of five members, consisting of three current Board members and two of the Third Point Reporting Persons' nominees, and the Reporting Persons agreed that the SAC could be a committee of five members if there were a mutual agreement on the fifth member. The Reporting Persons proposed that the SAC be established with four members - two designated by the Board and two of the Management Company's nominees - and that the four members, by majority vote, would choose a fifth member from among the current Board members and, failing agreement in good faith, that the four members would seek to agree in good faith on an independent person not currently on the Board to be added to the Board and the SAC. The discussions ended because the Company required that the fifth member of the SAC be another current member of the Board. Subsequently, on October 30, 2006, the Reporting Persons and the Company renewed discussions, but no settlement has been reached and significant differences between their respective positions remain."

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