Wilhelmina Cooper (née Behmenburg) (May 1, 1939, Culemborg, Gelderland - March 1, 1980) was a model who began with Ford Models and,
at the peak of her success, founded her own agency, Wilhelmina Models, in New York City in 1967.
Wilhelmina Models is one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world. Since its founding in 1967 by Dutch supermodel Wilhelmina Cooper, Wilhelmina Models has earned its prestigious standing as an industry leader by providing full-spectrum model management for women, men, full-figured, fitness, and children models, as well as entertainers and musicians.
In addition to agency locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, and licensees throughout the world, Wilhelmina Models maintains relationships with hundreds of local model management firms in order to find and develop the next generation of talent. Model scouting and development initiatives also extend into national model searches produced in concert with strategic media partners utilizing the latest in information and social technologies. A distinctive professionalism and integrity, which imbues all aspects of client relations, moreover has allowed Wilhelmina Models to remain a pioneer in the dynamic and ever-changing fashion and beauty industries for over 40 years.
As an extension of Wilhelmina's commitment to full-spectrum talent management, Wilhelmina Artist Management, specializing in entertainment and music, for over a decade has developed and maintained the brand identities of artists by securing major fashion campaigns, private brand licensing, endorsements, marketing opportunities, and tour sponsorships. Wilhelmina Artist Management has worked with stars such as Natasha Bedingfield, Estelle, Cyndi Lauper, Rebecca Romijn, amongst others and has landed significant campaigns with Avon, CoverGirl, Donna Karan, MAC, L'Oréal, and more.
This company is controlled by Newcastle Capital Management, L.P. (NCM). They manage almost $1 billion in assets. Two other notable public
companies controlled by them are Hallmark Financial Services Inc.(NASDAQ: HALL) and Pizza Inn Holdings Inc.(NASDAQ: PZZI).
As of April 1, 2013, the registrant had 119,669,761shares of Common Stock outstanding.
As of November 14, 2012, the registrant had 121,440,752 shares of Common stock outstanding.
As of March 29, 2012, the registrant had 129,440,752 shares of Common Stock outstanding.
On July 31, 2012, the Company repurchased 8,000,000 shares of its Common Stock at a price of $0.126 per share. The transaction was effected through a broker dealer making a market in the Company's shares on behalf of an affiliate of the Company.
During August 2012, the Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program, whereby the Company may repurchase up to 10,000,000 shares of its outstanding Common Stock. The shares may be repurchased from time-to-time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions at prices the Company deems appropriate. The program does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of Common Stock and the program may be modified or suspended at any time at the Company's discretion. The stock repurchase plan will be funded through the Company's cash on hand and the Credit Agreement.
Newcastle Partners LP 48,614,513 a/o 7/30/2012
Horst-Dieter Esch 29,177,115 a/o 2/22/2012
Ronald L. Chez 6,701,857 a/o 3/22/2013