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Wednesday, September 06, 2023 10:18:30 AM

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Gyrodyne Appoints Jan Loeb to Board of Directors (8/01/23)

ST. JAMES, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gyrodyne, LLC (Nasdaq: GYRO) (“Gyrodyne” or the “Company”), an owner and manager of a diversified portfolio of real estate properties, today announced that it has appointed Jan Loeb to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective immediately. Mr. Loeb was appointed to the Board pursuant to a cooperation agreement (the “Agreement”) between the Company and Leap Tide Capital Management LLC (collectively with its affiliates, “Leap Tide”).

Paul Lamb, Chairman of the Board, said, “Jan is a proven leader who brings a wealth of strategic knowledge, financial expertise and prior public company board experience, and we are pleased to welcome him as a director. We look forward to benefitting from Jan’s input as we continue to position the Company’s properties for sale to ultimately distribute the maximum value possible to our shareholders.”

The Company also announced that Philip Palmedo, who has served as a director since July 1996, has stepped down from the Board, effective immediately.

Mr. Lamb added: “We want to express our sincere thanks to Phil for his guidance, leadership and dedication as the Company navigated through challenging times over the years.”

Mr. Loeb stated: “We are pleased to have worked constructively with Gyrodyne to reach an agreement that is in the best interests of all stakeholders. I look forward to leveraging my perspectives as a significant shareholder and working alongside my fellow directors to maximize value for all shareholders.”

As part of the Agreement, the Company has agreed to include Mr. Loeb in the Company’s slate of director nominees for election at the 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) for a three-year term. Additionally, Leap Tide has agreed to customary standstill provisions. The Agreement will be included as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, which will be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

About Jan Loeb

Mr. Loeb has more than 40 years of money management and investment banking experience. He has been the Managing Member of Leap Tide since 2007. From 2005 to 2007, he served as the President of Leap Tide’s predecessor, Leap Tide Capital Management Inc., which was formerly known as AmTrust Capital Management Inc. He served as a Portfolio Manager of Chesapeake Partners from February 2004 to January 2005. From January 2002 to December 2004, he served as Managing Director at Jefferies & Company, Inc. From 1994 to 2001, he served as Managing Director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Inc. (formerly Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc.). He served as a Lead Director of American Pacific Corporation from July 8, 2013 to February 27, 2014, and also served as its Director from January 1997 to February 27, 2014. He served as an Independent Director of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (formerly, Golf Trust of America, Inc.) from 2006 to August 31, 2011. He served as a Director of TAT Technologies, Ltd. from August 2009 to December 21, 2016. He served as a Director of Keweenaw Land Association, Ltd. from December 2016 until May 2019. He has served as President, Executive Chairman and board member of Novelstem International Corp since July 2018.

About Gyrodyne, LLC

Gyrodyne, LLC owns and manages a diversified portfolio of real estate properties comprising office, industrial and service-oriented properties in the New York metropolitan area. The Company owns a 63 acre site approximately 50 miles east of New York City on the north shore of Long Island, which includes industrial and office buildings and undeveloped property, and a medical office park in Cortlandt Manor, New York, both of which are the subject of plans to seek value-enhancing entitlements. The Company’s common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol GYRO. Additional information about the Company may be found on its web site at

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