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LSI Industries Third Quarter, Fiscal 2018 Earnings Conference Call Update

25 Days ago

CINCINNATI, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:LYTS) today provided an update on the third quarter, fiscal 2018 earnings conference call.  John Morgan, Managing Director, commented, “The Company has received a number of inquiries from shareholders with regard to the recent departure of the CEO and the effect this may have on the conference call scheduled for Thursday April 26th.  First let me confirm that this call is still scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m.  Jim Galeese, CFO will review financial results for the quarter and year-to-date.  In addition I will join Jim on the call to represent the Board of Directors, and will be available to answer your questions with regard to the focus of the CEO search.

“To be responsive to recent shareholder inquiries, I want to supplement the release from Monday April 23rd and add clarity regarding the CEO change.  The Board believes that the previous CEO achieved a number of improvements to the business and that the Company is now well positioned to grow.  The decision was made to bring in a new CEO with skills and experience in product innovation and revenue growth, and this shift in emphasis is the sole reason for making the change. 

“The search will target a CEO with successful experience in managing through market transformations that we are seeing in both the lighting and graphics markets we serve.  Developments in the application of emerging technologies, digital electronics, and a connected world will present a number of opportunities in the future.  In order to unlock the potential value of LSI, we believe it is important to invest in profitable growth as a primary financial lever.  The development of top-line growth strategies demands unique skills, and adding these skill sets to the organization is the focus of our recruitment effort. 

“The team at LSI is excited about the future opportunities to grow the business and we look forward to discussing this with you on the call this Thursday.”

About the Company

We are a customer-centric company that positions itself as a value-added, trusted partner in developing superior image solutions through our world-class lighting, graphics, and technology capabilities.  Our core strategy of "Lighting + Graphics + Technology = Complete Image Solutions" differentiates us from our competitors.

We are committed to advancing solid-state LED technology to make affordable, high performance, energy-efficient lighting and custom graphic products that bring value to our customers.  We have a vast offering of innovative solutions for virtually any lighting or graphics application.  In addition, we provide sophisticated lighting and energy management control solutions to help customers manage their energy performance.  Further, we provide a full range of design support, engineering, installation and project management services to our customers. 

We are a vertically integrated U.S.-based manufacturer concentrating on serving customers in North America and Latin America.  Our major markets include commercial / industrial lighting, petroleum / convenience store and multi-site retail (including automobile dealerships, restaurants and national retail accounts).  Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, LSI has facilities in Ohio, California, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina and Texas.  The Company’s common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol LYTS. 

For further information, contact John Morgan, managing director, at (513) 815-6773.

Additional note:  Today’s news release, along with past releases from LSI Industries, is available on the Company’s internet site at www.lsi-industries.com or by email or fax, by calling the Investor Relations Department at (513) 793-3200.