Fri, 26 Feb 2021

This press release serves as a correction to the release issued earlier today. Specifically, this release changes the ownership of shares from 271,000 to 275,760, and recommends not tendering shares for ARS clients.

QUEENSBURY, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 12, 2021 / Dear Fellow Collectors Universe Shareholders: Adirondack Retirement Specialists, Inc. ('Adirondack', 'our', or 'we') is an Registered Investment Adviser whose accounts and shareholders maintain ownership of 275,760 shares of Collectors Universe ('Collectors', 'CLCT', or the 'Company'), representing an approximate 3% equity interest in the Company. We believe the recently announced $75.25 per share tender offer; a 3.7% premium to the closing price of Collectors' shares prior to the announcement of the proposed transaction, significantly undervalues the Company. We are fiduciaries for our shareholders in our RIA, and as such we are to put our client's best interest first. We believe that those attempting to buy the company at $75.25 know this price undervalues the company at this time. The business has reported, in a post COVID world, record sales, a backlog of orders , and a strong management forecast going forward. At this price, we have a strong belief that shareholders would be better served to see Collectors Universe continue as a public company, and proceed with the strategic and technology initiatives that are delivering strong financial results and stock price appreciation. Therefore, we will adamantly recommend that our clients not submit shares into the tender offer as proposed. Three key considerations lead us to oppose the proposed transaction: [1] We believe recently reported financial results show continued strength along with the forecast. [2] We believe the addition of Ms. Lorraine Bardeen, who serves as VP and Chief Technology Officer of World Wide Enterprise and Commercial Industries at Microsoft, was to head a technology initiatives committee that could bring significant digital revenues, as well as more efficient operations; this could add significant value to the company, and has yet to be realized . [3] We also have reservations about the Board of Directors' decision to recommend approval of the tender offer, as well as the process used to entertain and evaluate the offer.

We would prefer our clientele maintain ownership in the company as it currently stands, or, failing that, we feel that a significantly higher offer would be needed to represent fair value for Collectors Universe.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING THIS LETTER:

THIS LETTER CONTAINS OUR CURRENT VIEWS ON THE VALUE OF THE COMPANY'S SECURITIES AND CERTAIN ACTIONS THAT THE COMPANY'S BOARD MAY TAKE TO ENHANCE THE VALUE OF ITS SECURITIES. OUR VIEWS ARE BASED ON OUR OWN ANALYSIS OF PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION AND ASSUMPTIONS WE BELIEVE TO BE REASONABLE. THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT THE INFORMATION WE CONSIDERED AND ANALYZED IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE. SIMILARLY, THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT OUR ASSUMPTIONS ARE CORRECT. THE COMPANY'S ACTUAL PERFORMANCE AND RESULTS MAY DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM OUR ASSUMPTIONS AND ANALYSIS.

WE HAVE NOT SOUGHT, NOR HAVE WE RECEIVED, PERMISSION FROM ANY THIRD-PARTY TO INCLUDE THEIR INFORMATION IN THIS LETTER. ANY SUCH INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED AS INDICATING THE SUPPORT OF SUCH THIRD PARTY FOR THE VIEWS EXPRESSED HEREIN.

OUR VIEWS AND OUR HOLDINGS COULD CHANGE AT ANY TIME. WE MAY SELL ANY OR ALL OF OUR HOLDINGS OR INCREASE OUR HOLDINGS BY PURCHASING ADDITIONAL SECURITIES. WE MAY TAKE ANY OF THESE OR OTHER ACTIONS REGARDING THE COMPANY WITHOUT UPDATING THIS LETTER OR PROVIDING ANY NOTICE WHATSOEVER OF ANY SUCH CHANGES (EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW).

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:

Certain statements contained in this letter are forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements that are predications of or indicate future events, trends, plans or objectives. Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements because, by their nature, they are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or activities and are subject to many risks and uncertainties. Due to such risks and uncertainties, actual events or results or actual performance may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the future tense or other forward-looking words such as 'believe,' 'expect,' 'anticipate,' 'intend,' 'plan,' 'estimate,' 'should,' 'may,' 'will,' 'objective,' 'projection,' 'forecast,' 'management believes,' 'continue,' 'strategy,' 'position' or the negative of those terms or other variations of them or by comparable terminology.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations set forth in this letter include, among other things, the factors identified in the public filings of the Company. Such forward-looking statements should therefore be construed in light of such factors, and we are under no obligation, and expressly disclaim any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Adirondack Retirement Specialists is independent of American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.

**** TAX ADVICE NOTICE ****

To comply with the requirements imposed by the United States Treasury Department, any information regarding any U. S. federal tax matters contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, as advice for the purpose of (1) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (2) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein or in any attachments.

Securities offered through American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. , Member FINRA/SIPC Investment advisory services offered through Adirondack Retirement Specialists a SEC Registered Investment Advisor

Adirondack Retirement Specialists is independent of American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.

Contact

Sean Berger
518-761-6184
sb@retirespecial.com

SOURCE: Adirondack Retirement Specialists



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