HC2 Holdings Announces Appointment of Julie Springer, TransUnion Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, to its Board of Directors

February 11, 2020

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HCHC), a diversified holding company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Springer to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.  Ms. Springer is a highly talented executive with more than 20 years of experience in both business-to-business and consumer marketing, having served in prior leadership roles at Experian, Analyte Media, Leapfrog Online and the Allant Group.  Ms. Springer’s appointment expands the size of HC2’s Board of Directors from five directors to six.

Ms. Springer currently serves as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for TransUnion and serves on the Board of Directors of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.  She also serves as an advisor to several national start-up organizations.

“We are excited to welcome Julie to our Board during an important time in HC2’s continued evolution,” said Philip Falcone, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of HC2.  “Julie is a recognized and innovative leader in marketing and branding, whose extensive experience will be instrumental in helping HC2 further refine and effectively communicate its overall strategy. The breadth of her expertise will be instrumental to HC2 as we continue to execute on further strengthening our balance sheet while focusing additional effort on our highest growth businesses.”

“HC2 is at an exciting and pivotal time in the organization’s progression, and one in which it will be critical to align the company’s strategy with its overall market position.  I am delighted to join the Board of Directors and look forward to contributing to HC2’s success,” commented Ms. Springer.

About HC2

HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded (NYSE: HCHC) diversified holding company, which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate long-term sustainable free cash flow and attractive returns in order to maximize value for all stakeholders.  HC2 has a diverse array of operating subsidiaries across eight reportable segments, including Construction, Marine Services, Energy, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Broadcasting, Insurance and Other.  HC2’s largest operating subsidiaries include DBM Global Inc., a family of companies providing fully integrated structural and steel construction services, and Global Marine Systems Limited, a leading provider of engineering and underwater services on submarine cables. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in New York, New York.  Learn more about HC2 and its portfolio companies at www.hc2.com.

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Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains, and certain oral statements made by our representatives from time to time may contain, forward-looking statements.  Generally, forward-looking statements include information describing actions, events, results, strategies and expectations and are generally identifiable by use of the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “projects,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “might,” or “continues” or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, any statements regarding HC2’s balance sheet, highest growth businesses and alignment of strategy with overall market position.  Such statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of HC2’s management and the management of HC2’s subsidiaries and portfolio companies.  The Company believes these judgments are reasonable, but you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results, and the Company’s actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of important factors, both positive and negative, that may be revised or supplemented in subsequent statements and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including in our reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K.  Such important factors include, without limitation, issues related to the restatement of our financial statements; the fact that we have historically identified material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting, and any inability to remediate future material weaknesses; capital market conditions, including the ability of HC2 and HC2’s subsidiaries to raise capital; the ability of HC2’s subsidiaries and portfolio companies to generate sufficient net income and cash flows to make upstream cash distributions; volatility in the trading price of HC2 common stock; the ability of HC2 and its subsidiaries and portfolio companies to identify any suitable future acquisition or disposition opportunities; our ability to realize efficiencies, cost savings, income and margin improvements, growth, economies of scale and other anticipated benefits of strategic transactions; difficulties related to the integration of financial reporting of acquired or target businesses; difficulties completing pending and future acquisitions and dispositions; effects of litigation, indemnification claims, and other contingent liabilities; changes in regulations and tax laws; and risks that may affect the performance of the operating subsidiaries and portfolio companies of HC2.  Although HC2 believes its expectations and assumptions regarding its future operating performance are reasonable, there can be no assurance that the expectations reflected herein will be achieved.  These risks and other important factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release.

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Contact:
Investor Relations
Garrett Edson
ir@hc2.com
(212) 235-2691 

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Source: HC2 Holdings, Inc.