Cedar Fair agrees to add two board members, Q will drop suit

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: The following is a partial unedited press release. -J]

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced that it has reached an agreement with its largest unitholder – Q Funding III, L.P. and Q4 Funding, L.P. (“Q”) – that will allow Q to participate actively in the Company’s selection of new directors.

Under the agreement, the Company will increase its Board from seven directors to nine immediately following the Company’s 2010 Annual Meeting of Unitholders, scheduled for June 7, 2010. The two new Directors will be selected from a list of candidates developed by the executive search firm of Spencer Stuart, which Q has retained, based on criteria developed by the Company and Q. The Company and Q will mutually agree upon two Class I Directors, with a term expiring at the Company’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Unitholders. If the Company and Q are unable to agree prior to the Company’s 2010 Annual Meeting of Unitholders, then the Company and Q will each select one Class I Director in their sole discretion. The Company has agreed to reduce the Board back to seven directors by the Company’s 2011 Annual Meeting.

In addition, under the agreement, Q has agreed to voluntarily dismiss the action it filed on April 29, 2010 in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware against the Company and its general partner. Q has also agreed to vote all of its units on the two matters to be considered at the Company’s 2010 Annual Meeting of Unitholders as recommended by the Board.

Read the entire press release from Cedar Fair.

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