American Outdoor Brands (AOBC) Proxy Exempt Solicitation on Gun Safety

Good Afternoon,

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, U.S. – Ontario Province seek your support for Proposal #4 on American Outdoor Brand Company’s (AOBC) 2018 proxy statement requesting a report on the company’s activities related to gun safety measures and the mitigation of harm associated with gun products. The AOBC annual meeting is being held on September 25; it will be a webcast-only meeting.

As outlined in our proxy exempt solicitation, both attached in PDF and here on SEC website, shareholders believe the company is exposed to heightened risks that threaten its long-term viability. Shareholders would benefit from reporting that will allow stakeholders to assess the effectiveness of the company’s current management systems and governance of these risks, including:

  • Evidence of monitoring of violent events associated with products produced by the company;
  • Efforts underway to research and produce safer guns and gun products;
  • Assessment of the corporate reputational and financial risks related to gun violence in the U.S.

I am happy to answer any questions about this proposal and can be reached at the email/phone number below.

Thank you for your consideration,

Judy Byron, OP
Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center
Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment
1216 NE 65th St • Seattle, WA 98115
206.223.1138 • jbyron@ipjc.orgwww.ipjc.org