DURHAM, NC, September 10, 2018 — MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTCQB: MGTI) announced today that Robert Ladd, its President and Chief Executive Officer, is taking a leave of absence to focus on addressing the allegations in an SEC Complaint filed on Friday September 7, 2018. H. Robert Holmes, independent director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of MGT will assume the duties of Mr. Ladd as Interim President and CEO.
Mr. Holmes stated, “Notwithstanding the board’s contention that the SEC claims are without merit, and that Rob will be vindicated, we are faced with the unfortunate immediate situation of perception overwhelming reality. As we previously stated, we wish to further emphasize that the Company was not named as a defendant in the SEC complaint. Further, we can assure stockholders that the operations and activities of the Company will continue under the leadership of Robert Lowrey, Chief Financial Officer and Stephen Schaeffer, Chief Operating Officer, with the full confidence of the board.”
Mr. Schaeffer added, “We will not be distracted in our mission to grow our cryptocurrency mining operations. We have been analyzing several low-cost energy opportunities in the U.S. and Sweden and look forward to updating shareholders more fully in the near future.”
About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.
Operating in facilities in northern Sweden and Washington State, MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTCQB: MGTI) ranks as one of the largest U.S. based Bitcoin miners. MGT owns and operates approximately 6,800 Bitmain S9 miners, and 50 GPU-based Ethereum mining rigs. Further, the Company continues to execute on an expansion model to secure low cost power and grow its crypto assets materially.
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