The board of directors of Reed’s, Inc. (NYSEMKT:REED), a Delaware corporation (“Reed’s”) appointed Lewis Jaffe to serve as a director, filling a vacancy. Mr. Jaffe was also appointed to the Governance Committee, Compensation Committee and Audit Committee. The board of directors has determined that Mr. Jaffe does not have relationships that would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director and is an “independent director” as defined under Rule 303A.02 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual.
Since August 2014, Mr. Jaffe has been teaching as an Executive-in-Residence and Clinical Faculty at the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship, Loyola Marymount University. Since January 2010 Mr. Jaffe has served as Chairman of the Board for FitLife Brands Inc (FTLF:OTCBB) and serves on its audit, compensation and governance committees. Since 2006 he has served on the board of Director of York Telecom, a private equity owned company, and serves on its compensation and governance committees. From 2006 to 2008 Mr. Jaffe was Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Oxford Media, Inc. Mr. Jaffe has also served in executive management positions with Verso Technologies, Inc., Wireone Technologies, Inc., Picturetel Corporation, and he was also previously a Managing Director of Arthur Andersen. Mr. Jaffe was the co-founder of MovieMe Network. Mr. Jaffe also served on the Board of Directors of Benihana, Inc. as its lead independent director from 2004 to 2012.
Mr. Jaffe is a graduate of the Stanford Business School Executive Program, holds a Bachelor of Science from LaSalle University and holds a Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing program.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Jaffe and any other persons pursuant to which he was appointed a director. Reed’s has not entered into any material plan, contract or arrangement with Mr. Jaffe. There are no current or proposed transactions in which Mr. Jaffe has a direct or indirect material interest in which Reed’s is involved and in which the amount involved exceeds the lesser of $120,000 or one percent of the average of Reed’s total assets at year end for the last two completed fiscal years.