Dan Plants, Investor and Veteran Advisor to Public Companies, Joins Calix Board of Directors

PETALUMA, Calif., March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX), today announced the addition of veteran investor J. Daniel Plants to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Plants brings a wealth of experience as a successful investor, director and advisor to many public companies.  Mr. Plants’ investment firm, Voce Capital Management LLC, is a value-oriented, employee-owned investment advisor and is currently the owner of more than 1 million shares of Calix common stock.  As a long-term, value-focused investor, Mr. Plants has worked alongside his portfolio companies as they transformed their business models and generated value for stockholders.

“We have recently highlighted the significant transformations that we are driving across Calix to become an all platform company. Bringing a seasoned investor onto the board will help us ensure that all of our constituents benefit from the value we create through this transformation,” said Don Listwin, Calix Chairman.  “Dan’s broad experience and knowledge of the technology landscape complements our already diverse, world class board.”

Prior to founding Voce in 2011, Mr. Plants’ two decades of experience featured leadership roles from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road, including executive positions in the mergers and acquisitions groups at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and JPMorgan.  Mr. Plants has led dozens of successful M&A transactions and helped raise more than $20 billion in public and …

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