180 Degree Capital Corp. Announces New Portfolio Holdings – Airgain, Inc., EMCORE Corporation, Lantronix, Inc. and PDL BioPharma, Inc.

MONTCLAIR, N.J., Oct. 11, 2018 — 180 Degree Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TURN) (“180” and the “Company”) announced the following new and previously undisclosed publicly traded portfolio holdings:

  • Airgain, Inc. – A provider of advanced antenna technologies used to enable high-performance wireless networks in the connected home, enterprise, automobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.
  • EMCORE Corporation – A provider of mixed-signal optical products used in defense systems, high-speed communications, and network infrastructures.
  • Lantronix, Inc. – A provider of secure data access and management solutions for IoT assets.
  • PDL BioPharma, Inc. – A owner of royalty rights, debt securities and other assets in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.

“We are excited to announce four new positions that we have established during the prior two quarters,” said Kevin M. Rendino, Chief Executive Officer of 180.  “Given their relative valuations, we believe each of these companies present attractive opportunities for us to build value for shareholders.  We look forward to discussing these investments, as well as our other holdings, on our third quarter conference call in November 2018.”

About 180 Degree Capital Corp.

180 Degree Capital Corp. is a publicly traded registered closed-end fund focused on investing in and providing value-added assistance through constructive activism to what we believe are substantially undervalued small, publicly traded companies that have potential for significant turnarounds.  Our goal is that the result of our constructive activism leads to a reversal in direction for the share price of these investee companies, i.e., a 180-degree turn.  Detailed information about 180 and its holdings can be found on its website at www.180degreecapital.com.

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Press Contact: Daniel B. Wolfe 180 Degree Capital Corp. 973-746-4500

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