Ballantyne Strong (BTN) adds Pro NFL Player Ndamukong Suh as Director

January 19, 2016 8:38 AM EST

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Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE: BTN) announced that Ndamukong Suh has been appointed to its board of directors, effective January 18, 2016. Ndamukong Suh commented, “I’m honored to be appointed to the board of directors at Ballantyne Strong. This is a great responsibility that I do not take lightly. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to build long term shareholder value at Ballantyne Strong.”

Kyle Cerminara, Chairman and CEO of Ballantyne Strong, commented, “We are excited to welcome Ndamukong to the board of directors. Ndamukong has a demonstrated passion for business that rivals his passion for football. Ndamukong continues to have a distinguished career as a leader in the NFL. We believe that his experience and leadership ability will be a valuable addition to the board as we continue to execute on our strategic vision for Ballantyne Strong.”

Friend and mentor Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, commented, “I once said that I was glad he’s not running against me for a board spot. I meant it. I believe that Ndamukong has a bright future as a businessman and I look forward to hearing about his many successes.”

“We are excited to have Ndamukong as an important part of the Miami Dolphins organization. I’m delighted that he has the opportunity to join the board of Ballantyne Strong. I’m supportive of Ndamukong both on and off the field,” commented Stephen Ross, Chairman and Founder of Related Companies and Chairman and Owner of the Miami Dolphins organization.

Mr. Suh, 29, has been a defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins organization since the 2015 season. Prior to signing with the Miami Dolphins organization, Mr. Suh was a defensive tackle with the Detroit Lions organization from his rookie season in 2010 to his departure in 2015. Mr. Suh has been an investor and partner in numerous real estate and aviation projects and a strategic development partner and investor in numerous businesses. Mr. Suh is the founder of the Ndamukong Suh Family Foundation. Mr. Suh graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering focused on Construction Management.

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