Proxy ballots and the materials included with a ballot provide a key opportunity for investors. The ballots give shareholders a mechanism to express their rights as owners. The accompanying materials give details on how the company is run, including who the board members are, how executives are paid and whether conflicts of interest exist.
What Is in the Proxy Package?
Depending on the preferences you provided to your broker, you may receive notices about shareholder meetings either through a letter or package in the mail or an e-mail directing you to a Web site (an e-proxy). The contents will include a ballot, a notice of the meeting and the proxy statement.
...To continue reading this article you must be registered with AAII.
to read this article and receive access to future AAII.com articles.
Already registered with AAII? Login to read the rest of this article.