"Conduct of the Annual Meeting"

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

This year, holding an annual meeting of shareholders has more risks than ever before. Investors are becoming increasingly vocal at meetings and asking tougher questions - meetings have become real shareholder events as more shareholder proposals gain majority support and "vote no" campaigns grow; not to mention the majority vote standard that many companies have adopted. Finally, there are many thorny issues regarding how to count votes, such as over-voting and "empty voting" have arisen.

Join these experts:

  • Kathy Gibson, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Campbell Soup
  • Carl Hagberg, Independent Inspector of Elections and Editor of The Shareholder Service Optimizer
  • Bob Lamm, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Pfizer
  • Barbara Mathews, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Edison International
  • Carol Ward, Vice President & Corporate Secretary, Kraft Foods

Among other topics, this program will cover:

  • How to optimize the online experience for those shareholders watching online
  • How to handle common and troublesome tabulation issues
  • How to handle meeting attendees that act inappropriately
  • What types of special logistics should you consider before the meeting
  • How to prepare your officers and directors for tough questions raised during the meeting

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