Special Meeting

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Special Meeting

Refers to a meeting of shareholders outside the usual annual general meeting. In the context of corporate governance, some limitations either increase the level of shareholder support required to call a special meeting beyond that specified by state law or eliminate the ability to call one entirely. Such provisions add an extra time delay to many proxy fights, since bidders must wait until the regularly scheduled annual meeting to replace board members or dismantle takeover defenses.

Extraordinary General Meeting

Any shareholders meeting other than the annual general meeting. Extraordinary general meetings are usually called to deal with an urgent matter, such as the replacement of an executive or perhaps some legal trouble with the company. Any decision that shareholders must make but cannot wait until the next annual general meeting is made at an EGM.
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to transact such other business as may properly come before the Special Meeting and any adjournment or postponement thereof.
We stand embarrassed, but now we have to fix it,'' county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said Friday after sending a letter to EIDC President Cody Cluff requesting a copy of the EIDC's current budget, among other operating documents, in preparation for the special meeting.
A special meeting of ADESA stockholders to consider and vote upon the proposed merger has been scheduled for March 28, 2007 at 10:00 am local time at ADESA's executive offices located at 13085 Hamilton Crossing Blvd.
Accordingly, we intend to conclude our request solicitation for the purposes of calling a special meeting of Magma's shareholders on December 2, 1994.
In the opinion, the Court found that the decision of the Atmel board to cancel the special meeting of stockholders was improper as a matter of law and directed Atmel to hold the special meeting that was properly called by George Perlegos as the then Chairman of the Board.
The company's board of directors will, however, consider Cohen's request for a special meeting of shareholders.
The record date for the Special Meeting remains November 20, 2006.
30 in expenses he allegedly incurred in soliciting and obtaining proxies and calling the special meeting and $1.
NASDAQ:GROW) today announced that it adjourned its reconvened Special Meeting of Shareholders in order to allow additional time for U.
Redemption of rights by shareholder action under the amendment requires the affirmative vote of a majority of all outstanding shares of common stock and any other capital stock of the company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors of the company ("voting stock") outstanding as of the record date of the special meeting but not giving effect to any affirmative votes cast by the offeror or its affiliates or by certain insiders of the company.
AMEX:AQR), today announced that it has set February 15, 2007 as the date for the Special Meeting of Stockholders at which the acquisition of Jazz Semiconductor, Inc.
Kross has requested that the special meeting be held prior to the May 20, 1992, rescheduled annual meeting, for the purpose of allowing the shareholders to vote on maintaining the size of the board at 15 members.

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