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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Much of the special meeting will be public, including requests for a comprehensive financial audit of the quasi-public agency, encompassing all of its expenditures and revenues, as well as a review of the EIDC's bylaws, policies and procedures.
Whether or not stockholders are able to attend the special meeting in person, they should complete, sign and date the proxy card and return it in the prepaid and addressed envelope as soon as possible.
George Perlegos, one of the Founders of Atmel, said "We are pleased that the Court ruled promptly and are looking forward to holding the special meeting of stockholders.
Global Investors intends to convene its Special Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, January 31, 2007, at 9:00 a.
Any shareholder who has executed a proxy but who is present at the continuation of the Special Meeting on February 21, 2007, and who wishes to vote in person on the proposals may do so by revoking his or her proxy in writing at the continuation of the special meeting.
a) Complete the ADP voter instruction card or form of proxy, (b) vote against the merger proposal, (c) check the box for conversion on the ADP voter instruction card or form of proxy, and (d) submit the ADP voter instruction card or form of proxy before the date of the special meeting of stockholders.
Any shareholder who has executed a proxy but who is present at the continuation of the special meeting on January 31, 2007, and who wishes to vote in person on the Proposals may do so by revoking his or her proxy in writing at the continuation of the special meeting.
The parties expect to close the proposed merger shortly after Per-Se conducts its special meeting of stockholders if the requisite stockholder approval is obtained at the special meeting.
ARC intends to mail the prospectus with respect to the rights offering and the proxy statement for the special meeting to its stockholders on or about December 22, 2006.
CNS filed a definitive proxy statement in connection with a Special Meeting of Stockholders to consider the proposed merger transaction between CNS and GSK, which definitive proxy statement was mailed to stockholders on or about November 16, 2006.
The results of the vote on approval of the amendments to the Articles of Incorporation will be announced at the Special Meeting, to be held on January 10, 2007, subject to any adjournment of such meeting.
Connetics said that if the merger receives the approval of holders of a majority of its outstanding common stock at this special meeting, and if the other conditions to closing have been satisfied by that time, then the earliest date on which the merger could be consummated would be December 21, 2006.

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