Voting Instruction Card

Voting Instruction Card

The voting card sent to participants in an employee plan giving the trustee of the plan the authority to vote the shares as indicated on a proxy card.

Voting Instruction Card

A certificate issued by a voting trust to common shareholders. The voting instruction card is given in exchange for common stock and gives the shareholder every right associated with the common share except voting rights. Specifically and perhaps most importantly, the shareholder continues to receive dividends. A voting trust receives the voting rights (and legal title) to the common stock for a set period of time in order to combine the voting power of common shareholders who set up the voting trust.
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The company added that attendance at the annual meeting will be limited to only stockholders of record and beneficial owners who provide proof of beneficial ownership as of the record date, such as an account statement, a copy of the voting instruction card provided by a broker, bank, trustee, or nominee, or other similar evidence of ownership.
Furthermore, beneficial owners may attend the meeting provided they furnish proof of beneficial ownership, like an account statement, a copy of the voting instruction card from a broker, bank, trustee, or nominee or other similar evidence of ownership as of the record date and also that the 2011 annual report can be accessed on the Investor Relations/SEC Filings page of the company's website at http://ir.