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E-Meetings Review

a project of

The Shareholder Forum

in support of its program for

Electronic Participation in Shareholder Meetings


Participant Questions

News Digest

Meeting Observations

Focus Report


July 2, 2010


Participant Questions and Comments


A brief pre-holiday report:

We are sending you this shortened report with our best wishes for an enjoyable holiday weekend.


What arrangements are available for electronic participation in the Forum’s July 13 meeting?

Details are still being worked out, but it appears that the webcast access to the open meeting will be similar to what is provided in a typical quarterly conference call for analysts, as described in our recent report, "What We Can Learn from Real Marketplace-Tested Practices."  We will provide participants with access information when it becomes available.


Please remember that advance registration is required for either electronic or in-person participation in the meeting.


News Digest


Numerous news reports appeared in the past week on the passage of the financial reform bill. Parts of the bill, such as proxy access rules and say on pay, relate to our program in that they are expected to generate a need for more effective investor communication.


Meeting Observations


As promised last week, Broadridge has provided an archived webcast of its "behind-the-scenes" view of the Best Buy shareholder meeting, showing how a company’s manager actually administers the controls for electronic participation. The demonstration covers the meeting from start to finish including the pre-meeting communications and the voting and questions during the meeting. If you get the timing synchronized, you can watch this manager’s view in one window and the public view webcast, available here, in another.






Considering Your Inalienable Rights




Enjoy your celebration of independence. 





Avital Louria Hahn

E-Meetings Review, a Shareholder Forum project




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This Forum program is open, free of charge, to anyone concerned with investor interests in the development of standards for conducting shareholder meetings with electronic participation. As stated in the posted Conditions of Participation, the Forum's purpose is to provide decision-makers with access to information and a free exchange of views on the issues presented in the program's Forum Summary. Each participant is expected to make independent use of information obtained through the Forum, subject to the privacy rights of other participants.  It is a Forum rule that participants will not be identified or quoted without their explicit permission.

The organization of this Forum program was encouraged by Walden Asset Management, and is proceeding with the invited leadership support of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. and Intel Corporation to address issues relevant to broad public interests in marketplace practices, rather than investor decisions relating to only a single company. The Forum may therefore invite program support of several companies that can provide both expertise and examples of leadership relating to the issues being addressed.

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