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New guide offers blueprint for successful virtual shareholder meetings

Joe Mont | April 23, 2018

Advances in technology have enabled companies to consider options for hosting annual shareowner meetings online. A new resource seeks to help them as they consider the pros and cons of doing so.

The Virtual Annual Shareowner Meetings Study Group—comprised of 17 executives representing institutional investors, public companies, and proxy and legal service providers—has released a whitepaper called “Principles and Best Practices for Virtual Annual Shareowner Meetings.” It identifies principles and best practices companies should consider when managing virtual meetings.

The term “virtual meeting” refers to a meeting in which shareowners are able to attend the meeting online via the internet, be certified electronically as a company shareholder, ask questions of the board of directors and management, and cast their votes online in a secure manner while...

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