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Shareholder Solicitations and the SECs Proxy Rules
submitted by charleyAukes-1969
Most public companies hold a stockholders’ meeting annually and hold special meetings to vote on special corporate actions such as name changes and mergers.Shareholder voting on takes place either in person or by proxy.Proxy solicitation is governed by a number of rules and regulations including: (i) state corporate law; (ii) stock exchange listing requirements; (iii) SEC proxy rules; and (iv) the issuers’ articles and bylaws.Issuers who have a class registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), are subject to the proxy rules. The SEC’s proxy rules are loccated in Section 14(a) of the Exchange Act.The Section 14 Proxy Rules govern the disclosures required to solicit shareholders’ votes for certain corporate actions such as the election of directors and approving accountants.
 
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