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Shareholders have the right to vote on key issues and decisions affecting corporate issuers. This is an important responsibility of ownership. Proxy voting is available during a company’s annual meeting cycle, and materials are available online throughout the year.
If you have a question or need assistance with your vote, please contact us at the numbers below. AST's Call Center is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 8pm ET.
All Shareholder Inquiries: (800) 937-5449 or (718) 921-8124.
TTY: (718) 921-8386
Teletypewriter for the hearing impaired: (866) 703-9077
Some companies may have elected to mail their shareholders Notice of Availability of Proxy Materials, which provides a link to this site to view proxy materials for their Annual or Special Meeting. You can access these proxy materials or, if you prefer, you may request a hard copy below.
If review of the information provided here does not answer a particular question or concern that you may have, please do not hesitate to contact our Shareholder Services Department.
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The stockholder of record is a person or entity owning shares as of a particular Record Date. In this case the record date is the latest date by which you must be a shareholder in order to vote in the annual meeting.
A registered stockholder (“record owner”) is a stockholder whose share ownership in a company is recorded directly on the books of the company’s transfer agent. If you own company shares through a bank, broker, or other intermediary, then you are a beneficial stockowner. Your holdings are considered to be held in "street name" through your bank, broker, or other intermediary who would send the proxy material and voting instructions to you directly.
Street name owners with questions regarding their proxy material should contact their bank, broker, or other intermediary directly for assistance.
You may submit your vote, prior to the meeting date, via one of the following voting methods. Please remember, the last vote you submit will cancel out all previous votes you may have submitted.
Internet: Click here to vote online.
Phone: (800) PROXIES (800-776-9437) within the United States or (718) 921-8500 from a foreign country
Attn: Proxy Department
6201 15TH Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11219
Always use the return envelope provided with your proxy card as it may list a designated PO Box to help expedite delivery.
In accordance with the Notice and Access Specifications, companies may elect to mail shareholders a “Notice of Availability of Proxy Material,” which provides them with a link to a website in order to view their proxy materials. This Notice would also contain a unique Control Number assigned to you, which you must enter in order to submit your electronic vote. For stockholders of record, in the event you have any questions or concerns not addressed here, or would like a hard copy of the proxy materials, please contact us in writing, email, or telephone:
Attn: Shareholder Services
6201 15th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219
(800) 937-5449 within the U.S.; (718) 921-8500 outside the U.S.
Householding is a process, approved by the SEC, under which stockholders with the same last name and address, who do not participate in electronic delivery of proxy material, will receive only one set of proxy material. Shareholders who opt out of householding receive proxy material individually.
If you wish to opt out, then please contact AST, Shareholder Services Department, telephone (800) 937-5449. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. All material is mailed to you free of charge.
You were sent proxy material because you own shares in the company and have a right to vote on important proposals concerning your investment. We encourage all shareholders to vote their proxy. The identity and vote of a stockholder remains confidential except as required by law.
As transfer agent, we do not maintain a record of shares held in “street name” with a broker. You may contact your broker or financial advisor directly for the status of, or information regarding, your proxy material.
A unique Control Number will be assigned to you only if the company is offering shareholders the option to submit their vote on the internet.
You may also view your proxy materials to determine the voting methods being offered by a company. If you are not sure, or require assistance, you may contact our Shareholder Services Department, who will be able to confirm these options.
Yes. All shareholders as of the Record Date may attend the Annual Meeting. Please bring two (2) valid forms of identification and your proxy card when attending. Occasionally, a company may include an admission ticket along with your proxy materials to be used to gain entry to the meeting. You will also need to bring this admission ticket in addition to two (2) valid forms of identification.
Yes. However, we encourage you to submit your vote by proxy card, telephone, or Internet, if offered, even if you are attending the meeting. All attendees must bring two (2) forms of identification and, if necessary, their proxy card for admission to the meeting.
Yes. You may change or revoke your proxy vote at any time prior to the meeting. Your last vote submitted prior to the meeting will be recorded and will replace all previous votes.
If you are a registered shareholder with AST and your shares are not held through a bank, broker, or intermediary, then please contact our Shareholder Services Department at (800) 937-5449 for assistance. Please be prepared to provide the necessary information in order to verify your identity for security purposes.
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