PROXY TABULATION AND SOLICITATION
There is no more important annual event in a corporation's life than the meeting of shareholders. The process of printing and distributing proxy material and the tabulation of votes can become logistical nightmares. In recognition of the problems a corporation could encounter, AST has introduced procedures to make those processes as trouble-free as possible.
Our in-house Printing Department works closely with your corporate counsel and Investor Relations department to design and print a proxy card that is easy to read and understand, and is compatible with imaging technology, IVR voting and Internet voting.
The mailing of proxy material is completed on the same day we receive all the enclosures. When requested, we "household" proxy cards as a cost-saving technique.
Your shareholders are voting on important issues and the rapid and accurate tabulation of votes is vital. To expedite the tabulation process, we offer three high-tech methods of voting:
Occasionally, a company needs assistance to obtain votes from shareholders who hold their shares with brokers. AST provides proxy solicitation for routine meetings to ensure that shares registered in broker or nominee names get voted in time for the meeting.