Your shareholders are voting on important issues and the rapid and accurate tabulation
of votes is vital. To expedite the tabulation process, we offer two methods of
voting and a convenient method of reporting:
The Internet allows the shareholder, online viewing of the nominees' names and proposal
texts exactly as they appear on the proxy card, plus your annual report and proxy
statement. Email acknowledgement of the vote gives us immediate acquisition of the email
address, which is used to create an electronic address book of your shareholders. Future
distributions of material via e-mail can result in significant savings in printing and
IVR technology allows the shareholder to vote using a touch-tone telephone. It is a
convenient and more expeditious alternative to the conventional method of mailing a card.
Proxy reports are available online for your review at your convenience. Several different types
of reports are available including detailed reports and summary votes by proposal. Please click the Login
button to login online and view your company's proxy reports.
AST offers a variety of proxy reports. These options include emailed reports and online report retrieval.