2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Event Details

Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: The Strong, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607

Webcast of the Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be simultaneously broadcast over the Internet beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The replay of this broadcast will be available for approximately one month.

2017 Annual Report to Stockholders and 2017 Proxy Statement

The 2017 Annual Report to Stockholders and 2017 Proxy Statement were mailed to stockholders on or about September 8, 2017. To view these documents online, click here.

Proposals to be Voted on at the Annual Meeting

The following are the proposals that will be presented and voted on at the meeting. This table also indicates the vote that is required for a proposal to be approved and the Board of Director’s recommendation on how to vote.

 

annual meeting proposals

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a proxy statement, and what is a proxy?
Am I entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting?
How can I vote in advance of the Annual Meeting?
May I change my vote?
What if I return my card without specifying my vote or if I forgot to sign it?
How can I find out the results of the voting?

 

What is a proxy statement, and what is a proxy?

A proxy statement is a document that Securities and Exchange Commission regulations require us to give you when we ask you to sign a proxy designating individuals to vote on your behalf. It summarizes information concerning the matters to be presented at the Annual Meeting and related information to help you make an informed vote.

A proxy is your legal designation of another person to vote the stock that you own. The other person is called a proxy. The proxy card is your written document that designates someone to be your proxy. By completing your proxy card, you will be giving Martin Mucci, President and CEO, and Efrain Rivera, SVP, CFO and Treasurer, instructions on how to vote your shares at the meeting.

Am I entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting?

If you own stock as a registered stockholder (in book or certificate form through American Stock Transfer and Trust Company) as of the close of business on August 14, 2017, you are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. August 14, 2017 is the record date for this meeting and each share you owned as of the close of business on that date is entitled to one vote.

If you own shares through your bank, broker, or other nominee, you are not a registered stockholder, but rather are considered a "beneficial owner" of those shares and you may not vote in person at the meeting unless you obtain a legal proxy from that bank, broker, or nominee. The reason is that the bank, broker, or nominee is the registered holder of those shares. Without this legal proxy you cannot vote your shares in person at the meeting.

How can I vote in advance of the Annual Meeting?

If you are a registered stockholder, you may vote in one of the following ways:

  1. Via the Internet at www.proxyvote.com. You will need your control number listed on your proxy card to vote via the Internet. 
  2. By telephone. Call 1-800-690-6903, toll free. Follow the voice-prompt instructions.
  3. Vote by mail: Mark, sign and date your proxy card and return it in the postage-paid envelope provided or return it to Vote Processing, c/o Broadridge, 51 Mercedes Way,Edgewood, NY 11717.

May I change my vote?

Registered stockholders may change their vote at any time prior to it being voted at the meeting by: 

  1. Providing written notice of revocation to the Corporate Secretary;
  2. Submitting a later-dated proxy via the Internet, telephone, or mail; or
  3. Voting in Person at the Annual Meeting.

Beneficial owners should contact their bank, broker or other nominee for instructions on how to change their vote.

What if I return my card without specifying my vote or if I forgot to sign it?

For a proxy to be properly executed, it must be dated and signed by the holders of record. If you forgot to sign your card, you may vote again using any of the methods previously mentioned.

If the proxy is dated and signed and properly executed, but it does not specify a vote for one or more proposals, then those shares will voted in accordance with the Board of Director’s recommendations.

How can I find out the results of the voting?

Preliminary results will be announced at the Annual Meeting. The Company will report the final voting results in a Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC within four business days following the Annual Meeting.