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We are sending you this proxy statement in connection with the solicitation of proxies by our Board of Directors for the annual meeting of shareholders.
We are mailing this proxy statement and the accompanying form of proxy to shareholders on or about March 26, Annual Meeting Information Date and Location. Beneficial owners must also provide evidence of stock holdings, such as a recent brokerage account or bank statement.
You may listen to the meeting at www. Please go to our website prior to the annual meeting to register. Voting Information Record Date. Each share of common stock entitles you to one vote on each matter voted on at the annual meeting.
On the record date, 1,, shares of common stock were outstanding. We need a majority of the shares of common stock outstanding on the record date represented, in person or by proxy, to hold the annual meeting. Our Amended and Restated Bylaws Bylaws provide that your vote is confidential and will not be disclosed to any officer, director or employee, except in certain limited circumstances such as when you request or consent to disclosure.
If you hold shares through a broker, follow the voting instructions you receive from your broker.
If you want to vote in person at the annual meeting, you must obtain a legal proxy from your broker and present it at the annual meeting. If you do not submit voting instructions to your broker, your broker may still be permitted to vote your shares.
NYSE member brokers that do not receive instructions from beneficial owners may Table of Contents vote on these proposals in the following manner: Your shares will not be counted in determining the vote on that matter. If you hold shares as a record holder, you may vote by submitting a proxy for your shares by mail, telephone or Internet as described on the proxy card.
If you submit your proxy via the Internet, you may incur costs such as cable, telephone and Internet access charges. Submitting your proxy will not limit your right to vote in person at the annual meeting. A properly completed and submitted proxy will be voted in accordance with your instructions, unless you subsequently revoke your proxy.
If you hold shares in, or have been awarded stock units under, certain employee plans, you will receive directions on how to submit your voting instructions. Shares held in the following employee plans also are subject to the following rules. If Mellon or MIS, as applicable, does not receive your voting instructions by that date, it will vote your shares in the case of the k Plan, together with forfeited shares in the Employee Stock Ownership ESOP portion of the k Plan in each applicable plan, in the same proportion as the voting instructions that it receives from other plan participants in the applicable plan.
If the trustee does not receive your instructions by that date, it will vote your shares, together with shares held in the Trust that are unallocated or held on behalf of former Morgan Stanley employees and employees in certain jurisdictions outside the United States, in the same proportion as the voting instructions that it receives for shares held in the Trust in connection with such plans.
Attending the annual meeting does not revoke your proxy unless you vote in person at the meeting. Votes Required to Elect Directors. Each director will be elected by a majority of the votes cast with respect to such director. The Board will decide whether to accept or reject the resignation and publicly disclose its decision, including the rationale behind the decision if it rejects the resignation, within 90 days after the election results are certified.
Votes Required to Adopt Other Proposals. The approval of the amendment of the Equity Incentive Compensation Plan requires a majority of votes cast, provided that the total votes cast must represent a majority of the shares entitled to vote on the proposal. The Board stands for election at each annual meeting of shareholders.
The nominees are all current directors of Morgan Stanley, and each nominee has indicated that he or she will serve if elected. We do not anticipate that any nominee will be unable or unwilling to stand for election, but if that happens, your proxy will be voted for another person nominated by the Board.
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Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the On the record date, 1,,, shares of common stock were outstanding. We need a majority of the shares of common stock outstanding on the record date represented, in person or by proxy, to hold the annual meeting.
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