Your most current proxy card or telephone or internet proxy is the one that is counted.
Beneficial Owner: Shares Registered in the Name of Broker or Bank
If your shares are held by your broker or bank as a nominee or agent, you should follow the instructions provided by your broker or bank.
Can I submit questions in advance or during the Annual Meeting?
Stockholders may submit questions in writing in advance or during the annual meeting at the following website: www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/ANNX2022. Stockholders will use their 16-digit control number which is included on their proxy card or the instructions that accompanied the proxy materials. As part of the Annual Meeting, we will hold a live Q&A session, during which we will answer questions pertinent to the Company and the meeting matters, as time permits.
When are stockholder proposals and director nominations due for next year’s annual meeting?
To be considered for inclusion in next year’s proxy materials, your proposal must be submitted in writing by December 28, 2022, to our Corporate Secretary at 1400 Sierra Point Parkway, Bldg C, Suite 200, Brisbane, California 94005. If you wish to submit a proposal (including a director nomination) at the meeting that is not to be included in next year’s proxy materials, you must provide specified information in writing to our Corporate Secretary at the address above no earlier than February 9, 2023 and no later than March 11, 2023; provided, however, that if our 2023 annual meeting of stockholders is held before May 10, 2023, or after August 8, 2023, notice by the stockholder to be timely must be received not later than the 90th day prior to such annual meeting, or if later, the 10th day following the day on which public disclosure of the date of such meeting is first made. You are also advised to review our Bylaws, which contain additional requirements about advance notice of stockholder proposals and director nominations. In addition to satisfying the foregoing requirements under the our Bylaws, to comply with the universal proxy rules, stockholders who intend to solicit proxies in support of director nominees other than our nominees must provide notice that sets forth the information required by Rule 14a-19 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) no later than April 10, 2023.
Submissions for director nomination must include (1) the full name, age, business address and residence address of such nominee, (2) the principal occupation or employment of such nominee, (3) the class and number of shares of each class of capital stock of the Company which are owned of record and beneficially by such nominee, (4) the date or dates on which such shares were acquired and the investment intent of such acquisition, (5) a statement whether such nominee, if elected, intends to tender, promptly following such person’s failure to receive the required vote for election or re-election at the next meeting at which such person would face election or re-election, an irrevocable resignation effective upon acceptance of such resignation by our Board, and (6) such other information concerning such nominee as would be required to be disclosed in a proxy statement soliciting proxies for the election of such nominee as a director in an election contest (even if an election contest is not involved), or that is otherwise required to be disclosed pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (including such person’s written consent to being named as a nominee and to serving as a director if elected), as well as certain information related to any stockholder proposing such nominee. Any such submission must be accompanied by the written consent of the proposed nominee to be named as a nominee and to serve as a director if elected.
We intend to file a proxy statement and WHITE proxy card with the SEC in connection with its solicitation of proxies for our 2023 annual meeting of stockholders. Stockholders may obtain our proxy statement (and any amendments and supplements thereto) and other documents as and when filed by the Company with the SEC without charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
How are votes counted?
Votes will be counted by the inspector of election appointed for the meeting, who will separately count, (a) for Proposal 1, to elect directors, votes “For,” “Withhold” and broker non-votes, (b) with respect to Proposal 2, votes “For” and “Against” and abstentions, (c) with respect to Proposal 3, votes for “One Year,” “Two Years” and “Three Years,” abstentions and broker non-votes and (d) with respect to any other proposals, votes “For” and “Against,” abstentions and, if applicable, broker non-votes. Abstentions have no effect on the proposals to be voted upon at the Annual Meeting. Broker non-votes have no effect and will not be counted towards the vote total for any proposal.