This excerpt taken from the ACE DEF 14A filed Apr 13, 2006.
SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS FOR 2007 ANNUAL MEETING
If you wish to submit a proposal to be considered for inclusion in the proxy material for the next annual meeting, please send it to the Secretary, ACE Limited, ACE Global Headquarters, 17 Woodbourne Avenue, Hamilton HM 08 Bermuda. Under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, proposals must be received no later than December 21, 2006 and otherwise comply with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission to be eligible for inclusion in the Companys 2007 Annual General Meeting proxy statement and form of proxy.
The Companys Articles provide that if a shareholder desires to submit a proposal for consideration at an annual general meeting, or to nominate persons for election as directors, written notice of such shareholders intent to make such a proposal or nomination must be given and received by the Secretary of the Company at the principal executive offices of the Company no later than 60 days prior to the anniversary date of the immediately preceding annual general meeting. With respect to the 2007 Annual General Meeting, such written notice must be received on or prior to March 19, 2007. The notice must meet the requirements set forth in the Companys Articles. Under the circumstances described in, and upon compliance with, Rule 14a-4(c) under the Exchange Act, management proxies would be allowed to use their discretionary voting authority to vote on any proposal with respect to which the foregoing requirements have been met.