This excerpt taken from the ALSK DEF 14A filed Jul 1, 2005.
PROPOSAL ONE: ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
Eight Directors will be elected at the 2005 annual meeting to serve until the annual meeting of stockholders in 2006. The eight nominees for Director are Liane J. Pelletier, W. Dexter Paine, III, Byron I. Mallott, Brian D. Rogers, John M. Egan, Patrick Pichette, Gary R. Donahee, and John W. Gibson. Each of the nominees is an incumbent Director with the exception of Mr. Gibson. The table below contains certain biographical information about each of the Director nominees and the executive officers of the Company. The nominated Directors have consented to serve if elected, but should any nominee be unavailable to serve, each stockholder's proxy will vote for the substitute nominee recommended by the Board of Directors.
Vote Required. The eight persons nominated for Director receiving the most votes will be elected.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR each of the persons nominated for Director in Proposal One.