This excerpt taken from the ADI DEF 14A filed Feb 3, 2010.
How and when may I submit a shareholder proposal, including a shareholder nomination for director, for the 2011 annual meeting?
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for inclusion in the proxy statement for the 2011 annual meeting, you need to follow the procedures outlined in Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act. To be eligible for inclusion, we must receive your shareholder proposal for our proxy statement for the 2011 annual meeting of shareholders at our principal corporate offices in Norwood, Massachusetts at the address below no later than October 6, 2010.
In addition, our bylaws require that we be given advance written notice for nominations for election to our Board of Directors and other matters that shareholders wish to present for action at an annual meeting other than those to be included in our proxy statement under Rule 14a-8. The Secretary must receive such notice at the address noted below not less than 90 days or more than 120 days before the first anniversary of the preceding years annual meeting. However, if the date of our annual meeting is advanced by more than 20 days, or delayed by more than 60 days, from the anniversary date, then we must receive such notice at the address noted below not earlier than the 120th day before such annual meeting and not later than the close of business on the later of (1) the 90th day before such annual meeting or (2) the seventh day after the day on which notice of the meeting date was mailed or public disclosure was made, whichever occurs first. Assuming that the 2011 annual meeting is not advanced by more than 20 days nor delayed by more than 60 days from the anniversary date of the 2010 annual meeting, you would need to give us appropriate notice at the address noted below no earlier than November 9, 2010, and no later than December 9, 2010. If a shareholder does not
provide timely notice of a nomination or other matters to be presented at the 2011 annual meeting, it will not appear in the notice of meeting. Under Massachusetts law, an item may not be brought before our shareholders at a meeting unless it appears in the notice of the meeting.
Our bylaws also specify requirements relating to the content of the notice that shareholders must provide to the Secretary of Analog Devices for any matter, including a shareholder proposal or nomination for director, to be properly presented at a shareholder meeting. A copy of the full text of our bylaws is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Any proposals, nominations or notices should be sent to:
Secretary, Analog Devices, Inc.
Analog Devices, Inc.
One Technology Way
Norwood, MA 02062