This excerpt taken from the C DEF 14A filed Jun 18, 2009.
Q: If I am a holder of Public Preferred Depositary Shares, but I do not wish to tender my shares in the Exchange Offers, how do I vote on the Public Preferred Stock Amendments?
A: If you do not wish to tender your Public Preferred Depositary Shares in an Exchange Offer, but you wish to take action with respect to the Public Preferred Stock Amendments, you must: (1) if you were a record holder of your Public Preferred Depositary Shares as of the Record Date, give a voting instruction to BONY using the detachable voting instruction form provided in the Letter of Transmittal instructing BONY, as depositary, to consent to, withhold consent on, or to abstain on each Public Preferred Stock Amendment and discard the remaining portions of the letter of transmittal or (2) if you were a beneficial owner of Public Preferred Depositary Shares as of the Record Date, contact your bank, broker, custodian or other nominee promptly and instruct it to give voting instructions on your behalf to BONY, as depositary (the instructions referred to in (1) and (2) above, the Non-Tendering Voting Instructions and, together with the Tendering Voting Instructions, the Voting Instructions).
Each Public Preferred Depositary Share is held through the depositary, BONY. If you are a holder of record of Public Preferred Depositary Shares, this proxy statement, together with the Letter of Transmittal, are being forwarded to you by BONY. If your shares are held in a brokerage account or by another nominee, you are considered the beneficial owner of the Public Preferred Depositary Shares and BONY has forwarded this proxy statement, together with the Letter of Transmittal, to your broker or other nominee and you are receiving these materials from them. Since BONY must vote the Public Preferred Stock underlying your Public Preferred Depositary Shares on your behalf, you must instruct BONY or your broker or other nominee, who will forward your instruction to BONY, on how to vote. BONY will aggregate your vote with all other fractional depositary share votes resulting from requests with the same voting instructions and will vote the Public Preferred Stock according to the number of whole votes resulting from such aggregation in accordance with the instructions on the Letter of Transmittal.