This excerpt taken from the C DEF 14A filed Jun 18, 2009.
Q: What happens if I am a beneficial owner of common stock and do not tell my broker how to vote?
A: If you are a beneficial holder of shares of common stock that were not issued in the Exchange Offers and your broker does not have discretion to vote on a matter, a broker non-vote occurs if you do not provide the record holder of your common stock, such as a bank, broker, custodian or other nominee, with voting instructions on a matter. For the Reverse Stock Split, a bank, broker, custodian or other nominee who does not receive instructions from a beneficial holder of common stock will be entitled to give a proxy for the beneficial holders shares at the brokers discretion, and may grant a proxy to execute a written consent to approve either or both proposals. Banks, brokers, custodians and other nominees who do not receive voting instructions from beneficial owners will not be entitled to exercise discretion with respect to the Authorized Share Increase and the Preferred Stock Change, and therefore, a failure to provide voting instructions on the Authorized Share Increase or the Preferred Stock Change will be equivalent to a vote against the Authorized Share Increase or the Preferred Stock Change, as the case may be.