This excerpt taken from the CWEI DEF 14A filed Mar 25, 2008.
To Be Held Wednesday, May 7, 2008
To Our Shareholders:
You are cordially invited to attend the 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc., referred to as the Company, to be held at the ClayDesta Conference Center, Six Desta Drive, Suite 6550, Midland, Texas, at 11:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, for the following purposes:
1. To elect three directors for a term of three years, such term to continue until the annual meeting of shareholders in 2011 and until each directors successor is duly elected and qualified;
2. To advise on the selection of KPMG LLP as our independent auditors for 2008; and
3. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof.
Shareholders of record of our common stock at the close of business on March 17, 2008 will receive notice of and be entitled to vote at the meeting in person or by proxy. A list of shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting will be available at our corporate offices for 10 days prior to the meeting, and may be inspected during normal business hours by shareholders for purposes relevant to the meeting. The list will also be available for inspection by shareholders during the annual meeting.
YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT. Please vote promptly whether or not you plan to attend the meeting. After reading the proxy statement, please vote by Internet or request a proxy card to complete, sign and return by mail. If your shares are held by a bank, broker, or other nominee on your behalf, please follow the voting instructions provided to you by that holder.