This excerpt taken from the CNSL DEF 14A filed Apr 4, 2007.
TO BE HELD MAY 8, 2007
To Our Stockholders:
The 2007 annual meeting of stockholders of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. will be held at our corporate headquarters, 121 South 17th Street, Mattoon, Illinois 61938 on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 9:00 a.m., central time. The 2007 annual meeting of stockholders is being held for the following purposes:
1. To elect two Class II directors to serve for a term of three years, in accordance with our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws (Proposal No. 1);
2. To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2007 (Proposal No. 2); and
3. To transact such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting and any adjournment or postponement thereof.
Only stockholders of record at the close of business on March 21, 2007 are entitled to vote at the meeting or at any postponement or adjournment thereof.
We hope that as many stockholders as possible will personally attend the meeting. Whether or not you plan to attend the meeting, please complete the enclosed proxy card and sign, date and return it promptly so that your shares will be represented. Sending in your proxy will not prevent you from voting in person at the meeting.
By Order of the Board of Directors,
Steven J. Shirar
Senior Vice President, President of
Enterprise Operations and Secretary
April 6, 2007