This excerpt taken from the DOVR DEF 14A filed Apr 17, 2008.
To Be Held May 7, 2008
This Proxy Statement and the enclosed form of proxy are being mailed to stockholders on or about April 17, 2008 in connection with the solicitation by the Board of Directors (the Board) of Dover Saddlery, Inc. (the Company) of proxies to be used at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company to be held on Wednesday May 7, 2008, and at any and all adjournments thereof (the Annual Meeting). When proxies are returned properly executed, the shares represented will be voted in accordance with the stockholders directions. Stockholders are encouraged to vote on the matters to be considered. However, if no choice has been specified by a stockholder, the shares will be voted as recommended by management. Any stockholder may revoke his proxy at any time before it has been exercised by providing the Company with a later dated proxy, by notifying the Companys Secretary in writing or by orally notifying the Company in person.
The Board has fixed the close of business on March 10, 2008, as the record date for the determination of the stockholders of the Company entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting. Only stockholders of record on such date are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting. At the close of business on the record date, there were issued and outstanding 5,105,318 shares of the Companys Common Stock, $0.0001 par value (the Common Stock), entitled to cast 5,105,318 votes.
The By-Laws of the Company provide that the holders of a majority of the shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding and entitled to vote thereat, present in person or represented by proxy, shall constitute a quorum at the Annual Meeting. Shares of Common Stock represented by a properly signed and returned proxy will be treated as present at the Annual Meeting for purposes of determining a quorum. Abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to particular proposals will not affect the determination of a quorum. Thus, shares voted to abstain as to a particular matter, or as to which a nominee (such as a broker holding shares in street name for a beneficial owner) has no voting authority in respect of a particular matter, shall be deemed present for purposes of determining a quorum. Any stockholder who attends the Annual Meeting may not withhold his shares from the quorum count by declaring such shares absent from the Annual Meeting.
The Class III Directors will be elected by a plurality of the votes of the shares present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote on the election of directors. Abstentions and broker non-votes as to these elections do not count as votes for or against such elections.
Votes will be tabulated by the Companys transfer agent, StockTrans.