This excerpt taken from the EQR DEFA14A filed Apr 16, 2009.
Before You Vote
How to Access the Proxy Materials
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NOTICE AND PROXY
STATEMENT ANNUAL REPORT
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The Board of Trustees recommends a vote FOR Proposals 1 and 2:
1. Election of Trustees
01) John W. Alexander
06) Sheli Z. Rosenberg
02) Charles L. Atwood
07) Gerald A. Spector
03) Boone A. Knox
08) B. Joseph White
04) John E. Neal
09) Samuel Zell
05) David J. Neithercut
2. Ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as
the Companys independent auditor for the year ending December 31, 2009.
The Board of Trustees recommends a vote AGAINST Proposal 3:
3. Shareholder proposal relating to a change in the voting standard for trustee