This excerpt taken from the XIDE DEF 14A filed Jul 16, 2007.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
TO BE HELD AUGUST 22, 2007
To our Shareholders:
The 2007 annual meeting of shareholders of Exide Technologies will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Alpharetta at 4025 Windward Plaza Drive, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005, on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, beginning at 9:00 a.m. local time. At the meeting, the holders of our outstanding common stock will act on the following matters:
(1) The election of nine directors;
(2) A proposal to amend our Certificate of Incorporation to increase our authorized shares of common stock from 100,000,000 to 200,000,000 and the aggregate number of shares of capital stock from 101,000,000 to 201,000,000;
(3) A proposal to ratify the appointment of our independent auditors for fiscal 2008; and
(4) Any other matters that properly come before the meeting.
All holders of record of shares of our common stock (NASDAQ: XIDE) at the close of business on June 28, 2007 are entitled to vote at the meeting and any postponements or adjournments of the meeting.
The enclosed proxy statement describes the proposals set forth above in more detail. We urge you to read the proxy statement carefully before you decide how to vote.
You are cordially invited to attend the meeting. Please note that space limitations make it necessary to limit attendance to shareholders and one guest. Admission to the meeting will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., and seating will begin at 8:30 a.m. Each shareholder may be asked to present valid picture identification, such as a drivers license or passport. Shareholders holding stock in brokerage accounts (street name holders) will need to bring a copy of a brokerage statement reflecting stock ownership as of the record date. Cameras (including cellular phones with photographic capabilities), recording devices and other electronic devices will not be permitted at the meeting.
By order of the Board of Directors,
July 16, 2007