This excerpt taken from the XIDE DEF 14A filed Jul 24, 2009.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
To our Stockholders:
The 2009 annual meeting of stockholders of Exide Technologies will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta, 5750 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005, on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 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) Approval of the Exide Technologies 2009 Stock Incentive Plan;
(3) The ratification of the appointment of our independent auditors for fiscal 2010; and
(4) Any other matters that properly come before the meeting.
We are furnishing proxy materials to stockholders primarily by the Internet. This process expedites stockholders receipt of the materials, significantly lowers the costs of our annual meeting, and conserves natural resources. On August 7, 2009, we will mail our stockholders a notice containing instructions on how to access our proxy statement and annual report and vote online. The notice also will include instructions on how you can receive a paper copy of the proxy materials.
All holders of record of shares of our common stock (NASDAQ: XIDE) at the close of business on July 20, 2009 are entitled to vote at the meeting and any postponements or adjournments of the meeting. You may vote your shares via the Internet or by calling a toll-free number. If you received a paper copy of the proxy card or voting instruction form by mail, you may sign, date, and mail your properly executed proxy card or voting instruction form. We include instructions about each voting option in the proxy statement. If you have voted by telephone, Internet or mail and later decide to attend and vote at the meeting, you may do so.
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 due to space limitations, stockholders may only bring one guest. Admission to the meeting will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., local time, and seating will begin at 8:30 a.m., local time. Each stockholder may be asked to present valid, government-issued picture identification, such as a drivers license or passport. Stockholders 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 24, 2009