This excerpt taken from the FE DEF 14A filed Apr 1, 2009.
April 2, 2009
You are invited to attend the 2009 FirstEnergy Corp. Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 10:30 a.m., Eastern time, on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH.
As you may recall, you previously consented to accessing annual reports and proxy statements on the Internet instead of receiving paper copies. To access and view the proxy statement and annual report, please go to the Internet address listed on your proxy card under voting option Vote by Internet.
The Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders is printed on the back of this letter. As part of the agenda, business to be voted on includes six items which are explained in the proxy statement. The first two items are the election of the 11 members to your Board of Directors named in the proxy statement and the ratification of the appointment of our independent registered public accounting firm. Your Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Items 1 and 2. In addition, there are four shareholder proposals. Your Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST these shareholder proposals, which are Items 3 through 6.
Enclosed is your proxy card, which provides instructions to appoint your proxy and vote your shares. We encourage you to take advantage of the telephone or Internet voting options. Please note that since you already have consented to accessing annual reports and proxy statements on the Internet, it is not necessary when voting your shares to again provide consent.
If you wish to receive a paper copy of the annual report and proxy statement with your proxy card mailed to you in the future, or if you would like a paper copy of these documents sent to you now, please call Shareholder Services at (800) 736-3402.
Your vote and support are important to us. If you are planning to attend the Annual Meeting, directions to the John S. Knight Center are included on your proxy card. We hope you can join us.