Gaiam DEFA14A 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on June 12, 2012.
For holders as of:
April 23, 2012
Date: June 12, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. local time
Location: Marriott Courtyard
948 West Dillon Road
Louisville, Colorado 80027
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Before You Vote
How to Access the Proxy Materials
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The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following:
1. Election of Directors
01) Jirka Rysavy 05) Barbara Mowry
02) Lynn Powers 06) Paul H. Ray
03) James Argyropoulos 07) Paul Sutherland
04) Barnet M. Feinblum
NOTE: In the discretion of the proxies, on such other business as may properly come before the meeting and at any adjournment(s) or postponement(s) thereof. This proxy, when properly executed, will be voted in the manner directed herein. If no direction is made, this proxy will be voted FOR the election of the nominees for director, and, in the discretion of the proxies, with respect to such other business as may properly come before the meeting.