This excerpt taken from the GMCR DEF 14A filed Jan 26, 2009.
The accompanying proxy is solicited by the Board of Directors (the Board) of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), for use at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company (the Annual Meeting, or the Meeting). The Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 10 A.M. at the Companys offices located at 81 Demeritt Place, Waterbury, Vermont. This proxy statement, the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, and the enclosed form of proxy are first being made available to stockholders of record on or about January 26, 2009.
At the Annual Meeting, stockholders will be asked to (1) to elect William D. Davis, Jules A. del Vecchio and Robert P. Stiller as directors to serve a three-year term until the Companys Annual Meeting in 2012; (2) ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2009; and (3) transact such other business as may properly be brought before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.
Under rules recently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Company is now furnishing proxy materials to stockholders on the Internet, rather than mailing printed copies of those materials to each stockholder. You will not receive a printed copy of the proxy materials unless you request one. Instead, the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials will instruct you as to how you may access and review the proxy materials on the Internet. If you would like to receive a printed copy of our proxy materials, please follow the instructions included in the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials. It is the Companys belief that this new process will conserve natural resources and reduce the costs of printing and distributing proxy materials.
The principal offices of the Company are 33 Coffee Lane, Waterbury, Vermont 05676, and the Companys telephone number is (802) 244-5621.