This excerpt taken from the GMCR DEF 14A filed Jan 26, 2009.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
To Our Stockholders:
The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), will be held at the Companys offices located at 81 Demeritt Place, Waterbury, Vermont (directions enclosed) on March 12, 2009 at 10:00 AM to vote on the following proposals:
We will also transact such other business as may be properly brought before the Annual Meeting or any adjournments thereof.
The Board has fixed the close of business on January 16, 2009 as the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting. A complete list of those stockholders will be open to examination by any stockholder for any purpose germane to the Meeting during ordinary business hours at the executive offices of the Company for a period of ten days before the Meeting.
This year, we are taking advantage of Securities and Exchange Commission rules that allow issuers to furnish proxy materials to their stockholders on the Internet. We believe these rules allow us to provide our stockholders with the information they need, while lowering the costs of delivery and reducing the environmental impact of our Annual Meeting.
All stockholders are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting. Whether or not you are able to attend the Annual Meeting in person, it is important that your shares be represented. Please vote as soon as possible.
January 26, 2009