This excerpt taken from the HR DEF 14A filed Apr 1, 2009.
This Proxy Statement contains information related to the annual meeting of shareholders to be held at 3310 West End Avenue, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. (local time) for the purposes set forth in the accompanying notice, and at any adjournment thereof. This Proxy Statement and the accompanying proxy are first being mailed or given to shareholders on or about April 1, 2009.
If the enclosed proxy is properly executed, returned and not revoked, it will be voted in accordance with the instructions, if any, given by the shareholder, and if no instructions are given, it will be voted (a) FOR the election as directors of the nominees described in this Proxy Statement, (b) FOR ratification of the appointment of the firm BDO Seidman, LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company and its subsidiaries and (c) FOR the recommendation of the Board of Directors on any other proposal that may properly come before the meeting. The Companys Board of Directors selected the persons named as proxies in the enclosed proxy.
Shareholders who sign proxies have the right to revoke them at any time before they are voted by written request to the Company, and the giving of the proxy will not affect the right of a shareholder to attend the meeting and vote in person. If you wish to attend the meeting and need directions to 3310 West End Avenue, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee, please contact the Company at (615) 269-8175.
The close of business on March 19, 2009 has been fixed as the record date for the determination of shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting. The presence at the meeting, in person or by proxy, of the holders of a majority of the shares of common stock outstanding on the record date will constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting business at the meeting. As of the close of business on such date, the Company had 150,000,000 authorized shares of common stock, $.01 par value (the Common Stock), of which 59,304,437 shares were outstanding and entitled to vote. The Common Stock is the Companys only outstanding class of voting stock.
Each share of Common Stock will have one vote on each matter to be voted upon at the meeting.