This excerpt taken from the HUGH DEF 14A filed Apr 18, 2008.
Under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the date by which proposals of stockholders of the Corporation intended to be presented at the 2009 annual meeting of stockholders must be received by the Company for inclusion in the proxy statement and form of proxy to be distributed by the Board of Directors is
December 20, 2008. Stockholder proposals should be submitted to Dean A. Manson, Secretary, Hughes Communications, Inc., 11717 Exploration Lane, Germantown, Maryland 20876.
Under the Companys Bylaws, a stockholder must follow certain procedures to nominate persons for election as directors or to propose other business to be considered at an annual meeting of the stockholders of the Company. These procedures provide that stockholders desiring to make nominations for directors and/or to bring a proper subject before a meeting must do so by notice timely received by the Secretary of the Company. The Secretary of the Company generally must receive notice of any such proposal not less than 90 days and not more than 120 days prior to the anniversary of the preceding years annual meeting of stockholders, provided, however, that in the event that the annual meeting is called for a date that is not within twenty-five (25) days before or after such anniversary date, notice by the stockholder in order to be timely must be so received not later than the close of business on the tenth (10th) day following the day on which such notice of the date of the annual meeting was mailed or public disclosure of the date of the annual meeting was made, whichever first occurs. In the case of proposals for the 2009 annual meeting of stockholders, the Secretary of the Company generally must receive notice of any such proposal no earlier than January 29, 2009, and no later than February 28, 2009 (other than proposals to be included in the proxy statement and form of proxy, which, as noted above, must be received by December 20, 2008).
Generally, a stockholder notice proposing and nominee for director must set forth: (a) as to each person whom the stockholder proposes to nominate for election as a director (i) the name, age, business address and residence address of the person, (ii) the principal occupation and employment of the person, (iii) the class and series and number of shares of each class and series of capital stock of the Corporation which are owned beneficially or of record by the person and (iv) any other information relating to the person that would be required to be disclosed in a proxy statement or other filings required to be made in connection with solicitations of proxies for election of directors pursuant to Section 14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act) (or in any law or statute replacing such section), and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder; and (b) as to the stockholder giving the notice (i) the name and record address of such stockholder, (ii) the class or series and number of shares of capital stock of the Corporation which are owned beneficially or of record by such stockholder, (iii) a description of all arrangements or understandings between such stockholder and each proposed nominee and any other person or persons (including their names) pursuant to which the nomination(s) are to be made by such stockholder, (iv) a representation that such stockholder is a holder of record of stock of the Corporation entitled to vote at such meeting and that such stockholder intends to appear in person or by proxy at the meeting to nominate the persons named in its notice and (v) any other information relating to such stockholder that would be required to be disclosed in a proxy statement or other filings required to be made in connection with solicitations of proxies for election of directors pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act (or in any law or statute replacing such section) and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. Such notice must be accompanied by a written consent of each proposed nominee to being named as a nominee and to serve as a director if elected.