This excerpt taken from the EFA DEFA14A filed Dec 1, 2009.
After repeated attempts, we still have not yet received your vote. Shareholder action is required to approve a new investment advisory agreement for each iShares Fund to ensure that each iShares Fund continues to operate without interruption.
The Board of Directors/Trustees of the iShares Funds has unanimously recommended that shareholders vote in favor of the new investment advisory agreement proposal. If we do not have a sufficient number of votes to hold the Meeting, the Board of Directors/Trustees of the iShares Funds will take such action it deems necessary and in the best interests of those iShares Funds and their shareholders, including closing and liquidating your iShares Fund. We urge you to vote today without further delay.
To vote your shares, please call 1-866-450-8471. Representatives are available Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 12:00 Midnight (EST), Saturday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (EST), and Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM (EST). If you are an institutional shareholder or a shareholder located outside the U.S. and need assistance in voting your shares, please call +1 646-378-4860 (international collect calls are accepted). You may also vote by mail, automated telephone, or internet, as further detailed on the enclosed proxy card.