This excerpt taken from the IP DEF 14A filed Apr 5, 2007.
Our 2008 annual meeting is currently scheduled for May 12, 2008. If you wish to submit a proposal to be included in the 2008 proxy statement, you must submit your proposal in writing so that we receive it by December 7, 2007. Proposals should be sent to Ms. Maura A. Smith, corporate secretary, International Paper, 6400 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38197.
If you would like to present your proposal at the 2008 annual meeting, but you do not meet the deadline for inclusion in the proxy statement, our By-laws require that you notify us of your proposal between January 13, 2008 and February 12, 2008. Your notice should be sent to Ms. Smith at the above address.
For your information, you must be a shareholder of record on the date you submit your proposal and on the record date for determining shareholders entitled to vote at the 2008 annual meeting. You must also meet the minimum share ownership requirements set forth by the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to be eligible to submit a shareholder proposal. Your proposal must conform to the notice requirements in Article I, Section 7 of our By-laws, which are available at www.internationalpaper.com under the Investors tab at the top of the page and then under the Governance link in the menu on the right.
A paper copy of our By-laws is available at no cost by written request to Ms. Maura A. Smith, corporate secretary, International Paper, 6400 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38197.