This excerpt taken from the MA DEF 14A filed Jun 16, 2006.
To be held on July 18, 2006
To the Stockholders of MasterCard Incorporated:
The 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of MasterCard Incorporated (the Company) will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. (local time) at the MasterCard Incorporated Headquarters, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, New York, to:
The close of business on June 12, 2006 has been fixed as the record date for determining those stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting and any adjournments or postponements of the Annual Meeting. A list of eligible stockholders of record as of the close of business on the record date will be available at the Annual Meeting for examination by any stockholder or the stockholders attorney or agent. Please note that by delivering a proxy to vote at the Annual Meeting, you are also granting a proxy voting in favor of any adjournments of the Annual Meeting.
Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, please sign, date and return the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying postage-paid envelope or authorize the individuals named on your proxy card to vote your interests by calling the toll-free telephone number or by using the Internet as described in the instructions included with your proxy card. If you attend the meeting, you may vote in person, which will revoke any proxy you have already submitted. You may also revoke your proxy at any time before the meeting by notifying us in writing.
If you attend the Annual Meeting in person, you will be asked to present photo identification and an admission ticket, which is the top half of your proxy card. See IntroductionAttending the Annual Meeting for further instructions.
The Company must receive your proxy card by 5:00 p.m., New York time, on Monday, July 17, 2006.
A copy of the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2005 is enclosed herewith.
By Order of the Board of Directors
NOAH J. HANFT
Purchase, New York
June 16, 2006
Your vote is very important. Please complete, sign, date and promptly return the enclosed proxy card in the envelope provided or authorize the individuals named on your proxy card to vote your shares by calling the toll-free telephone number or by using the Internet as described in the instructions included with your proxy card.