This excerpt taken from the NWY DEF 14A filed May 24, 2007.
In accordance with Rule 14a-8 of the Exchange Act, any stockholder proposals intended to be included in the Proxy Statement and presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company must be received by the Company no later than January 25, 2008. The proposal should be addressed to: Chairperson of the Nomination and Governance Committee, New York & Company, Inc., 450 West 33rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Advance notice for stockholder proposals not included in the Companys Proxy Statement to be brought before an annual meeting of stockholders generally must be received by the Company no later than April 9, 2008.
A stockholders notice with respect to a director nomination must set forth: (i) name, address and number of shares of common stock beneficially owned by the nominating stockholder; (ii) name, address and number of shares of common stock beneficially owned by the nominee; (iii) a detailed biography outlining the candidates relevant background; (iv) professional and business experience and other significant accomplishments; (v) an acknowledgement from the candidate that he or she would be willing to serve on the board, if elected; (vi) a statement by the stockholder outlining the reasons why this candidates skills, experience and background would make a valuable contribution to the board; and (vii) a minimum of two references who have either worked with the candidate, served on a board of directors or board of trustees with the candidate, or can otherwise provide relevant perspective on the candidates capabilities as a potential board member.
A stockholders notice with respect to a proposed item of business must include: (i) name, address and number of shares of common stock beneficially owned by the stockholder; (ii) a brief description of the substance of, and the reasons for conducting, such business at the Annual Meeting; and (iii) any material interest of the stockholder in such business.