This excerpt taken from the PNC DEF 14A filed Mar 19, 2009.
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
Information Concerning Nominees. Our Board of Directors determines the number of directors to nominate each year. Our by-laws require between five and 36 directors. Acting on the recommendation of the Nominating and Governance Committee, our Board has fixed the number of directors to be elected at the annual meeting at 17.
The Board has nominated the persons named on pages 32 and 33 for election as directors, to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders and the election and qualification of their successors.
Your proxy, unless you direct otherwise, will be voted FOR all of the nominees named on pages 32 and 33. All of our nominees are currently directors.
All nominees consent to being named in this proxy statement and to serve if elected. Our Board of Directors has no reason to believe that any nominee will be unavailable or unable to serve as a director. If for any reason, however, any nominee is not available or able to serve, your proxy will be voted in accordance with the recommendation of our Board.
The table on pages 32 and 33 lists the following information, as of February 27, 2009, the record date:
All nominees have held the positions indicated or another senior executive position with the same entity or one of its affiliates or a predecessor entity for at least the past five years.
For more information on our directors, please see the following sections:
Corporate Governance at PNC page 7
Transactions With Related Persons, Indemnification, and Advancement of Costs page 23
2008 Board Meetings page 17
Board Committees page 13
Director Compensation for Fiscal 2008 page 18
Security Ownership of Directors, Executive Officers and Certain Beneficial Owners page 27