This excerpt taken from the PNC DEF 14A filed Mar 19, 2009.
If a shareholder recommends a candidate for director in good faith, our Nominating and Governance Committee will consider it. The committee has adopted a policy to formalize this long-standing practice.
If you are a shareholder, the committee will consider your candidate if you follow these procedures. Your recommendation must be in writing, and submitted no later than November 19, 2009.
You must submit your recommendation to the Corporate Secretary at the address provided on page 7. Your written recommendation must include the following information:
The committee will not consider any candidate with an obvious impediment to serving as one of our directors. Under current practices, the committee does not evaluate candidates recommended by a shareholder any differently than candidates recommended by the committee.