This excerpt taken from the PACW DEF 14A filed Apr 11, 2007.
Street name holdersIf you hold your shares in street name (that is, through a bank, broker or other nominee), you should receive a proxy from your bank or brokerage firm asking you how you want to vote your shares. If you do not, you may contact such bank or brokerage firm in whose name your shares are registered and obtain a proxy from them. Please refer to the information in the materials provided by your bank or brokerage firm for an explanation of how to change or revoke your vote and of the effect of not indicating a vote.
8. How will voting on any other business be conducted?
We do not know of any business to be considered at the Meeting other than the election of directors and the approval of the EIC Plan. For holders of record, if any other business is properly presented at the Meeting, any of the persons named on the proxy card as your designated proxies may vote on such matter in their discretion. If you hold your shares in street name, please see the materials provided by your bank or brokerage firm for an explanation of how your shares will be voted on any other business. Any such matter must be authorized by a majority of the votes cast at the Meeting by the shareholders entitled to vote thereon (or any higher vote required by the California General Corporation Law) in order to be approved.
9. Who pays the cost of soliciting proxies on behalf of the Company?
The Company will pay the cost of preparing, assembling and mailing the proxy materials and soliciting proxies for the Meeting. In addition to the solicitation of proxies by mail, solicitation may be made by certain directors, officers and employees of the Company or its subsidiaries telephonically, electronically or by other means of communication. Such directors, officers and employees will receive no additional compensation for their services. We will reimburse brokers and other nominees for costs incurred by them in mailing proxy materials to beneficial owners in accordance with applicable rules.
10. Can I attend the Meeting?
Any shareholder entitled to vote at the Meeting may attend the Meeting and vote in person. If you hold shares in street name and would like to attend the Meeting and vote in person, you will need to
bring a picture i.d. and brokerage account statement or other acceptable evidence of ownership of common stock as of the Record Date. Alternatively, in order to vote, you may contact the person in whose name your shares are registered and obtain a proxy from that person and bring it to the Meeting.
11. How do I get more information about the Company?
With this Proxy Statement, we are also sending you our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, which includes our consolidated financial statements. If you did not receive our Annual Report, we will send it to you without charge. The Annual Report includes a list of exhibits filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), but does not include the exhibits. If you wish to receive copies of the exhibits, please write to:
You may also send your request by facsimile to (714) 674-5377 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also maintain a website at http://www.firstcommunitybancorp.com where you may view, print and download our public filings. In addition, the SEC maintains a website at http: //www.sec.gov that also contains our public filings.
To reduce costs, we may send only one copy of the Annual Report and Proxy Statement to shareholders who share the same last name and address, unless we receive contrary instructions from you. We will continue to mail a proxy card to each record shareholder.
If you prefer to receive multiple copies of the Annual Report and Proxy Statement at the same address, we will provide them promptly upon request. If your household is receiving multiple copies of the Annual Report and Proxy Statement, you may request to receive only one copy. If you hold your Company stock directly, you may contact us by writing to our mailing address or e-mail address listed above. If you hold your Company stock through a bank or broker, you should request additional copies of the Annual Report and Proxy Statement, or you may request to receive only one copy to your household by notifying them.