This excerpt taken from the PPDI DEF 14A filed Apr 12, 2005.
TO BE HELD MAY 18, 2005
TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, INC.
The 2005 annual meeting of shareholders of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. will be held at the Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum located at 3201 South Seventeenth Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., for the following purposes:
These matters are more fully described in the proxy statement accompanying this notice.
The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on March 21, 2005 as the record date for the determination of shareholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting or any adjournment thereof. All of these shareholders are cordially invited to attend the meeting in person. However, to assure your representation at the meeting, you are urged to mark, sign, date and return the enclosed proxy card as promptly as possible in the postage-prepaid envelope enclosed for that purpose. You can vote in person at the meeting, even if you returned a proxy.
Our proxy statement, proxy and Annual Report to Shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2004 are enclosed with this notice.