This excerpt taken from the PDC 8-K filed Jan 29, 2008.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
The Board of Directors (the Board) of Pioneer Drilling Company (the Company) has determined that the Companys 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the Annual Meeting) will be held on Friday, May 16, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time, at the Petroleum Club of San Antonio, Frio San Miguel Room, 8620 N. New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78217. Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2008 (the record date established by the Board) will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting.
Shareholder proposals to be considered for inclusion in the Companys 2008 Proxy Statement (the 2008 Proxy Statement) must (i) be received by the Companys Secretary at the Companys principal offices on or before February 18, 2008, and (ii) comply with all applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations, including Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act). Any such proposals not received by this deadline will be untimely and not included in the 2008 Proxy Statement.
Notice of (i) shareholder proposals to be brought before the Annual Meeting, without inclusion in the 2008 Proxy Statement, and (ii) shareholder nominations of director candidates, must each be received by the Companys Secretary at the Companys principal offices on or before February 18, 2008. Any notice not received by this deadline will be untimely and such proposal or shareholder nomination will not be brought before the Annual Meeting or considered by the Board, as the case may be. Pursuant to Rule 14a-4 of the Exchange Act, the foregoing deadline will also apply in determining whether notice is timely for purposes of exercising discretionary voting authority with respect to proxies.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.