This excerpt taken from the PRGS DEF 14A filed Mar 27, 2007.
PROPOSALS 1 AND 2: ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
The Companys by-laws provide for a Board of Directors, the number of which shall be fixed from time to time by the shareholders of the Company, and may be enlarged or reduced by vote of a majority of the Board of Directors. Currently the Board of Directors is comprised of seven members. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors has recommended that the number of directors be fixed at six and has nominated for election as directors Joseph W. Alsop, Barry N. Bycoff, Roger J. Heinen, Charles F. Kane, Michael L. Mark, and Scott A. McGregor, each of whom is currently a director of the Company. Amram Rasiel, who has been a director of the Company since 1983, will not stand for re-election to the Board at the 2007 Annual Meeting. Each director elected at the 2007 Annual Meeting will hold office until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or special meeting in lieu thereof and until his successor has been duly elected and qualified, or until his earlier death, resignation or removal. There are no family relationships among any of the executive officers or directors of the Company.
Each of the nominees has agreed to serve as a director if elected, and the Company has no reason to believe that any nominee will be unable to serve. In the event that before the 2007 Annual Meeting one or more nominees should become unwilling or unable to serve, the persons named in the enclosed proxy will vote shares represented by any proxy received by the Board of Directors for such other person or persons as may thereafter be nominated for director by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.
If a quorum is present at the 2007 Annual Meeting, a majority of the votes properly cast will be required to fix the number of directors at six and a plurality of the votes properly cast will be required to elect a nominee to the office of director.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR fixing the number of directors at six and FOR the election of the six individuals named below as directors of the Company.