This excerpt taken from the QDEL DEF 14A filed Apr 11, 2006.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
To Be Held on May 17, 2006
To Our Stockholders:
The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Quidel Corporation will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at 8:30 a.m., local time, at LAuberge Del Mar Resort and Spa, located at 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, California 92014, for the following purposes:
1. To ratify the selection by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for our fiscal year ending December 31, 2006;
2. To elect seven directors to serve on the Board of Directors to hold office until the 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders; and
3. To transact such other business as may properly be presented at the Annual Meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof.
Only stockholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2006 are entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting and any adjournment or postponement thereof.
The Board of Directors of Quidel Corporation unanimously recommends that the stockholders vote FOR the ratification of the selection of our independent registered public accounting firm, and FOR the seven nominees for the Board of Directors named in the accompanying Proxy Statement.
All stockholders are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting. You are urged to sign, date and otherwise complete the enclosed proxy card and return it promptly in the enclosed envelope whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting. If you attend the Annual Meeting and wish to do so, you may vote your shares in person even if you have signed and returned your proxy card.
By Order of the Board of Directors,
/s/ CAREN L. MASON
Caren L. Mason
San Diego, California