This excerpt taken from the RAS DEF 14A filed Apr 7, 2009.
To Be Held May 27, 2009
To the Shareholders of RAIT FINANCIAL TRUST:
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting (the Meeting) of shareholders of RAIT FINANCIAL TRUST, a Maryland real estate investment trust (RAIT), will be held in the Baldwin Room located in the Hub at the Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at 9:00 A.M., Philadelphia time, for the following purposes:
1. To elect nine trustees to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders in 2010.
2. To approve the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for RAIT for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2009.
3. To transact such other business as may properly be brought before the Meeting and any adjournment, postponement or continuation thereof.
Only shareholders of record on the books of RAIT at the close of business on March 9, 2009 will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the Meeting or any adjournments thereof. A list of shareholders entitled to vote at the Meeting will be available for inspection at the Meeting and at the offices of RAIT at 2929 Arch Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104. The stock transfer books will not be closed.