This excerpt taken from the RICK DEF 14A filed Jul 7, 2009.
The proxy statement, annual report to security holders for the year ended September 30, 2008 and the proxy card are available at www. www.amstock.com/proxyservices/requestmaterials.asp. The cost of solicitation of proxies is being borne by the Company.
The close of business on June 22, 2009 has been fixed as the record date for the determination of Stockholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting and any adjournment thereof. As of June 22, 2009, there were 9,173,744 shares of the Company's common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "Common Stock"), issued and outstanding. The presence, in person or by proxy, of a majority of the outstanding shares of Common Stock on the record date is necessary to constitute a quorum at the Annual Meeting. Each share is entitled to one vote on all issues requiring a Stockholder vote at the Annual Meeting. Each nominee for Director named in Proposal Number 1 must receive a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy in order to be elected. Stockholders may not cumulate their votes for the election of Directors. The affirmative vote of a majority of the shares of Common Stock present or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting is required for the ratification of Number 2 set forth in the accompanying Notice.
All shares represented by properly executed proxies, unless such proxies previously have been revoked, will be voted at the Annual Meeting in accordance with the directions on the proxies. If no direction is indicated, the shares will be voted