This excerpt taken from the TDSC DEF 14A filed Mar 31, 2009.
Stockholder Proposals for the 2010 Annual Meeting
Under Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, certain stockholder proposals may be eligible for inclusion in our Proxy Statement and form of proxy. The date by which we must receive stockholder proposals to be considered for inclusion in the Proxy Statement and form of proxy for the 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders is December 1, 2009 (or if the date of the 2010 Annual Meeting is changed by more than 30 days from May 19, 2010, a reasonable time before we begin to print and mail the proxy materials for the 2010 Annual Meeting).
Our By-Laws set forth certain procedures that stockholders must follow in order to properly nominate a person for election to the Board of Directors or to present any other business at an annual meeting of stockholders, other than proposals included in our Proxy Statement pursuant to Rule 14a-8. In addition to any other applicable requirements, to properly nominate a person for election to the Board of Directors or for a stockholder to properly bring other business before the 2010 Annual Meeting, a stockholder of record must give timely notice thereof in proper written form to our Corporate Secretary. To be timely, a stockholders notice to the Corporate Secretary must be received at our principal office between January 15, 2010 and February 14, 2010, provided that, if the 2010 Annual Meeting is called for a date that is not within 30 days before or after May 19, 2010, then the notice by the stockholder must be so received a reasonable time before we make available our Proxy Statement for the 2010 Annual Meeting. The notice also must contain specific information regarding the nomination or the other business proposed to be brought before the meeting, as set forth in our By-Laws. The By-Law provisions relating to advance notice of business to be transacted at annual meetings are contained in Section 2.13 of our By-Laws, which are available on our website and can be viewed by going to www.3DSystems.com and clicking on the Investors tab, then the Corporate Governance tab and then selecting the document titled Amended and Restated By-Laws from the list of documents on the web page.