This excerpt taken from the SPIR DEF 14A filed Apr 13, 2007.
STOCKHOLDER PROPOSALS 2008 ANNUAL MEETING
In order to be included in the proxy statement and form of proxy for the 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 14a-8, stockholder proposals must be received by the Company at its corporate offices in Bedford, Massachusetts, no later than December 15, 2007 (120 days before the anniversary of the date this Proxy Statement is being mailed to the Companys stockholders). Such proposals must also comply with the requirements as to form and substance established by the SEC if such proposals are to be included in the proxy statement and form of proxy. Stockholder proposals to be presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting, other than stockholder proposals submitted pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 14a-8 for inclusion in the proxy statement and form of proxy for the 2008 Annual Meeting, must be received in writing at the Companys corporate offices no later than February 28, 2008 (45 days before the anniversary of the date this Proxy Statement is being mailed to the Companys stockholders).
Independent directors will consider any director nominees you recommend in writing for the 2008 Annual Meeting if the Secretary receives notice by December 15, 2007, and you are a stockholder of record on the day you provide notice of your recommendation or nomination to the Company and on the record date for determining stockholders entitled to notice of the meeting and to vote. You may also nominate an individual for election as a director at the 2008 Annual Meeting.
In either event, your notice must include the following information for each person you are recommending or nominating for election as a director:
In addition, your notice must include the following information about you:
The notice must include written consent by each proposed nominee to being named as a nominee and to serve as a director if elected. No person will be eligible for election as a director of Spire unless recommended by a majority of independent directors and nominated by the Board or nominated in accordance with the procedures set forth above.
By Order of the Board of Directors,
Michael W. ODougherty, Secretary
April 13, 2007