This excerpt taken from the TCO DEF 14A filed Apr 14, 2009.
To be held May 29, 2009
To the Shareholders of Taubman Centers, Inc.:
The 2009 annual meeting of shareholders of Taubman Centers, Inc. (the Company) will be held on Friday, May 29, 2009, at The Townsend Hotel, 100 Townsend Street, Birmingham, Michigan 48009, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern time, for the following purposes:
The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on March 31, 2009 as the record date for determining the shareholders that are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement of the annual meeting.
This year, we have elected to take advantage of the SECs rule allowing us to furnish proxy materials to you primarily through the Internet. We believe electronic delivery will expedite the receipt of materials, significantly lower costs and conserve natural resources. On or about April 14, 2009, we mailed to our shareholders of record (other than shareholders who previously requested e-mail or paper delivery of proxy materials) a notice containing instructions on how to access our 2009 proxy statement and 2008 annual report through the Internet and how to vote through the Internet. The notice also included instructions on how to receive such materials, at no charge, by paper delivery (along with a proxy card) or by e-mail. Beneficial owners received a similar notice from their broker, trustee, bank or other nominee. Please do not mail in the notice, as it is not intended to serve as a voting instrument. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the Company may send certain shareholders of record a full set of proxy materials by paper delivery instead of the notice or in addition to sending the notice.
If you received the proxy materials by paper delivery, the annual report, proxy statement (together with the notice of annual meeting), and proxy card or voting instruction card were enclosed. You can elect to receive future proxy materials by e-mail at no charge instead of receiving these materials by paper delivery by voting using the Internet and, when prompted, indicate you agree to receive or access shareholder communications electronically in future years.
By Order of the Board of Directors
Robert S. Taubman,
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
April 14, 2009
Your vote is important. Whether or not you plan to attend the annual meeting, we urge you to vote promptly to save us the expense of additional solicitation. If you attend the annual meeting, you may revoke your proxy in accordance with the procedures set forth in the proxy statement and vote in person.