This excerpt taken from the AES DEF 14A filed Mar 21, 2008.
The Proxy Statement, Annual Report on Form 10-K and related proxy materials are available at www.edocumentview.com/aes.
EACH STOCKHOLDER IS REQUESTED TO EXECUTE AND PROMPTLY RETURN THE ENCLOSED PROXY CARD. A PREPAID ENVELOPE IS ENCLOSED FOR RETURNING PROXY CARDS. ALTERNATIVELY, STOCKHOLDERS MAY VOTE BY TELEPHONE OR VIA THE INTERNET (SEE DIRECTIONS ON THE ENCLOSED PROXY CARD). ANY STOCKHOLDER SUBMITTING A PROXY CARD HAS THE POWER TO REVOKE THE VOTE SET FORTH IN SUCH PROXY CARD AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF VOTES AT THE ANNUAL MEETING. STOCKHOLDERS WHO ARE PRESENT AT THE ANNUAL MEETING MAY WITHDRAW THEIR PROXY AND VOTE IN PERSON. TO ENSURE THAT YOUR VOTE WILL BE COUNTED, PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE BEFORE MIDNIGHT (EDT) ON APRIL 23, 2008.
March 21, 2008
The accompanying Proxy is solicited by the Board of Directors (the "Board") of The AES Corporation (the "Company" or "AES"). The Proxy is solicited for use at the 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company.
The Annual Meeting will commence at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2008. The Annual Meeting will be held in the 9th floor Rotunda Conference Room of the Company's corporate offices located at 4300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Any adjournment of the Annual Meeting will be held at the same address. Directions to the Annual Meeting are located on page 91 of this Proxy Statement.
This Proxy Statement provides information regarding the matters to be voted on at the Annual Meeting as well as other information that may be useful to you. Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 is also enclosed with this Proxy Statement.
This Proxy Statement and accompanying Proxy Card are first being sent to stockholders on or about March 26, 2008.
At the close of business on March 7, 2008, there were 671,276,748 shares of common stock outstanding. Each share of common stock is entitled to one vote.