This excerpt taken from the UMBF DEF 14A filed Mar 9, 2009.
TO BE HELD APRIL 21, 2009
The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of UMB Financial Corporation (the Company) will be held at the Company offices located at 1010 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106 on April 21, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. CDT. We are holding the Annual Meeting for the following purposes:
1) To elect four Class III directors to hold office until the Annual Meeting of 2012;
2) To ratify the Audit Committees retention of Deloitte & Touche LLP to serve as the Companys independent auditors and to examine and audit the consolidated financial statements of the Company for the fiscal year 2009;
3) To consider a shareholder proposal to eliminate classification of terms of the Companys Board of Directors to require that all directors stand for election annually; and,
4) To transact such other matters as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.
Only shareholders of record at the close of business on February 27, 2009, will be entitled to notice of, and to vote at, this meeting or any adjournments thereof. This Proxy Statement is being mailed on or about March 9, 2009.