This excerpt taken from the VECO DEF 14A filed Mar 31, 2006.
Can a stockholder nominate someone to be a director of Veeco?
A. As a stockholder, you may recommend any person as a nominee for director of Veeco for consideration by the Nominating and Governance Committee by submitting the name and supporting information in writing to the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors, c/o Secretary, Veeco Instruments Inc., 100 Sunnyside Boulevard, Suite B, Woodbury, NY 11797. The recommending stockholder must meet the eligibility requirements for submitting a stockholder proposal for inclusion in that proxy statement, a written recommendation must be received by Veeco by December 4, 2006 and the written recommendation must contain the following:
The candidates name, age, address, principal occupation or employment, the number of shares of Common Stock such candidate beneficially owns, a brief description of any direct or indirect relationships with the Company, and the information that would be required in a proxy statement soliciting proxies for the election of the candidate as a director;
A signed consent of the nominee to cooperate with reasonable background checks, requests for information and personal interviews and to serve as a director, if elected; and
A description of all relationships or arrangements between the recommending stockholder and the candidate and any other person or persons (including their names) pursuant to which the recommendation is being made, as well as a list of all other companies that the stockholder has recommended the candidate to for election as a director in that year.