This excerpt taken from the VRSN DEF 14A filed Apr 26, 2005.
Notice of the 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
TO OUR STOCKHOLDERS:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of VeriSign, Inc. will be held at our corporate offices located at 487 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, California on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., Pacific Time. The 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders is being held for the following purposes:
1. To elect three Class I directors of VeriSign, each to serve a three-year term, or until a successor has been elected and qualified or until the directors earlier resignation or removal.
2. To amend our 1998 Directors Stock Option Plan to increase the size of initial option grants and annual option grants to non-employee directors to 50,000 shares and 25,000 shares, respectively.
3. To ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2005.
4. To transact such other business as may properly come before the Meeting or any adjournment thereof.
The foregoing items of business are more fully described in the proxy statement accompanying this Notice.
Only stockholders of record at the close of business on March 28, 2005 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or any adjournment thereof.
By Order of the Board of Directors,
/s/ James M. Ulam
James M. Ulam
Mountain View, California
April 26, 2005
WHETHER OR NOT YOU EXPECT TO ATTEND THE MEETING, PLEASE COMPLETE, DATE, SIGN AND PROMPTLY RETURN THE ACCOMPANYING PROXY IN THE ENCLOSED POSTAGE-PAID ENVELOPE OR COMPLETE THE PROXY ELECTRONICALLY OR BY PHONE AS DESCRIBED ON THE PROXY CARD AND UNDER INTERNET AND TELEPHONE VOTING IN THE ATTACHED PROXY STATEMENT SO THAT YOUR SHARES MAY BE REPRESENTED AT THE MEETING.