This excerpt taken from the VRSN DEF 14A filed Apr 26, 2005.
I acknowledge that I have read the foregoing Directors Stock Option Exercise Agreement (the Agreement) and that I know its contents. I hereby consent to and approve all the provisions of the Agreement and agree that the shares of the Common Stock of VeriSign, Inc. purchased thereunder (the Shares) and any interest I may have in such Shares are subject to all the provisions of the Agreement. I will take no action at any time to hinder operation of the Agreement on these Shares or any interest I may have on them.
The Board of Directors unanimously recommends that you vote FOR the Board of Director nominees and FOR Proposals 2 and 3.
Please Mark Here for Address Change or Comments
SEE REVERSE SIDE
1. Election of Directors
FOR all nominees WITHHOLD listed below AUTHORITY (except as marked to vote for all nominees to the contrary) listed below
2. Proposal to amend the 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. Proposal to ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as independent auditors for the year ending December 31, 2005.
FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN
FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN
In accordance with their judgment, the proxies are authorized to vote upon such other matters as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any continuations or adjournments thereof.
01 Scott G. Kriens 02 Len J. Lauer 03 Stratton D. Sclavos
To withhold authority to vote for any individual nominee, strike a line through that nominees name.
This Proxy must be signed exactly as your name appears
hereon. If more than one name appears, all persons
so designated should sign. Attorneys, executors,
administrators, trustees and guardians should indicate
their capacities. If the signer is a corporation, please print
full corporate name and indicate capacity of duly
authorized officer executing on behalf of the corporation.
If the signer is a partnership, please print full partnership
name and indicate capacity of duly authorized person
executing on behalf of the partnership.
WHETHER OR NOT YOU EXPECT TO ATTEND THE
MEETING, PLEASE COMPLETE, DATE AND SIGN THIS
PROXY CARD AND RETURN IT PRIOR TO THE
MEETING IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE.
Signature Signature Date , 2005
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Vote by Internet or Telephone or Mail
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
Internet and telephone voting is available through 11:59 PM Eastern Time the day prior to annual meeting day.
Your Internet or telephone vote authorizes the named proxies to vote your shares in the same manner as if you marked, signed and returned your proxy card.
Use the internet to vote your proxy. Have your proxy card in hand when you access the web site.
Use any touch-tone telephone to vote your proxy. Have your proxy card in hand when you call.
Mark, sign and date your proxy card and return it in the enclosed postage-paid envelope.
If you vote your proxy by Internet or by telephone, you do NOT need to mail back your proxy card.
487 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, California 94043-4047
THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The undersigned hereby appoints Stratton D. Sclavos and Dana L. Evan, as proxies, each with full powers of substitution, and hereby authorizes them to represent and to vote, as designated on the reverse side, all shares of Common Stock, $0.001 par value, of VeriSign, Inc. (the Company) held of record by the undersigned on March 28, 2005, at the 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company (the Meeting) to be held on May 26, 2005, and at any continuations or adjournments thereof.
This Proxy, when properly executed and returned in a timely manner, will be voted at the Meeting and any continuations or adjournments thereof in the manner described herein. If no contrary indication is made, the proxy will be voted FOR the Board of Director nominees and FOR Proposals 2 and 3 and in accordance with the judgment of the persons named as proxies herein on any other matters that may properly come before the Meeting.
PLEASE MARK, SIGN, DATE AND RETURN THIS PROXY CARD PROMPTLY USING THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE.
CONTINUED AND TO BE SIGNED AND DATED ON REVERSE SIDE SEE REVERSE SIDE
Address Change/Comments (Mark the corresponding box on the reverse side)
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