This excerpt taken from the WDR DEF 14A filed Mar 1, 2006.
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.
The directors of the Company, including the non-management directors, have directed the Secretary not to forward to the intended recipient any communications that are reasonably determined in good faith by the Secretary to relate to improper or irrelevant topics.
This excerpt taken from the WDR DEF 14A filed Mar 14, 2005.
WADDELL AND REED FINANCIAL, INC.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
To the Stockholders of
I am pleased to give you notice that the 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (the "Company") will be held in the William T. Morgan Auditorium at the Company's executive offices located at 6300 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66202 on Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., local time.
At the annual meeting, you will be asked to:
These matters are more fully discussed in the accompanying Proxy Statement.
The Board of Directors has fixed Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the close of business, as the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the annual meeting.
All stockholders are cordially invited to attend the annual meeting in person. However, if you are unable to attend in person and wish to have your shares voted, YOU MAY VOTE BY TELEPHONE, INTERNET, OR BY FILLING IN, SIGNING AND DATING THE ENCLOSED PROXY AND RETURNING IT IN THE ACCOMPANYING ENVELOPE AS PROMPTLY AS POSSIBLE. Regardless of how you deliver your proxy, you may revoke your proxy at any time before it is voted by submitting to the Secretary of the Company a written revocation or a proxy bearing a later date, or by attending the annual meeting and giving oral notice of your intention to vote in person.
The annual meeting for which this notice is given may be adjourned from time to time without further notice other than announcement at the annual meeting or any adjournment thereof. Any business for which notice is hereby given may be terminated at any such adjourned meeting.
The accompanying Proxy Statement is dated March 21, 2005 and is first being mailed to stockholders on or about that date.