This excerpt taken from the WEN DEF 14A filed Apr 14, 2009.
WENDYS/ARBYS GROUP, INC.
April 14, 2009
It is my pleasure to invite you to join me at the 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Wendys/Arbys Group, Inc., which will be held at 11:00 a.m., local time, on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at the W New York, 541 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022. The Board of Directors and management hope that you will be able to attend in person.
At the Annual Meeting, you will be asked to consider and vote on the election of twelve directors, several proposals to amend the Companys certificate of incorporation, a proposal to re-approve the performance goal bonus awards portion of the Companys 1999 Executive Bonus Plan, and a proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent registered public accountants. The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR each of these proposals.
The Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement follow. It is important that your shares be represented and voted, regardless of the size of your holdings. Accordingly, whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting in person, please promptly complete and return your proxy card in the enclosed envelope, or submit your proxy by telephone or by Internet as described in the instructions included with your proxy card. If you attend the Annual Meeting and wish to vote your shares in person, you may revoke your proxy.