This excerpt taken from the WDC DEF 14A filed Sep 23, 2008.
ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
November 6, 2008
Our Board of Directors is soliciting your proxy for the 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held at 8:00 a.m., local time, on November 6, 2008 at The Westin South Coast Plaza located at 686 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California 92626, and at any and all adjournments or postponements of the Annual Meeting, for the purposes set forth in the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Meeting to be Held November 6, 2008: This Proxy Statement and our 2008 Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 27, 2008 are available on the Internet at www.proxyvote.com. These materials are also available on our corporate website at www.westerndigital.com/investor.
This year, we are pleased to be using the new Securities and Exchange Commission rule that allows companies to furnish their proxy materials over the Internet. As a result, we are mailing to many of our stockholders a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, or Notice, instead of a paper copy of this Proxy Statement and our Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 27, 2008. The Notice contains instructions on how stockholders can access those documents over the Internet and vote their shares. The Notice also contains instructions on how each of those stockholders can receive a paper copy of our proxy materials, including this Proxy Statement, our 2008 Annual Report and a proxy card or voting instruction card. All stockholders who do not receive a Notice will receive a paper copy of the proxy materials by mail. We believe this new process will expedite stockholders receipt of proxy materials, lower the costs of our Annual Meeting and conserve natural resources.
We are first mailing the Notice to our stockholders on or about September 26, 2008. For stockholders who have affirmatively requested paper copies of proxy materials, we intend to first mail paper copies of this Proxy Statement, the accompanying proxy card and our 2008 Annual Report on or about September 26, 2008.