This excerpt taken from the WDC DEF 14A filed Sep 23, 2008.
To Be Held On November 6, 2008
To the Stockholders of
WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION:
Our 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at The Westin South Coast Plaza located at 686 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California 92626 on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 8:00 a.m., local time, for the following purposes:
1. To elect ten directors to serve until our next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified;
2. To approve an amendment to the companys 2005 Employee Stock Purchase Plan that would increase by 8,000,000 the number of shares of common stock available for issuance under the plan;
3. To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending July 3, 2009; and
4. To transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any postponement or adjournment of the meeting.
Any action on the items described above may be considered at the Annual Meeting at the time and on the date specified above or at any time and date to which the Annual Meeting is properly adjourned or postponed.
Only stockholders of record at the close of business on September 17, 2008 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting and any adjournments or postponements of the meeting.
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.
By Order of the Board of Directors
Raymond M. Bukaty
Senior Vice President, Administration,
General Counsel and Secretary
Lake Forest, California
September 23, 2008