This excerpt taken from the ZBRA DEF 14A filed Apr 10, 2006.
Solicitation The cost of this proxy solicitation will be borne by the Company. In addition to the solicitation of proxies by mail, the directors, officers and employees of the Company may also solicit proxies by telephone, facsimile, e-mail or other forms of communication, without special compensation for such activities. The Company will also request banks, brokers, fiduciaries, custodians, nominees and certain other record holders to send proxies, proxy statements and other materials to their principals at the Companys expense. The Company will reimburse such banks, brokers, fiduciaries, custodians, nominees and other record holders for their reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of solicitation. The Company does not anticipate that costs and expenses incurred in connection with this proxy solicitation will exceed those normally expended for a proxy solicitation for an election of directors in the absence of a contest.
Proposals of Stockholders Under SEC Rule 14a-8, stockholder proposals for the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2007 will not be included in the Proxy Statement for that meeting unless the proposal is proper for inclusion in the Proxy Statement and for consideration at the next annual meeting of stockholders, and is received by the Secretary of the Company at the Companys executive offices, which are located at 333 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061, no later than December 11, 2006, which is 120 days before the anniversary date of the release of this proxy statement to stockholders. Stockholders must also follow the other procedures prescribed in SEC Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act, as well as the Companys By-Laws, which contain requirements that are separate and apart from the SEC requirements of Rule 14a-8. The Companys By-Laws provide that stockholders desiring to bring business before the 2007Annual Meeting, including nomination of a person for election to the Companys Board of Directors, must provide written notice to the Companys Secretary at the Companys executive offices no earlier than 75 days before, and no later than 45 days before, the one year anniversary of the mailing of this Proxy Statement. The written notice must include the information required by Section 2.4 of the By-Laws.
Other Business The Board of Directors is not aware of any matters to be presented at the Annual Meeting other than those enumerated in the Companys Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders enclosed herewith. If any other matters are properly brought before the meeting, however, it is intended that the persons named in the proxy will vote as directed by the Board of Directors.
Annual Report to Stockholders The Companys Annual Report to Stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2005, containing financial and other information pertaining to the Company, is being furnished to stockholders simultaneously with this Proxy Statement.
Annual Report on Form 10-K The Company will furnish without charge to any stockholder as of the record date a copy of the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, as filed with the SEC. Requests for such materials should be made in writing and directed to Zebra Technologies Corporation, 333 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061, Attention: Charles R. Whitchurch.