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Proxy Statement

Definition:

The SEC requires that a proxy statement be sent to the shareholders of a company before annual meetings. This document gives the deets about the issues that will be voted on at the annual company meeting (Should we open a new factory? Are we switching to decaf in the lounge?). Think of it as a sneak peek of the meeting so that you can decide how you'll vote.