Apple on Monday announced its annual shareholders meeting is scheduled for February 13, and will be held at the new Steve Jobs Theater, part of the company’s new Apple Park headquarters complex.
Apple will host the 2018 Annual Meeting of shareholders at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino on February 13, 2018. The record date for the meeting is December 15, 2017, and additional details about the meeting will be available soon when we file our proxy statement. We anticipate there may be more shareholders who would like to attend than we have seats to accommodate. Therefore, if you’re a shareholder as of December 15, 2017 and you’d like to attend the meeting, you will need to register in advance.
Once our proxy statement is filed, the bank, broker, or other organization that holds your Apple shares will be issuing proxy materials to you that will include a unique control number. You’ll need that number to register for the meeting at proxyvote.com beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on January 22, 2018, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure you receive your proxy materials in a timely way, please make sure that your contact information is current at the organization that holds your shares.
Apple has yet to file a proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Once it does, shareholder will receive proxy materials from the entity that holds their shares that will include a unique control number. Investors will need that number to register for the meeting at proxyvote.com beginning at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on January 22, 2018. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Topics up for a vote will likely include Apple’s Board of Directors, executive compensation plans, choice of accounting firm and shareholder proposals.
Apple has asked the SEC for permission to skip votes on shareholder proposals, which include issues like human rights, climate change, and greenhouse gas emissions. The Cupertino firm says those topics don’t need to be addresses, as the company “routinely reviews” issues like this, and they are not representative of “significant policy issues” requiring a shareholder vote.