What Is A Proxy Statement?

Patrick Curtis

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Expertise: Investment Banking | Private Equity

A proxy statement is a form that must be released to the SEC before a shareholder vote (typically before the annual shareholder meeting) to inform them of the details surrounding any issue. The types of things included in a proxy statement are:

  • Changes to the Board of Directors
  • Senior employee / Board remuneration
  • Any potential conflicts of interest for the Board or employees

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Patrick Curtis

Patrick Curtis is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. He has experience in investment banking at Rothschild and private equity at Tailwind Capital along with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is also the founder and current CEO of Wall Street Oasis. This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.