Proxy Statement

DEFINITION of 'Proxy Statement'

A document containing the information that a company is required by the SEC to provide to shareholders so they can make informed decisions about matters that will be brought up at an annual stockholder meeting.

BREAKING DOWN 'Proxy Statement'

Issues covered in a proxy statement can include proposals for new additions to the board of directors, information on directors' salaries, information on bonus and options plans for directors, and any declarations made by company management.

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