Encore Wire Announces Change of Annual Meeting to Virtual Format
Bret J. Eckert
Vice President & CFO
McKinney, TX ‑ Encore Wire Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: WIRE) (the “Company”) announced today that, due to the emerging public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the location and format of its 2020 annual meeting of stockholders (the “2020 Annual Meeting”) has been changed from an in-person meeting to a virtual only meeting. Stockholders may not attend the meeting in person.
On April 13, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) approved the change to the location and format of the 2020 Annual Meeting in support of the health and well-being of the Company’s employees, stockholders and other associates, as well as related orders and guidelines that have been issued by federal, state and local governments.
The 2020 Annual Meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on May 5, 2020. As previously disclosed, only stockholders of record at the close of business on March 19, 2020 or their valid proxyholders will be able to participate in the 2020 Annual Meeting. In order to participate in the 2020 Annual Meeting through the live audio webcast, you must register at http://viewproxy.com/encorewire/2020 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 30, 2020. Instructions and frequently asked questions on how to register for the 2020 Annual Meeting and participate via the live audio webcast are posted at http://viewproxy.com/encorewire/2020.
On the day of the Annual Meeting, if you have properly registered, you may enter the 2020 Annual Meeting at http://viewproxy.com/encorewire/2020/VM and vote your shares at http://www.fcrvote.com/WIRE while the polls are open, in each case, by logging in using the virtual control number and password you receive via email after successfully registering.
Even if you plan to attend the live webcast of the Annual Meeting, we encourage you to vote in advance by returning a proxy card for shares you hold as a record holder and by following the instructions on the voting instruction form for shares you hold beneficially through a bank or broker, so that your vote will be counted even if you later decide not to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting. Please note that no members of management or the Board will be in attendance at the physical location formerly announced to host the 2020 Annual Meeting.
To access the Company’s proxy materials, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, please visit the Company’s website at www.encorewire.com under the Investors tab.
Encore Wire Corporation is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of electrical building wire for interior wiring in commercial and industrial buildings, homes, apartments, and manufactured housing. The Company is focused on maintaining a high level of customer service with low-cost production and the addition of new products that complement its current product line.