The 28th Annual General Meeting (2009)
Non-Mandatory Ballot through the Internet
Infosys' Board acknowledges the fact that not all shareholders attend the AGM and even though a proposal may have received the assent of the requisite majority of shareholders present at the AGM, the overall shareholder response to any proposal is not captured or known. Infosys believes that determining and disclosing the overall shareholder response to the proposals placed before the shareholders in a general meeting is a valuable corporate governance practice. To this end, during the previous six AGMs, the Company had made available a non-mandatory ballot through the postal system / internet as a channel for all shareholders to informally express their views on the resolutions tabled before the shareholders in the AGM. The non-mandatory ballot has helped the Company assess the general view of the absentee shareholders on the resolutions set out in the Notice.
The non-mandatory ballot through the Internet is not in substitution of or in addition to your right as a shareholder to vote at the AGM.
The non-mandatory ballot through the Internet will not have the force of a legally binding vote and will not be construed as a vote at the AGM. The result of the non-mandatory ballot through the Internet will not impact the votes cast at the AGM. For your vote to be valid, ensure that you are present in person or send the nominated proxy in person to attend the AGM.
Please note that regardless of you participating in the non-mandatory ballot through the Internet, you as a shareholder are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM and to appoint a proxy to attend the AGM.
The Company has appointed Parameshwar Hegde, Practicing Company Secretary, who in the opinion of the Board is a duly qualified person, as the Scrutinizer for the non-mandatory ballot through the Internet. The Scrutinizer will collate all non-mandatory ballots and the results of the same will be disclosed at the AGM proceedings.
The portal will be open for participation from 10 a.m. IST on June 10, 2009 to 5 p.m. IST on June 18, 2009.
How to vote