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DEF 14A
KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC. filed this Form DEF 14A on 04/04/2017
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GENERAL MATTERS

Annual Meeting Q&A

 

The board of directors is soliciting your proxy for our 2017 annual meeting of shareholders and any adjournment of the meeting, for the purposes set forth in the Notice of Annual Meeting. We began distributing the proxy materials contained in this package on or about April 4, 2017.

 

Q.   Who may vote at the annual meeting?

 

A.

If you owned shares of our common stock at the close of business on March 21, 2017 which we refer to as the record date, you may vote your shares at the meeting. On the record date, 20,803,266 shares of our common stock were outstanding and entitled to vote. Shareholders will be admitted to the annual meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Seating will be limited.

 

Q.   What is the difference between holding shares as a shareholder of record and as a beneficial owner?

 

A.

If your shares are registered directly in your name with our transfer agent, Computershare, you are considered the “shareholder of record” with respect to those shares. We have sent the notice of annual meeting, proxy statement, proxy card and 2016 annual report directly to you.

If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other holder of record,

you are considered the “beneficial owner” or “street name” holder of those shares. The notice of annual meeting, proxy statement, proxy card and 2016 annual report have been forwarded to you by your broker, bank or other holder of record who is considered the shareholder of record with respect to those shares. As the beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your broker, bank or other holder of record on how to vote your shares by following the instructions included in the package from the broker, bank or other holder of record.

 

Q.   How does a proxy work?

 

A.

If you complete the enclosed proxy, that means that you authorize the persons appointed as proxies to vote your shares at the annual meeting in accordance with your directions. When you vote by proxy, you should direct how your shares should be voted for each proposal. If you do not tell us how to vote your shares for any proposal, then your shares will be voted in accordance with the recommendations of our board of directors. Unless you tell us otherwise, the persons appointed proxies to vote at our annual meeting may vote your shares in accordance with their judgment on any other matters properly presented for action at the meeting or at any adjournment of the meeting that are not described on the proxy form.

 

 

Q.   How do I vote?

 

A.

You may vote your shares by proxy or in person.

 

By proxy

  

  If you are a shareholder of record, to vote your shares by proxy, you must complete, sign and date the proxy card and return it in the postage prepaid envelope.

 

  If you are a beneficial owner, you must complete, sign and date the voting instructions included in the package from your broker, bank or other record holder and return those instructions to the broker, bank or other holder of record.

In person

  

All shareholders may vote in person at the annual meeting.

 

  If you are a shareholder of record, you may vote your shares directly at the meeting by casting a ballot in person. In addition, you may also be represented by another person at the annual meeting by executing a proper proxy designating that person.

 

  If you are a beneficial owner of shares, you must obtain a legal proxy from your broker, bank or other holder of record and present it to the inspectors of election with your ballot to be able to vote at the meeting.

Your vote is important. Please vote your shares promptly. We recommend you vote by proxy even if you plan to attend the meeting. You can always revoke your proxy before it is exercised by voting in person at the meeting.

 

KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC. - 2017 Proxy Statement    55