PACKERS TO PRESENT TWO CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO BOARD
at Lambeau Field
The Green Bay Packers will present two candidates for shareholder vote to join the Packers Board of Directors.
The list of candidates was included in proxy information being sent beginning today to more than 363,000 shareholders in advance of the Annual Meeting, set for 11 a.m., July 24, at Lambeau Field. The candidates were approved by vote of the organization’s Board of Directors at its quarterly meeting last month.
They are Gerald L. Ganoni, president of small business and specialty benefits, Humana, De Pere; and Craig S. Dickman, CEO/chief innovation officer, Breakthrough Fuel, Green Bay.
“The Packers are fortunate to have a Board of Directors with such diverse areas of expertise, and these two individuals will enhance that valuable resource,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “We look forward to their contributions to the organization at the Board level.”
The shareholders meeting also will see George Hartmann take on emeritus status. Another director, Bryce Paup, will leave the Board, effective with the expiration of his term at the Annual Meeting, as he has moved out of state.
In addition to Board vote, the meeting includes reports from President/CEO Mark Murphy and General Manager Ted Thompson, among others.
Shareholders this year will have the option of bringing one guest to the meeting. If the share or shares are held in a joint or custodial registration, such as a married couple or a custodian-minor registration, up to four admissions to the meeting can be requested: one admission each for the named shareholders, plus one guest for each.
In lieu of issuing tickets sent in a separate mailing, the organization will be utilizing barcoded tickets sent with the proxy information. Shareholders who plan to attend the meeting are asked to activate the appropriate number of ticket barcodes based on the number of attendees, and then bring activated tickets to the meeting at Lambeau Field. This efficient process furthers the sustainable-practices initiatives of the organization and saves resources.
At the conclusion of the meeting, shareholders and guests will be able to take self-guided tours of the newly expanded south end zone and the North Loft, the area that opened in 2012. Both areas will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.
History of Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers, Inc., has been a publicly owned, nonprofit corporation since Aug. 18, 1923, when original articles of incorporation were filed with Wisconsin’s secretary of state. One of the more remarkable business stories in American history, the Green Bay Packers organization has been kept viable by its shareholders — its unselfish fans. Even more incredible, the Packers have survived and thrived during the current era, permeated by free agency and the NFL salary cap.
Fans have supported the team financially through five stock sales: 1923, 1935, 1950, 1997 and 2011.
Today 363,948 people (representing 5,020,523 shares) are owners of the iconic franchise.
The organization's fifth stock offering, which ended Feb. 29, 2012, was a tremendous success with the organization adding more than 250,000 new shareholders becoming owners. For the first time in a Packers stock offering, international sales in Canada were issued for a short while and accounted for approximately 2,000 shares.
More than 269,000 shares were sold during the offering that began Dec. 6, 2011.
All proceeds from the offering are going toward the expansion of Lambeau Field, a $143 million project that includes approximately 6,700 seats, new HD video boards, a new sound system and two new gates. The new sound system was in place for the 2011 season, the new video boards and one gate were launched in 2012 and the new seats and second gate will debut for the 2013 season.
Please review the most common questions from our Shareholders or feel free to contact us for additional assistance.
Q: Annual Meeting Information
TICKETS/SEATING - Each registered Shareholder is entitled to attend the meeting and bring a guest.
All seats for the meeting are general admission, with no reserved seating. The seating bowl will open at 9 a.m. The Miller Lite Gate, at the north end of the stadium, and the Verizon Wireless Gate, on the stadium's west side, will be utilized for the meeting . The Oneida Nation Gate is closed due to construction. Persons needing wheelchair positions will be located in wheelchair seating areas on the east side of the stadium. Shareholders that require the use of a wheelchair are asked to bring their own and are encouraged to use the Miller Lite Gate for entry.
Please note that seating for the meeting will be outside in the stadium seating bowl. Please take necessary precautions for weather, such as hats, sunscreen and rain gear. Stadium policy prohibits use of umbrellas.
Video cameras and still cameras with lenses over 12" are not allowed into the meeting. You are welcome to use your still photo camera (with lenses under 12") for your personal enjoyment. Commercial use of any audio or video recordings of the Annual Meeting is prohibited.
WEBCAST - The Green Bay Packers are making the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on July 24, 2013, available via live webcast for those who would like to view the meeting without attending in person.
Please utilize the following website address to find instructions on viewing the webcast: http://nfl.packers.com/community/shareholders/2013.
Use the following to access the webcast when prompted:
Please note that the username and password are case-sensitive.
PARKING - Parking will be free in the Lambeau Field lot for the meeting, but due to the potentially large number of Shareholders attending, parking will be limited. Please plan to arrive early. The parking lot will open at 8 a.m.
For those Shareholders with special needs parking and who have a state-issued placard, enter Lot 4 off Lombardi Avenue and use available parking at the north end of the stadium, between the Miller Lite Gate and the Bellin Health Gate. These spaces are limited as well.
TOURS OF SOUTH END, NORTH LOFT - Self-guided tours of the new South End and the North Loft will be available after the meeting, from 1to5p.m. An announcement at the conclusion of the meeting will direct attendees on how to begin.
ATRIUM - For your comfort and convenience, the Lambeau Field Atrium will be open only to Shareholders from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m .the day of the meeting. Concession stands, eateries and restaurants will be open on the day of the meeting with food and beverages available for purchase. Restrooms throughout the stadium and the Atrium will also be available. The Packers Pro Shop and Packers Hall of Fame will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SHAREHOLDER MERCHANDISE - Shareholder merchandise will also be available to purchase in the Packers Pro Shop the day of the meeting.
SHAREHOLDERS SERVICES - For questions about your proxy, Shareholder account information or Annual Meeting ticket , please contact Shareholder Services at 855-846-7225 in the U.S. or Canada, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. CST.
Q: Ownership Questions
Who is the transfer agent?
The Green Bay Packers are their own transfer agent. We partner with Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc. (“Broadridge”) which provides recordkeeping services for the shares of our common stock.Together with Broadridge we will manage all stock certificate requests for shareholders, including changes of address, replacement of damaged, lost and stolen certificates, and transfer of shares.
Where can I get assistance on servicing my stock?
Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc. (“Broadridge”) Phone: 855-8GO-PACK or 855-846-7225
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
What is the mailing address for Shareholder Services?
Green Bay Packers
C/O Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc. PO Box 1342
Brentwood, NY 11717
How do I change the address on my account?
The quickest and easiest way to change your address of record is to call us at 855-846-7225. Additionally, you can download an Address Change Form at packersowner.com and mail
your change of address to:
Green Bay Packers
C/O Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc. PO Box 1342
Brentwood, NY 11717
What are the rules on transferring stock?
Stock may only be transferred to an immediate family member. An immediate family member for this purpose refers to a spouse, parent, brother, sister or lineal descendant of a person. A lineal descendant, in legal usage, refers to a blood relative in the direct line of descent – children, grandchildren, great-grand children, etc., of a person.
Adopted children, for whom adoption statutes create the same rights of heirship as children of the body, come within the meaning of the term “lineal descendants.”
How do I change the name on the stock certificate?
Changing the name on a stock registration may only be done for a permitted transfer and other limited purposes using an Affidavit of Transfer.
All transfers other than on death and name changes require:
a completed, notarized Affidavit of Transfer, signed by all shareholders named on the certificate.
the original stock certificate.
a transfer fee of $25.00 made payable to Green Bay Packers, Inc.
additional documentation per transfer reason:
Marriage – photo copy of marriage certificate.
Divorce (name change) – photo copy of divorce decree specifying the name change.
Divorce (awarding of assets) – photo copy of divorce decree specifying ownership of shares.
Removal of Custodian – photocopy of minor’s birth certificate.
How do I change the name on the stock certificate due to death?
Changing the name on a stock registration is done using an Affidavit of Transfer Due to Death.
All transfers due to death require:
- a completed, notarized Affidavit of Transfer, signed by all surviving shareholders named on the certificate, by the executor, too, if there is/is not a survivor.
- the existing stock certificate.
- a transfer fee of $25.00 made payable to Green Bay Packers, Inc.
- a photocopy of the decedent’s death certificate.
- if there is not a surviving shareholder and the request is being made by an executor of the estate, a photocopy of the assignment as executor should be provided.
Can I gift transfer my shares to someone?
Yes, you can gift shares to an immediate family member by submitting a completed, notarized Affidavit of Transfer as Gift with the existing stock certificate and a transfer fee of $25.00 made payable to Green Bay Packers, Inc.
Can I transfer a share to a friend?
If your friend is not an immediate family member, you may not transfer a share of Green Bay Packers stock to them.
Can I get the old certificate back?
Yes, all cancelled certificates will automatically be returned.
Why did I get the old certificate back?
Many of our shareholders request the return of the cancelled certificate to keep as memorabilia, so as a courtesy we automatically return all cancelled certificates.
What types of registrations are allowed?
Individual, Joint Tenant with Spouse and Custodial for Minors.
How do I replace a damaged, lost, missing, or stolen stock certificate?
Submit a completed, notarized Affidavit of Loss signed by all shareholders named on the certificate with a replacement fee of $25.00 made payable to Green Bay Packers, Inc.
Where can I get copies of the Affidavits?
Where can I buy Green Bay Packers stock?
Green Bay Packers stock is not currently offered for purchase.
Can I sell my stock?
No, Green Bay Packers Common Stock is not a saleable stock.
Do the Green Bay Packers pay a dividend on the stock?
Where can I buy Green Bay Shareholder merchandise?
Please visit the Green Bay Packers Pro Shop online at packersproshop.com and click on Shareholders to sign into the Shareholders Collection.