PACKERS ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
The Green Bay Packers 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Wednesday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.
The Packers also are asking shareholders who have not received any communications from the organization in the last 12 months to contact shareholder services to update their address, including street and email addresses. Shareholder services can be reached via telephone at 855-8GO-PACK (855-846-7225) or email at email@example.com. Information is also online at www.packersowner.com.
“Lambeau Field, with the soon-to-be-completed south end zone, will be an exciting setting for conducting our Annual Meeting,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “Shareholders will see firsthand how their support has allowed us to improve our stadium for our fans, and make the franchise stronger for the future.”
The formal notice of the Annual Meeting will be sent in mid-June and will include details on how to access proxy materials. The organization again is recommending that shareholders receive their proxy information via email and subsequently vote online, as it is the most sustainable and resource-friendly method. Shareholders can register for this process online at www.packersowner.com.
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 separate tickets, the organization will be utilizing a barcode that will be sent with the proxy information. Shareholders who plan to attend the meeting will be asked to activate the appropriate number of barcodes based on the number of attendees. The barcodes will then serve as the entry tickets to the meeting and should be brought to Lambeau Field. This efficient process furthers the sustainable-practices initiatives of the organization and saves resources.
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
When is the annual meeting?
The date for the annual meeting will be announced soon after the NFL football game schedule is released – usually in April. Historically, the meeting is in July.
The meeting date will be posted on packersowner.com when it is announced.You may also sign up for electronic delivery of the annual meeting packet at packersowner.com. You will need your control number to complete the electronic delivery enrollment.
When will the annual meeting materials be mailed?
The annual meeting materials will be mailed at least 30 days in advance of the meeting. Please visit packersowner.com for up-to-date information on the annual meeting.
Where is my proxy statement and card?
I only received a Notice of the Annual Meeting.
Proxy statements and cards are mailed by request only. Otherwise, they can be printed from the website as noted on the Notice and Access letter.
Can I bring a guest to the annual meeting? How many guests can I bring?
Guest information for the annual meeting information will be included with your Notice to the meeting.
How do I get my ticket to the annual meeting?
There will be instructions to obtain your ticket to the annual meeting with your Notice of the meeting mailed to you after mid-June.
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.