Apple says its 2011 proxy materials are now available on the web under the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Notice and Access rules and can be found at http://www.apple.com/investor . As a result of the Notice and Access rules, Apple is able to significantly reduce the environmental impact of producing and delivering printed materials, the company says.
Apple shareholders can still receive a printed copy of the proxy materials free of charge by following the instructions provided at http://www.apple.com/investor or in the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials that will be mailed to individuals who were Apple shareholders as of Dec. 27. Apple’s 2010 Form 10-K was filed on Oct. 27, 2010 and may also be viewed at www.apple.com/investor .
Among the items of interest in the proxy statement is that CEO Steve Jobs’ is still making just US$1 annually (well, okay, he has some pretty serious stock options) and that Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook received total compensation of $59.1 million in fiscal 2010 because of bonuses for running day-to-day operations during Jobs’s medical leave.
The proxy statement also notes that the 2011 annual shareholders meeting will take place on Feb. 23 with six proposals to be voted on during the meeting. They include: re-election of the current seven members of the Board of Directors and ratifying Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2011.