First Mobile ProxyVote Platform Released to Canadian Shareholders
Proxy voting has moved to the next generation through Broadridge’s ProxyVote.com platform, which will now be available on mobile data devices such as smart phones and tablets for Canadian shareholders.
Twenty million proxy votes were recorded through ProxyVote.com for the 12 months ending 30 June 2010.
ProxyVote offers beneficial and registered shareholders, as well as employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) participants, the convenience of voting their shares on the internet. With the introduction of mobile ProxyVote, the service will now be available on compatible mobile devices.
Until now, shareholders were only able to cast electronic votes via their personal computers, if they had registered for email notification and delivery of proxy materials. According to Broadridge data, email delivery of proxy materials is growing exponentially in North America, nearly tripling to almost 78 million deliveries for the annualised period ending 30 June 2010, up from 27 million deliveries for the annualised period ending 30 June 2006.
Mobile ProxyVote.com is compatible with an array of mobile devices, including the Apple iPhone 4, as well as the BlackBerry, Google Android and Microsoft tablets and other smart phone platforms.