|FIRST DATA CORP filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/15/2017|
Our 2016 Annual Report to Shareholders, which includes our consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, is available on our website at www.firstdata.com under Investors and Annual Reports. Otherwise, please call (212) 266-3565 and a copy will be sent to you without charge. You may also request a free copy of our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 by writing to First Data Corporation, c/o Investor Relations, 225 Liberty Street, 29th Floor, New York, New York 10281, or e-mail at Peter.Poillon@firstdata.com.
Communications with the Board
An interested party may communicate with the Chairperson of any of the Audit and Governance, Compensation and Nominations Committee, or to the non-management directors or independent directors as a group by writing to First Data Secretary, c/o General Counsel Office, First Data Corporation, 225 Liberty Street, 29th Floor, New York, New York 10281. Communications that are intended specifically for non-management directors should be addressed to the attention of the Chairperson of the Governance, Compensation and Nominations Committee. In general, any shareholder communication about bona fide issues concerning First Data delivered to the First Data Secretary for forwarding to the Board or specified member or members will be forwarded in accordance with the shareholders instructions.
Submission of Shareholder Proposals
Shareholders may present proper proposals for inclusion in our proxy statement and for consideration at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders by submitting their proposals in a timely manner. To be eligible for inclusion in the proxy materials for the 2018 Annual Meeting, a shareholder proposal must be received by our Corporate Secretary by no later than December 1, 2017, and must comply in all respects with applicable rules of the SEC. Shareholder proposals should be addressed to First Data Corporation, c/o Corporate Secretary, 225 Liberty Street, 29th Floor, New York, New York 10281.
A Shareholder may present a proposal not included in our proxy materials from the floor of the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders only if our Corporate Secretary receives notice of the proposal, along with additional information required by our by-laws, between December 16, 2017 and January 15, 2018. Notice should be addressed to First Data Corporation, c/o Corporate Secretary, 225 Liberty Street, 29th Floor, New York, New York 10281.
Delivery of Proxy Materials to Households
SEC rules allow us to deliver a single copy of an annual report and proxy statement to any household at which two or more shareholders reside. We believe this rule benefits everyone. It eliminates duplicate mailings that shareholders living at the same address receive, and it reduces our printing and mailing costs. This rule applies to any annual reports, proxy statements, proxy statements combined with a prospectus and information statements.