The Green Bay Packers 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at Lambeau Field. This year’s meeting is the first meeting scheduled for the evening in many years and is planned to coincide with the Packers Experience, a four-day fan festival celebrating the Packers’ 100 Seasons, set to begin the next day.
With the 7 p.m. start time of the meeting and the Packers Experience setting up throughout the Lambeau Field parking lots, Shareholders will be provided with further information about the meeting, including a map of where to park and what gates to use to enter the meeting. Parking locations and gate entry points may be different than in previous years.
The Lambeau Field Atrium is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with 1919 Kitchen & Tap, the Packers Pro Shop, and the Packers Hall of Fame, which will be open for normal business hours. The Atrium will close at 2, and will be open only to Shareholders and ticketed guests from 3 to 10 p.m. Stadium gates will open at 5 p.m.
Shareholders are reminded that due to the Packers Experience 100 Seasons event in the Lambeau Field parking lots, limited parking is available in Lots 1, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14 and 16. Parking lots open at 8 a.m.
Limited ADA parking is available as well. Shareholders parking on neighborhood streets are reminded to follow the posted signs and normal regulations. Neighboring residents and businesses may be offering parking as well.
This year, in honor of 100 Seasons of Packers football, a special DC-3 flyover will take place at the start of the meeting. The Packers became the first NFL team to fly to a road game when they flew two DC-3s to New York for a game against the Giants in 1940.
Also new this year, Shareholders are reminded that seating for the meeting will be on the west side of the stadium, and the Kwik Trip, Fleet Farm, Oneida Nation and American Family Insurance Gates will be available for entry to the meeting. Persons needing wheelchair positions will be located in wheelchair seating areas on the west side of the stadium. Shareholders that require the use of a wheelchair are asked to bring their own, and those who have special needs or need special assistance are asked to enter through the Associated Bank Gate.
Before the meeting, Shareholders are encouraged to visit the Shareholder Services desk in the Atrium to update their contact information, if it has changed.
Shareholders are also invited to take part in the Packers Experience, a four-day, free festival in honor of the Packers’ 100 Seasons that begins Thursday, July 26, in conjunction with the first day of Packers Training Camp. The festivities include four different zones throughout the Lambeau Field campus, with interactive football games, skills challenges and activities for all ages, a replica Packers team locker room, live music, food and beverages and much more. For more information, please visit http://packers.com/100-seasons.
Shareholders can watch the meeting on-demand using the username/password provided in the mail.
Information about the next Annual Meeting, which will be updated as the date approaches, also can be found online at www.packersowner.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also online at www.packersowner.com.
The Green Bay Packers work with Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc. (“Broadridge”) to provide recordkeeping services for the shares of our stock. Together with Broadridge we manage all stock certificate requests for shareholders, including changes of address, replacement of lost and stolen certificates, and transfer of shares. More information about your ownership can be found online at www.packersowner.com.
Please note that Green Bay Packers common stock is not available for purchase outside of an offering period. The Packers’ last stock sale was offered through February 28, 2012. Future offerings are not currently being considered.
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, 361,169 people (representing 5,009,562 shares) are owners of the iconic franchise.
The organization’s fifth stock offering, which ended Feb. 29, 2012, was a tremendous success with 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 supported the expansion of Lambeau Field, a $146-million project that included a new distributed-audio sound system (2011), two new HD video boards and a new Bellin Health Gate on the north end of the stadium (2012), and approximately 7,000 additional seats in the south end zone served by the Shopko Gate (2013). To protect against someone taking control of the team, the articles of incorporation prohibit any person from owning more than 200,000 shares.
The corporation is governed by a board of directors and a seven-member executive committee.
Shareholders do not receive any dividend on the investment.
CAN'T ATTEND THE MEETING?
For those shareholders who are unable to attend the Annual Shareholders meeting, you may view it online when the video is posted.
The meeting videos will be exclusively for shareholders via user name and password. Viewing instructions, including username and password details, will be provided to shareholders with meeting materials.
You can access shareholder documents at packersowner.com.
Find exclusive Shareholder merchandise created just for shareholders at the Packers Pro Shop website. Go to www.packersproshop.com and click on the shareholder tab to sign on using your stock account information. There you will find a vast assortment of specialized items created just for Packers shareholders!
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