Our Bylaws provide that, in an uncontested election, each director nominee will be elected by a majority of the votes cast in person or represented by proxy. This means that the number of shares cast “for” a nominee’s election must exceed the number of votes “withheld” from that nominee. If this were a contested election, the directors would be elected by a plurality of the votes cast, meaning the nominees receiving the largest number of “for” votes would be elected. For more information, see “General Voting and Meeting Information—Counting of Votes.”
Our Corporate Governance Guidelines provide that in an uncontested election, any incumbent director who does not receive the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast must tender his or her resignation promptly after such election. The remaining independent directors of the Board, giving due consideration to the best interests of CSWI and our stockholders, will then evaluate the relevant facts and circumstances and make a decision, within 30 days after election results are certified, on whether to accept the tendered resignation. The Board will promptly disclose publicly its decision and, if applicable, the reasons for rejecting the tendered resignation. The Board may fill any vacancy resulting from a director’s accepted resignation.
The individuals named as proxies on the enclosed proxy card will vote your proxy “FOR” the election of these nominees unless you instruct otherwise or you withhold authority to vote for any one or more of the nominees. If any director is unable to stand for re-election, the Board may reduce the number of directors or choose a substitute nominee. The nominees have indicated their willingness to serve as directors, and we have no reason to believe the nominees will not be able to stand for re-election.
THE BOARD RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE ELECTION OF ALL NOMINEES TO SERVE AS DIRECTORS.