Boston Scientific has announced that its annual meeting of stockholders will be held exclusively in a virtual meeting format on 7 May 8am Eastern Time. The virtual meeting, which will be conducted via live audio webcast, is in response to the public health impact of the COVID-19, in accordance with orders issued by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (USA) limiting public gatherings. The aim is also to support the health and well-being of our stockholders, employees, directors and other participants. Therefore, stockholders will not be able to attend the annual meeting in person.
Only stockholders at the close of business on 13 March 2020 are entitled to participate in the meeting. Stockholders will be admitted to the website by entering the 16-digit control number that can be found on their proxy card, voting instruction form or notice. They will have the opportunity to vote their shares during the meeting by following the instructions available on the meeting website.
Boston Scientific encourages eligible stockholders to vote on the proposals prior to the annual meeting using the instructions provided in the previously distributed proxy statement. The proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed may continue to be used to vote shares in connection with the annual meeting.