SAVFSouth African Veterinary Foundation (est. 1984)
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the investment advisor for SAVF, and former Senior Portfolio Manager in charge of all global corporate governance activities for the California Public Employees' Retirement System.
The three shareholder proposals SAVF intends to bring before the Texas Industries shareholders at the Annual Meeting urge the Texas Industries Board of Directors to:
As previously announced, on June 29, 2009, SAVF submitted notice of its intent to nominate three nominees for election to Texas Industries' Board of Directors at the 2009 Annual Meeting.
SAVF believes that the approval of the SAVF Proposals by shareholders representing a majority of the votes cast at the meeting will provide a clear mandate to the directors who are elected at the 2009 Annual Meeting and the remaining incumbent members of the Board of Directors to promptly implement meaningful corporate governance reforms, for the benefit of all Texas Industries shareholders.
SAVF is nominating these three candidates for election to the Board because it believes that adding new, highly qualified, independent voices in the Boardroom to represent the interests of all Texas Industries shareholders is an important first step to remedying what we see as significant impediments to restoring and maximizing value for all Texas Industries shareholders.
SAVF is providing these materials in advance of Texas Industries' stated deadline for submission of notices of Director nominations.
The new director will be selected from a group of candidates submitted for nomination by Coinstar's major stockholders, including SAVF.
In connection with the appointment of the two new directors to Coinstar's Board, SAVF has agreed to not solicit proxies in connection with the 2008 Annual Meeting, and to vote its shares in support of all of the Board's director nominees to be presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting.