Notice of Annual Meeting
2170 WHITEHAVEN ROAD, GRAND ISLAND, NY
The Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of
The Cannon Corporation will be held at 2170 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
for the following purposes:
• To elect Directors for the ensuing year;
• To ratify the appointment of auditors to examine the Company’s accounts for the year;
• To act upon such other matters as may properly come before the meeting.
Holders of common shares, trustees or committee members of record at the close of business on June 30, 2016 will be entitled to vote with respect to this solicitation.
As a global firm, and for your convenience, we will utilize our video and teleconferencing capabilities to include each of our offices in the meeting.
Donall O'Carroll, Secretary
June 30, 2016
June 30, 2015
It is a pleasure to invite you to your Company’s 2015 Annual Meeting on July 23, 2015.
We hope that those who find it convenient will attend.
Whether you own a few or many shares of stock and whether or not you plan to attend in person, it is important that your shares be voted on matters that come before the meeting. We urge you to specify your choices by marking the enclosed proxy card and returning it promptly. We encourage you to submit questions on your ballot that you would like addressed at the meeting.
If you sign and return your proxy card without specifying your choices, it will be understood that you wish to have your shares voted in accordance with the Directors’ recommendations.
Much has transpired since our last Shareholders' meeting and we have much to discuss. We look forward to hearing from you and to your participation at the meeting.
Gary R. Miller, Chairman and CEO
This proxy statement and the accompanying proxy/voting instruction card are for use by holders of common shares in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Board of Directors for the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Grand Island, NY.
Proxies are solicited to give all shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2016 an opportunity to vote on matters that come before the meeting. (Each common share is entitled to one vote on each matter properly brought before the meeting.)
This procedure is necessary because shareholders live in many locations in several countries and it is likely that a number of them will not be able to attend the actual meeting. Shares can be voted only if (a) the shareholder is present in person or (b) is represented by proxy.
Your vote is important. Accordingly, you are urged to sign and return the accompanying proxy card whether or not you plan to attend the meeting. If you do attend, you may vote in person at the meeting, thereby cancelling any proxy previously given.
As a matter of policy, proxies, ballots and voting tabulations that identify individual shareholders are kept private by the Company. Such documents are available for examination only by the inspector of election and proxy committee, with respect to processing proxy cards and tabulating the vote. The vote of any shareholder is not disclosed except as may be necessary to meet legal requirements.
Even if you plan to attend the meeting in person, please complete and return the proxy card promptly. Comments from shareholders about the proxy material or about other aspects of the business are welcome. For your convenience, space is provided on the proxy card for this purpose, or you may send your question by email to Mary Waz - include the text "Question to Board of Directors" in the subject line.
Although such notes are not answered on an individual basis, they are helpful to CannonDesign leadership in assessing shareholder sentiment and in determining what kinds of additional information should be furnished in various Company publications.
In addition to the matters described above, there will be a presentation by the Chairman during which shareholders will have an opportunity to ask questions about the business.
If any matter not described herein should necessitate a vote at the meeting the Secretary will vote the shares represented by proxies in accordance with his best judgement. At the time this proxy statement went to press, the Company knew of no other matters which might be presented for shareholder action at the meeting.
The cost of soliciting proxies in the accompanying form will be borne by the Company.
The above notice and proxy statement are sent by order of the Board of Directors.
Paul M. Moskal, Secretary
June 30, 2015