B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) announced today that – due to the public health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations and orders from federal and New Jersey authorities – the location of its annual meeting has been changed to a virtual-only meeting format.
As previously announced, the annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Stockholders will not be able to attend the annual meeting in person.
Attending the Virtual Meeting as a Stockholder of Record
If you were a stockholder of record as of March 20, 2020 (i.e., you held your shares in your own name as reflected in the records of our transfer agent, Computershare), you can attend the meeting by accessing www.meetingcenter.io/226069688 and entering the 15-digit control number on the Proxy Card or Notice of Availability of Proxy Materials you previously received and the meeting password: BGS2020.
Registering to Attend the Annual Meeting as a Beneficial Owner
If you were a beneficial owner of record as of March 20, 2020 (i.e., you held your shares in an account at a brokerage firm, bank or other similar agent), you will need to obtain a legal proxy from your broker, bank or other agent. Once you have received a legal proxy from your broker, bank or other agent, it should be emailed to our transfer agent, Computershare, at email@example.com and should be labeled “Legal Proxy” in the subject line. Please include proof from your broker, bank or other agent of your legal proxy (e.g., a forwarded email from your broker, bank or other agent with your legal proxy attached or an image of your legal proxy attached to your email). Requests for registration must be received by Computershare no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. You will then receive a confirmation of your registration, with a control number, by email from Computershare. At the time of the meeting, go to www.meetingcenter.io/226069688 and enter your control number and the meeting password: BGS2020.
If you are attending the meeting as a stockholder of record or registered beneficial owner, questions can be submitted by accessing the meeting center at www.meetingcenter.io/226069688, entering your control number and meeting password: BGS2020, and clicking on the message icon in the upper, right-hand corner of the page. To return to the main page, click the “i” icon at the top of the screen.
If you have not already voted your shares in advance, you will be able to vote your shares electronically during the annual meeting by clicking on the “Cast Your Vote” link on the meeting center site. Whether or not you plan to attend the annual meeting, we urge you to vote and submit your proxy in advance of the meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials for the annual meeting.
The proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed will not be updated to reflect the change in location and may continue to be used to vote your shares in connection with the annual meeting.
List of Stockholders
A list of stockholders of record will be available during the annual meeting for inspection by stockholders of record for any legally valid purpose related to the annual meeting at www.meetingcenter.io/226069688.
Attending the Annual Meeting as a Guest
If you would like to enter the meeting as a guest in listen-only mode, click on the “I am a guest” button after entering the meeting center at www.meetingcenter.io/226069688 and enter the information requested on the following screen. Please note you will not have the ability to ask questions or vote during the meeting if you participate as a guest.
About B&G Foods, Inc.
Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With B&G Foods’ diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including Back to Nature, B&G, B&M, Cream of Wheat, Dash, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, New York Style, Ortega, Polaner, Spice Islands and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone. For more information about B&G Foods and its brands, please visit www.bgfoods.com.