GERMANTOWN, Tenn., May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA) announced today that in response to the public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the company will host its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, or Annual Meeting, in a virtual-only format. Shareholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting physically. The previously announced date and time of the meeting, May 19, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time, is unchanged.
Eric Bolton, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, said "Given the likely inability of some of our shareholders to attend a physical meeting and our priority to support the health and wellbeing of our shareholders, associates and their families, we believe holding our annual meeting online is the right thing to do."
As described in the previously distributed proxy materials, individuals are entitled to attend the Annual Meeting if they hold a legal proxy for the meeting or were a shareholder of record at the close of business on March 13, 2020, the record date for the meeting. Using any internet accessible device, eligible participants can register for the virtual-only meeting at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/MAA2020 starting at 12:20 p.m. Central Daylight Time on May 19, 2020. To register, shareholders (or their proxies) must enter the unique 16-digit control number included on the shareholder's proxy card, voter instruction form or notice of internet availability of proxy materials. Shareholders who hold their shares through a brokerage, bank or other institutional account who have questions on how to obtain a control number to participate should contact the financial institution where their shares are held.
While shareholders (or their proxies) will be able to ask questions and vote during the virtual-only meeting by following the instructions available on the meeting website, the company encourages all shareholders to use their previously distributed proxy card, voter instruction form, or any of the methods outlined in the proxy materials to vote their shares and submit their proxies in advance of the Annual Meeting, whether or not they plan to attend. The proxy card included with the previously-distributed proxy materials will not be updated to reflect the change from a physical meeting to a virtual-only meeting but may continue to be used to vote shares in connection with the Annual Meeting.
MAA, an S&P 500 company, is a self-administered real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on delivering strong, full-cycle investment performance for shareholders through the ownership, management, acquisition, development and redevelopment of apartment communities in the Southeast, Southwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. For further details, please refer to www.maac.com or contact Investor Relations at [email protected].