IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (the "Company" or "Quantum") (Nasdaq: QTWW) announced today that it will hold its 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "2009 Annual Meeting") on March 30, 2010.
Because the date of the 2009 Annual Meeting has been moved by more than 30 days from the date of the Company's 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, proposals of stockholders intended to be included in the Company's proxy materials for the 2009 Annual Meeting must be received by the Company prior to the close of business on February 6, 2010. Such proposals must be sent to the Corporate Secretary at 17872 Cartwright Road, Irvine, California 92614. All proposals must comply with the requirements of Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), regarding the inclusion of stockholder proposals in company-sponsored proxy materials. Stockholder proposals failing to comply with the procedures of Rule 14a-8 will be excluded.
Stockholders also have the right under the Company's Amended and Restated Bylaws (the "Bylaws") to directly nominate director candidates and make other stockholder proposals by following specified procedures in advance notice provisions in the Bylaws. A stockholder proposal not included in the Company's proxy materials for the 2009 Annual Meeting will not be eligible for presentation at the 2009 Annual Meeting unless the stockholder gives timely notice of the proposal in proper written form to the Corporate Secretary at the address above and otherwise complies with the provisions in the Bylaws pertaining to stockholder proposals. Pursuant to the Bylaws, in order for notice of a stockholder proposal to be timely given, such notice must be received by the Corporate Secretary not later than the close of business on February 6, 2010. Such notice must set forth for each matter proposed to be brought before the 2009 Annual Meeting (a) as to each person whom the stockholder proposes to nominate for election or re-election as a director, all information relating to such person that is required to be disclosed in solicitations of proxies for election of directors, or is otherwise required, in each case pursuant to Regulation 14A under the Exchange Act, including such person's written consent to being named in the proxy statement as a nominee and to serving as a director if elected; (b) as to any other business that the stockholder proposes to bring before the meeting, a brief description of the business desired to be brought before the meeting, the reasons for conducting such business at the meeting and any material interest in such business of such stockholder and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the proposal is made; and (c) as to the stockholder giving the notice and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the nomination or proposal is made, (i) the name and address of such stockholder, as they appear on the Company's books, and of such beneficial owner, and (ii) the class and number of shares of the Company which are owned beneficially and of record by such stockholder and such beneficial owner.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., a fully integrated alternative energy company, is a leader in the development and production of advanced propulsion systems, energy storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum's portfolio of technologies includes electronic controls, hybrid electric drive systems, hydrogen storage and metering systems and alternative fuel vehicle technologies that enable fuel efficient, low emission hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric, fuel cell, and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum's powertrain engineering, system integration, vehicle manufacturing, and assembly capabilities provide fast-to-market solutions to support the production of hybrid and plug-in hybrid, hydrogen-powered hybrid, fuel cell, natural gas, and specialty vehicles, as well as modular, transportable hydrogen refueling stations. Quantum's customer base includes automotive OEMs, dealer networks, fleets, aerospace industry, military and other government entities, and other strategic alliance partners.
More information about Quantum's products and services can be found at http://www.qtww.com/.
This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding future events, such as the intended date of Quantum's 2009 Annual Meeting. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results due to a variety of factors, including: the ability of Quantum to timely prepare its 2009 proxy materials; and the possibility that the SEC may review and comment on Quantum's 2009 proxy materials, which could delay the date of the 2009 Annual Meeting. Quantum undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.
For more information regarding Quantum, please contact:
©2010 Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.
Advanced Technology Center
17872 Cartwright Road, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone 949-399-4500 Â Fax 949-399-4600
SOURCE Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.