SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) today announced that its 2010 annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., Central European Time (8:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time) at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport, Zurich, Switzerland. Shareholders who are registered with voting rights in the share register of the company as of the close of business (EST) on Feb. 18, 2010 (the record date) will be entitled to vote on the matters presented at the AGM. Beneficial holders whose shares are held by nominees registered with voting rights in the company's share register on their behalf as of the same time and date will be entitled to instruct nominees to vote on the matters presented at the AGM.
Full details about voting at the AGM are provided in the company's definitive proxy statement for the AGM, which has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Shareholders are urged to read the definitive proxy statement because it contains important information. A copy of the definitive proxy statement relating to the AGM, together with a proxy card, will be mailed to each shareholder registered in the share register of the company as of the close of business (EST) on Jan. 21, 2010 and to any additional shareholders who are registered in the share register of the company as of the close of business (EST) on Feb. 18, 2010. The company has requested that banks, brokerage firms and other nominees who hold Tyco Electronics shares on behalf of beneficial owners as of the close of business (EST) on Jan. 21, 2010 forward these materials, together with a proxy card or voting instruction card, to those beneficial shareholders and to do the same for any additional beneficial owners who acquire their shares after the close of business (EST) on Jan. 21, 2010 and continue to hold them at the close of business (EST) on Feb. 18, 2010. In order to vote or give instructions to vote (as applicable) at the AGM, holders of record and beneficial owners who hold shares at the close of business (EST) on or after Jan. 21, 2010 must continue to hold those shares at the close of business (EST) on Feb. 18, 2010.
ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products and undersea telecommunication systems, with fiscal 2009 sales of US$10.3 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems and consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is our customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/.
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