Corporate Practice Series Portfolio No. 12-5th, Annual Meeting of Shareholders, describes the process of planning and conducting an annual shareholders' meeting for a public corporation. After discussing the general statutory basis for the meeting, the portfolio explains the legal requirements for an annual meeting and discusses various practical and logistical issues to consider before, during, and after the meeting. The portfolio also examines in depth the federal proxy rules, describing the information required to be disclosed, the filing requirements, the procedural rules on shareholder proposals, and the procedural and substantive grounds for excluding shareholder proposals from the proxy materials. The portfolio also discusses the role of proxy solicitors and other third parties who are involved with annual meetings.