|FOREST CITY REALTY TRUST, INC. filed this Form DEFA14A on 10/12/2018|
Proxy and meeting message
To: All associates
From: Ketan Petal
Subject: Milestone: Proxy and Stockholder Meeting date
Distribution: Friday, October 12 after market close
I am reaching out to provide an update on an important process milestone for the proposed acquisition of Forest City by an entity affiliated with a Brookfield Asset Management Inc. real estate investment fund.
Youll recall that on Friday, September 21, we distributed an update informing associates that we had filed the preliminary notice of special meeting, the preliminary proxy statement and the preliminary form of proxy which we refer to together as the preliminary proxy with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As a reminder, the proxy contains important information for stockholders to make an informed decision in voting their stock at the special meeting of stockholders.
Today, Friday, October 12, following the NYSE close, we filed the final version of the proxy referred to as the definitive proxy with the SEC, and it is now available on this page of our corporate website. In addition to filing the definitive proxy with the SEC, it is being distributed directly to stockholders.
The definitive proxy includes notice that the date for the special stockholder meeting to vote on the transaction has been set for Thursday, November 15, at 9:30 a.m. ET in the offices of Thompson Hine LLP, Key Tower, 39th Floor, Lakeview Room, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44144. Stockholders and associates are able to attend the meeting in person.
If stockholders vote to approve the transaction at the special meeting on November 15, it is important to note that Forest City and Brookfield will still continue to operate as separate, independent companies until the transaction officially closes, which is expected to occur before the end of the year.
Remember that all previously distributed transition materials are available on our MainStreet resource page, and that the definitive proxy is available on this page of our corporate website.