CLEVELAND—In preparation for new Securities & Exchange Commission requirements regarding the dissemination of annual reports and other proxy materials to shareholders, Dix & Eaton has created a new product for public companies, the ar360.
Building on the firm’s experience in investor relations, ar360 combines IR counsel, creative design, electronic delivery and on-demand printing for a single source for print and online annual reports that are both compelling and compliant.
“Among other things, we believe the ar360 offers public companies a unique opportunity to maximize their annual report budgets, as it will allow them to print as few or any many annual reports as they need, when they need them,” says Rob Berick, a Dix & Eaton managing director and head of its investor relations practice. “Furthermore, it offers companies an opportunity for sustainability by helping to reduce paper consumption and landfill waste.”
As of July 1, the SEC will no longer require companies to mail proxy materials, including annual reports, to shareholders. However, shareholders must be given notice of the availability of these materials on the company’s website and may request a printed copy.