WHEATON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Trust/Aberdeen Global Opportunity Income Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE: FAM) announced today that the Fund’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders that was postponed until April 7, 2020 (the “Annual Meeting”) will be held exclusively via AST Fund Solutions, LLC’s (“AST”) web-based portal (a “Virtual” meeting).
Due to the public health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, recommendations from the federal government, and the shelter in place order from the Governor of the State of Illinois, the Fund’s Annual Meeting will be held exclusively as a Virtual meeting. As previously announced, the Annual Meeting will be held on April 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time. Online access to the Annual Meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Central Time. Shareholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting in person.
Attending the Virtual Meeting as a Shareholder of Record
Any shareholder of record as of the close of business on January 6, 2020 (i.e., you held your shares in your own name as reflected in the Fund’s records), is entitled to participate in and vote at the Annual Meeting or any postponement or adjournment thereof. You can attend the Annual Meeting by accessing https://web.lumiagm.com/279307086 and entering the 15-digit control number on the proxy card you previously received and the meeting password, fam2020.
Registering to Attend the Annual Meeting as a Beneficial Owner
If you were a beneficial owner of record as of January 6, 2020 (i.e., you held your shares in an account at a brokerage firm, bank or other similar agent), you will need to provide proof of your power (legal proxy) which you must obtain from your intermediary reflecting your Fund holdings. You may forward an e-mail from your intermediary or attach an image of your legal proxy and transmit it via e-mail to AST at firstname.lastname@example.org and you should label the e-mail “Legal Proxy” in the subject line. Requests for registration must be received by AST no later than 12:00 p.m. Central Time, on Monday, April 6, 2020. You will then receive confirmation of your registration, with a control number by e-mail from AST. At the time of the meeting, go to https://web.lumiagm.com/279307086 and enter your control number and the meeting password, fam2020.
If you have already voted your shares in advance of the Annual Meeting, you do not need to vote again unless you wish to change your vote. If you are a record shareholder or you have registered as a beneficial owner and provided the requisite legal proxy, you can vote your shares electronically at the Annual Meeting by clicking on the “Cast Your Vote” link on the web-portal meeting center site. If you are a record shareholder you will need the unique control number from your proxy card included with the Proxy Statement. If you are a registered beneficial owner you will need the control number provided to you by AST.
Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, if you have not already voted, we urge you to vote FOR the election of Robert F. Keith as a Class I Trustee and AGAINST a non-binding shareholder proposal and submit your proxy in advance of the Annual Meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting. The Proxy Statement is available on the Internet at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/Cef/CefFundNews.aspx?Ticker=FAM. The proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed will not be updated to reflect that the Annual Meeting will be held as a Virtual meeting only, and the proxy card may continue to be used to vote your shares in connection with the Annual Meeting. Please contact AST at (800) 713-9960 with any questions regarding accessing Annual Meeting.