NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE:LGI) today announced that the location of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") has been changed. In light of public health concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Annual Meeting will now be held in a virtual format. Stockholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting in person, but will be able to participate remotely as described below. The date and time of the Annual Meeting—Friday, April 24, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time—have not changed.
As described in the previously-distributed proxy materials for the Annual Meeting (the "Proxy Materials"), LGI stockholders of record at the close of business on March 2, 2020 will be entitled to receive notice of, and to participate in and vote at, the Annual Meeting and any postponement or adjournment thereof. To participate in the Annual Meeting, stockholders must register in advance by submitting the required information (described below) to Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., LGI's proxy tabulator, at https://viewproxy.com/lazardglobaltotalreturnandincomefundinc/broadridgevsm/. If a stockholder's shares are registered directly with LGI in the stockholder's name, in order to register to participate in the Annual Meeting the stockholder must enter the control number found on the stockholder's proxy card included in the Proxy Materials (the "Proxy Card"). If a stockholder's shares are held by a broker, bank or other nominee, the stockholder must first obtain a "legal proxy" from the applicable nominee/record holder, who will then provide the stockholder with a newly-issued control number to be submitted by the stockholder when registering for the Annual Meeting. Requests for registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Stockholders will receive an email confirming their registration and providing instructions for participating in the virtual Annual Meeting. Stockholders may vote before or during the Annual Meeting at proxyvote.com.
Whether or not a stockholder plans to participate in the Annual Meeting, LGI urges stockholders to vote in advance of the Annual Meeting by internet, telephone or mail in accordance with the instructions on the Proxy Card. The Proxy Card will not be updated to reflect the change in location of the Annual Meeting and may continue to be used to vote a stockholder's shares. The Proxy Materials, including the Proxy Card, are available at https://www.lazardassetmanagement.com/us/en_us/funds/list/closed-end-funds/41.
An indirect subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ), Lazard Asset Management LLC ("LAM"), LGI's investment manager, offers a range of equity, fixed-income, and alternative investment products worldwide. As of February 28, 2020, LAM and affiliated asset management companies in the Lazard Group managed $226.8 billion worth of client assets. For more information about LAM, please visit www.LazardAssetManagement.com. Follow LAM at @LazardAsset.