BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial and management consulting services, today announced that the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders will be held only as a virtual meeting.
Due to the public health impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak and governmental restrictions limiting the number of people who may gather together, and to support the health and well-being of shareholders, employees and communities, the annual meeting of shareholders of CRA International, Inc., to be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, will be held only as a virtual meeting. The annual meeting will be held over the internet in a virtual meeting format, via live webcast. Shareholders will not be able to attend the annual meeting in person. The date and time of the annual meeting have not changed.
As described in the proxy materials for the annual meeting previously made available to shareholders, shareholders are entitled to participate in and vote at the annual meeting if they were a shareholder at the close of business on April 14, 2020, the record date, or hold a legal proxy for the meeting provided by such shareholders’ bank, broker or nominee as of such record date. To listen to the meeting live, submit questions and vote at the annual meeting at www.meetingcenter.io/272433575, shareholders must enter the control number found on the proxy card, notice or email previously received. The meeting password is CRAI2020. Shareholders that hold shares through a bank, broker or other intermediary, must register with Computershare in advance in order to participate in the virtual meeting. To register shareholders must submit proof of legal proxy, reflecting the number of shares held as of the record date, to Computershare. Requests for registration must be labeled "Legal Proxy," include such shareholders name and e-mail address, and be received by Computershare no later than 5:00 PM, Eastern Time, on July 2, 2020. Shareholders may register by sending an image of their legal proxy, obtained from such shareholder’s broker, to Computershare, via e-mail to email@example.com or by mail to the following address: Computershare, CRAI Legal Proxy, P.O. Box 505000, Louisville, KY 40233-5000. After registering, shareholders will receive a confirmation e-mail from Computershare with instructions to access the live webcast of our meeting.
Shareholders of record may also vote in advance of the annual meeting by visiting www.envisionreports.com/CRAI or, if a shareholder requested paper copies of the proxy materials, by marking, signing and dating the proxy card and returning it in the postage-paid envelope provided. Votes may be submitted electronically until the polls are closed during the annual meeting of shareholders.
There is no change to the proposals to be presented to the Company’s shareholders for consideration at the annual meeting. If a shareholder requested paper copies of the proxy materials, the proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed will not be updated to reflect the change to a fully virtual meeting and may continue to be used to vote shares in connection with the annual meeting.
Whether or not shareholders plan to attend the virtual-only annual meeting, the Company urges shareholders to vote and submit their proxies in advance of the meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials.
The notice of annual meeting of shareholders, our proxy statement and our annual report to shareholders are available free of charge at www.envisionreports.com/CRAI (for registered shareholders) or www.edocumentview.com/CRAI (for all other shareholders).
About Charles River Associates (CRA)
Charles River Associates® is a leading global consulting firm specializing in economic, financial and management consulting services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at www.crai.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements as defined in Section 21 of the Exchange Act. These statements are based upon our current expectations and various underlying assumptions. Although we believe there is a reasonable basis for these statements and assumptions, and these statements are expressed in good faith, these statements are subject to a number of additional factors and uncertainties, including the extent and duration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of the imposition of public health measures and travel, health-related, business and other restrictions. Additional risks and uncertainties are discussed in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the heading “Risk Factors.” The inclusion of such forward-looking information should not be regarded as our representation that the future events, plans, or expectations contemplated will be achieved. Except as may be required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release, and we do not intend to do so.