updated 11:00 am EST, Fri January 13, 2012
First meeting in post-Jobs landscape
Apple will hold its annual shareholders' meeting on February 23rd, investors are being notified. The event will be open to anyone who held shares on or before December 27th of last year. As with most such meetings, shareholders will be invited to vote on a number of proposed measures, and participate in the election of the board of directors. Internet voting on items is an option in the days prior to the gathering.
The 2012 meeting will mark the first in over a decade where the Apple board is missing Steve Jobs, who died on October 5th. Shareholders are likely to back the current directors, however. CEO Tim Cook has been in charge of the company for some time now, and most of the other board members are long-standing members who have survived previous elections. The one exception is Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney, who only joined late last year.