DEFA14A 1 vtnr-defa14a_062322.htm ADDITIONAL DEFINITIVE PROXY SOLICITING MATERIALS

 

 

UNITED STATES 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 14A

 

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a)  

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

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☐ Preliminary Proxy Statement ☐  Confidential, for use of the Commission only
  (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2)).
☐  Definitive Proxy Statement  
   
☒ Definitive additional materials.  
   
☐ Soliciting material under Rule 14a-12.  

 

VERTEX ENERGY, INC.  

(Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

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VERTEX ENERGY, INC.

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS
for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders
  DATE: June 23, 2022
  TIME: 10:00 a.m. Houston time
  LOCATION: 1331 Gemini, Suite 250, Houston, Texas 77058 
HOW TO REQUEST PAPER COPIES OF OUR MATERIALS

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1-866-752-8683 

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202-521-3464 

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This communication represents a notice to access a more complete set of proxy materials available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement is available at: https://www.iproxydirect.com/vtnr
 
If you want to receive a paper copy of the proxy materials you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy.  To facilitate timely delivery please make the request, as instructed above, before June 8, 2022.
 
you may enter your voting instructions at https://www.iproxydirect.com/vtnr
until 11:59 pm eastern time June 22, 2022.
 
 

 

Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below, along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations: 

 

The Board of Directors recomends that you vote FOR the following proposals:

 

 
 

1.     The election to Vertex Energy, Inc.’s Board of Directors of the six nominees named in the proxy statement.

 

2.     Advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation.

 

The Board of Directors recomends that you vote 3 Years for the following proposal:

 

3.     Advisory vote on the frequency of shareholder votes on named executive officer compensation.

 

The Board of Directors recomends that you vote FOR the following proposal:

 

4.     To ratify the appointment of Ham, Langston & Brezina, L.L.P., as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.

 

The Board of Directors recomends that you vote AGAINST the following proposal:

 

5.     A Shareholder proposal regarding simple majority vote.

 

Other business as may property come before the annual meeting and postponement(s) or adjournment(s) thereof may be transacted at the meeting. 

Pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this Notice that the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions above to view the materials and vote or request printed copies.

The board of directors has fixed the close of business on April 26, 2022 as the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive notice of the Annual Meeting and to vote the shares of our common stock and preferred stock, they held on that date at the meeting or any postponement or adjournment of the meeting.

 

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote ‘for’ all proposals above.
Please note - This is not a Proxy Card - you cannot vote by returning this card
               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vertex Energy, Inc.   FIRST-CLASS MAIL
SHAREHOLDER SERVICES   US POSTAGE
1 Glenwood Avenue Suite 1001   PAID
Raleigh NC 27603   RALEIGH NC
    PERMIT # 870

 

 

 

 

Time Sensitive shareholder information enclosed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION 

 

your vote is important