May 29, 2009
I had no idea that my proxy vote was counted with management when I do not return the proxy. If this is so, I strenuously urge you to change the rule to prevent this from happening in the future. When I choose not to return a proxy, it is my intention that I have abstained and, thus, my vote should not be counted as "For" or "Against." If management wants to count my proxy vote as "For" I want them to obtain my written or verbal consent!
John V. M. Gibson, a longtime shareholder in many corporations