|MEDTRONIC PLC filed this Form DEFR14A on 10/11/2017|
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Friday, December 8, 2017
8:00 a.m. local time
Conrad Dublin Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland
Proposals 1 to 4 above are ordinary resolutions requiring a simple majority of the votes cast at the meeting to be approved. All proposals are more fully described in this proxy statement. There is no requirement under Irish law that Medtronic’s Irish Statutory Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended April 28, 2017, or the directors’ and auditor’s reports thereon be approved by the shareholders, and no such approval will be sought at the Annual General Meeting.
Shareholders of record at the close of business on October 10, 2017, are entitled to vote at the meeting.
ONLINE PROXY DELIVERY AND VOTING
As permitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, we are making this proxy statement, the Company’s annual report to shareholders, and our Irish statutory financial statements available to our shareholders electronically via the Internet. We believe electronic delivery expedites your receipt of materials, reduces the environmental impact of our Annual General Meeting and reduces costs significantly. The Notice Regarding Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (the “Notice”) contains instructions on how you can access the proxy materials and how to vote online. If you received the Notice by mail, you will not receive a printed copy of the proxy materials unless you request one in accordance with the instructions provided in the Notice. The Notice will be mailed to shareholders on or about October 24, 2017, and will provide instructions on how you may access and review the proxy materials on the Internet and how to vote.
ADMISSION TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
If you wish to attend the Annual General Meeting, you must be a shareholder on the record date and either request an admission ticket in advance by visiting www.proxyvote.com and following the instructions provided (you will need the control number included on your proxy card, voter instruction form or Notice), or bring proof of ownership of ordinary shares to the meeting. Tickets will be issued to registered and beneficial owners and to one guest accompanying each registered or beneficial owner.
August 28, 2017
By order of the Board of Directors,
Bradley E. Lerman
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on December 8, 2017: This proxy statement, the Company’s 2017 Annual Report to Shareholders and our Irish Statutory Financial Statements for the year ended April 28, 2017, are available at www.proxyvote.com.