TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA, TASE: TEVA) (“Teva”), announced today that, in the interest of the health and safety of its shareholders, directors, officers and employees in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the format of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders has been changed to a virtual meeting. Teva’s 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., Israel time (9:30 a.m., New York time), as previously announced.
Shareholders will not be able to physically attend the 2020 Annual Meeting.
To participate in the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting, holders of Teva’s American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) and ordinary shares should visit www.meetingcenter.io/218625112 and, when prompted, enter their control number (see below). The meeting password is TEVA2020.
Holders of ADSs
Holders of ADSs as of the close of business on April 30, 2020 (the “Record Date”) will be able to participate in the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting and ask questions through the online meeting platform.
Record holders of ADSs should enter the 15-digit control number on the proxy card or Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials previously received.
Beneficial holders of ADSs that are registered in the name of a broker, bank or other agent must register in advance to participate in the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting and ask questions through the online meeting platform. To register, beneficial holders of ADSs must submit proof of ownership reflecting the number of ADSs beneficially owned as of the Record Date, along with their name and email address, to Computershare at email@example.com. Requests for registration must be labeled as "TEVA MEETING REQUEST" and must be received no later than Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., New York time. Beneficial holders of ADSs will then receive a confirmation of registration with a 15-digit control number by email from Computershare.
Holders of Teva’s ADSs may not vote through the online meeting platform. To vote, holders of ADSs should follow the instructions set forth in Teva’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 22, 2020.
Holders of Ordinary Shares
Holders of Teva’s ordinary shares as of the Record Date will be able to participate in the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting, vote their shares and ask questions through the online meeting platform. If a holder of Teva’s ordinary shares would like to appoint another person to act as his/her authorized proxy, such proxy must be submitted along with an email address to Teva at TevaAGM2020@tevapharm.com, must be labeled as “TEVA MEETING REQUEST” and must be received no later than June 5, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., Israel time.
Record holders of ordinary shares must enter a control number to access the online meeting platform. The control number will consist of the holder’s Israeli identification number or Israeli company registration number as it appears in Teva’s share register.
Holders of ordinary shares registered pursuant to Section 177(1) of the Israeli Companies Law, 5759-1999 whose shares are held through a nominee company (“Non-Registered Holders”) must register in advance to participate in the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting, vote their shares and ask questions through the online meeting platform. To register, Non-Registered Holders must submit proof of ownership (including Israeli identification number or company registration number) reflecting the number of ordinary shares beneficially owned as of the Record Date, along with their name and email address, to Teva at TevaAGM2020@tevapharm.com. Requests for registration must be labeled as “TEVA MEETING REQUEST” and must be received no later than June 5, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., Israel time. Such Non-Registered Holders will then be able to use their Israeli identification number or company registration number as it appears on the proof of ownership provided to Teva as the control number to access the online platform. If a Non-Registered Holder would like to appoint another person to act as his/her authorized proxy, such proxy must be submitted to Teva along with the proof of ownership.
Additional information for holders of ordinary shares and ADSs on how to participate
- Access the meeting platform at www.meetingcenter.io/218625112 and enter the meeting password TEVA2020 and your 15-digit control number (for holders of ADSs) or Israeli identification number or company registration number (for holders of ordinary shares) beginning on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 4:15 p.m., Israel time.
- To submit a question before or during the meeting, visit www.meetingcenter.io/218625112 with your control number and click on the messages icon to submit your question.
- If you encounter any technical difficulties with the meeting platform on the date of the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting, technical support will be available during this time and will remain available until the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting has ended.
- Whether or not you plan to attend Teva’s virtual 2020 Annual Meeting, we urge you to vote and submit your proxy in advance by one of the methods described in the proxy materials for the 2020 Annual Meeting.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) has been developing and producing medicines to improve people’s lives for more than a century. We are a global leader in generic and specialty medicines with a portfolio consisting of over 3,500 products in nearly every therapeutic area. Around 200 million people around the world take a Teva medicine every day, and are served by one of the largest and most complex supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry. Along with our established presence in generics, we have significant innovative research and operations supporting our growing portfolio of specialty and biopharmaceutical products. Learn more at http://www.tevapharm.com.
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