The Green Bay Packers announced today they're moving their Annual Meeting of Shareholders to a virtual event on Thursday, July 23.
The event is set to start at 11 a.m., and was approved by the Packers Board of Directors.
“As there still is uncertainty with respect to being able to hold gatherings of more than 50 people, and although we are hopeful that will change as we move into July, for planning purposes, our Board of Directors and I have decided to hold this year’s meeting virtually,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in a letter to shareholders. “Please know we did not make this decision lightly, as we enjoy hosting many of you and your guests annually.
“We are pleased to be able to still hold our meeting and deliver all the reports you are accustomed to receiving. We invite you to join us via our exclusive webcast. As you may know, thousands of you have viewed the meeting online the past five years. This year’s meeting will expand on that capability.”
Meeting details, including instructions on how to attend the meeting virtually, were included in proxy information being sent to more than 360,000 shareholders.
Also included in the proxy information were five candidates for shareholder vote to join the Board: Jan Allman, CEO, Marinette Marine Corporation, a Fincantieri Company; Wilson Jones, President/CEO, Oshkosh Corporation; Mark Kasper, Owner/CEO, Amerhart Ltd.; John Schmidt, President/CEO, U.S. Venture Inc.; and Bobbi Webster, Public Relations Director, Oneida Nation.