If your shares are held in “street name” by a broker, bank, or other nominee, that person, as the record holder of your shares, is required to vote your shares according to your instructions. Your bank, broker, or other nominee will send you directions on how to vote those shares, which may include the ability to instruct the voting of your shares by telephone or on the Internet prior to the meeting.
If your shares are registered in your name or if your shares are held by a broker, bank, or other nominee and you wish to vote online while virtually attending the meeting, you will need to access the live audio webcast of the meeting at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/HMPT2022 and follow the instructions for stockholder voting.
Who pays the cost for soliciting proxies by the Company?
The Company will pay the cost for the solicitation of proxies by the Board. The solicitation of proxies will be made primarily by mail and electronic means. Proxies may also be solicited by employees of the Company and its subsidiaries personally, or by mail, telephone, fax or email, without any remuneration to such employees other than their regular compensation. The Company will reimburse brokers, banks, custodians, other nominees, and fiduciaries for forwarding these materials to their principals to obtain authorization for the execution of proxies.
What is householding?
Some banks, brokers, and other nominee record holders may be “householding” our proxy statements, annual reports, and related materials. “Householding” means that only one copy of these documents may have been sent to multiple stockholders in one household. If you would like to receive your own set of the Company’s proxy statements, annual reports, and related materials, or if you share an address with another stockholder and together both of you would like to receive only a single set of these documents, please contact your bank, broker, or other nominee or write or call Broadridge, Householding Department, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, NY 11717 or 800-542-1061. Alternatively, if you wish to receive a separate set of proxy materials for this year’s Annual Meeting, we will deliver them promptly upon request to the Company’s Investor Relationships Department at 2211 Old Earhart Road, Suite 250, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone number: 734-205-9680.
May I change my vote?
If you are a registered stockholder, you may change your vote or revoke your proxy at any time before it is voted by notifying the Corporate Secretary in writing, by returning a signed proxy with a later date, by submitting an electronic proxy as of a later date or by virtually attending the meeting and voting online during the meeting. If your shares are held in “street name,” you must contact your bank, broker, or other nominee for instructions on changing your vote.
What constitutes a quorum?
In order to lawfully conduct the Annual Meeting, a majority of our outstanding shares of common stock as of April 8, 2022 must be present at the Annual Meeting either in person or by proxy. This is called a quorum. Your shares are counted as present at the Annual Meeting if you attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person or if you properly return a proxy by one of the methods described above under the question “How do I vote?” Abstentions and “broker non-votes” (as explained below under the question “What is a ‘broker non-vote’?”) also will be counted for purposes of establishing a quorum.
What is a “broker non-vote”?
If you own shares through a broker in street name, you may instruct your broker how to vote your shares. A “broker non-vote” occurs when shares registered in the name of a broker are not voted with respect to a particular proposal because the broker does not have discretionary authority to vote on the matter and has not received voting instructions from its client who beneficially owns those shares. If your broker holds your shares in its name and you do not instruct your broker how to vote, your broker will only have discretion to vote your shares on “routine” matters. See “Will my shares held in street name be voted if I do not provide my proxy?” and “How will abstentions and broker non-votes be treated?” below.
Will my shares held in street name be voted if I do not provide my proxy?
On certain “routine” matters, brokerage firms have the discretionary authority to vote shares for which their customers do not provide voting instructions. The only “routine” matter to be presented at the Annual Meeting is Item 4: Ratification of the selection of the independent registered public accounting firm.