The 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders is scheduled to take place on May 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time by virtual meeting format at www.meetingcenter.io/226058748. Online access to the meeting will begin at 12:45 p.m. Pacific Time.
Due to the continued public health impact of COVID-19 and to protect the health and well-being of Cadence stockholders and employees, Cadence’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held by virtual meeting format only.
Cadence is pleased to provide proxy materials for the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders over the internet in accordance with the Notice and Access Rule adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
As a result, most of our stockholders as of the close of business on March 8, 2021 (the "Record Date") will receive a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials instead of paper copies of the 2020 Form 10-K and 2021 proxy materials.
The Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials provides instructions on how to access the 2021 proxy materials, vote via the internet or by telephone, and obtain paper copies of the 2020 Form 10-K and 2021 proxy materials.
Cadence 2020 Form 10-K and 2021 Proxy Statement
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We encourage you to access and review the information contained in the 2021 proxy materials before voting. Only holders of Cadence common stock on the Record Date will be entitled to vote on all matters to be voted on at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
For your convenience, we have provided the links below for our stockholders as of the Record Date. Note that you will need the control number provided on your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials in order to access the 2021 proxy materials and vote over the internet.
Instructions for Attending the Annual Meeting
- Attending as a Stockholder. Registered and beneficial stockholders as of the Record Date may log into the virtual meeting as a “stockholder,” which will allow them to ask questions and vote during the meeting, as well as view a list of registered stockholders as of the Record Date. You will need a control number to log in as a stockholder, as more fully described below.
- Attending as a Guest. Stockholders and members of the public may also attend the virtual meeting by logging in as a “guest,” which does not require a control number. Guests cannot ask questions or vote during the meeting.
If you own shares of Cadence common stock that are registered directly in your name with Cadence’s transfer agent, Computershare, you are a “registered stockholder” and the “stockholder of record” of those shares. In such case, you will receive a notice card or proxy card with a 15-digit control number from Computershare in the mail (or electronically if you so elected). Such control number may be used to access the virtual meeting website as a stockholder, along with the meeting password, CDNS2021.
If you own shares of Cadence common stock that are held through a broker, bank or other nominee (commonly referred to as being held “in street name”), you are a “beneficial stockholder” and your broker, bank or other nominee is considered the “stockholder of record” of those shares. In such case, you have the right to direct your broker, bank or other nominee on how to vote your shares and will receive in the mail (or electronically if you so elected) a voting instruction form with a control number from such broker, bank or other nominee.
Beneficial stockholders can attend the virtual Annual Meeting in two ways:
- Pre-Registration with Legal Proxy. Pre-Registration with Legal ProxyBeneficial stockholders may attend and vote at the virtual meeting by following the same standard pre-registration process that would have applied to an in-person meeting. To pre-register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on May 3, 2021 and include your mailing address and an image of a legal proxy in your name from the broker, bank or other nominee that holds your shares. In order to obtain a legal proxy, you should as soon as possible (1) log into the voting site listed on the voting instruction form you received from your broker, bank or other nominee and click on “Vote in person at the meeting” or (2) request one through your bank, broker or other nominee. After you transmit the legal proxy to the foregoing email address, you will receive a control number from Computershare, our virtual meeting provider, to access the virtual meeting website as a “stockholder.” Note that once you request a legal proxy, all control numbers you previously received from your broker (see next paragraph) and any votes that you have previously cast will be invalidated. Thus, you will need to attend the Annual Meeting with the new control number from Computershare and vote your shares during the Annual Meeting.
- Direct Access with Broker Control Number. In an effort to make our virtual Annual Meeting more easily accessible, Cadence has engaged a new service being offered by Computershare this year through which the vast majority of beneficial stockholders may access the virtual meeting website as a “stockholder” using the control number directly provided by their broker, bank or other nominee on their voting instruction form, without the need for pre-registration with a legal proxy. If your shares are held in street name and your voting instruction form or notice indicates that you may vote those shares through either www.proxyvote.com or www.proxypush.com, then you may access, participate in and vote at the Annual Meeting by entering the control number provided on your voting instruction form into the log-in page of the virtual meeting website. Attending the Annual Meeting using this method of access will have no effect on any previously cast votes unless you elect to change your vote at the Annual Meeting.
If your voting instruction form or notice directs you to a voting platform other than the two websites mentioned above, then it means that your broker, bank or other nominee is not a participant in this new service and therefore, you must follow the “Pre-Registration with Legal Proxy” process in order to participate in the virtual Annual Meeting as a “stockholder.”
Request a Paper Copy of Materials
To request a paper copy of the 2020 Form 10-K and 2021 Proxy Statement, click here or follow the instructions on your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials.
If you have additional questions, please contact Cadence Investor Relations via phone at 408.944.7100 or via email at email@example.com.