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Shareholder meetings and elections

What is proxy voting?

As a shareholder of a company, you have the right to attend and vote in shareholder meetings for that company. Voting by proxy allows you to cast your vote prior to the shareholder meeting without attending the meeting in person. Before each shareholder meeting you’re eligible to attend, you will receive an email from noreply@robinhood.com with a link to your ballot to proxy vote as well as meeting details.

Eligibility is based on the settled shares you own as of the record date set by the issuing company. The record date is typically 30-60 days before the shareholder meeting.

Keep in mind
  • Proxy voting emails are sent by noreply@robinhood.com and voting is hosted by Say Technologies. You will be able to vote and view materials directly from your email. Say Technologies LLC provides investor communications including proxy notices to Robinhood customers and allows them to submit their votes at saytechnologies.com.
  • You’ll never be asked to enter your Robinhood email address and password to access or vote through these emails.

Attending a shareholder meeting

Shareholder meetings can be in person or virtual at the discretion of the issuing company. If you’d like to attend a meeting for a security you own, you can request to attend the meeting through the voting link in your email, and selecting Attend Meeting on your ballot. We’ll provide instructions on how you can attend the meeting and any additional credentials you may need. We recommend that you reach out at least 10 business days prior to the meeting date to allow time for processing. If the meeting is less than 10 days from when you ask for instructions and credentials, we’ll make a best effort to get them to you prior to the meeting.

As a shareholder as of the record date, you have a few options when it comes to voting and attending a shareholder meeting:

  • Vote prior to the meeting by proxy and not attend the shareholder meeting.
  • Vote prior to the meeting by proxy and attend the meeting, virtually or in person, for informational purposes.
  • Attend and vote during the meeting, virtually or in person.The meeting location and format is determined by the issuing company, not Robinhood.

FAQ

What is voting by proxy?

Voting by proxy means you can cast your shareholder vote without actually attending the shareholder meeting in person. Your vote is cast by proxy, which counts the same as if you voted directly at the shareholder meeting.

When will I get a proxy voting email?

You should expect your proxy voting instructions 15 to 60 days prior to a shareholder meeting, depending on the type of meeting.

What’s a control number?

A control number is an identifier that some companies use to authenticate shareholders. Certain virtual meeting hosts require control numbers to access or vote during the meeting. A control number is unique to you and allows you to access the meeting before the meeting starts. If you request to attend a meeting, we’ll provide you with a control number for access if the meeting host requires one.

I’ve already cast my vote by proxy. Can I still attend the meeting? What if I want to vote at the shareholder meeting instead?

Yes! After you’ve voted, you can request to attend the meeting by following the link to your ballot through your proxy voting email. You’ll have the option to attend the meeting and keep the vote you have already submitted or vote at the meeting instead. If you choose to vote at the meeting, your previously submitted vote will be invalidated.

Am I a beneficial shareholder or a registered shareholder?

All Robinhood customers are beneficial shareholders because the shares they own are held by Robinhood Securities as the “street name” (as the Robinhood Securities’ name, rather than the names of the individual legal owners). This is why we provide you with the proxy materials to participate in a shareholder meeting.

Registered shareholders are owners of shares that are directly registered with the issuing company in the shareholders’ names. This type of ownership is not something Robinhood currently supports.

I own shares of a stock. Why didn’t I receive a proxy email?

You may not receive an email to vote by proxy even if you own unsettled shares. You must hold settled shares on the record date set by the issuing company to participate or vote during a shareholder meeting. For more information on when a specific company's record date is and if you qualify, reach out to us at support@robinhood.com.

Glossary

Legal proxy

Proof of ownership that is used to attend a shareholder meeting.

Say Technologies

Say Technologies LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robinhood Markets, Inc. Say Technologies provides investor communications including proxy notices to Robinhood customers and allows them to submit their votes at saytechnologies.com.

Proxy materials

Information provided by the issuer to the shareholder to inform them of what is to be discussed and voted on at the meeting.

Proxy vote

An optional way to cast your vote online in advance of the shareholder meeting.

Record date

The date used by the issuing company to determine which shareholders are eligible to receive notice about a shareholder meeting and vote.

Disclosures

All investments involve risks, including the loss of principal. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing.

Robinhood U.K. Ltd (Robinhood UK) is a company registered in England and Wales (09908051) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 823590). Robinhood UK onboards UK customers and has the lead customer relationship with UK customers in relation to their use of the Robinhood UK app and website. Robinhood UK introduces UK customers to Robinhood Securities, LLC for order routing, execution, clearing, settlement, arranging custody services and margin lending to eligible UK customers with margin accounts. Robinhood Securities, LLC is regulated in the US by the SEC and FINRA. Robinhood UK and Robinhood Securities, LLC are subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc.

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Robinhood U.K. Ltd (Robinhood UK) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 823590). Robinhood UK onboards UK customers and has the lead customer relationship with UK customers in relation to their use of the Robinhood UK app and website. Robinhood UK introduces UK customers to Robinhood Securities, LLC for order routing, execution, clearing, settlement, arranging custody services and margin lending to eligible UK customers with margin accounts. Robinhood Securities, LLC is regulated in the U.S. by the SEC and FINRA. Robinhood UK and Robinhood Securities, LLC are subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Robinhood U.K. Ltd is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (09908051).

Robinhood does not provide investment advice. Individual investors should make their own decisions.

Commission-free trading of stocks refers to $0 commissions for Robinhood self-directed individual brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities and ADRs. Keep in mind, other costs such as regulatory fees may apply to your brokerage account. Please see Robinhood UK’s Fee Schedule to learn more.

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