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Silver Standard Resources Inc. (SSRI)
Annual and General Meeting Conference Call
May 09, 2013 05:00 pm ET
Peter W. Tomsett – Chairman, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
John Smith – President and CEO
Peter W. Tomsett
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Unidentified Company Representative
Peter W. Tomsett
Thanks very much. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Peter Tomsett and I’m the Chairman and Director of Silver Standard Resources Inc. I’d like to welcome you to the 2013 Annual Meeting. At this time I’d also like to introduce the Directors in attentions and please stand up as I announce; Mike Anglin. Christopher Herrera, Richard Paterson, John Smith, he’s CEO as well, Steve Reid, Richard Campbell couldn’t be with us today, he had to got to a family medical emergency this morning, so thanks gentlemen. Our long-term shareholders will notice some changes to the board and we welcome Gustavo and Steve this year. And I’ve already benefited from their Vice Counsel. I’d like to acknowledge the recent passing of John Brodie, who was a long time Director of the company, and a friend of us all. John made an enormous contribution to the organization and we sadly miss him.
This last 12 months or so, it’s been a difficult period for us and the Precious Metals business in general, allow you to progress our projects and operations well. This is not been reflective in our market performance, and I’m going to show you we all fearless pain and working hard to do what we can to improve this situation.
Unfortunately, the general market [Malai] there is a broader issue. I am confident that the John and his team who'll work diligently to improve their market position and at the conclusion of the formal business, John will speak of that the company’s recent performance and we'll take some questions at that time.
I’ll act as Chairman of the meeting, and the point Kelly Stark-Anderson, Director and Secretary of the meeting. The company’s register and transfer agent is compete share investor services on behalf of computer share June collaborates here will like Scrutineer of the meeting. Is there any shareholders who have not checked in with the Scrutineer please do so now.
Scrutineer has provided a confirmation that the meeting materials will mile to shareholders on April 4, 2013 to shareholders of the company and proper notice of the meeting has been given. The Scrutineer’s report indicates that there are 515,57,779 shares of the company have been voted at this meeting, which represents approximately 63.85% of the total outstanding shares as of the record date of the meeting. The quorum of shareholders as required under the company’s articles is present at the meeting and as such I declare that this meeting is regulate the call, truly constituted and ready for the transaction of business. I’ll now propose to do with the business described in the notice calling this meeting. As management has received proxies representing over 98% of the shares in favor of the resolutions before the meeting and the total number of votes represented by proxies held against these resolutions is minimal.
I propose to conduct the vote by way of show of hands unless the shareholder demands the ballot. The company’s article has provided that as Chairman I might propose a motion and that no motion needed to be secondary. In interest of expediting the business of the meeting, I’ll move all the motions to be proposed by management of the company at this meeting. A copy of the company’s audited financial statements and auditors report for the company’s financially year ended 31 of December 2012, will now to reach shareholder of the company that requested them and I’ll place before the meeting.
In the interest of expediting the meeting I’ll defer any discussion of the audited financial statements and the auditors report until the conclusion of the formal part of the meeting, I’m also placing before the meeting, a copy of the minutes of the last annual meeting of the company held on May of 9, 2012. Additional copies can be provided by the company to interested shareholders. The first order of business is to set of number of directors is to propose to set the number of directors of seven, I therefore move that the number of directors of the company would be set at seven, are there any questions in regard to this motion. Those in favor please raise your hand, thank your, those opposed please raise your hand, thank you. The motion is carried.
The following individuals have been nominated and are prepared to stand for election of directors as set out in the management information circular related to the meeting and our management will be elected as Directors of the company. Mike Anglin, Richard Campbell, Christopher Herrera, Richard Peterson, John Smith, Steve Ried and myself Peter Tomsett. At this time I’ll ask whether or not there any further nominations for Directors. There are no further nominations, the nominations are closed. As the number of nominees equals the number of Director set for the company I declare that all of the nominees elected as Directors of the Company by acclamation to serve under the Company’s next Annual General Meeting.