Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT) today announced the transition of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting"), scheduled for April 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., Central Time, from an in-person to a virtual-only meeting to support the health and well-being of our employees, shareholders, and community due to the impact of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.
The change is in accordance with recommendations by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the Governor of Wisconsin’s Emergency Order #12/Safer at Home Order, mandating limits on the type and size of gatherings.
As described in the previously distributed proxy materials for the Annual Meeting, shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 26, 2020, the record date, are entitled to attend the Annual Meeting at https://web.lumiagm.com/210488496 ("Annual Meeting website") on April 23. To participate in the Annual Meeting, you must enter the control number found on your proxy card, voting instruction form, or notice you previously received. If you no longer have your control number, you will still be able to be admitted to the Virtual Annual Meeting; however, you will not be able to ask a question or otherwise participate during the Annual Meeting.
You may vote during the Annual Meeting by using your control number and following the instructions available on the Annual Meeting website during the meeting. Shareholders are encouraged to vote and submit their proxies in advance via one of the methods described in the proxy materials.
If you are a beneficial shareholder and want to participate in the Annual Meeting, please contact your bank, broker, or other nominee to request a legal proxy. Please note that you will not be able to vote your shares at the meeting without a legal proxy. You will need to ask your bank, broker, or other nominee to furnish you with a legal proxy. Please send a copy of your legal proxy to EQSS-ProxyTabulation@equiniti.com. We encourage you to vote your shares in advance, even if you intend to attend the meeting.
ABOUT SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES
Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company’s customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world’s best-known brands. Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current assumptions and estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, Company performance, and financial results. Forward-looking statements include statements in the future tense, statements referring to any period after April 6, 2020, and statements including the terms "expect," "believe," "anticipate," and other similar terms that express expectations as to future events or conditions. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed in those statements. A variety of factors could cause the Company’s actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results. These factors and assumptions include world events and natural disasters that are beyond our control, including the Coronavirus/COVID-19; the pace and nature of new product introductions by the Company and the Company’s customers; our ability to anticipate and respond to changing consumer preferences and changing technologies; the Company’s ability to successfully implement its growth strategies; the outcome of the Company’s various productivity-improvement and cost-reduction efforts and acquisition and divestiture activities; the success of the Company’s efforts to explore strategic alternatives for certain non-core product lines; the effectiveness of the Company’s past restructuring activities; changes in costs of raw materials, including energy; industry, regulatory, legal, and economic factors related to the Company’s domestic and international business; the effects of tariffs, trade barriers, and disputes; growth in markets for products in which the Company competes; industry and customer acceptance of price increases; actions by competitors; currency exchange rate fluctuations; and the matters discussed under Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. Except to the extent required by applicable law, the Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.