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I am a shareholder (roughly 20%) and do not have board representation. The company had a shareholder meeting which I was not invited to or aware of. I got a letter in the mail stating that the meeting was held and the board of directors were re elected. Doesn't the company have a requirement to inform me of a shareholder meeting and don't I have a right to vote etc?

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    What does the shareholder agreement state on the issue? This will vary wildly by company and country. – Hart CO Jun 3 '19 at 16:47
  • Not sure- actually not even sure where it is. – Pat Mulvey Jun 3 '19 at 16:58
  • You need to get a copy of the by-laws. They might be filed with the relevant state's Secretary Of State. – RonJohn Jun 3 '19 at 18:41
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    It may also depend on whether your shares hold any voting rights or not. If they don't, there may be less requirement to inform those shareholders (depending on the jurisdiction, and whether this is a private or public-listed company). – TripeHound Jun 4 '19 at 8:12
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    What is your jurisdiction? Corporate law in your jurisdiction will provide guidance on shareholder rights, etc. – Grade 'Eh' Bacon Jun 4 '19 at 13:28
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I am a shareholder (roughly 20%) and do not have board representation.

Why? Seriously, 20% makes you a major investor in pretty much any company.

Doesn't the company have a requirement to inform me of a shareholder meeting and don't I have a right to vote etc?

You own 20%. Yes, they do have to invite you of a meeting of people ONWNING them.

That is, IF this is a standard setup and you have shares allowing a stanard vote, which gives you 20% of the votes.

Not if your shares do not have any rights. Which you should know - you got them, you should have read the shareholders agreement and relevant by-laws.

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