November 16, 2016
NOTICE OF 2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 21, 2016
Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. Shareholders:
We cordially invite you to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, or the Meeting, of Formula Systems (1985) Ltd., or the Company, to be held at 10:00 a.m. (Israel time) on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at our offices at 5 HaPlada Street, Or Yehuda 6021805, Israel, for the following purposes:
- To re-elect Mr. Marek Panek to our Company’s Board of Directors, for a term expiring at our next annual general meeting of shareholders;
- To re-elect Mr. Rafal Kozlowski to our Company’s Board of Directors, for a term expiring at our next annual general meeting of shareholders;
- To re-elect Ms. Dafna Cohen to our Company’s Board of Directors, for a term expiring at our next annual general meeting of shareholders;
- To approve an amended compensation policy, subject to, and in accordance with, the provisions of the Israeli Companies Law, 5759-1999; and
- To approve the re-appointment of Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer, registered public accounting firm, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global, as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2016 and until our next annual general meeting of shareholders, and to authorize our Company’s Board of Directors and/or its Audit Committee to fix such accounting firm’s annual compensation.
In addition, members of our management will be available to review and discuss our auditor’s report and consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Our Board of Directors recommends that you vote in favor of the above proposals, which is described in the proxy statement attached to this notice. The proxy statement and a related proxy card and voting instruction form are being furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, in a report of foreign private issuer on Form 6-K, which may be obtained for free from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or at the Company’s website— at http://www.formulasystems.com. The full text of the proposed resolutions, together with the form of proxy card and voting instruction form for the Meeting, may also be viewed beginning on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the registered office of the Company, 5 HaPlada Street, Or Yehuda 6021805, Israel, from Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Israel time). Our telephone number at our registered office is +972-3-538-9487. Holders of record of our ordinary shares at the close of business on Monday, November 21, 2016are entitled to vote at the Meeting. All shareholders are cordially invited to attend the Meeting in person.
If voting by mail, the proxy must be received at our registered office at least 48 hours prior to the appointed time of the Meeting to be validly included in the tally of ordinary shares voted at the Meeting. Your proxy, if properly executed, will be voted in the manner directed by you. If no direction is made, your proxy will be voted “FOR” each of proposals 1-3 and 5 described above, but will not be voted with respect to Proposal 4 (due to the special voting requirement related to this proposal). If you attend the Meeting, you may vote in person and your proxy will not be used. Detailed proxy voting instructions are provided both in the Proxy Statement and on the proxy card or voting instruction form.
Beneficial owners who hold ordinary shares through members of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, or the TASE, may vote their shares in person at the Meeting, by presenting a certificate signed by the TASE Clearing House member through which the shares are held, which complies with the Israel Companies Regulations (Proof of Ownership for Voting in General Meetings)-2000 as proof of ownership of the shares, or they may send such certificate, along with a duly executed proxy (in the form filed by us on MAGNA, the distribution site of the Israeli Securities Authority, at www.magna.isa.gov.il), to the Company at 5 HaPlada Street, Or Yehuda, 6021805, Israel, Attention: Chief Financial Officer. Alternatively, shares held through a member of the TASE may be voted by means of an electronic vote, through the electronic voting system of the Israel Securities Authority (votes.isa.gov.il), subject to proof of ownership of the shares on the record date, as required by law. Voting through the electronic voting system will be allowed until six (6) hours before the Meeting, that is, until December 21, 2016 at 4:00 a.m. Israel time (or such earlier time as determined by the Israel Securities Authority but not earlier than twelve hours before the Meeting).
If your shares are represented by American Depositary Shares, or ADSs, you should complete the proxy or voting instruction form to direct the depositary for the ADSs, BNY Mellon, to vote the number of shares represented by your ADSs in accordance with the instructions that you provide. If your ADSs are held in “street name”, through a bank, broker or other nominee, you should follow the instructions in the proxy statement as to how direct such bank, broker or other nominee to arrange for the depositary to vote the ordinary shares represented by your ADSs in accordance with your voting instructions.
Chief Executive Officer