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2020 ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING

HOW TO VOTE
I. ELECTRONIC VOTING IN ABSENTIA
A. Duly registered Stockholders have the option to vote for the matters contained in the agenda for the 2020 ASM through electronic voting in absentia. The deadline for registration is 6:00 PM of 08 July 2020. Beyond this date, Stockholders may no longer avail of the option to electronically vote in absentia.
B. After verification, the Company shall send a ballot to the registered Stockholder through his/her/its e-mail address which shall contain all the agenda items for approval as indicated in the Notice of Meeting and the registered Stockholder may vote as follows:
(1) For items other than Election of Directors, the registered Stockholder has the option to vote: In Favor of, Against, or Abstain. The vote is considered cast for all the registered Stockholder’s shares.
(2) For the Election of Directors, the registered Stockholder may vote for all nominees, not vote for any of the nominees, or vote for some nominees only, in such number of shares as preferred by the Stockholder, provided that the total number of votes cast shall not exceed the number of shares owned, multiplied by the number of directors to be elected. The total number of votes the stockholder is allowed to cast shall be based on the number of shares he/she or it owns.
(3) Once voting on the agenda items is finished, the Stockholder can proceed to submit the accomplished ballot via email to corporatesecretary@empire-east.com.
(4) After the ballot has been submitted, the Stockholders may no longer change his/her vote. The registered Stockholder will receive a confirmation email that his/her/its vote has been recorded.
C. Thereafter, the Office of the Corporate Secretary shall tabulate all valid and confirmed votes cast through electronic voting, together with the votes through proxies. The Board of Election Inspectors will thereafter validate the results.
D. Registered Stockholders shall have until 6:00 PM of 08 July 2020 to cast their votes in absentia. Stockholders will not be allowed to cast votes during the livestream of the 2020 ASM.
II. VOTING BY PROXY
A. For individual stockholders holding certificated shares of the Company – Download the proxy form that is available at here.
B. For stockholders holding ‘scripless’ shares, or shares held under a PCD Participant/Broker – Download the proxy form that is available here. Stockholders are advised to coordinate with their brokers first for the execution of this type of proxy.
C. For corporate stockholders - Download the proxy form that is available here. A copy of the duly signed and notarized Secretary’s Certificate must be submitted together with the Proxy Form. For reference, a sample Secretary’s Certificate is also available here.
D. General Instructions on Voting by Proxy:
(1) Download and fill up the appropriate Proxy Form. Follow the instructions on how to cumulate or allocate votes in the election of directors.
(2) Send the scanned copy of the duly executed Proxy Form via email to corporatesecretary@empire-east.com or submit the original Proxy Form to the Office of the Corporate Secretary at 12th Floor, Alliance Global Tower, 36th Street corner 11th Avenue, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City.
(3) Deadline for the submission of proxies is at 5:00 PM of 03 July 2020.
(4) Validation of Proxies will be on 06 July 2020.
(5) If a Stockholder avails of the option to cast his/her vote electronically in absentia and also issues proxy votes with differing instructions, the duly accomplished ballots sent through e-mail shall replace the proxy votes issued by the Stockholder.
Information Statement
2019 Annual Report