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BJS RESTAURANTS, INC.
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BJs Restaurants, Inc. Shareholder Meeting to be Held on June 5, 2019
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Shareholder Meeting Notice
BJs Restaurants, Inc. Companys Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at BJs Restaurants, Inc., 7755 Center Ave., 4th Floor, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors recommendations.
The Board of Directors recommend a vote FOR all the nominees listed and FOR Proposals 2-4:
Election of Directors:
01 - PETER A. BASSI
02 - LARRY D. BOUTS
03 - JAMES A. DAL POZZO
04 - GERALD W. DEITCHLE
05 - NOAH A. ELBOGEN
06 - LEA ANNE S. OTTINGER
07 - JANET M. SHERLOCK
08 - GREGORY A. TROJAN
09 - PATRICK D. WALSH
Ratification and approval of the Companys Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (formerly known as the 2005 Equity Incentive Plan), including an amendment to increase number of shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance.
Approval, on an advisory and non-binding basis, of the compensation of named executive officers.
Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2019.
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Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on June 05, 2019
BJS RESTAURANTS, INC.
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: April 11, 2019
Date: June 05, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM PDT
Location: BJs Restaurants, Inc.
7755 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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The Board of Directors recommends that you
vote FOR the following:
1. Election of Directors
|01 Peter A. Bassi||02 Larry D. Bouts||03 James A. Dal Pozzo||04 Gerald W. Deitchle|| |
05 Noah A. Elbogen
|06 Lea Anne S. Ottinger||07 Janet M. Sherlock||08 Gregory A. Trojan||09 Patrick D. Walsh|
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal(s):
2. Ratification and approval of the Companys Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (formerly known as the 2005 Equity Incentive Plan), including an amendment to increase number of shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance.
3. Approval, on an advisory and non-binding basis, of the compensation of named executive officers.
4. Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2019.
NOTE: In their discretion, the Proxy Holder(s) are authorized to vote upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting, or any adjournment thereof, to the extent authorized by Rule 14a-4 promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
To the extent cumulative voting applies, the undersigned hereby grants to the Proxy Holder(s) discretionary authority to cumulate votes represented by the shares covered by this proxy in the election of directors.
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