PROXY STATEMENT SUMMARY
Date, Time and Place of Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting is being held at 9:00 a.m., local time, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the corporate headquarters of the Company located at 1332 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield, Connecticut. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria located in Building 19 on our Bloomfield campus. Appropriate signage will be in place directing you to the cafeteria the day of the meeting.
Availability of Proxy Materials
Your proxy is being solicited for use at the Annual Meeting on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Company. On March 3, 2017, we mailed a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials to all shareholders of record as of February 10, 2017, the record date for the Meeting, advising that they could view all of the proxy materials online at www.envisionreports.com/KAMN, or request a paper copy of the proxy materials free of charge. You may request a paper or email copy of the materials using any of the following methods:
By Internet: Go to www.envisionreports.com/KAMN. Click "Cast Your Vote or Request Materials" and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the Meeting materials.
By Phone: Call 1-866-641-4276 toll-free and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the Meeting materials.
By Email: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Proxy Materials Kaman Corporation" in the subject line. Include in the message your full name and address, and state that you want a paper copy of the Meeting materials.
All requests must include the control number set forth in the shaded area of the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials. To facilitate timely delivery, all requests must be received by April 10, 2017.
Eligibility to Vote
You can vote if you held shares of the Company’s Common Stock as of the close of business on February 10, 2017. Each share of Common Stock is entitled to one vote. As of February 10, 2017, there were 27,089,970 shares of Common Stock outstanding and eligible to vote.
How to Vote
You may vote by using any of the following methods:
By Internet: Go to www.envisionreports.com/KAMN. Have your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or proxy card in hand when you go to the website.
By Phone: Call 1-800-652-VOTE (8683) toll-free. Have your proxy card in hand when you call and then follow the instructions.
By Mail: If you requested a paper copy of the proxy materials, complete, sign, and return your proxy card in the prepaid envelope.
In Person: Attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person.
Revocation of Proxy
You may revoke your proxy at any time prior to its being counted at the Annual Meeting by:
casting a new vote using the Internet or by telephone;
giving written notice to the Company’s Corporate Secretary or submitting a written proxy bearing a later date prior to the beginning of the Annual Meeting; or
attending the Annual Meeting and voting in person.
Meeting Agenda and Voting Recommendations
Election of Three Class III Directors for Three-Year Terms
Advisory Vote on Named Executive Officer Compensation
Advisory Vote on Frequency of Future Say-on-Pay Votes
Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation Declassifying the Board
Ratification of Appointment of PwC