Vital Farms, Inc.
Extract: Bylaws Amended/Restated (Plain English Desc) from a 8-K on 11/17/2023   Download
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On November 14, 2023, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Vital Farms, Inc. (the “Company”) approved and adopted the amended and restated bylaws of the Company (the “Amended Bylaws”), which became effective immediately. The Amended Bylaws reflect, among other things, the following principal changes:

Advance Notice – Universal Proxy. The amendments address the universal proxy rules adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by requiring that any stockholder soliciting proxies in support of a nominee other than the Board’s nominees must comply with Rule 14a -19 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including applicable notice and solicitation requirements. Further, any stockholder directly or indirectly soliciting proxies from other stockholders must use a proxy card color other than white, with the white proxy card being reserved for the exclusive use by the Board.

Advance Notice – Informational and Disclosure Requirements. The amendments revise the advance notice disclosure requirements contained in the Amended Bylaws to require the stockholder proposing business or nominating directors to provide certain additional information regarding the stockholder and the stockholder’s relationship with the Company. Additionally, the Amended Bylaws require any candidate for the Board nominated by a stockholder to provide certain representations regarding the absence of certain voting commitments, disclosure of compensation for service, compliance with the Company’s corporate governance and other policies, and intent to serve their entire term if elected.

Advance Notice – Other. The amendments prohibit stockholders from submitting more nominees than the number of directors up for election at the applicable meeting.

Other Updates. The amendments to the Amended Bylaws also include the following additional updates: (i) revisions relating to adjournment procedures for meetings of stockholders, including to address recent amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”); and (ii) elimination of the requirement to make a stockholder list available for examination at meetings of stockholders as provided for by recent DGCL amendments.

The Amended Bylaws also include various other updates, including certain technical, conforming and clarifying changes.