QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE 2022 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
WHO IS ENTITLED TO VOTE AT THE ANNUAL MEETING?
The Record Date for the Annual Meeting is July 25, 2022. You are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting only if you were a stockholder of record at the close of business on that date, or if you hold a valid proxy for the Annual Meeting. Each share of our Common Stock entitles its holders to one vote per share on all matters presented to our stockholders at the Annual Meeting. At the close of business on the Record Date, there were 158,131,635 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. We do not have any other outstanding classes of securities entitled to vote at the meeting.
A complete list of these stockholders as of the Record Date will be available on the bottom panel of your screen during the meeting after entering the 16 digit control number included on the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or any proxy card that you received, or on the materials provided by your bank or broker.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING A “RECORD HOLDER” AND HOLDING SHARES IN “STREET NAME”?
A record holder holds shares in his or her name. Shares held in “street name” means shares that are held in the name of a bank or broker on a person’s behalf.
AM I ENTITLED TO VOTE IF MY SHARES ARE HELD IN “STREET NAME”?
Yes. If your shares are held by a bank, brokerage firm, broker dealer or other nominee holder, you are considered the “beneficial owner” of those shares held in “street name.” If your shares are held in street name, our proxy materials are being provided to you by your bank or brokerage firm, along with a voting instruction card if you received printed copies of our proxy materials. As the beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your bank or brokerage firm how to vote your shares, and the bank or brokerage firm is required to vote your shares in accordance with your instructions. You may not vote your shares electronically at the Annual Meeting unless you receive a valid proxy from your brokerage firm, bank, broker dealer or other nominee holder. If you haven’t received a 16-digit control number, you should contact your bank or broker to obtain your control number or otherwise vote through the bank or broker.
If your shares are held in “street name” by a bank, brokerage firm, broker dealer or other nominee holder and you wish to vote on the election of the Class I Directors, Say on Pay and Say on Frequency proposals, or to act upon any other non-routine business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting, you should provide instructions to your bank, brokerage firm, broker dealer or other nominee holder. Under the rules of the Nasdaq, if you do not provide your broker with instructions, your broker generally will have the authority to vote on the ratification of the appointment of, Ernst & Young LLP, as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. All other matters at the Annual Meeting are expected to be nonroutine and therefore brokers will not be entitled to vote on a beneficial owner’s behalf without voting instructions or discretionary authority on such matters. Further information on how to vote is outlined in the following sections.
HOW MANY SHARES MUST BE PRESENT TO HOLD THE ANNUAL MEETING?
A quorum must be present at the Annual Meeting for any business to be conducted. The presence at the Annual Meeting, electronically or by proxy, of the holders of a majority in voting power of Common Stock issued and outstanding and entitled to vote on the Record Date will constitute a quorum. Pursuant to our by-laws, a quorum, once established at a meeting will not be broken by the withdrawal of enough votes to leave less than a quorum.
WHO CAN ATTEND AND VOTE AT THE 2022 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS?
You may attend and vote at the Annual Meeting only if you were a Talkspace stockholder as of the Record Date, or if you hold a valid proxy for the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held entirely online to allow greater participation. You will be able to attend the Annual Meeting and submit your questions by visiting the following website: www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/TALK2022. You will also be able to vote your shares electronically at the Annual Meeting.
To participate in the Annual Meeting, you will need the 16-digit control number included in your Internet Notice, on your proxy card or on the instructions that accompanied your proxy materials. The meeting webcast will begin