MDU Resources Group, Inc.
MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 03/24/2017 11:15:39)



 
 
 
UNITED STATES
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Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64945
St. Paul, MN 55164-0945
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDU RESOURCES GROUP, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
 
 
 
 
 
May 9, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
11:00 a.m. CDT
 
 
 
 
 
MDU Service Center
 
 
 
 
 
909 Airport Road
 
 
 
 
 
Bismarck, ND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Stockholder Meeting to be Held on May 9, 2017.
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of MDU Resources Group, Inc. will be held at the MDU Service Center, 909 Airport Road, Bismarck, ND on May 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CDT.
This communication is not a form for voting and presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet or by mail. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.
The Proxy Statement and Annual Report are available at www.proxydocs.com/mdu .
If you want to receive a paper copy or an email with links to the electronic materials, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side of this Notice on or before April 25, 2017, to facilitate timely delivery.

 
 
 
 
Matters intended to be acted upon at the meeting are listed below.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” all nominees in Item 1.
 
1.
Election of Directors
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01
Thomas Everist
 
05
A. Bart Holaday
 
08
Patricia L. Moss
 
 
 
02
Karen B. Fagg
 
06
Dennis W. Johnson
 
09
Harry J. Pearce
 
 
 
03
David L. Goodin
 
07
William E. McCracken
 
10
John K. Wilson
 
 
 
04
Mark A. Hellerstein
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR 1 YEAR” in Item 2.
 
 
 
2.
Advisory vote to approve the frequency of the vote to approve the compensation paid to the company’s named executive officers.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” Items 3, 4, and 5.
 
 
 
3.
Advisory vote to approve the compensation paid to the company’s named executive officers.
4.
Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2017.
5.
Advisory vote to approve an amendment to the company’s bylaws to adopt an exclusive forum for internal corporate claims.
 
 
 
 
 
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Use the Internet to vote your proxy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until 11:59 p.m. CDT on May 8, 2017.
Please have this Notice and the last four digits of your Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number available. Follow the instructions to vote your proxy.
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In Person - If you choose to vote these shares in person at the annual meeting, you must follow the requirements for admission to the meeting contained in the Proxy Statement for the 2017 Annual Meeting. You must present a valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license, proof of stock ownership, and an admission ticket to the meeting. To request an admission ticket, call (701) 530-1000.





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Meeting Information
MDU RESOURCES GROUP, INC.

 
 
Meeting Type:   Annual Meeting
 
 
 
 
For holders as of: March 10, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: May 09, 2017
Time:  11:00 AM CDT
 
 
 
 
 
Location:
MDU Service Center
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
909 Airport Road
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bismarck, ND 58501
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Voting items
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Directors recommends
you vote FOR the following
proposal(s):
 
The Board of Directors recommends
you vote FOR the following
proposal(s):
 
1.
Election of Directors
 
 
 
Nominees
 
3.
Advisory vote to approve the
compensation paid to the company's
named executive officers.
 
01
Thomas Everist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
02
Karen B. Fagg
 
4.
Ratification of the appointment of
Deloitte & Touche LLP as the
company's independent registered
public accounting firm for 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
03
David L. Goodin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
04
Mark A. Hellerstein
 
5.
Advisory vote to approve an
amendment to the company's bylaws
to adopt an exclusive forum for
internal corporate claims.

 
 
 
 
 
 
05
A. Bart Holaday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
06
Dennis W. Johnson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
07
William E. McCracken
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
08
Patricia L. Moss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
09
Harry J. Pearce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10
John K. Wilson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Directors recommends
you vote 1 YEAR on the following
proposal:
 
 
 
 
 
2.
Advisory vote to approve the
frequency of the vote to approve
the compensation paid to the
company's named executive officers.
 
 
 
 
 







Voting items Continued
 
 
 
 
 
 
NOTE:   Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Voting Instructions