THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY
12500 EAST BELFORD AVENUE
ENGLEWOOD, CO 80112
Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders
|NOTICE OF 2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS|
This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this Proxy Statement. This summary does not contain all of the information you should consider, and you should read the entire Proxy Statement before voting.
|ITEMS OF BUSINESS||BOARD’S
|1||Election of Directors named in this Proxy Statement to serve as members of the Company’s Board of Directors until the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders||FOR each director nominee||Page 12|
|2||Hold an advisory vote to approve executive compensation||FOR||Page 66|
|3||Ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2018||FOR||Page 68|
|4||Approve amendment to the charter to reduce the threshold stock ownership requirement for stockholders to call a special meeting||FOR||Page 70|
|5||Vote on the stockholder proposal described in the accompanying Proxy Statement, if properly presented at the Annual Meeting||AGAINST||Page 72|
|6||Transact any other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any postponement or adjournment of the Annual Meeting|
Attending this meeting
All stockholders will be required to show valid, government-issued, photo identification or an employee badge issued by the Company. If your shares are registered in your name, your name will be compared to the list of registered stockholders to verify your share ownership. If your shares are in the name of your broker or bank, you will need to bring evidence of your share ownership, such as your most recent brokerage account statement or a legal proxy from your broker. If you do not have valid picture identification and proof that you own Company shares, you will not be admitted to the Annual Meeting. All packages and bags are subject to inspection. Please note that the registration desk will open at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive in advance of the start of the Annual Meeting to allow time for identity verification.
Who can attend and vote
Our stockholders of record on March 20, 2018 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting and at any adjournment or postponement that may take place. A list of stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting will be available for examination by any stockholder at the Annual Meeting and for ten days prior to the Annual Meeting at our principal executive offices located at 12500 East Belford Avenue, Englewood, CO 80112.
YOUR VOTE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
Beneficial Owners call toll free at 1-800-454-8683
Registered Holders call toll free at 1-866-883-3382
Beneficial Owners visit www.proxyvote.com
Registered Holders visit www.proxypush.com/wu
Request a paper proxy card to complete, sign, date and return
BY TABLET OR SMARTPHONE
Beneficial Owners vote your shares
Registered Holders vote your shares online with the QR code on your Proxy Card.
Attend the Annual Meeting
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS
The Company’s Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders are available at www.proxydocs.com/wu for Registered Holders and at www.proxyvote.com for Beneficial Owners. To access such proxy materials, you will need the control/identification numbers provided to you in your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or your Proxy Card. You may also access this Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders at www.wuannualmeeting.com.
We appreciate your taking the time to vote promptly. After reading the Proxy Statement, please vote at your earliest convenience, by telephone, Internet, tablet or smartphone, or request a proxy card to complete, sign, date and return by mail. If you decide to attend the Annual Meeting and would prefer to vote by ballot, your proxy will be revoked automatically and only your vote at the Annual Meeting will be counted.
Please note that all votes cast via telephone, Internet, tablet or smartphone must be cast prior to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Thursday, May 17, 2018. For shares held in The Western Union Company Incentive Savings Plan, direction regarding how to vote such shares must be received, if by mail, on or before May 15, 2018.
By Order of the Board of Directors
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
April 4, 2018