A mutual fund is an investment company, and your investment in shares of a Fidelity mutual fund makes you a shareholder of the fund. As a shareholder, you are entitled to vote on matters presented at a fund’s shareholder meeting.
Mutual funds, like other companies, hold shareholder meetings to present and discuss important management decisions that require shareholder input, including proposed changes to fund services or certain policies.
- You are entitled to one vote for each dollar of net asset value you own.
The Trustees of your Fidelity Fund— most of whom are not affiliated with Fidelity—are responsible for considering your interests as a shareholder.
- One privilege of a mutual fund shareholder is to participate in electing the Trustees for your Fidelity Fund.
- In turn, the Trustees, after careful review, may request your vote on other proposals that affect the fund and your investment in it.
We believe that voting by proxy online or by phone is the most convenient way for you to participate in a Fidelity Fund vote.
- You can cast a proxy vote online, over the telephone, or through postal mail.
- That way, your vote can be counted without your having to attend the meeting in person.
- Or you may attend a shareholder meeting to vote in person.
We appreciate your placing your trust in Fidelity, and thank you for allowing us to help you achieve your financial goals.