The Compass Group
Compass Diversified Holdings (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 04/12/2017 16:09:05)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 14A
 
 
PROXY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(a) OF THE
 
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

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COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS
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COMPASS GROUP DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS LLC
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 24, 2017.


 
 
Meeting Information
COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS
 
 
 
 
Meeting Type:                Annual Meeting
 
 
For holders as of: March 27, 2017
 
 
Date : May 24, 2017 Time : 9:00 AM
 
 
Location : Executive Offices
 
 
                    301 Riverside Avenue, Second Floor
 
 
                    Westport, CT 06880
 
 
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NOTICE AND PROXY STATEMENT ANNUAL REPORT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Voting Items
 
 
 

The Board of Directors recommended you vote FOR the following:
 
 
 
 
 
1.
To elect as directors all nominees listed (except as marked to the contrary above) to the Board of Directors as Class II directors for a term ending at the 2020 Annual Meeting:
 
 
 
01) James J. Bottiglieri
 
 
 
02) Gordon M. Burns
 
 
 
 
 
 
2.
To approve, on a non-binding and advisory basis, the resolution approving the compensation of our executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement ("Say-on-Pay Vote").
 
The Board of Directors recommends you vote 1 year on the following proposal:
 
 
3.
To recommend, on a non-binding and advisory basis, the frequency of the Say-on-Pay Vote ("Say-on-Frequency Vote").
 
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal:
4.
To ratify the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as independent auditor for the Company and the Trust for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017.
 
 
 
 
NOTE : Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.








Voting Instructions