Glass Lewis is the second independent governance and proxy firm to recommend voting for the management slate, in addition to Institutional Shareholder Services Proxy Advisory Services (ISS). Both ISS and Glass Lewis recommended voting “FOR” all the proposals put forward by management.
We strongly encourage shareholders to immediately exercise their right to vote with the Company in order to maintain a fair and equitable process for all shareholders and advance the highest levels of corporate governance for Gafisa.
For more information about the May 11, 2012 Annual and Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders, please visit www.cvm.gov.br. You can also find more information about the Management Proposals on Gafisa’s investor relations website at www.gafisa.com.br/ir.
About GafisaGafisa is a leading diversified national homebuilder serving all demographic segments of the Brazilian market. Established over 57 years ago, we have completed and sold more than 1,000 developments and built more than 12 million square meters of housing, more than any other residential development company in Brazil. Recognized as one of the foremost professionally managed homebuilders, "Gafisa" is also one of the most respected and best-known brands in the real estate market, recognized among potential homebuyers, brokers, lenders, landowners, competitors, and investors for its quality, consistency, and professionalism. Our pre-eminent brands include Tenda, serving the affordable/entry-level housing segment, and Gafisa and Alphaville, which offer a variety of residential options to the mid- to higher-income segments. Gafisa S.A. is traded on the Novo Mercado of the BM&FBOVESPA (BOVESPA:GFSA3) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GFA). This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the prospects of the business, estimates for operating and financial results, and those related to growth prospects of Gafisa. These are merely projections and, as such, are based exclusively on the expectations of management concerning the future of the business and its continued access to capital to fund the Company’s business plan. Such forward-looking statements depend, substantially, on changes in market conditions, government regulations, competitive pressures, the performance of the Brazilian economy and the industry, among other factors; therefore, they are subject to change without prior notice.