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JPMorgan Chase

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will hold its annual meeting on May 17 - but this year shareholders will convene 550 miles away from its lush Park Avenue headquarters, in Columbus, Ohio.

As first reported in the

Columbus Dispatch

, the shift of JPMorgan's annual meeting isn't unheard of. The company has held so-called "road shows" in the past, in Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Tampa, Fla.

Before the company merged with Chicago-based Bank One, Chase Manhattan's first annual meeting in 1999 was also held in Columbus.

At the meeting, shareholders vote on directors and proposals. CEO Jamie Dimon will also talk about the bank's financial condition and take questions from attendants. Dimon also plans to meet with JPMorgan employees and customers in the Columbus area, according to the



In recent trading, JPMorgan shares were up 0.6% at $46.94.

-- Written by Lauren Tara LaCapra in New York


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