The 1997 Annual Report of the Company was mailed to shareholders with this proxy statement. Upon request, the Company will furnish without charge a copy of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1997, including financial statements and schedules. The Form 10-K has been filed with the SEC. It may be obtained by writing to the Data Shipping Department, The Boeing Company, P.O. Box 3707, Mail Stop 3T-33, Seattle, Washington 98124-2207, or calling (206) 393-4964. This proxy statement and the 1997 Annual Report are also available at the Company's World Wide Web site, http://www.boeing.com.
The Company's next annual meeting will be held on April 26, 1999. An eligible shareholder who wants to have a qualified proposal considered for inclusion in the proxy statement for that meeting must notify the Secretary of the Company. The proposal must be received at the Company's executive offices no later than November 19, 1998. A shareholder must have been a registered or beneficial owner of at least 1% of the Company's outstanding stock or stock with a market value of $1,000 for at least one year prior to submitting the proposal, and the shareholder must continue to own such stock through the date on which the meeting is held.
The Company's By-Laws outline procedures, including minimum notice provisions, for shareholder nomination of directors and submission of other shareholder business to be brought before the annual meeting. A copy of the pertinent By-Law provisions is available on request to Corporate Secretary, The Boeing Company, P.O. Box 3707, Mail Stop 13-08, Seattle, Washington 98124-2207.
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