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DTC's Proxy Services provide an essential link between DTC participants and issuers of eligible securities by supporting communication from issuers on matters such as shareholder meetings and consents, bankruptcies and dissenters/appraisal rights.

  • About

    Proxy Services provide issuers of DTC-eligible securities the information they need to contact DTC participants regarding corporate-related events. DTC participants are responsible for distribution of information to their customers, including any ultimate beneficial owners of interests in the securities.

    DTC, the holder of record for depository-eligible securities, transfers the right to vote with respect to those securities to the DTC participants that hold record date positions via an Omnibus Proxy. On the day after record date DTC provides the Omnibus Proxy to the issuer along with a Security Position Report. The Security Position Report includes each participant’s closing balance in the security along with their name, address, telephone number and proxy contact person so that the issuer may then communicate directly with those firms. At the same time the Omnibus Proxy is provided to the issuer, DTC notifies its participants holding positions in the security of their entitlement to vote.

    Issuers and their authorized third-party agents can use DTC’s Security Position Report web service (SPR) throughout the year to obtain position information on their securities as needed. For more information, visit

  • Who Can Use the Service

    Issuers whose securities are eligible for deposit at DTC may use the service. Participants may also use the service as described below in the Participants section.

  • Benefits

    Proxy Services helps process timely and accurate communication about a security among interested parties in a cost efficient manner.

  • Issuers

    Electronic Omnibus Proxy: Issuers can utilize our SPR portal to retrieve Omnibus Proxy information electronically by registering at DTC will create the Electronic Omnibus Proxy and make it available for online retrieval as of the morning after record date, eliminating the need to mail hard copies of the information. For more information regarding Electronic Omnibus Proxy please email us at [email protected]

    Issuers of depository-eligible securities must notify DTC in a timely manner regarding relevant information on their securities, including meeting and record date announcements. For efficient processing, the issuer should provide its annual report and proxy statement to DTC via email. All communication provided to DTC should include the 9-digit CUSIP number for more efficient servicing.

    To notify DTC of issuer meeting and record date information or to submit Omnibus Proxy contact and address information updates, email us at [email protected]

  • Participants


    DTC also assists Participants in exercising other rights in connection with its role as the record holder of securities on deposit.

    Examples of the rights that Participants may exercise:

    • Assertion of Appraisal or Dissenters' Rights  
    • Withdrawal of Assertion of appraisal of Dissenters' Rights
    • Demand to Inspect a Stock Ledger
    • Demand to Accelerate a Bond.

    In order to exercise such rights through DTC on its own behalf or on behalf of its customers, the Participant must complete and submit to DTC via the MyDTCC portal an instruction letter identifying the issue and the quantity of securities involved, the beneficial owner and the nature of the request, along with the exact form of securityholder letter the Participant is instructing Cede & Co. to sign in order to exercise the relevant rights for the beneficial owner.

    To help ensure timely processing of a Participant’s request for a Cede & Co. securityholder letter, a Participant should anticipate a DTC processing time of approximately six business days. Processing time may increase if, for example, a Participant requests notarization of the Cede & Co. securityholder letter, or if, once a request is submitted to DTC, DTC needs to return the request to the Participant for technical revisions. In addition, Participants should anticipate longer processing times during periods of high volumes and plan accordingly. DTC is not responsible for a Participant’s failure to meet any deadline or cut-off in connection with its request.


    Note- There are standardized forms of the Instruction Letter, and Dissent/Demands Letters. For sample letters/templates related to these actions, see the Proxy Service Documentation.


    Participants may request that DTCC release their record date positions directly to a tabulation agent.

    For additional information, please email us at [email protected].

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