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Elbit Systems Announces Amendment to the Company’s Proxy Statement

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 (the “Company”) filed a Current Report on Form 6-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and an equivalent report with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (the “Original Report”) to report that the Company would convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on April 9, 2024 (the “Meeting”).  Attached to the Original Report was a notice and proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) for the Meeting, which included two items on the agenda: (i) the approval of an amended compensation policy of the Company (the “Amended Compensation Policy”), and (ii) the approval of an amended employment agreement of the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), Mr. Bezhalel Machlis (the “Amended Employment Agreement”).

In order to accommodate comments received from the market, and following approvals of the Compensation Committee and the Board, the Company intends to revise the Amended Compensation Policy and the Amended Employment Agreement, as follows:

  1. The maximum amount of the annual bonus payable to our CEO, under each of the Amended Employment Agreement and the Amended Compensation Policy (defined as the “Maximum CEO’s Annual Bonus”), shall be two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000).

    This change replaces the proposed maximum amount of the CEO annual bonus equal to three million dollars ($3,000,000) that was proposed to be paid under each of the Amended Employment Agreement and the Amended Compensation Policy, which were included in the Proxy Statement to the Original Report.  
  2. In the section titled “Neutralization of Extraordinary Events” in the Amended Compensation Policy, it will be clarified that a unanimous vote in favor of neutralization by each of the Compensation Committee and the Board will be required for any neutralization under such section.

The Amended Compensation Policy and the Amended Employment Agreement are not otherwise modified. All shareholders voting at the Postponed Meeting (defined below) shall be voting on the agenda items as otherwise described in the Proxy Statement in the Original Report.

Postponement of the Company’s Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting

In addition, in order to allow our shareholders additional time to consider the change described above, the Company hereby announces that the Meeting will be postponed and will take place on the newly scheduled date of Thursday, April 18, 2024, at the same time and place (the “Postponed Meeting”), as indicated in the Proxy Statement.

The record date for the original Meeting – March 4, 2024 – will remain unchanged, and will also be the record date for the Postponed Meeting.

The following dates will apply to the Postponed Meeting:

  • In order to be counted for purposes of voting at the Postponed Meeting, a properly signed proxy card must be received by the Company at least six (6) hours before the Postponed Meeting (i.e., before 8:00 a.m. Israel time, on Thursday, April 18, 2024).
  • Shareholders are able to vote their shares through the ISA electronic voting system, following a registration process, no later than six (6) hours before the Postponed Meeting (i.e., before 8:00 a.m. Israel time, on Thursday, April 18, 2024).
  • Position Statements should be submitted to the Company at its registered offices, at Elbit Systems Ltd., Advanced Technology Center, Haifa 3100401, Israel, to the attention of Mrs. Adi Pinchas Confino, Corporate Secretary, no later than the close of business on Monday, April 8, 2024.
  • One or more shareholders holding at least one percent (1%) of the Company’s total voting rights may present proposals for consideration at the Postponed Meeting by submitting their proposals to the Company at its registered offices, at Elbit Systems Ltd., Advanced Technology Center, Haifa 3100401, Israel, to the attention of Mrs. Adi Pinchas Confino, Corporate Secretary, no later than the close of business on Monday, April 8, 2024. If the Company determines that a shareholder’s proposal is appropriate for inclusion in the Postponed Meeting agenda, a revised agenda will be published by the Company.

Except as set forth above, the Proxy Statement has not been otherwise modified, and shall remain in force as filed with the Original Report.  

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems is a leading global defense technology company, delivering advanced solutions for a secure and safer world. Elbit Systems develops, manufactures, integrates and sustains a range of next-generation solutions across multiple domains.

Driven by its agile, collaborative culture, and leveraging Israel’s technology ecosystem, Elbit Systems enables customers to address rapidly evolving battlefield challenges and overcome threats.

Elbit Systems employs approximately 19,000 people in dozens of countries across five continents. In 2023, the Company reported approximately $6.0 billion in revenues and an order backlog of $17.8 billion.

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