Purpose: Board meetings and shareholder meetings both serve important purposes. Board meetings
serve as an opportunity for board members to meet to review business performance and meet with
company executives to make important decisions. Shareholder meetings, on the other hand, provide
companies the opportunity to share recent performance, targets, future goals, and business strategies with
its shareholders. Shareholder meetings also relay the opinions of the public.
Description: Annual, biannual, or even quarterly meetings can be small internal meetings of board
members or prestigious large-scale business events for shareholders that range in size depending on the
size of the company and shareholder turnout. These can be anything from a room with six people, to a
hall of thousands. Warren Buffett makes good use every year of the shareholder meeting for his company
Berkshire Hathaway and is a must-attend event for many in the business community.