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THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY
7001 E. BELLEVIEW AVENUE
DENVER, COLORADO 80237
(866) 405-5012

NOTICE OF 2020 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

NOTICE OF 2020 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
When:
May 14, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time
Where:
Record Date:
March 16, 2020

This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this Proxy Statement. This summary does not contain all of the information you should consider, and you should read the entire Proxy Statement before voting.

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

 

BOARD’S
RECOMMENDATION

 

FURTHER
INFORMATION

1

 

Election of Directors named in this Proxy Statement to serve as members of the Company’s Board of Directors until the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

 

FOR each director nominee

 

Page 14

2

 

Hold an advisory vote to approve executive compensation

 

FOR

 

Page 69

3

 

Ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2020

 

FOR

 

Page 71

4

 

Vote on the stockholder proposal described in the accompanying Proxy Statement, if properly presented at the Annual Meeting

 

AGAINST

 

Page 73

5

 

Transact any other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any postponement or adjournment of the Annual Meeting

       

HOW TO ATTEND THE VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

Due to the public health impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to support the health and well-being of our stockholders, this year’s Annual Meeting will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders, which will be conducted online via live webcast. You will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting physically. You are entitled to participate in the Annual Meeting if you owned shares of our common stock as of the close of business on March 16, 2020.

You will be able to participate in the Annual Meeting online and submit your questions during the meeting by visiting https://web.lumiagm.com/291373158. If you own shares as a “Registered Holder,” rather than through a broker, you will need the 11-digit control/identification number and meeting code included on your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or Proxy Card to participate in the Annual Meeting. If you own shares as a “Beneficial Owner” through a broker or agent, you must contact the broker or agent that holds your shares to obtain an access code for the webcast. You will need your access code and the meeting code included on your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or Proxy Card to participate in the Annual Meeting.

The Annual Meeting webcast will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time, on May 14, 2020. Online access will begin at 7:30 a.m., Mountain Time, and we encourage you to access the meeting prior to the start time. You will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting if you don’t have Internet access.

We will also make a replay of the Annual Meeting viewable to anyone interested as soon as practical after the Annual Meeting on our investor relations website at http://ir.westernunion.com/investor-relations.

Even if you plan to participate in the Annual Meeting online, we recommend that you also vote by proxy as described further in “The Proxy Process and Stockholder Voting” on pages 2-5 so that your vote will be counted if you later decide not to participate in the Annual Meeting.

Live questions may be submitted online during the Annual Meeting, at one or more designated times. We reserve the right to edit or reject all questions we deem profane or otherwise inappropriate.

We will have technicians ready to assist you with any technical difficulties you may have accessing the virtual meeting. If you encounter any difficulties accessing the virtual meeting or during the meeting time, please call: 1-800-468-9716.

WHO CAN ATTEND AND VOTE

Our stockholders of record on March 16, 2020 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting and at any adjournment or postponement that may take place. A list of stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting will be available for examination by any stockholder during the Annual Meeting at https://web.lumiagm.com/291373158 and for ten days prior to the Annual Meeting at our principal executive offices located at 7001 E. Belleview Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80237.

TELEPHONE

Beneficial Owners call toll free at 1-800-454-8683

Registered Holders call toll free at 1-866-883-3382

INTERNET

Beneficial Owners visit www.proxyvote.com

Registered Holders visit www.proxypush.com/wu

BY MAIL

Request a paper proxy card to complete, sign, date and return

BY TABLET OR SMARTPHONE

Beneficial Owners vote your shares online with your tablet or smartphone by scanning the QR code above.

Registered Holders vote your shares online with your tablet or smartphone by scanning the QR code on your Proxy Card.

LIVE WEBCAST

Attend the Annual Meeting online at https://web.lumiagm.com/291373158

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS

The Company’s Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders are available at www.proxyvote.com for Beneficial Owners and www.proxydocs.com/wu for Registered Holders. To access such proxy materials, you will need the control/identification numbers provided to you in your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or your Proxy Card. You may also access this Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders at www.wuannualmeeting.com.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY ANNUAL MEETING ON MAY 14, 2020

  • Due to public health concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this year the Annual Meeting will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders, which will be conducted online via live webcast.

  • Online access begins: 7:30 a.m., Mountain Time.

  • Meeting begins: 8:00 a.m., Mountain Time.

  • Stockholders as of the close of business on the Record Date are entitled to participate in the Annual Meeting.

  • You will be able to participate in the Annual Meeting online and submit your questions during the meeting by visiting https://web.lumiagm.com/291373158. You also will be able to vote your shares during the Annual Meeting by submitting your vote through the link provided on the webcast if you are a Registered Holder, or by emailing a copy of your legal proxy to EQSS-ProxyTabulation@equiniti.com if you are a Beneficial Owner.

  • We encourage you to access the Annual Meeting prior to the start time. Please allow ample time to log in and establish your connectivity.

  • If you are a Registered Holder, you will need the 11-digit control/identification number and meeting code included on your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or Proxy Card to participate in the Annual Meeting. If you are a Beneficial Owner, you will need the access code provided by your broker or agent and the meeting code included on your Notice of Internet Availability or Proxy Card to participate in the Annual Meeting.

  • Visit www.proxyvote.com (for Beneficial Owners) or www.proxydocs.com/wu (for Registered Holders) in advance of the Annual Meeting where you can access copies of our proxy statement and 2019 Annual Report. You may also access this Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Stockholders at www.wuannualmeeting.com.

We appreciate your prompt vote. After reading the Proxy Statement, please vote at your earliest convenience, by telephone, Internet, tablet or smartphone, or request a proxy card to complete, sign, date and return by mail. If you decide to attend the Annual Meeting and would prefer to vote during the Annual Meeting, your proxy will be revoked automatically and only your vote during the Annual Meeting will be counted. If you own shares as a Registered Holder, rather than through a broker, you may cast your vote during the Annual Meeting by following the link provided on the webcast. If you own shares as a Beneficial Owner through a broker or agent, you may cast your vote during the Annual Meeting only if you obtain a legal proxy giving you the right to vote the shares and an access code for the webcast from the broker or agent that holds your shares, and by emailing a copy of such legal proxy to EQSS-ProxyTabulation@equiniti.com during the webcast.

Please note that all votes cast via telephone, Internet, tablet or smartphone must be cast prior to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. For shares held in The Western Union Company Incentive Savings Plan, direction regarding how to vote such shares must be received, if by mail, on or before May 11, 2020.

By Order of the Board of Directors

Caroline Tsai signature

Caroline Tsai
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

April 1, 2020

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