ACUR Shareholders Meeting: Newark, NJ International Airport Marriott May 1 2013 9am
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
Notice is hereby given that the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”) of Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a New York corporation, (the “Company”), will be held at the, Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott, 1 Hotel Road, Newark, NJ 07114 on May 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, for the purposes listed below:
1. To elect five directors to the Board of Directors who shall serve until the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, or until their successors have been elected and qualified;
2. To ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013; and
3. To transact such other business as may properly come before the Meeting or any adjournment thereof.
Only shareholders of record at the close of business on March 12, 2013 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Meeting or any adjournment thereof.
For a period of 10 days prior to the Meeting, a shareholders list will be kept at our administrative office and shall be available for inspection by shareholders during normal business hours. A shareholders list shall also be present and available for inspection at the Meeting.
We are pleased to take advantage of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule that allows companies to furnish proxy materials to their stockholders over the Internet. As a result, we are mailing to our shareholders a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (the “Notice”) instead of paper copies of this proxy statement and our 2012 Annual Report. We believe this process allows us to provide our shareholders with the required information more promptly, reduces adverse environmental impact, and reduces costs associated with printing and distributing our proxy materials. The Notice contains instructions on how to access our Proxy Statement and 2012 Annual Report over the Internet. The Notice also contains instructions on how to request a paper cop