As announced on Tuesday, Research in Motion will be holding their Annual General Meeting of Shareholder's to conduct their Board of Directors re-elections. For those unfamiliar with the process, every year, the board will present to shareholders their plan for the next fiscal year and shareholders will have the right to elect or withhold votes to elect the Board of Directors of the company. This year, the Board has recommended Timothy Dattels who is currently a Senior Partner of TPG Capital, LP. to join RIM's Board of Directors replacing the seat vacant by former co-CEO Jim Ballsille who resigned from the board in March of this year. Along with the recommendation of adding Timothy Dattels, reelection will be required for the rest of the board including CEO Thorsten Heins, Chair of the Board Barbara Stymiest, Vice-Chair and Former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, Independent Directors David Kerr, Claudia Kotchka, Roger Martin, John E. Richardson, Prem Watsa, and John Wetmore.
In light of this week's many PR appearances that Thorsten has been using to spread light on RIM's current business situation, it is expected that many tough questions will be direct at the board and the current direction of this company. BlackBerryOS.com will be attending this event and I will be tweeting from the @BlackBerryOS account so if you havent done so already, follow us on twitter and we will keep you informed on what happens during this event.