Research In Motion Annual General Meeting to be held July 12th in Waterloo, and YES, CrackBerry Kevin will be there!

Kevin's One Share of RIMM Stock
By Kevin Michaluk on 29 Jun 2011 12:44 pm EDT

Full Disclosure: The order screen confirming my purchase of ONE share of RIMM stock

It's finally happening! After all these years of CrackBerrying it up, I'm finally going to the Mecca of BlackBerry... Waterloo, Ontario!!! Research In Motion announced yesterday that their Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held on July 12, and I've decided I need to be there to witness this pivotal moment in RIM's history. The flight and hotel are booked! Get ready for me Waterloo!!!!!

Full Disclosure: It's funny, I figured I would have to own some RIMM stock to be able to attend the Annual Shareholders Meeting, but after doing some research I discovered anybody can attend - you only need to own stock if you want to vote by proxy. That said, I want to be fully legitimate in my presence there, so I have gone ahead and purchased ONE share of RIMM. Hopefully nobody will think any less of my journalistic integrity. :)

So that's that. I'm going to Waterloo. I'm SUPER STOKED. Seriously, this is like Charlie going to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. This is going to be awesome.

Press Release

WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/28/11 -- Research In Motion Limited (RIMM) (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM)(TSX: RIM) will hold its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:30pm EDT in Waterloo, Ontario.

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About Research In Motion (RIM)

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit or

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Reader comments

Research In Motion Annual General Meeting to be held July 12th in Waterloo, and YES, CrackBerry Kevin will be there!


have fun kev! waterloo is a pretty boring place, been there to visit friends at Waterloo Univ. : >

you should do a crackberry Lunch and have members hang out .. ; >

Perhaps you and your friend are the boring ones. Living in Waterloo is fantastic and there are plenty of things to do all year round.

Yeah don't get your hopes up TOO high. Its pretty uneventful here.

Certainly not as magical as you make it out to be ;)

Awesome you should organize Waterloo get together (or preferably in Toronto) I would so likely come over ;-) Its only hour drive for me to Waterloo...

*Phew* Gotcha lol .. Really Spooked me out lol Send your Broker a Copy of Win7 A.S.A.P lol

The best bar in Waterloo is Kick-Off. They back onto University of Waterloo / RIM campus. They have 14 beers on tap (no bud, blue or any other crap except for Keith's) and almost 60 different beers in the fridge.

The Huther sells the worst local beer in the world. :P

It will be very interesting to hear what RIM CEO's have to say about the development status of the 99xx. I'm very certain that someone will bring up that question. Also, the roadmap for Blackberry devices in 2012. Awesome!

haha. Congrats on the stock purchase Kevin. I picked up 39 shares at 28. lol. Give em heck for us and tell them... WE WANT OUR COOL NEW DEVICES now! And to not disappoint!

Make sure you give em hell so they get those new handsets out soon (including the Bold 9900). And speaking of the Bold 9900, can you grab me one when you are there?

I'm interested in the proxy vote being put forward to have the co-chair position separated from the co-CEO. Presently Mike L and Balsillie hold both. This would prevent that.

WOW... i cant believe you have not own a RIM stock i the past...

you aint now hardcore Crackberry Fan.... booooo

seriously? only one stock?

i am disappointed

I received my invitation in the mail today (thank you Canada Post) and it says the meeting is "For holders as of May 17, 2011". Being Official, looks like you're out of luck!! lol

I wonder if Kevin is still going to this now that meeting seems far less monumental. There are still big changes afoot at RIM; however, they are now forming a committee to decide on said changes. The two headed RIM monster lives. Well, for now.