On October 16th, the Division of Corporation Finance issued a staff legal bulletin regarding shareholder proposals submitted in accordance with Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The bulletin contains information regarding the parties that can provide proof of ownership under Rule 14a-8(b)(2)(i) for purposes of verifying whether a beneficial owner is eligible to submit a proposal under Rule 14a-8; the manner in which companies should notify proponents of a failure to provide proof of ownership for the one-year period required under Rule 14a-8(b)(1); and the use of website references in proposals and supporting statements. Staff Legal Bulletin.