AZENTA, INC. PROXY STATEMENT FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD ON JANUARY 24, 2022
This proxy statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Board of Directors (the “Board of Directors” or the “Board”) of Azenta, Inc., a Delaware corporation (formerly known as Brooks Automation, Inc.) (“we”, “us”, “Azenta” or the “Company”), for use at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held in a virtual-only format, solely by means of remote communication, on January 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., local time, and at any adjournment or postponement thereof (the “Annual Meeting”).
We have designed the format of the Annual Meeting to provide stockholders the same rights and opportunities to participate as they would at an in-person meeting.
We expect that this proxy statement and the accompanying proxy materials will first be made available to stockholders on or about December 15, 2021; on the same day, we will begin sending the Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials to all stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
Access to the Audio Webcast of the Annual Meeting
The live audio webcast of the Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Online access to the audio webcast will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the Annual Meeting to allow time for you to log-in and test your device’s audio system. The virtual Annual Meeting is running the most updated version of the applicable software and plugins. You should ensure you have a strong Internet connection wherever you intend to participate in the Annual Meeting. You should also allow plenty of time to log in and ensure that you can hear streaming audio prior to the start of the Annual Meeting.
Log-in Instructions. To be admitted to the virtual Annual Meeting, you will need to log-in at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AZTA2022 using the 16-digit control number found on the proxy card or voting instruction card previously mailed or made available to stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
Technical Assistance. Beginning 15 minutes prior to, and during, the Annual Meeting, we will have support available to assist stockholders with any technical difficulties they may have accessing or hearing the Annual Meeting. If you encounter any difficulty accessing, or during, the Annual Meeting, please call the support team at the number listed on our website at www.Azenta.investorroom.com (2022 Annual Meeting Material).
Voting Prior to or at the Annual Meeting. An online portal is available to stockholders at www.proxyvote.com where you can view and download our proxy materials and 2021 Annual Report and vote your shares in advance of the Annual Meeting. You may vote your shares during the Annual Meeting (up until the closing of the polls) by following the instructions available at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AZTA2022 during the Annual Meeting.
Shares may be voted via the original proxy card or pursuant to the instructions for submitting your proxy via the Internet or telephone that are included in the proxy materials.
Submitting Questions at the Annual Meeting. Stockholders may submit questions for the Annual Meeting after logging in. If you wish to submit a question, you may do so by logging into the virtual meeting platform at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AZTA2022, typing your question into the “Ask a Question” field, and clicking “Submit.” Please submit any questions before the start time of the meeting.
Appropriate questions related to the business of the Annual Meeting (the proposals being voted on) will be answered during the Annual Meeting, subject to time constraints. Any such questions that cannot be answered during the Annual Meeting due to time constraints will be posted and answered at www.azenta.investorroom.com (2022 Annual Meeting Material) as soon as practical after the Annual Meeting. Additional information regarding the ability of stockholders to ask questions during the Annual Meeting, related to rules of conduct and other materials for the Annual Meeting will be available at www.azenta.investorroom.com (2022 Annual Meeting Material).
Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2021, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), is included as the Annual Report to Stockholders being made available to our stockholders with this proxy statement. It is also available to stockholders without charge upon written request addressed to Investor Relations, Azenta, Inc., 15 Elizabeth Drive, Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824, which is the mailing address of the Company’s principal executive offices, and, as noted below, it can also be obtained via the Internet. Exhibits will be provided upon written request and payment of an appropriate processing fee.