UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 14A

 

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

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VERTEX ENERGY, INC.

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VERTEX ENERGY, INC. CONTROL ID:  
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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS
for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders
  DATE: June 9, 2016
  TIME: 10:00 a.m. Houston time
  LOCATION: 1331 Gemini, Suite 250, Houston, Texas 77058 

 

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This communication represents a notice to access a more complete set of proxy materials available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement is available at: https://www.iproxydirect.com/vtnr
 
If you want to receive a paper copy of the proxy materials you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. To facilitate timely delivery please make the request, as instructed above, before May 26, 2016.
 
you may enter your voting instructions at https://www.iproxydirect.com/vtnr
until 11:59 pm eastern time June 8, 2016.

 

       
 

The purposes of this meeting are as follows:

 
  1. To elect six directors to the Board of Directors (the “Board”) each to serve a term of one year and until their respective successors have been elected and qualified, or until their earlier resignation or removal. The Board intends to present for election the following six nominees: Benjamin P. Cowart, Dan Borgen, David Phillips, Christopher Stratton, Timothy C. Harvey and James P. Gregory.  
       
  2.

To ratify the appointment of Hein & Associates LLP, as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016. The Board of Directors recommends that you approve and ratify the appointment of Hein & Associates LLP, as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.

 
       
  3.

To consider a non-binding advisory vote on compensation of our named executive officers. The Board of Directors recommends that you approve and ratify the compensation of our named executive officers.

 
       
  4.

To consider a non-binding advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on compensation of our named executive officers. The Board of Directors recommends that you vote for “3 years” as to the frequency of holding advisory votes on the compensation of our named executive officers.

 
       
  5.

To transact such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting.

 

  

Pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this Notice that the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions above to view the materials and vote or request printed copies.

 

The board of directors has fixed the close of business on April 21, 2016 as the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive notice of the Annual Meeting and to vote the shares of our common stock, par value $.001 per share, they held on that date at the meeting or any postponement or adjournment of the meeting.
 
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote ‘for’ all proposals above.
 
Please note - This is not a Proxy Card - you cannot vote by returning this card

 

 
 

 

Vertex Energy, Inc.
SHAREHOLDER SERVICES
500 Perimeter Park Drive Suite D
Morrisville NC 27560
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