Bassett Furniture Industries
BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES INC (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 04/01/2008 16:29:22)

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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BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED

RE: ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

April 15, 2008

Dear Fellow Shareholder:

Please accept our thanks for sending in your White Proxy Card.

To avoid any possible dispute as to the validity of your proxy for the reason(s) indicated below, we are requesting that you sign, date and mail the enclosed additional White Proxy Card with the correction indicated below in the self-addressed envelope provided for your convenience. This Proxy will automatically revoke any previously granted proxy when it is returned.

 

¨ Your previous White proxy was unsigned. (If signing as attorney, executor, administrator, personal representative of an estate, corporate officer, partner, trustee, custodian or guardian, please sign and give your full title as such.)

 

¨ Your previous White proxy was undated . (Please date, sign and return the enclosed White Proxy Card in the enclosed envelope.)

 

¨ Your previous White proxy omitted your title or authority . (If signing as attorney, executor, administrator, personal representative of an estate, corporate officer, partner, trustee, custodian or guardian, please sign and give your full title as such.)

 

¨ Your previous White proxy, as signed, did not conform to the name shown on the proxy . (Please date and sign the enclosed White proxy card exactly as the registration appears on the proxy, including your full title if signing other than in an individual capacity.) If the registration is in the name of a custodian for the benefit of a minor, the custodian must sign and indicate his/her capacity. If you are a beneficiary 18 years or older, you may sign as long as you indicate your age.

 

¨ Your previous White proxy was not signed by all joint owners . (If shares are registered in the name of more than one person, each such person should sign the enclosed White Proxy Card. If a joint tenant is deceased, please indicate that you are the surviving joint owner.)

 

¨ Your previous White proxy, as marked, did not clearly specify your instructions . Please sign, date and clearly mark your proxy.

 

¨ Other                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

Since time is of the essence, we encourage you to vote your shares by telephone or Internet by following the simple instructions on the enclosed White Proxy Card. Otherwise, we would greatly appreciate your signing, dating and returning the enclosed White Proxy Card as soon as possible in the envelope provided. If you have any questions, please call Innisfree M&A Incorporated, the firm assisting us, toll-free at 888-750-5834. Once again, we greatly appreciate your support.

Sincerely,

BASSETT FURNITURE INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED