§ 270.16a-1Exemption for initial period of directors of certain registered accounts from requirements of election by security holders.
(a) Persons serving as the directors of a registered separate account shall, prior to the first meeting of such account's variable annuity contract owners, be exempt from the requirement of section 16(a) of the Act that such persons be elected by the holders of outstanding voting securities of such account at an annual or special meeting called for that purpose, subject to the following conditions:
(1) Such registered separate account qualifies for exemption from section 14(a) of the Act pursuant to § 270.14a-1 or is exempt therefrom by order of the Commission upon application; and
(2) Such persons have been appointed directors of such account by the establishing insurance company; and
(3) An election of directors for such account shall be held at the first meeting of variable annuity contract owners after the effective date of the registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.), relating to contracts participating in such account: Provided, That such meeting shall take place within 1 year after such effective date, unless the time for the holding of such meeting shall be extended by the Commission upon written request showing good cause therefor.