Apple
APPLE INC (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 01/10/2014 17:05:52)

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Apple Inc. Shareholder Meeting Notice

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Apple Inc. Shareholder Meeting to be Held on February 28, 2014

The proxy materials for Apple Inc.’s annual meeting are available on the Internet or by mail. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet or by mail. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and Form 10-K are available at:

www.investorvote.com/AAPL

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When you go online to view materials, you can also vote your shares.

Step 1: Go to www.investorvote.com/AAPL.

Step 2: Click the View button(s) to access the proxy materials.

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Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials – If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side on or before February 14, 2014 to facilitate timely delivery.

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Apple Inc. Shareholder Meeting Notice

The Apple Inc. 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on February 28, 2014 at 1 Infinite Loop, Building 4, Cupertino, California 95014, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. Upon arrival, please present your photo identification at the registration desk.

Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following proposals:

1. The election to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the eight nominees named in the Proxy Statement

2. The amendment of the Company’s Restated Articles of Incorporation (the “Articles”) to facilitate the implementation of majority voting for the election of directors in an uncontested election by eliminating Article VII, which relates to the term of directors and the transition from a classified board of directors to a declassified structure

3. The amendment of the Articles to eliminate the “blank check” authority of the Board to issue preferred stock

4. The amendment of the Articles to establish a par value for the Company’s common stock of $0.00001 per share

5. Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2014

6. A non-binding advisory resolution to approve executive compensation

7. The approval of the Apple Inc. 2014 Employee Stock Plan

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the following proposals:

8. A proposal by John Harrington and Northstar Asset Management Inc. entitled “Board Committee on Human Rights” to amend the Company’s bylaws

9. A proposal by The National Center for Public Policy Research of a non-binding advisory resolution entitled “Report on Company Membership and Involvement with Certain Trade Associations and Business Organizations”

10. A proposal by Carl Icahn of a non-binding advisory resolution that the Company commit to completing not less than $50 billion of share repurchases during its 2014 fiscal year (and increase the authorization under its capital return program accordingly)

11. A proposal by James McRitchie of a non-binding advisory resolution entitled “Proxy Access for Shareholders”

Other business as may properly come before the annual meeting and postponement(s) or adjournment(s) thereof may be transacted at the meeting.

PLEASE NOTE – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares, you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice with you.

Directions:

FROM SAN JOSE:

Take 280 northbound.

Take the De Anza Blvd. exit.

Make a left onto De Anza Blvd. (at signal).

Make a left onto Mariani Avenue.

Enter Infinite Loop Parking Lot at the end of Mariani Avenue.

Proceed to Building 4 (to Apple Town Hall).

FROM SAN FRANCISCO:

Take 280 southbound.

Take the De Anza Blvd. exit.

Make a right onto De Anza Blvd. (at signal).

Make a left onto Mariani Avenue.

Enter Infinite Loop Parking Lot at the end of Mariani Avenue.

Proceed to Building 4 (to Apple Town Hall).

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Attendance at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is limited to shareholders. Admission to the meeting will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Apple Inc. has opted to provide the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2013 in lieu of producing a glossy annual report.

Here’s how to order a copy of the proxy materials and select a future delivery preference:

Paper copies: Current and future paper delivery requests can be submitted via the telephone, Internet or email options below.

Email copies: Current and future email delivery requests must be submitted via the Internet or email following the instructions below. If you request an email copy of current materials, you will receive an email with a link to the materials.

PLEASE NOTE: You must use the number in the shaded bar on the reverse side when requesting a set of proxy materials.

Internet – Go to www.investorvote.com/AAPL. Follow the instructions to log in and order a paper or email copy of the current meeting materials and submit your preference for email or paper delivery of future meeting materials.

Telephone – Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276 using a touch-tone phone and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the materials by mail for the current meeting. You can also submit a preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings.

Email – Send email to investorvote@computershare.com with “Proxy Materials Apple Inc.” in the subject line. Include in the message your full name and address, plus the number located in the shaded bar on the reverse, and order a paper or email copy of the current meeting materials. You can also state your preference for email or paper delivery of future meeting materials.

To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by February 14, 2014.

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