APPLE INC (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 12/27/2017 16:34:16)



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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on February 13, 2018. Meeting InformationAPPLE INC. Meeting Type: Annual Meeting For holders as of: December 15, 2017 Date:    February 13, 2018    Time:    9:00 a.m. Pacific Time Location: Steve Jobs Theater Apple Park Cupertino, California 95014You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above. APPLE INC. This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these C/O PROXY SERVICES shares. This communication presents only an overview of P.O. BOX 9163 FARMINGDALE, NY 11735 the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side). We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. See proxy the materials reverse and side voting of this instructions. notice to obtainE34453-p99719


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Voting Items The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all the listed nominees. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR 1. The election to Apple’s Board of Directors of the Proposals 2, 3 and 4. eight nominees named in the Proxy Statement 2. Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP Nominees: as Apple’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2018 1a. James Bell 3. Advisory vote to approve executive compensation 1b. Tim Cook 4. Approval of the amended and restated 1c. Al Gore Apple Inc. Non-Employee Director Stock Plan 1d. Bob Iger The Board of Directors recommends a vote AGAINST Proposals 5 and 6. 1e. Andrea Jung 5. A shareholder proposal entitled “Shareholder Proxy Access Amendments” 1f. Art Levinson 6. A shareholder proposal entitled “Human Rights Committee” 1g. Ron Sugar 1h. Sue WagnerE34455-p99719