Celgene Corporation
CELGENE CORP /DE/ (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 06/02/2016 16:06:14)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 14A

 

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Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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CELGENE CORPORATION

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

 

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**** IMPORTANT REMINDER ****

 

Dear Fellow Stockholder:

 

By now, you should have received your proxy material for the 2016 Celgene Corporation Annual Meeting scheduled to be held on June 15, 2016. Our records indicate you have not yet voted your shares at the time of the mailing of this reminder letter.

 

Your vote is extremely important. PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY AND PLAY A PART IN THE FUTURE OF CELGENE CORPORATION. The fastest and easiest way to vote is by telephone or over the Internet. Instructions on how to vote your shares by telephone or over the Internet are enclosed with this letter. Alternatively, you may sign and return the enclosed voting form in the envelope provided.

 

Your Board recommends that you vote FOR the election of the nominees for directors, FOR the ratification of our independent public accountants, FOR the amendment to our 2008 Stock Incentive Plan, FOR the approval of an advisory (non-binding) proposal on the compensation of our Named Executive Officers, FOR the approval to ratify an amendment to the Company’s By-laws, and AGAINST both stockholder proposals described in more detail in the proxy statement.

 

YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT

WE URGE YOU TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE TODAY.

 

If you sign and return the enclosed voting form without indicating a different choice, your shares will be voted as recommended by the Board of Directors.

 

If you have any questions or if you need assistance voting, please call Morrow & Co., LLC, our proxy solicitor, at 1-877-797-6040.

 

Thank you for your investment in Celgene Corporation, and for taking the time to vote your shares.

 

Sincerely,

 

     
     
Robert J. Hugin   Mark J. Alles
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors   Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on June 15, 2016.

 

CELGENE CORPORATION

Meeting Information

Meeting Type:         Annual Meeting

For holders as of:     April 18, 2016

Date: June 15, 2016   Time: 1:00 P.M. EDT

Location: Celgene Corporation

                  86 Morris Avenue

                   Summit, NJ 07901

 

 

 

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above.

 

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com , scan the QR Barcode on the reverse side, 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 the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.

 

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Before You Vote  

How to Access the Proxy Materials

 

Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:

Annual Report to Stockholders, including Annual Report on Form 10-K, Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement.

How to View Online:

Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow (located on the following page) and visit: www.proxyvote.com , or scan the QR Barcode below.

 

How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy:

If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy.

Please choose one of the following methods to make your request:

1)  BY INTERNET:     www.proxyvote.com

2)  BY TELEPHONE: 1-800-579-1639

3)  BY E-MAIL*:         sendmaterial@proxyvote.com

 

*    If requesting materials by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow (located on the following page) in the subject line.

 

Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor.

Please make the request as instructed above on or before June 1, 2016 to facilitate timely delivery.

 

How To Vote

Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods

 

Vote In Person: If you choose to vote these shares in person at the meeting, you must request a " legal proxy. " To do so, please follow the instructions at www.proxyvote.com or request a paper copy of the materials, which will contain the appropriate instructions. Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance.

 

Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to www.proxyvote.com or from a smart phone, scan the QR Barcode above. Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow (located on the following page) available and follow the instructions.

 

Vote By Telephone: To vote now by telephone, call 1-800-454-8683. Please refer to the proposals and follow the instructions.

 

Vote By Mail: Mark, sign and date your voting form and return it in the postage-paid envelope we have provided or return it to Vote Processing, c/o Broadridge, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, NY 11717.

  

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Voting Items  

For

All

Withhold

All

For All
Except
         
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR      
the following: ¨ ¨ ¨

  

1. Election of Directors  
     
  01) Robert J. Hugin 07) Jacqualyn A. Fouse, Ph.D.
  02) Mark J. Alles 08) Michael A. Friedman, M.D.
  03) Richard W. Barker, D. Phil. 09) Julia A. Haller, M.D.
  04) Michael W. Bonney 10) Gilla S. Kaplan, Ph.D.
  05) Michael D. Casey 11) James J. Loughlin
  06) Carrie S. Cox 12) Ernest Mario, Ph.D.

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals: For Against Abstain
         
2. Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016. ¨ ¨ ¨
         
3. Approval of an amendment to the Company's 2008 Stock Incentive Plan. ¨ ¨ ¨
         
4. Approval, by non-binding vote, of executive compensation of the Company's named executive officers. ¨ ¨ ¨
         
5. Ratification of an amendment to the Company's by-laws. ¨ ¨ ¨

To withhold authority to vote for any individual nominee(s), mark "For All Except" and write the number(s) of the nominee(s) on the line below.

 

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The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST the following proposals: For Against Abstain
         
6. Stockholder proposal to request a by-law provision granting stockholders the right to call special meetings, described in more detail in the proxy statement. ¨ ¨ ¨
         
7. Stockholder proposal to request a proxy access by-law provision, described in more detail in the proxy statement. ¨ ¨ ¨
         
NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.      

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 Non-Voting Items  
PLEASE "X" HERE ONLY IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE MEETING AND VOTE THESE SHARES IN PERSON ¨
 Voting Instructions  

 

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Signature 1 - (Please sign on line)   Signature 2 - (Joint Owners)   Date - (Please print date)

 

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