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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.
|Robert J. Hugin||Mark J. Alles|
|Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors||Chief Executive Officer|
*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***
Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on June 15, 2016.
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.
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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.
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How To Vote
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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.
|The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR|
|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.
|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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