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2007 Proxy Materials


February 14, 2007

In connection with our March 14, 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Applied’s 2006 Annual Report, 2006 Form 10-K and 2007 Proxy Statement are now available to you electronically. Continuing the practice of prior years, we have produced a “10-K wrap” – a shorter version of the Annual Report bound together with the Form 10-K into a single document. You may view and/or print these documents by visiting the company’s Web site.

I urge you to carefully read the 2007 Proxy Statement. This year we are asking our stockholders to: elect ten directors, approve the amended and restated Employee Stock Incentive Plan, approve the amended and restated Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), approve the amended and restated Senior Executive Bonus Plan, and ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as Applied’s independent registered public accounting firm for FY’07.

If you are an Applied Materials stockholder who owns shares (1) through the Applied Materials Employee Savings and Retirement Plan (the “401(k) plan”); (2) through the ESPP with UBS Financial Services; or (3) as a registered holder, you will receive instructions by e-mail in the next few days on how to vote for each account in which you hold shares. Please note that if you vote over the Internet, there may be nominal costs associated with electronic access, such as usage charges from telephone companies and Internet access providers.

Additional information about Applied’s practice of delivering proxy materials electronically, which helps conserve natural resources and reduces printing costs and postage fees, is available by clicking on the link below or by visiting Inside Applied online. If you prefer to receive hard copies of the 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K or 2007 Proxy Statement, please contact Noe Gil Ochoa in Investor Relations in Santa Clara at ext. 32714.