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The Board of Directors unanimously recommends you vote FOR all of the nominees listed below and FOR proposals 2 through 5:
|1.||Election of Directors|
1a. Aart J. de Geus
1b. Stephen R. Forrest
1c. Thomas J. Iannotti
1d. Susan M. James
1e. Alexander A. Karsner
1f. Gerhard H. Parker
1g. Dennis D. Powell
1h. Willem P. Roelandts
1i. James E. Rogers
1j. Michael R. Splinter
1k. Robert H. Swan
2. To approve the amended and restated Employee Stock Incentive Plan.
3. To approve the amended and restated Senior Executive Bonus Plan.
4. To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Applied Materials named executive officers.
5. To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as Applied Materials independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2012.
NOTE: The proposals to be voted on may also include such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.