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Applied Materials, Inc.
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February 23, 2016
According to our latest records, we have not yet received your proxy for the important Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Applied Materials, which will be held on March 10, 2016.
Our Board of Directors recommends that you vote:
|||FOR each director nominee named in Proposal 1;|
|||FOR Proposals 2 and 3; and|
|||AGAINST Proposal 4|
Please help your company avoid the expense of further solicitation by voting TODAY by telephone, via the Internet, or by signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the envelope provided.
We thank you for your continued interest in Applied Materials.
Thomas F. Larkins
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary
You can vote your shares by telephone or via the Internet.
Please follow the simple instructions on the enclosed proxy card.
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