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170/175 LAKEVIEW DR.

Meeting Information
  Meeting Type:       Annual
  For holders as of:   April 9, 2018
  Date: June 7, 2018     Time: 2:30 P.M., local time
  Location:  Adare Manor Hotel
  County Limerick
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Voting Items
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the
following proposals:
1.   Election of Directors
    1a. Kirk E. Arnold
    1b.   Ann C. Berzin
    1c.   John Bruton
    1d.   Jared L. Cohon
    1e.   Gary D. Forsee
    1f.   Linda P. Hudson
    1g.   Michael W. Lamach
    1h.   Myles P. Lee
    1i.   Karen B. Peetz
    1j.   John P. Surma
    1k.   Richard J. Swift
    1l.   Tony L. White

2.      Advisory approval of the compensation of the Company's named executive officers.
3. Approval of the appointment of independent auditors of the Company and authorization of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors to set the auditors' remuneration.
4. Approval of the Company's 2018 Incentive Stock Plan.
5. Approval of the renewal of the Directors' existing authority to issue shares.
6. Approval of the renewal of the Directors' existing authority to issue shares for cash without first offering shares to existing shareholders. (Special Resolution)
7. Determination of the price range at which the Company can re-allot shares that it holds as treasury shares. (Special Resolution)