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Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on August 8, 2018
|Meeting Type:||Annual Meeting|
|For holders as of:||June 11, 2018|
|Date: August 8, 2018||Time: 8:00 AM ET|
Location: Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
22 CHERRY HILL DRIVE
DANVERS, MA 01923
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The Board of Directors recommends that you vote
FOR ALL nominees in Proposal 1:
|1.||Election of Directors|
|(1)||Eric A. Rose|
|(2)||Jeannine M. Rivet|
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Proposal 2:
|2.||Approval, by non-binding advisory vote, of executive compensation|
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Proposal 3:
|3.||Amend and restate the ABIOMED, Inc. Amended and Restated 2015 Omnibus Incentive Plan to, among other things, increase the number of shares of common stock available for the issuance thereunder by 1,725,000 shares to 4,985,000 shares.|
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Proposal 4:
|4.||Ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019.|
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