The Cooper Companies, Inc.
COOPER COMPANIES INC (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 02/02/2018 14:21:26)

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THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC.

 

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Important Notice of Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting of

THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC.

To Be Held On:

March 19, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., (P.D.T.)

The Boardroom at The Rose Hotel, 807 Main Street, Pleasanton CA 94566

 

 

 

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ACCOUNT NUMBER  

 

      
 

 

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This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of the proxy materials you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. To facilitate timely delivery please make the request as instructed below before 3/5/18.

Please visit investor.coopercos.com/financials.cfm, where the following materials are available for view:

 

     

• Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders

• Proxy Statement

• Form of Electronic Proxy Card

• Annual Report on Form 10-K

 

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IN PERSON: You may vote your shares in person by attending the Annual Meeting.

 

TELEPHONE: To vote by telephone, please visit www.voteproxy.com to view the materials and to obtain the toll free number to call.

 

MAIL: You may request a card by following the instructions above.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CANNOT USE THIS NOTICE TO VOTE BY MAIL.

 

 

In their discretion, the proxies are authorized to vote for the election of such substitute nominee(s) for directors as such proxies may select in the event that any nominee(s) named herein become unable to serve, and on such other matters as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof.

 

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” ITEMS 1 THRU 3, AND “AGAINST” ITEM 4.

 

1.  ELECTION OF NINE DIRECTORS.

 

  A. Thomas Bender

 

  Colleen E. Jay

 

  Michael H. Kalkstein

 

  William A. Kozy

 

  Jody S. Lindell

 

  Gary S. Petersmeyer

 

  Allan E. Rubenstein, M.D.

 

  Robert S. Weiss

 

  Stanley Zinberg, M.D.

 

     

 

2. Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for The Cooper Companies, Inc. for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2018;

 

3. An advisory vote on the compensation of our named executive officers as presented in the Proxy Statement;

 

4. Consider a stockholder proposal regarding a “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions report; and

 

5. Transact any other business that may properly come up before the meeting or any continuations, adjournments or postponements thereof.

   


 

*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on March 19, 2018

 

 

 

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THE COOPER COMPANIES, INC.

 

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          Meeting Information       
       

 

  Meeting Type: Annual Meeting

     
       

 

  For holders as of: January 23, 2018

     
       

 

  Date:  March 19, 2018             Time: 8:00 AM PDT

     
       

 

  Location:    The Boardroom at The Rose Hotel

     
       

 

           807 Main Street

     

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           Pleasanton, CA 94566

 

     
             
     

 

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.

 
     

 

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).

 
     

 

We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

 

 
       

See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.

 

 

 

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—  Before You Vote  —

 

How to Access the Proxy Materials

 

     
             
    Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:        
   

 

1. Notice & Proxy Statement      2. Form 10-K

 

How to View Online:

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Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before March 05, 2018 to facilitate timely delivery.

 

       
         

 

 

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Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods

 

     
             
   

Vote In Person: If you choose to vote these shares in person at the meeting, you must request a “ legal proxy. ” To do so, please follow the instructions at www.proxyvote.com or request a paper copy of the materials, which will contain the appropriate instructions. Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance.

 

     
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Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a voting instruction form.

 

     

 

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The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal(s):

 

1.   Election of Directors

 

      Nominees

 

1A  A. Thomas Bender

 

1B  Colleen E. Jay

 

1C  William A. Kozy

 

1D  Michael H. Kalkstein

 

1E  Jody S. Lindell

 

1F   Gary S. Petersmeyer

 

1G  Allan E. Rubenstein, MD

 

1H  Robert S. Weiss

 

1I  Stanley Zinberg, MD

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal(s):

 

2     Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for The Cooper Companies, Inc. for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2018.

   

 

3    An advisory vote on the compensation of our named executive officers as presented in the Proxy Statement.

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST the following proposal(s):

 

4     Consider a stockholder proposal regarding a “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions report.

 

The Board of Directors does not have a recommendation for voting on the following proposal(s):

 

5     Transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting or any continuations, adjournments or postponements thereof.

 

 

 

 

 

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