The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of International Business Machines Corporation will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at 10 a.m., in the Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 South College Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202. The items of business are:
1. Election of directors for a term of one year.
2. Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
3. Such other matters, including five stockholder proposals, as may properly come before the meeting.
These items are more fully described in the following pages, which are a part of this Notice.
Daniel E. O’Donnell
Vice President and Secretary
This Proxy Statement and the accompanying form of proxy card are being mailed beginning on or about March 10, 2008, to all stockholders entitled to vote. The IBM 2007 Annual Report, which includes consolidated financial statements, is being mailed with this Proxy Statement.