The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of International Business Machines Corporation will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 10 a.m., in the Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall D, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139. The items of business are:
- Election of directors proposed by the Company’s Board of Directors for a term of one year, as set forth in this Proxy Statement.
- Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm.
- Approval of Long-Term Incentive Performance Terms for Certain Executives pursuant to Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Such other matters, including three 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.
Vice President and Secretary
This Proxy Statement and the accompanying form of proxy card are being mailed beginning on or about March 9, 2009 to all stockholders entitled to vote. The IBM 2008 Annual Report, which includes consolidated financial statements, is being mailed with this Proxy Statement.
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to be held on April 28, 2009: The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Stockholders are available at www.ibm.com/investor/material/