Consent for materials online

Consent for materials online

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How does an IBM stockholder initiate or revoke their consent to electronic delivery of annual meeting materials?

Accessing your International Business Machines Corporation annual meeting materials (annual report, notice of annual meeting and proxy statement, and proxy/voting instruction card) online requires that you have access to the Internet, which may result in charges to you from your Internet Service Provider and/or telephone companies.

Consent for materials online

If you own IBM stock directly  in your name (registered stockholder),  log-in to your Computershare account by going to www.computershare.com/ibm.   Once you are  logged-in,  you can select postal or e-mail by going to  My Profile, E-Communications,  Shareholder Meeting Materials.  Select  Post or E-Mail.  

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Can I print or download a copy of the Annual Meeting materials?

You will be able to read the annual meeting materials online and print a copy of the documents. To view and print the documents depends on whether the annual meeting materials are available in html or pdf formats. To view and print an html document requires the use of a web browser such as  Mozilla Firefox. To view and print a pdf document requires the use of Adobe® Acrobat® Reader software. This software can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe Systems Incorporated. You may view the annual meeting materials online at International Business Machines Corporation.

How do I request paper copies of the Annual Meeting materials?

You may request paper copies of the annual meeting materials online at International Business Machines Corporation.  You may also request materials by contacting Computershare at ibm@computershare.com 

How will Internet access work?

By consenting to electronic delivery, you agree to receive your International Business Machines Corporation annual meeting materials over the Internet. Approximately six weeks prior to International Business Machines Corporation's Annual Meeting, you will receive an e-mail notice that will provide the links to the annual meeting materials (annual report, notice of annual meeting and proxy statement, and proxy/voting instruction card.)

If I choose electronic delivery to receive this material online, how can I vote my shares?

You may vote your shares via the Internet whether or not you consent to receive your annual meeting materials online. When annual meeting materials are distributed, you will receive an e-mail notice with links to the annual meeting materials, such as annual report, notice of annual meeting and proxy statement. This e-mail notice will have the necessary instructions to vote your proxy/voting instruction online.

What technology do I need to access the Annual Meeting materials online? Is there a minimum configuration suggested?

You will need access to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider and a web browser that supports secure connections.