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IMPORTANT ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION
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Stockholder Meeting Notice
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
The AES Corporation Stockholder Meeting to be Held on April 20, 2017
Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual stockholders’ meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy of the materials. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side of this notice. Your vote is important!
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. Proxy materials available to view or receive: Notice and Proxy Statement, Form of Proxy, Annual Report on Form 10-K and related materials. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy materials are available at:
Easy Online Access - A Convenient Way to View Proxy Materials and Vote
When you go online to view materials, you can also vote your shares.
Step 1: Go to www.envisionreports.com/aes to view the materials.
Step 2: Click on Cast Your Vote or Request Materials.
Step 3: Follow the instructions on the screen to log in.
Step 4: Make your selection as instructed on each screen to select delivery preferences and vote.
When you go online, you can also help the environment by consenting to receive electronic delivery of future materials.
Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials - If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these
documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side of this notice on or before April 14, 2017 to facilitate timely delivery, or you will not otherwise receive a paper or email copy.
Stockholder Meeting Notice
The AES Corporation’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center, 900 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR Proposals 1, 2, and 4, every ONE year for Proposal 3 and AGAINST Proposals 5 and 6.
1. Election of Directors, Nominees:
(01) Andrés R. Gluski, (02) Charles L. Harrington, (03) Kristina M. Johnson, (04) Tarun Khanna, (05) Holly K. Koeppel, (06) James H. Miller, (07) John B. Morse, Jr., (08) Moisés Naím, and (09) Charles O. Rossotti.
2. To approve, on an advisory basis, the Company’s executive compensation.
3. To approve, on an advisory basis, the frequency of the vote on executive compensation.
4. To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent auditors of the Company for the fiscal year 2017.
5. If properly presented, a nonbinding Stockholder proposal seeking amendments to AES’ current proxy access by-laws.
5. If properly presented, a nonbinding Stockholder proposal seeking a report on Company policies and technological advances through the year 2040.
PLEASE NOTE - YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice with you. Directions to the meeting are provided in the Proxy Statement.
2017 Annual Meeting Admission Ticket
The AES Corporation Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 9:30 AM EDT
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
(Doors to meeting open at 8:30 AM)
Upon arrival, please present this admission ticket
and photo identification at the registration desk.
Here’s how to order a copy of the proxy materials and select a future delivery preference:
Paper copies: Current and future paper delivery requests can be submitted via the telephone, Internet or email options below.
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PLEASE NOTE: You must use the number in the shaded bar on the reverse side of this notice when requesting a set of proxy materials.
Internet - Go to www.envisionreports.com/aes. Click “Cast Your Vote or Request Materials.” Follow the instructions to log in and order a copy of the current meeting materials and submit your preference for email or paper delivery of future meeting materials.
Telephone - Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276 and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the materials by
mail for the current meeting. You can also submit a preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings.
Email - Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Proxy Materials The AES Corporation” in the subject line. Include in the message your full name and address, plus the number located in the shaded bar on the reverse of this notice, and state in the email that you want a paper copy of current meeting materials. You can also state your preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings.
To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by April 14, 2017.