ILMN Illumina

Filed: 5 Apr 18, 8:00pm



Washington, D.C. 20549


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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the



Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on May 23, 2018.



Meeting Information



Meeting Type:            Annual Meeting



For holders as of:      March 29, 2018



Date:    May 23, 2018        Time:    12:00 PM Pacific Time


  Location:    Meeting live via theInternet-please visit



The company will be hosting the meeting live via the Internet this year. To attend the meeting via the Internet please visit and be sure to have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrowLOGO (located on the following page).









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Voting Items


 The Board of Directors recommends you vote 

FOR the following:


 1. Election of Directors with Terms Expiring in 2021 





1a.    Jay T. Flatley



1b.    John W. Thompson



1c.    Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D.



The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3.


 2. To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 30, 2018. 
 3. To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement. 
 The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST proposal 4. 
 4. To approve, on an advisory basis, a stockholder proposal to elect each director annually. 
 NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.