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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Cognex Corporation
2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be Held on April 25, 2018
You are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and annual report to shareholders are available at:
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Cognex Corporations 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Cognex Corporation, One Vision Drive, Natick, Massachusetts, at 9:00 a.m., local time.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors recommendations.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the nominees listed in Proposal 1 and FOR Proposals 2, 3, 4 and 5.
|1.||The election of two directors to serve for a term ending in 2021 and one director to serve for a term ending in 2020.|
Nominees: (01) Eugene Banucci, (02) Jerry A. Schneider, and (03) Dianne Parrotte.
|2.||To amend the Articles of Organization of Cognex Corporation to increase the number of shares of Common Stock which the corporation has the authority to issue from 200,000,000 shares to 300,000,000 shares.|
|3.||To approve the Cognex Corporation 2001 General Stock Option Plan, as Amended and Restated.|
|4.||To ratify the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as Cognexs independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2018.|
|5.||To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Cognexs named executive officers as described in the proxy statement including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion (say-on-pay).|
|6.||The consideration of any other business that may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.|
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