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INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. 1266 KIFER ROAD
BUILDING 101 SUNNYVALE, CA 94086
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: February 27, 2012
Date: April 19, 2012 Time: 3:00 PM PDT
Location: Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following:
1. Election of Directors
01 Gary S. Guthart, Ph.D.
02 Mark J. Rubash
03 Lonnie M. Smith
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2., 3., 4., and 5.
2. To approve the amendment and restatement of the Companys 2010 Incentive Award Plan
3. To approve, by advisory vote, the compensation of our named executive officers
4. To approve the amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation to eliminate the classified structure of the
Board and to provide for the annual election of directors
5. The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012
NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof