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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on April 25, 2013
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: February 25, 2013
Date: April 25, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM PDT
Location: Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
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1266 KIFER ROAD
SUNNYVALE, CA 94086
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The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following:
1. Election of Directors
01 Amal M. Johnson
02 Eric H. Halvorson
03 Alan J. Levy, Ph.D.
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2., 3., and 4.
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. The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013
NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof
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