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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, to be held on April 26, 2012, for Life Technologies Corporation 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. To view the proxy statement and annual report, go to To submit your proxy while visiting this site, you will need the 12 digit control number in the box below. Under new United States Securities and Exchange Commission rules, proxy materials do not have to be delivered in paper. Proxy materials can be distributed by making them available on the internet. We have chosen to use these procedures for our Annual Meeting of Stockholders and need YOUR participation. If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of the proxy materials, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. In order to receive a paper package in time for this year’s Annual Meeting of the Stockholders, please make this request on or before April 13, 2012. For a convenient way to VIEW proxy materials – and – VOTE online go to: Material may be requested by one of the following methods: INTERNET TELEPHONE (866) 648-8133 *E-MAIL You must use the 12 digit control number located in the shaded gray box below. * If requesting material by e-mail, please send a bland e-mail with the 12 digit control number (located below) in the subject line. No other requests, instructions or other inquiries should be included with your e-mail requesting material. Would you like to make a comment about the company? Please go to and follow the instructions to write to Life Technologies. You may also write a comment on the back of proxy card if you request a paper copy of the proxy materials. ACCOUNT NO. SHARES Life Technologies Corporation Notice of Annual Meeting of the Stockholders Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Time: 8:00 A.M. (Pacific Time) Place: The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco- located at 757 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to take action on the following proposals. The Board of Directors recommends that you vote ”FOR” the following: Election of Director Nominees 01 Donald W. Grimm 03 per A. Peterson, Ph.D. 02 Ora H. Pescovitz, M.D. The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals 2 and 3. 2. Ratification of appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012. 3. Approval of a non-binding advisory resolution regarding the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 (Named Executive officers). Vote In Person Instructions: While we encourage stockholders to vote by the means indicated above, a shareholder is entitled to vote in person at the annual meeting, Additionally, who has submitted a proxy before the meeting, may revoke that proxy in person at the annual meeting.