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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy
Materials for the Caterpillar Inc.
Annual Meeting of Shareholders to Be Held on June 13, 2018
As allowed under U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials, including the 2018 proxy statement and 2017 Form 10-K, for the Caterpillar Inc. 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the proxy materials and vote online or request paper or e-mail copies. Information about the annual meeting, including the items to be voted on, is provided on the reverse side of this notice.
THIS IS NOT A PROXY CARD. If you wish to cast your vote on a traditional proxy card, you must request that a paper copy of the proxy materials be mailed to you by following the instructions at the bottom of this page.
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Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders
The annual meeting of shareholders of Caterpillar Inc. will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., local time, at Pearl Stable, 307 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215.
The matters intended to be acted upon at the meeting are listed below:
Election of the following nominees as directors: Kelly A. Ayotte, David L. Calhoun, Daniel M. Dickinson, Juan Gallardo, Dennis A. Muilenburg, William A. Osborn, Debra L. Reed, Edward B. Rust, Jr., Susan C. Schwab, D. James Umpleby, III, Miles D. White and Rayford Wilkins, Jr.
Ratify the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm for the 2018 fiscal year.
Company proposal – Advisory vote to approve executive compensation.
Shareholder Proposal - Decrease percent of ownership required to call special shareholder meeting.
Shareholder Proposal - Amend the Company’s compensation clawback policy.
Shareholder Proposal - Require human rights qualifications for director nominees.
To consider such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the election of each of the nominees for director, FOR the ratification of the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm for the 2018 fiscal year and FOR executive compensation. The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST the three shareholder proposals.
THIS IS NOT A PROXY CARD. If you wish to cast your vote on a traditional proxy card, you must request that a paper copy of the proxy materials be mailed to you by following the instructions on the reverse side of this notice.
These items of business are more fully described in the proxy materials relating to the annual meeting. Follow the instructions on the reverse side of this notice to view the proxy materials and vote via the Internet or to request a paper or e-mail copy of the proxy materials. Any action on the items of business described above may be considered at the annual meeting at the time and on the date specified above or at any time and date to which the annual meeting may be properly adjourned or postponed.
You are entitled to vote at the annual meeting only if you were a shareholder of Caterpillar Inc. as of the close of business on April 16, 2018, which is the record date for the annual meeting.
You must have an admission ticket to attend the meeting. Procedures for requesting an admission ticket are included in the proxy materials. Directions to attend the meeting will be provided along with admission tickets.
Suzette M. Long
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary