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Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on March 5, 2013.


            Meeting Information     


Meeting Type: Annual Meeting of Stockholders



For Stockholders as of: January 9, 2013






Date: March 5, 2013    Time: 11:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time




   Applied Materials, Inc.    
         Corporate Offices    

3050 Bowers Avenue

Building 1


Santa Clara, California 95054




P.O. BOX 58039, M/S 1241




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Voting Items                 
The Board of Directors unanimously recommends                   
you vote FOR all of the nominees listed below and                 
FOR proposals 2 and 3:                 
1.   Election of Directors      
    1a.   Aart J. de Geus
    1b.   Stephen R. Forrest
    1c.   Thomas J. Iannotti
    1d.   Susan M. James
    1e.   Alexander A. Karsner
    1f.   Gerhard H. Parker
    1g.   Dennis D. Powell
    1h.   Willem P. Roelandts
    1i.   James E. Rogers
    1j.   Michael R. Splinter
    1k.   Robert H. Swan
2.   To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Applied Materials’ named executive officers.  
3.   To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as Applied Materials’ independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2013.  

NOTE: The proposals to be voted on may also include such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.