2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Vote your proxy

Beneficial stockholders own Alphabet stock through a bank or a brokerage firm and may vote online through Broadridge Financial Solutions.

Registered stockholders own Alphabet stock directly in their own name through Computershare Trust Company, N.A. and may vote online through Computershare.

Proxy materials

2017 Proxy Statement
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2016 Annual Report
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Voting matters

Proposal Alphabet Board voting recommendation
Management Proposals:
(1) Election of twelve directors FOR
(2) Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Alphabet’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 FOR
(3) An amendment to Alphabet’s 2012 Stock Plan to increase the share reserve by 15,000,000 shares of Class C capital stock FOR
(4) Approval, on an advisory basis, of compensation awarded to named executive officers FOR
(5) Determination of the frequency of stockholder advisory vote regarding compensation awarded to named executive officers 3 YEARS
Stockholder Proposals:
(6) Stockholder proposal regarding equal shareholder voting AGAINST
(7) Stockholder proposal regarding a lobbying report AGAINST
(8) Stockholder proposal regarding a political contributions report AGAINST
(9) Stockholder proposal regarding a report on gender pay AGAINST
(10) Stockholder proposal regarding a charitable contributions report AGAINST
(11) Stockholder proposal regarding the implementation of “Holy Land Principles” AGAINST
(12) Stockholder proposal regarding a report on “fake news” AGAINST

How to attend the Annual Meeting

We are pleased to invite you to attend Alphabet’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 9 a.m., local time, at Alphabet’s headquarters located at:

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, California 94043

Check-in begins at the Shoreline Amphitheatre at 7:30 a.m., local time. The Shoreline Amphitheatre is located at:

1 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, California 94043
Meeting begins at 9 a.m., local time

For your convenience, we are also pleased to offer a live webcast of our Annual Meeting.

If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting

  • It is important that you let us know in advance by marking the appropriate box on your proxy card if you requested to receive printed proxy materials, or, if you vote by telephone or Internet, indicating your plans when prompted.
  • If you are a beneficial owner, like a vast majority of our stockholders, you may not vote your shares in person at the Annual Meeting unless you obtain a “legal proxy” from the broker, bank, trustee, or nominee that holds your shares giving you the right to vote the shares at the Annual Meeting. Even if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, we recommend that you also submit your proxy or voting instructions as described in the proxy statement so that your vote will be counted if you later decide not to attend the Annual Meeting.
  • Please note that space limitations make it necessary for us to limit attendance to our stockholders. Only Alphabet stockholders of Class A and/or Class B common stock as of the close of business on April 19, 2017 are entitled to vote at our Annual Meeting.
  • You must be registered to be admitted to the Annual Meeting. Registration will take place at the Parking Lot A of the Shoreline Amphitheatre (see directions below). Parking will only be available at the Parking Lot A of the Shoreline Amphitheatre.
  • Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in and registration will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m., local time. Alphabet will be serving breakfast to attendees.
  • Each stockholder should be prepared to present:
    1. Valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport; and
    2. Stockholders holding their shares through a broker, bank, trustee, or nominee will need to bring proof of beneficial ownership as of the Record Date, such as their most recent account statement reflecting their stock ownership prior to April 19, 2017, a copy of the voting instruction form provided by their broker, bank, trustee, or nominee, or similar evidence of ownership.
  • Cameras, recording devices, and other electronic devices, such as smartphones, will not be permitted at the Annual Meeting. Photography is prohibited at the Annual Meeting. Please also do not bring large bags or packages to the Annual Meeting.
  • Please allow ample time for check-in. For security reasons, you and your bags will be subject to search prior to your admittance to the Annual Meeting.

Directions to Shoreline Amphitheatre from either San Jose or San Francisco

  • Follow Route 101 to the Rengstorff Avenue/Amphitheatre Parkway exit.
  • Follow the signs to the Amphitheatre (cross back over 101 if you are coming from the north/just stay right if you are coming from the south).
  • Go through the signal at Charleston Road and continue on Amphitheatre Parkway. You will pass Alphabet on your right.
  • Turn left at N. Shoreline Blvd. and follow the signs to Lot A.

Parking will only be available at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. We will provide a shuttle bus to take you to our headquarters for the Annual Meeting.

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