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Applied Materials, Inc.



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February 9, 2018

Dear Shareholder:

We previously sent to you proxy materials or a notice of availability of proxy materials for Applied Materials’ Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which will be held on March 8, 2018.

Our Board of Directors recommends that you vote:

• FOR each director nominee named in Proposal 1;

• FOR Proposals 2 and 3; and

AGAINST Proposals 4 and 5

Your vote is important. If you have not already done so, please vote TODAY by telephone, via the Internet, or by signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the postage-paid envelope provided, to ensure that your shares are represented at this important meeting.




Thomas F. Larkins

Senior Vice President. General Counsel

and Corporate Secretary




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