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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on August 01, 2014
|AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION|| |
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: June 09, 2014
Date: August 01, 2014 Time: 8:30 AM EDT
Location: American Superconductor Corp.
64 Jackson Road
Devens, MA 01434
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPORATION
64 JACKSON ROAD
DEVENS, MA 01434-4020
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The Board of Directors recommends you vote
FOR the following:
1. Election of Directors
01 Vikram S. Budhraja 02 Richard Drouin 03 Pamela F. Lenehan 04 Daniel P. McGahn 05 David R. Oliver, Jr.
06 John B. Vander Sande 07 John W. Wood, Jr.
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2, 3, 4 and 5.
2. To approve amendments to AMSCs 2007 Stock Incentive Plan to add 7,000,000 shares to the total number of shares available for issuance under the plan, to decrease the existing fungible share ratio for future awards, to re-approve performance goals for purposes of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, and to extend the term of such plan.
3. To approve amendments to AMSCs 2007 Director Stock Plan to add 500,000 shares to the total number of shares available for issuance under the plan and to extend the term of such plan.
4. To ratify the selection by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of McGladrey LLP as AMSCs independent registered public accounting firm for the current fiscal year.
5. To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of AMSCs named executive officers.
|NOTE: To transact such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting or any continuation, postponement or adjournment thereof.|