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Important Notice of Availability of Proxy Materials for the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of


To Be Held On:
May 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM (Eastern time)
Portland Marriott Hotel, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland, Maine 04016


This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of the proxy materials you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. To facilitate timely delivery please make the request as instructed below before 4/25/16.

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Notice of 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Proxy Statement
Annual Report
Form of Electronic Proxy Card
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       1.      Election of Directors. To elect the three Class III Directors listed in the attached proxy statement for three-year terms (Proposal One);   
Jonathan W. Ayers
Barry C. Johnson, PhD
M. Anne Szostak
2. Ratification of Appointment of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. To ratify the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the current fiscal year (Proposal Two);
3. Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation. To approve a nonbinding advisory resolution on the Company’s executive compensation (Proposal Three); and
4. Other Business. To conduct such other business as may properly come before the 2016 Annual Meeting or any adjournments thereof, including approving any such adjournment, if necessary.
Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions above to view the materials and vote online or request printed copies. The items to be voted on are listed above.
Please note that you cannot use this notice to vote by mail.