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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to Be Held on May 9, 2018.
IDEXX LABORATORIES, INC.
IDEXX LABORATORIES, INC.
ONE IDEXX DRIVE
WESTBROOK, ME 04092
|Meeting Type: Annual Meeting|
|For holders as of: March 16, 2018|
|Date: May 9, 2018 Time: 12:00 PM EDT|
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|The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR|
|1.||Election of Directors|
|1a.||Bruce L. Claflin|
|1b.||Daniel M. Junius|
|The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals:|
|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.||Approval of the Adoption of the IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. 2018 Incentive Plan. To approve the Company's 2018 Stock Incentive Plan (Proposal Three).|
|4.||Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation. To approve a nonbinding advisory resolution on the Company's executive compensation (Proposal Four).|