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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy materials for the Stockholders Meeting to be held on
April 30, 2013.


The Proxy Statement and the Annual Report to Stockholders are available at: www.ibm.com/investor/material


Dear IBM Stockholder:


Thank you for consenting to receive your Annual Meeting materials online. You may now view and/or print a copy of the Annual Meeting materials using the following Internet address: www.ibm.com/investor/material


In addition to receiving your Annual Meeting materials, you will also be able to vote your Proxy online at the same Internet site. Please note, in order to vote your shares, you will need to access the voting site using the Control Number found above.


In her letter to stockholders,1 IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty outlines the six keys to IBM’s transformation. The “Generating Higher Value at IBM2 section provides an overview of IBM’s 2015 Road Map, strategic initiatives and exciting discoveries emerging from IBM Research.


Your Proxy Card is being mailed to the address maintained for your stockholder account. You can either vote your shares now using the Control Number above, or you can vote when you receive your Proxy Card.


If you have not received your Proxy Card by April 8, 2013, please request a replacement by sending an e-mail to ibm@computershare.com or by calling (888) IBM–6700. Stockholders residing outside of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico should call (781) 575-2727.


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1  http://www.ibm.com/annualreport/2012/letter-from-the-chairman.html


2  http://www.ibm.com/annualreport/2012/ghv/