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The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR Item #1.
1.To elect fourteen directors to the Board of Directors of Amgen Inc. for a term of office expiring at the 2013 annual meeting of stockholders. The nominees for election to the Board are: NOMINEES: Dr. David Baltimore Mr. Frank J. Biondi, Jr.
Mr. Robert A. Bradway Mr. François de Carbonnel Dr. Vance D. Coffman Dr. Rebecca M. Henderson Mr. Frank C. Herringer Dr. Tyler Jacks Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn Ms. Judith C. Pelham
Adm. J. Paul Reason, USN (Retired) Mr. Leonard D. Schaeffer Mr. Kevin W. Sharer Dr. Ronald D. Sugar
Please note that you cannot use this notice to vote by mail.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR each of Items #2, #3 and #4.
2. To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accountants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012.
3. Advisory vote to approve our executive compensation.
4. To approve an amendment to our Restated Certificate of Incorporation to authorize stockholder action by written consent.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote AGAINST Stockholder Proposals #1 through #4 in Item #5.
5. STOCKHOLDER PROPOSALS:
Stockholder Proposal #1 (Independent Chairman of the Board)
Stockholder Proposal #2 (Transparency in Animal Use)
Stockholder Proposal #3 (Request for Disclosure of Lobbying Policies and Practices)
Stockholder Proposal #4 (CEO to Serve on a Maximum of One Other Board )