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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation

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Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on June 5, 2018.


Meeting Information
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of:  April 9, 2018
Date: June 5, 2018           Time: 8:30 AM EDT
Location:      Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

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Voting Items
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR each
of the nominees:
1.       Election of Directors to serve until the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
1a.      Zein Abdalla
1b. Betsy S. Atkins
1c. Maureen Breakiron-Evans
1d. Jonathan Chadwick
1e. John M. Dineen
1f. Francisco D'Souza
1g. John N. Fox, Jr.
1h. John E. Klein
1i. Leo S. Mackay, Jr.
1j. Michael Patsalos-Fox
1k. Joseph M. Velli
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2, 3, 4, 5a, 5b and 5c.
2.        Approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers.
3.   Ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018.
4.   Approve an amendment and restatement of the Company's 2004 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
5.   Approve three separate proposals to eliminate the supermajority voting requirements in the Company's Certificate of Incorporation with respect to:
5a.       Amending the Company's By-laws;
5b. Removing directors; and
5c. Amending certain provisions of the Company's Certificate of Incorporation.
The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST proposals 6 and 7.
6.   Stockholder proposal requesting that the Board of Directors take the steps necessary to permit stockholder action by written consent.
7.   Stockholder proposal requesting that the Board of Directors take the steps necessary to lower the ownership threshold for stockholders to call a special meeting.
Note: To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any continuation, postponement or adjournment thereof.