SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Annual Meeting of Stockholders to Be Held on May 7, 2013.
|BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY||Meeting Type:||Annual Meeting of Stockholders|
For holders as of:
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
777 Scudders Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
For directions to the meeting, please see the inside back cover of the Proxy Statement or call the company at (609) 897-2000.
P.O. BOX 4000
PRINCETON, NJ 08540
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|THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR EACH DIRECTOR UNDER ITEM 1.||THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR ITEMS 2 AND 3.|
|1.||Election of Directors||2.||Ratification of the Appointment of Independent|
|Registered Public Accounting Firm.|
|1A)||L. Andreotti||3.||Advisory Vote to Approve the Compensation of our Named Executive Officers.|
L. B. Campbell
J. M. Cornelius
|1D)||L. H. Glimcher, M.D.|
|1F)||A. J. Lacy|
|1G)||V. L. Sato, Ph.D.|
|1H)||E. Sigal, M.D., Ph.D.|
|1I)||G. L. Storch|
|1J)||T. D. West, Jr.|