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IMPORTANT NOTICE Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials


    Meeting Information  
    Meeting Type: Annual Meeting  



    For holders as of: June 08, 2009  
    Date: August 06, 2009        Time: 8:30 AM EDT  
    Location:   American Superconductor Corp.  

64 Jackson Road

Devens, MA 01434

    You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.  
    This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).  

We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.




See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.



 Before You Vote 

How to Access the Proxy Materials



Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:

1. Notice & Proxy Statement         2. Annual Report
How to View Online:
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If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request:
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Voting items


The Board of Directors recommends that you

vote FOR the following:


1.   Election of Directors                
01   Gregory J. Yurek   02   Vikram S. Budhraja   03   Peter O. Crisp   04   Richard Drouin   05   David R. Oliver, Jr.
06   John B. Vander Sande   07   John W. Wood, Jr.            
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal(s):
2   To approve amendments to American Superconductor’s 2007 Stock Incentive Plan.
3   To approve an amendment to American Superconductor’s 2000 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
4   To ratify the selection by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as American Superconductor’s independent registered public accounting firm for the current fiscal year.
NOTE:  In their discretion, the proxies are authorized to vote upon such other matters as may properly come before the Meeting or any adjournment thereof.