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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
NetScout Systems, Inc. Shareholder Meeting to be Held on September 22, 2015
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Shareholder Meeting Notice
NetScout Systems, Inc. Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on September 22, 2015 at NetScout Systems, Inc., 310 Littleton Road, Westford, Massachusetts, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors recommendations.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all nominees and FOR Proposals 2, 3 and 4:
|1.||To elect three members nominated by our Board to the Board of Directors to serve until the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or until their successors are duly elected and qualified.|
01 - Victor A. DeMarines, 02 - Vincent J. Mullarkey, 03 - James A. Lico
|2.||To approve the amendment and restatement of our 2007 Equity Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares of our common stock authorized for issuance thereunder by 8,500,000 shares and make certain other changes as described in Proposal 2 in the proxy materials.|
|3.||To ratify the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to serve as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.|
|4.||To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers, as disclosed in the proxy statement in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission rules.|
|5.||To transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof.|
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