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Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on November 8, 2017.
















Meeting Information


Meeting Type:         Annual Stockholders Meeting


For holders as of:    September 11, 2017


Date:    November 8, 2017    Time:    9:30 A.M. PST


Location:    4650 Cushing Parkway

Building CA1 Auditorium

Fremont, California 94538




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Voting Items         


The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR all ten of the nominees listed in proposal 1:


1.      Election of Directors

         01)    Martin B. Anstice      06)    Young Bum (YB) Koh         
         02)    Eric K. Brandt      07)    Catherine P. Lego         
         03)    Michael R. Cannon      08)    Stephen G. Newberry         
         04)    Youssef A. El-Mansy      09)    Abhijit Y. Talwalkar         
         05)    Christine A. Heckart      10)    Lih Shyng (Rick L.) Tsai         


The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 4 and for 1 YEAR on proposal 3.


2.     Advisory vote to approve the compensation of the named executive officers of Lam Research, or “Say on Pay.”


3.     Advisory vote to approve the frequency of holding future stockholder advisory votes on our named executive officer compensation, or “Say on Frequency.”


4.     Ratification of the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2018.


The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST proposal 5.


5.     Stockholder proposal, if properly presented at the annual meeting, regarding annual disclosure of EEO-1 data.


NOTE: Other business that may properly come before the annual meeting (including any adjournment or postponement thereof) will be voted as the proxy holders deem advisable.