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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 31, 2018.
BIG LOTS, INC.
|Meeting Type:||Annual Meeting|
|For holders as of:||April 2, 2018|
|Date: May 31, 2018||Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT|
|Location: Big Lots, Inc.|
|4900 East Dublin-Granville Road|
|Columbus, Ohio 43081|
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|1.||ELECTION OF DIRECTORS. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the election of the nominees named below:|
|01)||Jeffrey P. Berger||05)||Philip E. Mallott|
|02)||James R. Chambers||06)||Nancy A. Reardon|
|03)||Marla C. Gottschalk||07)||Wendy L. Schoppert|
|04)||Cynthia T. Jamison||08)||Russell E. Solt|
|If any nominee named for election as a director is unable to serve or for good cause will not serve, common shares represented by proxies will be voted for such substitute nominee(s) as recommended by Big Lots' Board of Directors.|
|2.||APPROVAL, ON AN ADVISORY BASIS, OF THE COMPENSATION OF OUR NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the approval of the compensation of Big Lots' named executive officers, as disclosed in the Proxy Statement pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion accompanying the tables.|
|3.||RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP AS OUR INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR FISCAL 2018. The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Big Lots' independent registered public accounting firm for the 2018 fiscal year.|
If any other matter properly comes before the Annual Meeting, common shares represented by proxies will be voted in accordance with the recommendation of the Board of Directors on such matter.
Only shareholders of record at the close of business on the record date, April 2, 2018, are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting and any postponement or adjournment thereof.