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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on May 11, 2016.

Meeting Information


Meeting Type: Annual Meeting

For holders as of: March 16, 2016

Date: May 11, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Westin San Francisco Airport

1 Old Bayshore Highway Millbrae, CA 94030

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FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 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).

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Voting Items

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals:

1. Election of Directors

Nominees: 2. To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors as the independent 1a. John F. Cogan, Ph.D. registered public accounting firm of Gilead for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.

1b. Kevin E. Lofton

3. To approve the Amended and Restated Gilead Sciences, Inc. Code Section 162(m) Bonus Plan.

1c. John W. Madigan

1d. John C. Martin, Ph.D. 4. To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our Named Executive Officers as presented in the Proxy Statement.

1e. John F. Milligan, Ph.D.

The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST 1f. Nicholas G. Moore the following proposal:

1g. Richard J. Whitley, M.D. 5. To vote on a stockholder proposal, if properly presented at the meeting, requesting that the Board take steps to permit stockholder action by written consent.

1h. Gayle E. Wilson

1i. Per Wold-Olsen