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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
American Electric Power Company, Inc. Shareholder Meeting to be Held on April 24, 2012
Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual shareholders meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!
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Shareholder Meeting Notice & Admission Ticket
The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of American Electric Power Company, Inc. will be held on Tuesday April 24, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time, The Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center, 6808 South 107th East Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors recommendations.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR all the nominees listed and FOR Proposals 2, 3 and 4:
|Election of the following Directors:|
|Nicholas K. Akins||David J. Anderson||James F. Cordes|
|Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.||Linda A. Goodspeed||Thomas E. Hoaglin|
|Michael G. Morris||Richard C. Notebaert||Lionel L. Nowell III|
|Richard L. Sandor||Sara Martinez Tucker||John F. Turner|
|Approval of the American Electric Power System Senior Officer Incentive Plan.|
|Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012.|
|Advisory approval of the Companys executive compensation.|
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Directions to the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of American Electric Power Company, Inc.
Directions to Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center
Take I-244 East to 169 South.
Follow 169 South to 71st Street exit.
Turn left onto 71st Street and head east to 109th East Avenue.
Turn left and follow 109th East Avenue to stop sign.
Turn left on 69th Street to hotel entrance.
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