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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!

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and annual report to shareholders are available at:




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When you go online to view materials, you can also vote your shares.

     Step 1:    Go to to view the materials.
     Step 2:    Click on Cast Your Vote or Request Materials.
     Step 3:    Follow the instructions on the screen to log in.
     Step 4:    Make your selection as instructed on each screen to select delivery preferences and vote.

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     Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials – If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side on or before April 14, 2012 to facilitate timely delivery.



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 Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012.


   Advisory approval of the Company’s executive compensation.

Please note: This is not a proxy. To vote your shares you must vote online or request a set of printed proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice and identification with you.



Directions to the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of American Electric Power Company, Inc.



Directions to Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center

(918) 307-2600

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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Telephone – Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276 using a touch-tone phone and follow the instructions to log in and order a set of proxy materials.






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Email – Send an email message with “Proxy Materials American Electric Power” in the subject line and, in the body of the message, your full name and address and the number located in the shaded bar on the reverse to



To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by April 14, 2012.