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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 23, 2013
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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 23, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, The Ohio State Universitys Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio.
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 and 3:
|Election of the following Directors:|
|Nicholas K. Akins||David J. Anderson||Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.||Linda A. Goodspeed|
|Thomas E. Hoaglin||Sandra Beach Lin||Michael G. Morris||Richard C. Notebaert|
|Lionel L. Nowell III||Stephen S. Rasmussen||Oliver G. Richard III||Richard L. Sandor|
|Sara Martinez Tucker||John F. Turner|
|Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.|
|Advisory approval of the Companys executive compensation.|
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote AGAINST Proposal 4:
|Shareholder Proposal for Lobbying Disclosure Report|
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Directions to the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of American Electric Power Company, Inc.
Directions to the Fawcett Center
State Route 315 to the Lane Avenue exit.
Go East on Lane Avenue.
Take Lane Avenue to Olentangy River Road.
Turn North (a left turn) on Olentangy River Road.
The Fawcett Center is the first driveway on
the East (right) side of Olentangy River Road.
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