Cree, Inc.
CREE INC (Form: DEFA14A, Received: 09/08/2017 16:35:36)


 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
    
SCHEDULE 14A

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Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on October 24, 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meeting Information
 
 
 
CREE, INC.
 
 
 
  Meeting Type:           
 
Annual Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   For holders as of:      
 
August 29, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Date: October 24, 2017
 
Time:   10:00 AM EDT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Location:
 
CREE LIGHTING EXPERIENCE CENTER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4408 SILICON DRIVE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 27703
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.
 
 
CREE, INC.
4600 SILICON DRIVE
DURHAM, NC 27703
 
 
 
This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these 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 www.proxyvote.com  or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).
 
 
 
 
 
 
We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.
 
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  Before You Vote  
How to Access the Proxy Materials

 
 
 
Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:
 
 
 
NOTICE AND PROXY STATEMENT          ANNUAL REPORT
 
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Voting Items
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOR the following:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1.
 
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nominees:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
01)      Charles M. Swoboda
 
 
 
05)      C. Howard Nye
 
 
 
 
 
02)      Clyde R. Hosein
 
 
 
06)      John B. Replogle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
03)      Robert A. Ingram
 
 
 
07)      Thomas H. Werner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
04)      Darren R. Jackson
 
 
 
08)      Anne C. Whitaker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR Proposals 2, 3 and 4 and FOR "1 Year" for Proposal 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2.
APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO THE 2005 EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3.
RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP AS INDEPENDENT AUDITORS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 24, 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4.
ADVISORY (NONBINDING) VOTE TO APPROVE EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5.
ADVISORY (NONBINDING) VOTE ON THE FREQUENCY OF FUTURE ADVISORY VOTES ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NOTE:  Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
 
 
 
 




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