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These excerpts taken from the ADBE 10-K filed Jan 24, 2008.

Five-Year Stockholder Return Comparison

        The line graph below compares the cumulative stockholder return on our common stock with the cumulative total return of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index ("S&P 500") and the S&P 500 Software & Services Index for the five fiscal year period ending November 30, 2007. The stock price information shown on the graph below is not necessarily indicative of future price performance.

        The following table and graph assume that $100.0 was invested on November 29, 2002 in our common stock, the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Software & Services Index, with reinvestment of dividends. For each reported year, our reported dates are the last trading dates of our fiscal year (which ends on the Friday closest to November 30), and the S&P 500 and S&P 500 Software & Services indices dates are the last trading dates of November.

 
  2002
  2003
  2004
  2005
  2006
  2007
Adobe Systems   $ 100.00   $ 140.10   $ 213.78   $ 237.57   $ 267.33   $ 286.28
S&P 500 Index     100.00     115.09     131.81     142.61     160.45     173.32
S&P 500 Software & Services Index     100.00     103.05     122.39     125.98     131.59     150.24

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The material in this report is not deemed "filed" with the SEC and is not to be incorporated by reference into any of our filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any such filing.

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Five-Year Stockholder Return Comparison



        The line graph below compares the cumulative stockholder return on our common stock with the cumulative total return of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index
("S&P 500") and the S&P 500 Software & Services Index for the five fiscal year period ending November 30, 2007. The stock price information shown on the graph below is not
necessarily indicative of future price performance.



        The
following table and graph assume that $100.0 was invested on November 29, 2002 in our common stock, the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Software & Services
Index, with reinvestment of dividends. For each reported year, our reported dates are the last trading dates of our fiscal year (which ends on the Friday closest to November 30), and the
S&P 500 and S&P 500 Software & Services indices dates are the last trading dates of November.



















































































 
 2002
 2003
 2004
 2005
 2006
 2007
Adobe Systems $100.00 $140.10 $213.78 $237.57 $267.33 $286.28
S&P 500 Index  100.00  115.09  131.81  142.61  160.45  173.32
S&P 500 Software & Services Index  100.00  103.05  122.39  125.98  131.59  150.24




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The
material in this report is not deemed "filed" with the SEC and is not to be incorporated by reference into any of our filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any such filing.

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This excerpt taken from the ADBE DEF 14A filed Mar 2, 2007.

Five-Year Stockholder Return Comparison

In accordance with SEC rules, the following table shows a line-graph presentation comparing cumulative, five-year stockholder returns on an indexed basis with a broad equity market index and either a published industry index or an index of peer companies selected by Adobe. We have selected the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (“S&P 500 Index”) for the broad equity index for the five fiscal year period commencing December 1, 2001 and ending December 1, 2006. The stock price information shown on the graph below is not necessarily indicative of future price performance.

Although including a stock performance graph in this proxy statement seems to suggest that executive compensation should be based on stock performance alone, the Executive Compensation Committee considers many factors in determining compensation, including our operating results, overall profitability, revenue, new product development and increase in market share. See “Report of the Executive Compensation Committee.”

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                  Assumes $100 invested on December 1, 2001 in our common stock, the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Software & Services Index, with reinvestment of dividends. For each reported year, our reported dates are the last trading dates of our fiscal year (which ends on the Friday closest to November 30), and the S&P 500 and S&P 500 Software & Services indices dates are the last trading date of November.


*                    The material in this report is not “soliciting material,” is not deemed “filed” with the SEC and is not to be incorporated by reference into any filing of Adobe under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any such filing.

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This excerpt taken from the ADBE DEF 14A filed Feb 24, 2006.
Five-Year Stockholder Return Comparison

In accordance with SEC rules, the following table shows a line-graph presentation comparing cumulative, five-year stockholder returns on an indexed basis with a broad equity market index and either a published industry index or an index of peer companies selected by Adobe. We have selected the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (“S&P 500 Index”) for the broad equity index for the five fiscal year period commencing December 1, 2000 and ending December 2, 2005. The stock price information shown on the graph below is not necessarily indicative of future price performance.

Although including a stock performance graph in this proxy statement seems to suggest that executive compensation should be based on stock performance alone, the Executive Compensation Committee considers many factors in determining compensation, including our operating results, overall profitability, revenue, new product development and increase in market share. See “Report of the Executive Compensation Committee.”

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(1)               Assumes $100 invested on December 1, 2000 in our common stock, the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Software & Services Index, with reinvestment of dividends. For each reported year, our reported dates are the last trading dates of our fiscal year (which ends on the Friday closest to November 30), and the S&P 500 and S&P 500 Software & Services indices dates are the last trading date of November.


*                    The material in this report is not “soliciting material,” is not deemed “filed” with the SEC and is not to be incorporated by reference into any filing of Adobe under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, whether made before or after the date hereof and irrespective of any general incorporation language in any such filing.

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This excerpt taken from the ADBE DEF 14A filed Mar 14, 2005.

Five-Year Stockholder Return Comparison

        In accordance with SEC rules, the following table shows a line-graph presentation comparing cumulative, five-year stockholder returns on an indexed basis with a broad equity market index and either a published industry index or an index of peer companies selected by Adobe. We have selected the Standard & Poor's 500 Index ("S&P 500 Index") for the broad equity index for the five fiscal year period commencing December 3, 1999 and ending December 3, 2004. In previous years we had selected the JP Morgan H&Q Technology Index ("H&Q Index") as our industry index for comparison. The H&Q Index is no longer available, so we have selected S&P 500 Software & Services Index as our industry index to replace the H&Q Index. Because the H&Q Index has been discontinued, we are unable to provide a chart showing what the returns would have been compared with that index. The stock price information shown on the graph below is not necessarily indicative of future price performance.

        Although including a stock performance graph in this proxy statement seems to suggest that executive compensation should be based on stock performance alone, the Executive Compensation Committee considers many factors in determining compensation, including our operating results, overall profitability, revenue from certain identified products, new product development, increase in market share and growth in stockholders' equity. See "Report of the Executive Compensation Committee."

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Assumes $100 invested on December 3, 1999 in our common stock, the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Software & Services Index, with reinvestment of dividends. For each reported year, our reported dates are the last trading dates of our fiscal year (which ends on the Friday closest to November 30), and the S&P 500 and S&P 500 Software & Services indices dates are the last trading date of November.

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HOUSEHOLDING OF PROXY MATERIALS

        In December 2000, the SEC enacted a new rule that allows multiple stockholders residing at the same address the convenience of receiving a single copy of proxy statements, annual reports and other stockholder information if they consent to do so. This is known as "householding." This allows us to save money by reducing the number of documents we must print and mail, and helps protect the environment as well.

        Householding is available to both registered stockholders (i.e., those stockholders with certificates registered in their name) and streetname holders (i.e., those stockholders who hold their shares through a brokerage).

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