This excerpt taken from the GIS DEF 14A filed Aug 11, 2005.
GENERAL MILLS, INC.
This is your Notice of the General Mills, Inc. 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. As an employee of General Mills, Inc. with access to company email, you will not receive a proxy card or other proxy materials by mail. Instead, this email contains instructions on how to access the 2005 Annual Report and Proxy Statement for General Mills, Inc. and on how to vote your shares via the Internet. Please read the instructions carefully before proceeding.
This e-mail represents all shares in the following account(s):
VOTING YOUR SHARES You can enter your voting instructions at either of the following Internet sites. The first link is for Internet browsers that do not support a secure site. The second link is for our secure voting site. Note: If your e-mail software supports it, you can simply click on the following links.
For our secure site:
To access ProxyVote.com, you will need your four digit PIN. For employees of General Mills, Inc., your PIN is the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
Internet voting is accepted until noon Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, September 25, 2005.
You may also enter your voting instructions by touch-tone telephone at 1-800-690-6903. Telephone voting is accepted until noon Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, September 25, 2005. You will be required to enter the Control Number listed above.
VIEWING ANNUAL REPORT AND PROXY STATEMENT Please review the General Mills, Inc. 2005 Annual Report and Proxy Statement before voting. The Proxy Statement discusses the proposals to be voted on. To view these documents, click on the following link:
If you wish to receive hard copies of these materials, please contact General Mills Investor Relations at 1-800-245-5703.
If you would like to cancel your enrollment, or change your e-mail address or PIN, please click on the following link: https://www.icsdelivery.com/gis/formChangeCancel3.asp.
There are no charges for this Internet voting service. There may be costs associated with electronic access, such as usage charges from Internet access providers and telephone companies, which must be borne by the stockholder.
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