This excerpt taken from the GIS DEF 14A filed Aug 14, 2007.
GENERAL MILLS, INC.
THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
I appoint Stephen W. Sanger and Kendall J. Powell, together and separately, as proxies to vote all shares of common stock that I have power to vote at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held on September 24, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and at any adjournment or postponement thereof, in accordance with the instructions on the reverse side of this card and with the same effect as though I were present in person and voting such shares. The proxies are authorized in their discretion to vote upon such other business as may properly come before the meeting and they may name others to take their place. In the event of unforeseen circumstances such as the death or disability of a director nominee, the Board may substitute another person for that nominee. The proxies will
vote these shares for that other person unless you instruct us otherwise.
This proxy will be voted as directed. If no direction is made, it will be voted "FOR" Proposals 1, 2 and 3.
PLEASE SIGN on the reverse side exactly as name appears hereon. Joint owners should each sign. Executors, administrators, trustees, etc. should so indicate when signing. If signer is a corporation, please sign full name by duly authorized officer.
(If you noted any Address Changes/Comments above, please mark corresponding box on the reverse side.)
(continued, and to be signed and dated on reverse side)