This excerpt taken from the HPQ DEF 14A filed Feb 11, 2005.
The undersigned hereby appoints Patricia C. Dunn, Robert P. Wayman and Ann O. Baskins, and each of them, as proxies for the undersigned, with full power of substitution, to act and to vote all shares of common stock of Hewlett-Packard Company held of record or in an applicable plan by the undersigned at the close of business on January 18, 2005, at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held at The Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, at 2:00 p.m., local time, on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, or any postponement or adjournment thereof.
In their discretion the proxies are authorized to vote upon such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting of Stockholders or any postponement or adjournment thereof.
This proxy, when properly executed and returned, will be voted in the manner directed herein by the undersigned stockholder. If this proxy is properly executed and returned but no direction is made, this proxy will be voted for all of the nominees for director in Item 1, and for Items 2 and 3. Whether or not direction is made, this proxy, when properly executed, will be voted in the discretion of the proxy holders upon such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting of Stockholders or any adjournment or postponement thereof. The proxy holders reserve the right to cumulate votes and cast such votes in favor of the election of some or all of the applicable director nominees in their sole discretion. If the undersigned has a beneficial interest in shares held in a 401(k) plan sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company, voting instructions with respect to such plan shares must be provided by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 13, 2005 in the manner described in the proxy statement. If voting instructions are not received by that time, such plan shares will be voted by the plan trustee as described in the proxy statement. The undersigned hereby revokes all proxies previously given by the undersigned to vote at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders or any adjournment or postponement thereof.