This excerpt taken from the IBM DEF 14A filed Mar 9, 2009.
Your vote is important. Please read both sides of the attached 2009 IBM Proxy/Voting Instruction Card. You can vote your shares through the Internet, by telephone, or by marking, signing and returning your card. If you vote through the Internet or by telephone, there is no need to mail your card.
You are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Hall D, Miami Beach, Florida. If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, you should either mark the box provided on the proxy card, or signify your intention to attend when you access the Internet or telephone voting system.