SMUCKER J M CO DEFA14A 2010
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION
PROXY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(a) OF THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 (AMENDMENT NO. )
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THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on August 18, 2010.
THE J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: June 23, 2010
Date: August 18, 2010 Time: 11:00 AM EDT
You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.
This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).
We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.
See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.
Before You Vote
How to Access the Proxy Materials
Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:
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How to View Online:
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How To Vote
Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods
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Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card.