This excerpt taken from the MAT DEFA14A filed May 1, 2009.
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SUPPLEMENT TO PROXY STATEMENT
FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
To Be Held on May 13, 2009
This proxy statement supplement, dated May 1, 2009, supplements the proxy statement (Proxy Statement) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on March 30, 2009 relating to the annual meeting of stockholders of Mattel, Inc. (Mattel) to be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 9:00 a.m., local time, at The Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles Airport, 6101 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90045. The purpose of this supplement is to provide additional information with respect to certain tax gross-up payments reported by Mattel for its executives in the Proxy Statement. Except as described in this supplement, the information provided in the Proxy Statement continues to apply. To the extent that information in this supplement differs from or updates information contained in the Proxy Statement, the information in this supplement is more current.
Mattel has in the past paid or reimbursed executive officers for the amount of certain taxes owed by them in respect of certain perquisites and benefits. The following changes have been made to Mattels compensation practice since the filing of the Proxy Statement: