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Hillshire Brands Co DEFA14A 2011
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 14A

 

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on October 27, 2011.

 

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    Meeting Type:   Annual Meeting
    For holders as of:   September 6, 2011
    Date:    October 27, 2011    Time: 9:30 a.m., CDT
    Location:    The Abbington
                          3S002 IL Route 53
                          Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
     
     
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SARA LEE CORPORATION

3500 LACEY ROAD

DOWNERS GROVE, IL 60515-5424

 

 

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Voting Items

 

           
                    
  The Board of Directors recommends you vote         
  FOR each of the nominees for director.         
 

1.        Election of 12 directors

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR

   
           proposals 2 and 3, FOR “1 Year” on proposal 4 and    
    Nominees:     AGAINST proposal 5.    
                 
    1a.    Christopher B. Begley   2.   

Ratification of the appointment of

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent

registered public accountants for fiscal 2012.

   
    1b.   

Jan Bennink

        
   

 

1c.

   Crandall C. Bowles   3.    Advisory vote on executive compensation.    
    1d.    Virgis W. Colbert   4.    Advisory vote on the frequency of advisory votes on executive compensation.    
    1e.    James S. Crown         
    1f.    Laurette T. Koellner   5.    Vote on a stockholder proposal requesting a report on political contributions.    
    1g.    Cornelis J.A. van Lede  

NOTE: Such other business as may properly come

before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

   
    1h.    Dr. John McAdam      
    1i.    Sir lan Prosser            
    1j.    Norman R. Sorensen            
    1k.    Jeffrey W. Ubben            
    1l.    Jonathan P. Ward            
                  

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