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This excerpt taken from the THOR DEF 14A filed Apr 15, 2009.
Other Matters
 
We know of no other matters to be submitted at the Annual Meeting. If any other matters properly come before the Annual Meeting, it is the intention of the persons named in the enclosed proxy to vote the shares they represent as the Board may recommend.
 
It is important that your stock be represented at the Annual Meeting, regardless of the number of shares that you hold. Therefore, you are urged to execute and return the accompanying proxy in the envelope that has been enclosed or vote by telephone or through the internet according to the instructions included with the proxy card.
 
For the Board of Directors
 
-s- David A. Lehman
David A. Lehman
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
Pleasanton, California
April 15, 2009


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(PROXY CARD)
Electronic Voting Instructions You can vote by Internet or telephone! Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Instead of mailing your proxy, you may choose one of the two voting methods outlined below to vote your proxy. VALIDATION DETAILS ARE LOCATED BELOW IN THE TITLE BAR. Proxies submitted by the Internet or telephone must be received by 1:00 a.m., Central Time, on May 13, 2009. Vote by Internet Log on to the Internet and go to www.investorvote.com/THOR Follow the steps outlined on the secured website. Vote by telephone Call toll free 1-800-652-VOTE (8683) within the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico any time on a touch tone telephone. There is NO CHARGE to you for the call. Follow the instructions provided by the recorded message. Using a black ink pen, mark your votes with an X as shown in this example. Please do not write outside the designated areas. Annual Meeting Proxy Card IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. 1. Election of Directors: 01 — Neil F. Dimick 02 — Gerhard F. Burbach 03 — J. Daniel Cole 04 — Steven H. Collis 05 — Elisha W. Finney 06 — D. Keith Grossman 07 — Paul A. LaViolette 08 — Daniel M. Mulvena [ ] Mark here to vote FOR all nominees [ ] Mark here to WITHHOLD vote from all nominees [ ] For All EXCEPT — To withhold authority to vote for any nominee(s), write the name(s) of such nominee(s) below. 2. Ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent auditors for its fiscal year ending January 2, 2010. For Against Abstain [ ] [ ] [ ] THE DIRECTORS AND THE AUDIT COMMITTEE RECOMMEND A VOTE FOR THE RATIFICATION OF THE ABOVE APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS. B Non-Voting Items Change of Address — Please print your new address below. C Authorized Signatures — This section must be completed for your vote to be counted. — Date and Sign Below Please sign exactly as name(s) appears hereon. Joint owners should each sign. When signing as attorney, executor, administrator, corporate officer, trustee, guardian, or custodian, please give full title. Date (mm/dd/yyyy) — Please print date below. Signature 1 — Please keep signature within the box. Signature 2 — Please keep signature within the box.

 


 

(PROXY CARD)
IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED VIA THE INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, FOLD ALONG THE PERFORATION, DETACH AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. Proxy — Thoratec Corporation THIS PROXY SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be Held on May 13, 2009 The undersigned, revoking all prior proxies, hereby appoint(s) Gerhard F. Burbach and David A. Lehman, and each of them, with full power of substitution and revocation, to represent the undersigned, with all powers which the undersigned would possess if personally present, and to vote as set forth below all shares of stock of THORATEC CORPORATION (the “Company”) which the undersigned would be entitled to vote if personally present at the 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Company to be held at the Company’s executive offices at 6101 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton, California 94588, on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time, and at any postponements or adjournments of that meeting. WHEN THIS PROXY IS PROPERLY EXECUTED, THE SHARES REPRESENTED HEREBY WILL BE VOTED AS SPECIFIED. IF NO SPECIFICATION IS MADE, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED FOR THE ELECTION OF ALL NOMINEES AS DIRECTORS IN RESPECT OF THE ELECTION PROPOSAL, FOR PROPOSAL 2, AND IN THE DISCRETION OF THE PROXIES WITH RESPECT TO ALL OTHER MATTERS WHICH MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE MEETING AND ANY AND ALL ADJOURNMENTS THEREOF. THE UNDERSIGNED ACKNOWLEDGES RECEIPT OF THE ACCOMPANYING NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND PROXY STATEMENT. WHETHER OR NOT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE MEETING IN PERSON, YOU ARE URGED TO SIGN AND PROMPTLY MAIL THIS PROXY IN THE RETURN ENVELOPE OR VOTE BY TELEPHONE OR THROUGH THE INTERNET ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED WITH THE PROXY CARD SO THAT YOUR STOCK MAY BE REPRESENTED AT THE MEETING. SEE REVERSE SIDE CONTINUED AND TO BE SIGNED ON REVERSE SIDE SEE REVERSE SIDE

 

This excerpt taken from the THOR DEF 14A filed Apr 16, 2008.
Other Matters
 
We know of no other matters to be submitted at the Annual Meeting. If any other matters properly come before the Annual Meeting, it is the intention of the persons named in the enclosed proxy to vote the shares they represent as the Board may recommend.
 
It is important that your stock be represented at the Annual Meeting, regardless of the number of shares that you hold. Therefore, you are urged to execute and return the accompanying proxy in the envelope that has been enclosed or vote by telephone or through the internet according to the instructions included with the proxy card.
 
For the Board of Directors
 
-s- DAVID A. LEHMAN
David A. Lehman
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
Pleasanton, California
April 16, 2008


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This excerpt taken from the THOR DEF 14A filed Apr 21, 2006.
OTHER MATTERS
 
We know of no other matters to be submitted at the Annual Meeting. If any other matters properly come before the Annual Meeting, it is the intention of the persons named in the enclosed proxy to vote the shares they represent as the Board may recommend.
 
It is important that your stock be represented at the Annual Meeting, regardless of the number of shares that you hold. Therefore, you are urged to execute and return the accompanying proxy in the envelope that has been enclosed or vote by telephone or through the Internet according to the instructions included with the proxy card.
 
For the Board of Directors
 
-s- DAVID A. LEHMAN
 
David A. Lehman
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
Pleasanton, California
April 21, 2006


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