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This excerpt taken from the WFC DEF 14A filed Mar 17, 2010.

How do I vote the shares I hold in a Company 401(k) Plan or Stock Purchase Plan?

 

If you participate in any of the Company Plans, you received a separate voting instruction form and proxy card with your proxy materials for each plan in which you participate. The voting instruction form and proxy card reflects all shares of our common stock you may vote under the particular plan as of the record date. If you participate in any of the Company Plans and you have a Company e-mail address, you received the proxy materials electronically by e-mail. Participants who do not have a Company e-mail address received paper copies of the proxy materials.

 

Under the terms of the Company 401(k) Plans, the applicable trustee of the plan will vote any shares you hold in these plans, but you have the right to instruct the trustee how to vote these shares. You can instruct the 401(k) plan trustee how to vote your 401(k) plan shares by voting over the internet or by telephone by following the instructions on the voting instruction form and proxy card, or by completing, signing, and returning your voting instruction form and proxy card. All of the voting instructions and votes given by participants in the Company 401(k) Plans will be tabulated and the voting results for each Company 401(k) Plan will be provided to the applicable plan trustee. Each of the trustees of the Company 401(k) Plans will determine the ratio of votes for and against and abstentions on each item and will vote all shares held in the applicable plan according to these ratios

 

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and the terms of the applicable plan. If you do not instruct the trustee how to vote your 401(k) plan shares, each of the trustees will vote them in proportion to the voting instructions the trustee actually receives from all other 401(k) plan participants in accordance with the terms of the respective plan.

 

Under the Company SPP, you can vote all your SPP shares directly through the custodian for the Company SPP. You can direct the SPP custodian to vote your SPP shares by voting over the internet or by telephone by following the instructions on the voting instruction form and proxy card, or by completing, signing, and returning your voting instruction form and proxy card. If you do not provide voting directions for your SPP shares, these shares will not be voted.

 

This excerpt taken from the WFC DEF 14A filed Mar 18, 2009.

How do I vote the shares I hold in a Company 401(k) Plan or Stock Purchase Plan?

 

In this proxy statement, the “Company 401(k) Plans” include the Wells Fargo & Company 401(k) and Supplemental 401(k) Plans, the Wachovia Savings Plan and the A.G. Edwards, Inc. Retirement and Profit Sharing Plan; the Wells Fargo & Company Stock Purchase Plan (SPP) is referred to as the “Company SPP;” and the “Company Plans” include the Company 401(k) Plans and the Company SPP. If you participate in any of the Company Plans, you received a separate voting instruction form and proxy card with your proxy materials for each plan in which you participate. The voting instruction form and proxy card reflects all shares of our common stock you may vote under the relevant plan as of the record date. If you participate in any of the Company Plans and you have a Company e-mail address, you received the proxy materials electronically by e-mail. Participants who do not have a Company e-mail address received paper copies of the proxy materials.

 

Under the terms of the Company 401(k) Plans, the applicable trustee of the plan will vote any shares you hold in these plans, but you have the right to instruct the trustee how to vote these shares. You can instruct the 401(k) plan trustee how to vote your 401(k) plan shares by voting over the internet or by telephone by following the instructions on the voting instruction form and proxy card, or by completing, signing, and returning your voting instruction form and proxy card. All of the voting instructions and votes given by participants in the Company 401(k) Plans will be tabulated and the voting results for each Company 401(k) Plan will be provided to the applicable plan trustee. Each of

 

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the trustees of the Company 401(k) Plans will determine the ratio of votes for and against and abstentions on each item and will vote all shares held in the applicable plan according to these ratios and the terms of the applicable plan. If you do not instruct the trustee how to vote your 401(k) plan shares, each of the trustees will vote them in proportion to the voting instructions the trustee actually receives from all other 401(k) plan participants in accordance with the terms of the respective plan.

 

Under the Company SPP, you can vote all your SPP shares directly through the custodian for the Company SPP. You can direct the SPP custodian to vote your SPP shares by voting over the internet or by telephone by following the instructions on the voting instruction form and proxy card, or by completing, signing, and returning your voting instruction form and proxy card. If you do not provide voting directions for your SPP shares, these shares will not be voted.

 

This excerpt taken from the WFC DEF 14A filed Mar 17, 2008.

How do I vote the shares I hold in the Company’s 401(k) Plan or Stock Purchase Plan?

 

If you hold shares of common stock in the 401(k) Plan or Stock Purchase Plan, Broadridge will send you a voting instruction form and proxy card with your proxy materials. This voting instruction form and proxy card reflects all shares of common stock you may vote under these plans as of the record date. If you participate in the 401(k) Plan and/or Stock Purchase Plan and you have a Company e-mail address, you will receive the instruction and proxy card after you are notified by e-mail that you can review a copy of the proxy materials over the internet. Under the terms of the 401(k) Plan, your 401(k) Plan shares are voted by the trustee of the 401(k) Plan, but you have the right to instruct the trustee how to vote these shares. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (Wells Fargo Bank) is the trustee of the 401(k) Plan and is the custodian of the Stock Purchase Plan. Under the Stock Purchase Plan, you can vote all your Stock Purchase Plan shares directly. You can instruct the 401(k) Plan trustee how to vote your 401(k) Plan shares, and direct the Stock Purchase Plan custodian to vote your Stock Purchase Plan shares by completing, signing, and returning your voting instruction form and proxy card. You can also give your voting instructions over the internet, or by telephone by following the instructions on the voting instruction form and proxy card. Broadridge will tabulate all voting instructions and votes given by participants in these plans and provide the voting results for each plan to the 401(k) Plan trustee and Stock Purchase Plan custodian. The trustee of the 401(k) Plan will determine the ratio of votes for and against and abstentions on each item and vote all shares held in the 401(k) Plan according to these ratios. If you do not instruct the trustee how to vote your 401(k) Plan shares, the trustee will vote them in proportion to the voting instructions the trustee actually receives from all other 401(k) Plan participants. The custodian of the Stock Purchase Plan will vote your Stock Purchase Plan shares at the annual meeting as each participant directs. If you do not provide voting directions for your Stock Purchase Plan shares, these shares will not be voted.

 

This excerpt taken from the WFC DEF 14A filed Mar 16, 2007.

How do I vote the shares I hold in the Company’s 401(k) Plan or Stock Purchase Plan?

 

If you hold shares of our common stock in our 401(k) Plan or Stock Purchase Plan, ADP will send you an instruction and proxy card with your proxy materials. This instruction and proxy card reflects all shares of common stock you may vote under these plans as of the record date. If you participate in our 401(k) Plan and/or Stock Purchase Plan and you have a Company e-mail address, you will receive the instruction and proxy card after you are notified by e-mail that you can review a copy of our proxy materials on the Internet. Under the terms of the 401(k) Plan, your 401(k) Plan shares are voted by the trustee of the 401(k) Plan, but you have the right to instruct the trustee how to vote these shares. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association is the trustee of the 401(k) Plan and is custodian of the Stock Purchase Plan. Under the Stock Purchase Plan, you can vote all your Stock Purchase Plan shares directly. You can instruct the 401(k) Plan trustee how to vote your 401(k) Plan shares, and direct the Stock Purchase Plan custodian to vote your Stock Purchase Plan shares by completing, signing, and returning your instruction and proxy card. You can also give your voting instructions by telephone or Internet by following the instructions on the instruction and proxy card. ADP will tabulate all voting instructions and votes given by participants in these plans and provide the voting results for each plan to the 401(k) Plan trustee and Stock Purchase Plan custodian. With respect to 401(k) Plan shares, the trustee will then determine the ratio of votes for and against and abstentions on each item and vote all shares held in the 401(k) Plan according to these ratios. If you do not instruct the trustee how to vote your 401(k) Plan shares, the trustee will vote your 401(k) Plan shares in proportion to the voting instructions the trustee actually receives from all other 401(k) Plan participants. With respect to Stock Purchase Plan shares, Wells Fargo Bank as custodian will vote these shares at the annual meeting as each participant directs. If you do not provide voting directions for your Stock Purchase Plan shares, these shares will not be voted.

 

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