DEFA14A 1 d913217ddefa14a.htm FORM DEFA14A Form DEFA14A



Washington, DC 20549


Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.     )

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BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)




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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on June 09, 2015















Meeting Information



Meeting Type: Annual Meeting

For holders as of: April 10, 2015  
Date: June 09, 2015          Time: 9:00 AM PDT  
Location:  Le Meridien Hotel  

     333 Battery Street

     San Francisco, CA





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 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.



—  Before You Vote  —

How to Access the Proxy Materials


Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:  


1. related Notice & Proxy Statement              2. Form 10-K            3. CEO Stockholder Letter



How to View Online:

  Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow LOGO (located on the following page) and visit:  


How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy:



If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request:



                                 1) BY INTERNET:

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—  How To Vote  —

Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods


  Vote In Person: Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance. At the meeting, you will need to request a ballot to vote these shares.  


Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow LOGO available and follow the instructions.



Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card.



Voting items

The Board of Directors recommends you vote

FOR the following:


    1. Election of Directors


    01 Jean-Jacques Bienaimé         02 Michael Grey 03 Elaine J. Heron 04 Pierre Lapalme 05    V. Bryan Lawlis
    06 Richard A. Meier         07 Alan J. Lewis 08 William D. Young 09 Kenneth M. Bate 10    Dennis J. Slamon


The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2, 3 and 4.
2 To approve an amendment to BioMarin’s Amended and Restated 2006 Share Incentive Plan.
3 To vote on an advisory basis to approve the compensation of BioMarin’s Named Executive Officers, as disclosed in its Proxy Statement.
4 To ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for BioMarin for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015.


The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST the following proposal:

5 To vote upon a stockholder proposal relating to sustainability reporting, if properly presented at the meeting.


NOTE: Your proxy holder will also vote on any other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.