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Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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The following Notice of Change of Location relates to the Definitive Proxy Statement filed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (the “Company”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 25, 2020 and made available to certain stockholders of the Company in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the Company’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. This Supplement is being filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is being made available to stockholders on or about April 14, 2020. The Company’s Proxy Statement and 2019 Annual Report are available on the Company’s website at or at

430 E. 29th Street, 14th Floor
New York, New York 10016

Notice of Change of Location of Annual Meeting of Shareholders To Be Held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Due to the ongoing developments related to the coronavirus or COVID-19, including protocols that federal, state and local governments have imposed, to protect the health and well-being of our shareholders, directors, employees and the public, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the location of the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Annual Meeting”) has been changed and will be conducted solely online by remote communication, in a virtual only format. The Annual Meeting will still be held at on May 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

As described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting, stockholders of record as of March 16, 2020, the record date, are entitled to participate in the Annual Meeting. To be admitted to the Annual Meeting, you will need to visit and enter the 16-digit control number included on your Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials, on your proxy card, or on the instructions that accompanied your proxy materials. Guests may join the Annual Meeting in a listen-only mode, but they will not have the option to vote shares or ask questions during the virtual meeting.

Once admitted, you may submit questions, vote or view our list of shareholders during the Annual Meeting by following the instructions that will be available on the meeting website. You may log into the meeting platform beginning at 9:50 a.m. Eastern Time on May 5, 2020. To submit a question before the meeting, visit with your 16-digit control number and select the “Submit a Question for Management” option. To submit a question during the meeting, visit, enter your 16-digit control number and type your question into the “Ask a Question” field and click “Submit.” The company will provide direct and specific information to shareholder proponents on how they can present their shareholder proposals during the meeting.

The proxy card included with the proxy materials previously distributed will not be updated to reflect the change in location and may continue to be used to vote your shares in connection with the Annual Meeting. If you encounter any difficulties accessing the Annual Meeting during the check-in or meeting time, please call the technical support number that will be posted on the meeting log in page. Technical support will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on May 5, 2020 and will remain available until the meeting has ended.
By Order of the Board of Directors
Katherine R. Kelly
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary

Dated: April 14, 2020