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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on March 12, 2020.



        Adient plc


  Adient plc








Meeting Information


Meeting Type:   Annual General Meeting
For holders as of:   January 15, 2020
Date:  March 12, 2020       Time:    1:00 PM Local Time
Location:    Radisson Blu Hotel

  Dublin Airport

  Dublin, Ireland


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              Voting Items                         


The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following:


1.  Election of Directors






The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2, 3 and 4.



        1a.     Julie L. Bushman


        1b.     Peter H. Carlin


2.  To ratify, by non-binding advisory vote, the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent auditor for fiscal year 2020 and to authorize, by binding vote, the Board of Directors, acting through the Audit Committee, to set the auditors’ remuneration.


3.  To approve, on an advisory basis, our named executive officer compensation.


4.  To approve the adoption of Adient’s Amended and Restated Director Share Plan.


In their discretion, the proxies are authorized to vote on such matters as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.



        1c.     Raymond L. Conner


          1d.     Douglas G. Del Grosso      


        1e.     Richard Goodman



        1f.     José M. Gutiérrez


          1g.     Frederick A. Henderson            


        1h.     Barb J. Samardzich