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Rockwell Automation, Inc.


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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareowner Meeting to Be Held on February 7, 2012



Meeting Information            


           Meeting Type:     Annual Meeting    
                      ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, INC.         For holders as of:     December 12, 2011    


Date:    February 7, 2012



      Time: 5:30 PM CST

















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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.



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Voting Items                   


The Board of Directors recommends a vote

FOR each of the Nominees listed below.


A.     To elect as directors of Rockwell  Automation, Inc.

         the nominees listed below:




Betty C. Alewine




Verne G. Istock




David B. Speer

The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR proposals B, C and D.  

B.     To approve the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Corporation’s independent registered public accounting firm.

C.     To approve the Corporation’s 2012 Long-Term Incentives Plan.


D.     To approve on an advisory basis the compensation of the Corporation’s named executive officers.

In their discretion, the proxies are authorized to vote upon matters incident to the conduct of and such other business as may properly come before the meeting.