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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting

to be held on May 1, 2013, for Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet and is not a form for voting. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. To view the proxy statement and annual report, go to To submit your proxy while visiting this site, you will need the 12 digit control number in the box below.



Under new United States Securities and Exchange Commission rules, proxy materials do not have to be delivered in paper. Proxy materials can be distributed by making them available on the Internet. We have chosen to use these procedures for our 2013 Annual Meeting and need YOUR participation.

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Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. Notice of Annual Meeting


LOGO     Date:    Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    Time:    10:00 A.M. (Mountain Daylight Time)
    Place:    1625 Sharp Point Drive Fort Collins, Co 80525

The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to take action on the proposals listed below.

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote “FOR” the following proposals:


1.    To elect 7 Directors.         
   Nominees:    01 Douglas S. Schatz    03 Richard P. Beck    05 Edward C. Grady    07 Thomas M. Rohrs
      02 Frederick A. Ball    04 Garry Rogerson    06 Terry Hudgens   
2.    Proposal Two – To ratify the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as Advanced Energy’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.
3.    Proposal Three – Advisory vote on executive compensation.
4.    Proposal Four – Any other matters of business properly brought before the meeting.

Should you require directions to the annual meeting, please call (970) 221-4670

Vote In Person Instructions: While we encourage shareholders to vote by the means indicated above, a shareholder is entitled to vote in person at the annual meeting. Additionally, a shareholder who has submitted a proxy before the meeting, may revoke that proxy in person at the annual meeting.