UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No. )

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Gilead Sciences, Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)
(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if Other Than the Registrant)

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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Annual Meeting to Be Held on May 6, 2020.

GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.

 

 

GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
ATTN: INVESTOR RELATIONS
333 LAKESIDE DRIVE
FOSTER CITY, CA 94404

Meeting Information*
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: March 13, 2020
Date: May 6, 2020       Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Location:    Westin San Francisco Airport
1 Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, CA 94030
 
*We are actively monitoring the public health and travel safety concerns relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the advisories or mandates that federal, state and local governments, and related agencies, may issue. In the event it is not possible or advisable to hold the Annual Meeting as currently planned, we will publicly announce any additional or alternative arrangements for the meeting on our Investors page at http://investors.gilead.com/annual-meeting, which may include a change in venue or holding the meeting solely by means of remote communication. If we decide to hold the Annual Meeting solely by means of remote communication, the meeting will occur at the above date and time via live audio webcast, and you or your proxyholder will be able to participate, vote and examine our stockholder list by visiting east.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/GILD2020 and using your 16-digit control number. If you are planning to attend the Annual Meeting, please check our Investors page the week of the meeting. As always, we encourage you to vote your shares prior to the Annual Meeting.

 

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above.

 

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 www.proxyvote.com 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 you vote FOR
the following proposals:

1. To elect the eight director nominees named in the Proxy Statement to serve for the next year and until their successors are elected and qualified.
 
       Nominees:
 
1a. Jacqueline K. Barton, Ph.D.
                
1b. Sandra J. Horning, M.D.
 
1c. Kelly A. Kramer
 
1d. Kevin E. Lofton
 
1e. Harish Manwani
 
1f. Daniel P. O’Day
 
1g. Richard J. Whitley, M.D.
 
1h. Per Wold-Olsen



2. To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors as the independent registered public accounting firm of Gilead for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.  
        
3. To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our Named Executive Officers as presented in the Proxy Statement.  
        

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

     
4. To vote on a stockholder proposal, if properly presented at the meeting, requesting that the Board adopt a policy that the Chairperson of the Board of Directors be an independent director.  
        
5. To vote on a stockholder proposal, if properly presented at the meeting, requesting that the Board eliminate the ownership threshold for stockholders to request a record date to take action by written consent.  

 







































 

 
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