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Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 11, 2011

 

    

 

Meeting Information

   MERCURY GENERAL CORPORATION  

 

Meeting Type:        Annual Meeting

For holders as of:   March 16, 2011

Date:     May 11, 2011     Time: 10:00 AM PDT

    

Location:     The Wilshire Hotel

    

  3515 Wilshire Blvd

    

  Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Voting Items    

        
  The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following:      
 

1.      Election of Directors

     
 

Nominees

        
 

01  George Joseph

   06  Bruce A. Bunner      
 

02  Martha E. Marcon

   07  Nathan Bessin      
 

03  Donald R. Spuehler

   08  Michael D. Curtius      
 

04  Richard E. Grayson

   09  Gabriel Tirador      
 

05  Donald P. Newell

        
 

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal:

 

2        Advisory vote on executive compensation.

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote 3 YEARS on the following proposal:

 

3        Advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on executive compensation.

 

NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.