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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote *** Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on November 4, 2015. LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION Meeting Information Meeting Type: Annual Stockholders Meeting For holders as of: September 8, 2015 Date: November 4, 2015 Time: 9:30 A.M. PST Location: 4650 Cushing Parkway Building CA1 Auditorium Fremont, California 94538 LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION ATTN: INVESTOR RELATIONS 4650 CUSHING PARKWAY FREMONT, CA 94538 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 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. proxy See the materials reverse and side voting of this instructions. notice to obtain M96334-P69523


Before You Vote How to Access the Proxy Materials Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE: Notice and Proxy Statement and Annual Report Combined Document How to View Online: Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) and visit: How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy: If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request: 1) BY INTERNET: 2) BY TELEPHONE: 1-800-579-1639 3) BY E-MAIL*: * If requesting materials by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) in the subject line. Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before October 21, 2015 to facilitate timely delivery. How To Vote Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods Vote In Person: Lam’s stockholder meetings have attendance requirements. Please check the meeting materials for any requirements for meeting attendance. At the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, you will need to request a ballot to vote these shares. Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) available and follow the instructions. Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a proxy card. M96335-P69523


Voting Items The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR all nine of the nominees listed in proposal 1: 1. Election of Directors Nominees: 01) Martin B. Anstice 06) Catherine P. Lego 02) Eric K. Brandt 07) Stephen G. Newberry 03) Michael R. Cannon 08) Krishna C. Saraswat 04) Youssef A. El-Mansy 09) Abhijit Y. Talwalkar 05) Christine A. Heckart The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2, 3, 4 and 5. 2. Advisory vote to approve the compensation of the named executive officers of Lam Research, or “Say on Pay.” 3. Approval of the Lam 2004 Executive Incentive Plan, as amended and restated. 4. Approval of the adoption of the Lam 2015 Stock Incentive Plan. 5. Ratification of the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2016. NOTE: Other business that may properly come before the annual meeting (including any adjournment or postponement thereof) will be voted as the proxy holders deem advisable. M96336-P69523