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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Stockholder Meeting of
To Be Held On: June 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at 345 Inverness Drive South, Building C, Suite 310, Englewood, Colorado 80112
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Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Gevo, Inc. will be held at 345 Inverness Drive South, Building C, Suite 310, Englewood, Colorado on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., local time.
You are receiving this communication because you held shares in Gevo, Inc. as of the close of business on April 18, 2011, the record date for the Annual Stockholder Meeting.
This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote your shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.
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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR THE ELECTION OF EACH OF THE BOARDS DIRECTOR CANDIDATES, FOR PROPOSALS 2 AND 3 AND FOR 2 YEARS ON PROPOSAL 4.
1. To elect the following two nominees as Class I members of Gevos Board of Directors to serve for a three-year term:
Ganesh M. Kishore, Ph.D. Patrick R. Gruber, Ph.D.
Please note that you cannot use this notice to vote by mail.
2. To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Companys independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011.
3. To approve an advisory (non-binding) resolution on the compensation of our named executive officers, as presented in the proxy statement.
4. An advisory (non-binding) vote on the frequency of the stockholder advisory vote to approve the compensation of our named executive officers, as presented in the proxy statement.
5. To transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting and any adjournment or postponement thereof.