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Section 1: DEFA14A (DEFA14A)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 15, 2019. Meeting Information COMMUNITY BANK SYSTEM, INC. Meeting Type: Annual Meeting For holders as of: March 20, 2019 Date: May 15, 2019 Time: 1:00 PM EST Location: F.M. Kirby Center 71 Public Square Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 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. COMMUNITY BANK SYSTEM, INC. ATTN: DANIELLE M. CIMA 5790 WIDEWATERS PARKWAY DEWITT, NY 13214-1883 E70677-P19627-Z74431 See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

Before You Vote How to Access the Proxy Materials Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE: NOTICE AND PROXY STATEMENT ANNUAL REPORT FORM 10-K How to View Online: Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow (located on the following page) and visit: www.proxyvote.com. 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: www.proxyvote.com 2) BY TELEPHONE: 1-800-579-1639 3) BY E-MAIL*: [email protected] * 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 (located on the following page) in the subject line. XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX 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 May 1, 2019 to facilitate timely delivery. How To Vote E70678-P19627-Z74431 Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods Vote In Person: Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance. At the meeting, you will need to request a ballot to vote these shares. Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to www.proxyvote.com. Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow (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. XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voting Items The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following: 1. Election of Directors Nominees: 1a. Mark J. Bolus 1b. Jeffrey L. Davis 1c. Eric E. Stickels The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3: 2. Advisory vote on executive compensation. 3. Ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2019. NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof. E70679-P19627-Z74431

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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