Investor Relations

Annual Meeting 2021 Questions and Answers

1. How vulnerable are TMO's operations to deepening diplomatic, trade, political and military tensions between the USA and China?

You can listen to the Company’s response shared by Mr. Marc Casper at 28:37 during the annual shareholders meeting.

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2. Mr. Chairman, the Carpenter funds hold a total of 416,300 shares of the Company's stock.

You can listen to the Company’s response shared by Mr. Marc Casper at 33:18 during the annual shareholders meeting and find more information on the executive compensation plan in the Company’s 2021 Proxy Statement.

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3. Why do you use adjusted earnings instead of just sticking with GAAP earnings? Every year there seems to be adjustments.

We believe that the use of non-GAAP measures, including adjusted EPS, helps investors to gain a better understanding of our core operating results and future prospects, consistent with how management measures and forecasts the company's performance, especially when comparing such results to previous periods or forecasts.

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4. With regard to Proxy Proposals 1 through 4, how long will the polls remain open to allow shareholders to vote after the final proposal is presented?

The polls remained open for approximately two minutes after Proposals 1 through 4 were presented, allowing ample time for shareholders to cast their votes.

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