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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders To Be Held on June 1, 2020 for Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

This communication is not a form of voting and 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. To view the proxy statement, annual report and voting instructions, go to To submit your proxy while visiting this site, you will need the 12 digit control number in the box below.


Under United States Securities and Exchange Commission rules, proxy materials do not have to be delivered in paper. Proxy materials can be distributed by making them available on the Internet. We have chosen to use these procedures for our Annual Meeting and need YOUR participation.


If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of the proxy materials, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. In order to receive a paper package in time for our Annual Meeting, please make this request on or before May 18, 2020.




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Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Notice of Annual Meeting
  LOGO   Meeting Type:   Annual Meeting  
  For holders as of:   April 13, 2020  



June 1, 2020




10:00 A.M. (Eastern Time)



  Annual Meeting to be held live via the Internet - please visit for more details


  The Board of Directors Recommends a Vote FOR each of the director nominees listed in Proposal 1; and FOR Proposals 2 and 3.



To elect two Class III directors to hold office until the 2023 annual meeting of stockholders.


(1) Gerald Chan


(2) Cedric Francois




To ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.




To approve an advisory vote on executive compensation.


  Note: To conduct any other business properly brought before the Annual Meeting.


Voting at the Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting will be a “virtual meeting” of stockholders, which will be conducted exclusively via the Internet. There will not be a physical meeting location, and stockholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting in person. In order to attend the meeting online and vote your shares electronically during the meeting, you must register in advance at prior to the deadline of May 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Further information about how to attend the Annual Meeting online, vote your shares and submit questions is included in the Proxy Statement.