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Meeting Information


Meeting Type:          Annual Meeting

For holders as of:    March 15, 2016

Date:    May 12, 2016      Time: 11:00 a.m.

   Location:   The Maury Myers Conference Center

       Waste Management, Inc.

       1021 Main Street

       Houston, Texas 77002


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Voting Items  

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR each of the nominees in item 1 and FOR proposals 2 and 3:


1.    Election of Directors




1a.  Bradbury H. Anderson


1b.  Frank M. Clark, Jr.


1c.   Andrés R. Gluski


1d.  Patrick W. Gross


1e.  Victoria M. Holt


1f.    Kathleen M. Mazzarella


1g.  John C. Pope


1h.  W. Robert Reum


1i.    David P. Steiner


1j.    Thomas H. Weidemeyer




2.    Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for 2016.


3.    Approval of our executive compensation.


The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST proposal 4:


4.    Stockholder proposal regarding a policy on accelerated vesting of equity awards, if properly presented at the meeting.


NOTE: In their discretion, upon such other matters that may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or adjournments thereof.