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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for
 the Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 01, 2019
Meeting Information
           Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
           For holders as of: March 01, 2019
           Date: May 01, 2019 Time: 11:00 AM EST
              Location:  The Eastern Company
                                  112 Bridge Street
                             Naugatuck, CT 06770-0460

NAUGATUCK, CT 06770-0460

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Voting items
The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR ALL the following:

Election of Directors
01  Fredrick D. DiSanto    02 John W. Everets    03  Charles W. Henry      04  Michael A. McManus Jr.  05 James A. Mitarotonda 
06  Peggy B. Scottt           07  August M. Vlak

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3.
Advisory vote to approve the compensation of the named executive officers.

Ratify the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm (Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP).

NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof. Note: A vote to withhold authority to vote for any nominee(s) is treated as a vote against the nominee(s).