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Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on February 3, 2016.












6201 15TH AVENUE





Meeting Information



Meeting Type:         Annual Meeting

    For holders as of:    December 10, 2015      
    Date:    February 3, 2016      Time:    9:00 a.m. CST      
    Location:    Charles K.Vaughan Center      

    3697 Mapleshade Lane

    Plano, TX 75075




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      Voting Items        


The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following listed nominees:






1a.    Robert W. Best


1b.    Kim R. Cocklin


1c.    Richard W. Douglas


1d.    Ruben E. Esquivel


1e.    Richard K. Gordon


1f.    Robert C. Grable


1g.    Michael E. Haefner


1h.    Thomas C. Meredith


1i.     Nancy K. Quinn


1j.     Richard A. Sampson


1k.    Stephen R. Springer


1l.     Richard Ware II


The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR proposals 2-5.


2. Proposal to amend the Company’s 1998 Long-Term Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares reserved for issuance under the Plan and to extend the term of the Plan for an additional five years.


3. Proposal to amend the Company’s Annual Incentive Plan for Management to extend the term for an additional five years.


4. Proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2016.


5. Proposal for an advisory vote by shareholders to approve the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers for fiscal 2015 (“Say-on-Pay”).

The Board of Directors recommends that you select one (1) year as your preference on the following proposal.


6. Proposal for an advisory vote on frequency of vote on Say-on-Pay in future years (“Say-on-Frequency”).