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BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on June 05, 2018




NOVATO, CA 94949
Meeting Information
  Meeting Type: Annual Meeting  
For holders as of: April 09, 2018
Date: June 05, 2018       Time: 9:00 AM PDT


BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Morning Glory Conference Room
750 Lindaro Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
For Directions, visit www.biomarin.com - "Contact us"

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Voting items
The Board of Directors recommends you vote
FOR the following:
1.       Election of Directors


01      Jean-Jacques Bienaimé       02     Willard Dere       03     Michael Grey       04     Elaine J. Heron       05     Robert J. Hombach
06 V. Bryan Lawlis 07 Alan J. Lewis 08 Richard A. Meier 09 David E.I. Pyott 10 Dennis J. Slamon

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2 and 3.

2      To ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for BioMarin for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018.
3 To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's Named Executive Officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement.

NOTE: Your proxy holder will also vote on any other business properly brought before the Annual Meeting.