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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

PROXY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(a) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

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(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

 

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on June 8, 2020.

 

 

 AMPHASTAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

Meeting Information

  Meeting Type:            Annual Meeting

  For holders as of:       April 13, 2020

  Date: June 8, 2020                Time: 11:00 AM PDT

  Location:  Meeting live via the Internet-please visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AMPH2020

 

The Company will be hosting the meeting live via the Internet this year. To attend the meeting via the Internet please visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/AMPH2020 and be sure to have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow —>  XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page).

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMPHASTAR PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

C/O BROADRIDGE

P.O. BOX 1342

BRENTWOOD, NY 11717

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the company named above.

This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).

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How to Access the Proxy Materials

 

2. Annual Report

 

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               Voting Items               

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal:

1.      

Election of three Class I Directors

 

 

 

 

Nominees:

 

4.

To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020.

 

1a.    David Maris

 

 

 

 

1b.    Richard Koo

 

NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.

 

1c.    Floyd F. Petersen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.      

To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote 1 year on the following proposal:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.      

To approve, on an advisory basis, the frequency of future stockholder advisory votes on the compensation of our named executive officers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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