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  Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 30, 2018











Meeting Information



Meeting Type: Annual Meeting



For holders as of: April 02, 2018



Date: May 30, 2018              Time: 9:00 AM PDT



Location:  Williams-Sonoma, Inc.


                    3250 Van Ness Avenue


                    San Francisco, CA 94109




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       1. Annual Report to Stockholders and Proxy Statement        
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            Voting items              


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



The Board of Directors does not have a recommendation for voting on the following proposal (s):






Election of Directors






Ratification of the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending February 3, 2019









Laura Alber






Adrian Bellamy






Anthony Greener






Robert Lord






Grace Puma






Christiana Smith Shi






Sabrina Simmons









Jerry Stritzke






Frits van Paasschen



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






The amendment and restatement of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. 2001 Long-Term Incentive Plan






An advisory vote to approve executive compensation


      Voting items Continued    







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








            Voting Instructions