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COEUR D'ALENE MINES CORPORATION
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Dear Coeur Shareholder:
Please find enclosed additional proxy material relating to the Adjourned Annual Meeting scheduled to be held on June 3, 2005 at 9:30am, Pacific Standard Time, at our office located at 505 Front Street, Coeur d Alene, Idaho 83816.
Due to recent changes enacted by the New York Stock Exchange, brokers can no longer vote for share incentive plans, and shareholders must vote their own shares to approve such plans. To date, although the overwhelming majority of votes cast have been in favor of the proposed share plan, we have not yet obtained the necessary majority of outstanding shares voting on the proposal needed to pass Proposal #2 relating to the 2005 Non-Employee Directors Equity Incentive Plan as stated in the 2005 Notice of Annual Meeting.
Your shares may not be voted on this issue without your specific voting instructions. Accordingly, we are furnishing you an additional Voting Instruction Form to enable you to instruct your broker how you wish your shares to be voted. The quickest way to have your shares counted is to vote via the telephone or the internet. Instructions on how to vote over the phone or internet are enclosed in this package.
Your shares cannot be represented at the Adjourned Annual Meeting with respect to Proposal #2 unless you either sign and return the enclosed voting form or vote by telephone or over the internet.
If you sign and return the enclosed from without indicating a choice of for, against or abstain, your shares will be voted as recommended by your Board of Directors. Adjournments result in additional costs to the company, so please help us achieve this vote. To ensure your shares are counted at the adjourned annual meeting we urge you to vote today.
If you have questions or need help voting your shares, please call our proxy solicitation firm, Morrow & Co., Inc. at 800-607-0088.
/s/ Dennis E. Wheeler
Dennis E. Wheeler
|Chairman of the Board, President|
|And Chief Executive Officer|
The undersigned appoints Dennis E. Wheeler or, in his absence, James A. Sabala, proxy of the undersigned, with full power of substitution, to vote all shares of Coeur dAlene Mines Corporation common stock the undersigned is entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2004, or at any adjournment thereof, with all powers the undersigned would have if personally present. The shares will be voted as directed, and with respect to other matters of business properly before the meeting as the Proxies shall decide. If no direction is provided, this Proxy will be voted FOR Proposals 1 and 2.
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|The Shares will be voted as directed, and with respect to other
matters of business properly before the meeting as the Proxies
shall decide. If no direction is provided, this Proxy will be
voted FOR Proposals 1 and 2. The Board of Directors recommends
voting FOR the following proposals:
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change or comments. See reverse
|1. ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
FOR all nominees listed below
(except as marked to the
To vote for all nominees
(INSTRUCTION; To withhold authority to vote for any individual nominee, strike a line through the nominees name on the list below.) Nominees: Cecil D. Andrus, James. J. Curran, Andrew Lundquist, Robert E. Mellor, John H. Robinson, J. Kenneth Thompson, Alex Vitale, Timothy R. Winterer and Dennis E. Wheeler.
|2. PROPOSAL REGARDING APPROVAL OF 2005 NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTORS' EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN AND AUTHORIZATION OF ISSUANCE OF 500,000 SHARES THEREUNDER.||FOR
|3. IN THEIR DISCRETION, THE PROXIES ARE AUTHORIZED TO VOTE UPON SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS MAY COME BEFORE THE MEETING.|
|I plan to attend the meeting||YES
PLEASE COMPLETE, SIGN, DATE AND MAIL THIS PROXY PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED POSTAGE-PAID ENVELOPE
Signature(s)_________________________ Name(s)_____________________ Dated:____________, 2005
Sign exactly as your name appears hereon. When signing in a representative or fiduciary capacity, indicate the title. If shares are held jointly, each holder should sign.