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Fastenal Company

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*** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on April 19, 2011.




Meeting Information            





Meeting Type:



  Annual Meeting


      For holders as of:     February 22, 2011
      Date:      April 19, 2011  

  Time: 10:00 AM CDT


      Location:      Fastenal Company

   2001 Theurer Boulevard


   Winona, Minnesota 55987-0978


Meeting Directions:    For directions to the meeting, go

                                      to and click

                                      on the link “proxy materials”.






WINONA, MN 55987


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


    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 or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).

We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.


    See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.




  Before You Vote 


How to Access the Proxy Materials


  Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:    




  How to View Online:


  Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow g XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page)

  and visit:


  How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy:


  If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a

  copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request:


                                 1) BY INTERNET:

                                 2) BY TELEPHONE:     1-800-579-1639

                                 3) BY E-MAIL*:    


  *     If requesting materials by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow g XXXX XXXX XXXX (located on the following page) in the subject line.


  Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please

  make the request as instructed above on or before April 5, 2011 to facilitate timely delivery.






  How To Vote 


Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods



Vote In Person: Should you choose to vote these shares in person at the meeting you must request a “legal proxy”. To request a proxy, please follow the instructions at

Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance. At the meeting, you will need to request a ballot to vote these shares.


Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow g XXXX XXXX XXXX available and follow the instructions.


Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a voting instruction card.




Voting Items      


The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals 1, 2 and 3:



1.      Election of Directors





        01)  Robert A. Kierlin


        02)  Stephen M. Slaggie


        03)  Michael M. Gostomski


        04)  Willard D. Oberton


        05)  Michael J. Dolan


        06)  Reyne K. Wisecup


        07)  Hugh L. Miller


        08)  Michael J. Ancius


        09)  Scott A. Satterlee


2.      Ratification of the appointment of KPMG LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the 2011 fiscal year.


3.      Approval, by non-binding vote, of executive compensation.

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR 1 YEAR on the following proposal 4:   

4.      Approval, by non-binding vote, of the frequency of future executive compensation votes.


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