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Exchange Act of 1934

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American Electric Power Company, Inc.

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Votes submitted electronically must be received by 1:00 a.m., Eastern Time, on April 23, 2019.



Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for

American Electric Power Company, Inc. Shareholder Meeting to be Held on April 23, 2019

Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual shareholders’ meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and annual report to shareholders are available at:





Easy Online Access – View your proxy materials and vote.



Step 1:   Go to


Step 2:   Click on Cast Your Vote or Request Materials.


Step 3:   Follow the instructions on the screen to log in.


Step 4:   Make your selections as instructed on each screen for your delivery preferences.


Step 5:   Vote your shares.

When you go online, you can also help the environment by consenting to receive electronic delivery of future materials.




       LOGO    Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials – If you want to receive a copy of the proxy materials, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request as instructed on the reverse side on or before April 12, 2019 to facilitate timely delivery.




  Shareholder Meeting Notice

American Electric Power Company, Inc.’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on April 23, 2019 at The Omni Hotel, 900 North Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, Texas, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time.

Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.

The Board of Directors recommend a vote FOR all the nominees listed and FOR Proposals 2-4:

1.        Election of Directors:      
   01 - Nicholas K. Akins    02 - David J. Anderson    03 - J. Barnie Beasley, Jr.    04 - Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.    05 - Linda A. Goodspeed
   06 - Thomas E. Hoaglin    07 - Sandra Beach Lin    08 - Margaret M. McCarthy    09 - Richard C. Notebaert    10 - Lionel L. Nowell III
   11 - Stephen S. Rasmussen    12 - Oliver G. Richard III    13 - Sara Martinez Tucker      
2.    Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.
3.    Amendment to Restated Certificate of Incorporation to eliminate preemptive rights.
4.    Advisory approval of the Company’s executive compensation.   

PLEASE NOTE - YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must go online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice and identification with you.



Directions to the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of American Electric Power Company, Inc.


LOGO      The Omni Corpus Christi is located at 900 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. Shareholders may park free of charge in the hotel’s garage, which is attached to the hotel. The entrance to the garage is located on N. Water Street. Please let the attendant know you are a guest of AEP to gain access to the garage, where you may park in any available parking spot. Signage will guide you to the hotel entrance on the first floor of the parking garage and then up to the third floor of the hotel, where the meeting will take place. Prior to the meeting, please register and enjoy a continental breakfast.                        




LOGO      Here’s how to order a copy of the proxy materials and select delivery preferences:
     Current and future delivery requests can be submitted using the options below.
     If you request an email copy, you will receive an email with a link to the current meeting materials.
     PLEASE NOTE: You must use the number in the shaded bar on the reverse side when requesting a copy of the proxy materials.

–   Internet - Go to Click Cast Your Vote or Request Materials.


–   Phone - Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276.


–   Email - Send an email to with “Proxy Materials American Electric Power Company, Inc.” in the subject line. Include your full name and address, plus the number located in the shaded bar on the reverse side, and state that you want a paper copy of the meeting materials.


To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of proxy materials must be received by April 12, 2019.