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John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Meeting To Be Held on Thursday, November 1, 2018, for John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. This communication is not a form for voting and presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials, which contain important information, that are available to you on the Internet or by mail. We encourage you to access and review the proxy materials before voting. To view the proxy statement and annual report, go to To access your form of proxy while visiting this site, you will need the 12 digit control number in the shaded gray box below. Under the United States Securities and Exchange Commission rules, proxy materials do not have to be delivered in paper. Proxy materials can be distributed by making them available on the Internet. We have chosen to use these procedures for our Annual Meeting and need YOUR participation. If the you proxy want materials, to receive you a will paper need or to e-mail request copy one, of otherwise copy. There you is will no charge not receive to you a paper for requesting or e-mail a in copy. time for In this order year’s to receive annual a meeting, paper package please make this request on or before October 17, 2018. View Proxy Statement and Annual Report Online at A convenient way to view proxy materials and VOTE! To view your proxy materials online, go to Have the 12 digit control number, located in the shaded gray box below, available when you access the website and follow the instructions. A copy of the proxy statement, annual report, and form of proxy for this particular Annual Meeting, and all future stockholder meetings, may be requested by: INTERNET TELEPHONE *E-MAIL (866) 648-8133 * If requesting material by e-mail, please send You will need to use the 12 digit control number a blank e-mail with the 12 digit control number located in the shaded gray box below. (located below) in the subject line. No other requests, instructions or other inquiries should be included with your e-mail requesting material. ACCOUNT NO. SHARES John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. Notice of Annual Meeting Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 A.M. (Central Time) Place: 1707 N. Randall Road, Elgin, Illinois 60123 Voting Items: The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR Proposals 1-3. 1. Election of Directors 01 Governor Jim Edgar 02 Ellen C. Taaffe 03 Daniel M. Wright 2. Ratification of the Audit Committee’s appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the 2019 fiscal year. 3. Advisory vote to approve executive compensation. Note: In their discretion, the proxies will be authorized to vote on such other matters as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any postponements or adjournments thereof. Should you require directions to attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person, please call (847) 214-4612. Vote In Person Instructions: While we encourage stockholders to vote by the means indicated above, a stockholder is entitled to vote in person at the Annual Meeting. Additionally, a stockholder who has submitted a proxy before the meeting may revoke that proxy in person at the Annual Meeting.