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  IMPORTANT ANNUAL MEETING  INFORMATION            000004          C 1234567890















Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

General Dynamics Corporation Shareholder Meeting to be Held on May 4, 2011

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:



LOGO    Easy Online Access — A Convenient Way to View Proxy Materials and Vote


When you go online to view materials, you can also vote your shares.



Step 1: Go to to view the materials.


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 selection as instructed on each screen to select delivery preferences and vote.

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 paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side on or before April 25, 2011, to facilitate timely delivery.



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Shareholder Meeting Notice


General Dynamics Corporation’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on May 4, 2011, at 9:00 am local time at 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia 22042.

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

The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the following proposals:


1.        Election of 11 directors:    Mary T. Barra    Nicholas D. Chabraja    James S. Crown    William P. Fricks
      Jay L. Johnson    George A. Joulwan    Paul G. Kaminski    John M. Keane
      Lester L. Lyles    William A. Osborn    Robert Walmsley   


  2. Selection of Independent Auditors.


  3. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation.

The Board of Directors recommends a vote for EVERY THREE (3) YEARS for Proposal 4.


  4. Advisory Vote on Frequency of Future Executive Compensation Advisory Votes.

The Board of Directors recommends a vote AGAINST the following proposals.


  5. Shareholder proposal with regard to a human rights policy.


  6. Shareholder proposal with regard to special shareholder meetings.

PLEASE NOTE – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must vote 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 go to to request an admission ticket.



Here’s how to order a copy of the proxy materials and select a future delivery preference:


Paper copies: Current and future paper delivery requests can be submitted via the telephone, Internet or email options below.


Email copies: Current and future email delivery requests must be submitted via the Internet following the instructions below.

If you request an email copy of current materials you will receive an email with a link to the materials.



PLEASE NOTE: You must use the number in the shaded bar on the reverse side when requesting a set of proxy materials.



g       Internet – Go to Click Cast Your Vote or Request Materials. Follow the instructions to log in and order a paper or email copy of the current meeting materials and submit your preference for email or paper delivery of future meeting materials.



g       Telephone – Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276 using a touch-tone phone and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the materials by mail for the current meeting. Outside the USA, US territories & Canada call 1-781-575-2300. You can also submit a preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings.



g       Email - Send an email to with “Proxy Materials General Dynamics Corporation” in the subject line. Include in the message your full name and address, plus the number located in the shaded bar on the reverse, and state in the email that you want a paper copy of current meeting materials. You can also state your preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings.



         To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by April 25, 2011.