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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Dresser-Rand Group Inc. to be held on May 8, 2012

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Notice of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Dresser-Rand Group Inc.


Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time: 8:00 A.M. (Central)

Place: West8 Tower, 10205 Westheimer Road, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77042

The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to take action on the following proposals:

Proposal One – Elect eight Directors to serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified;

01 William E. Macaulay 03 Rita V. Foley 05 Philip R. Roth 07 Michael L. Underwood

02 Vincent R. Volpe Jr. 04 Louis A. Raspino 06 Stephen A. Snider 08 Joseph C. Winkler III

Proposal Two – Ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Independent Registered Public Accountants for the fiscal year ending

December 31, 2012.

Proposal Three – Adopt an advisory resolution to approve executive compensation.

The Board of Directors unanimously recommends that you vote:

– “FOR” the election of the Directors in Proposal One; and

– “FOR” Proposals Two and Three;

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.

Should you require directions to the annual meeting, please call (713) 973-5355.