General Electric Company
3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, Connecticut 06828

March 14, 2011

Dear Shareowner,

You are invited to attend the 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareowners to be held on Wednesday, April 27, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The annual meeting will begin with a report on our operations, followed by discussion and voting on the matters set forth in the accompanying notice of annual meeting and proxy statement and discussion on other business matters properly brought before the meeting.

If you plan to attend the meeting, please follow the advance registration instructions on page 56 of this proxy statement. An admission card, which is required for admission to the meeting, will be mailed to you prior to the meeting.

Whether or not you plan to attend, you can ensure that your shares are represented at the meeting by promptly voting and submitting your proxy by telephone or by Internet, or by completing, signing, dating and returning your proxy form in the enclosed envelope.

Image: Jeffrey R. Immelt’s signature
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman of the Board