Special Meeting

2017 SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS – PROXY STATEMENT
Navidea Notice & Proxy Statement
2017 SPECIAL STOCKHOLDER MEETING
Date:March 2, 2017
Time: 9:00AM Eastern
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
70 Challenger Road
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660


Certain matters will be voted on at the 2017 Special Meeting of Stockholders on March 2, 2017. If you were a stockholder on the record date of January 23, 2017, and would like to vote, please follow one of the voting options below:

VOTE BY INTERNET   www.proxyvote.com
Use the Internet to transmit your voting instructions and for electronic delivery of information up until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on March 1, 2017. Have your proxy card in hand when you access the website and follow the instructions to obtain your records and to create an electronic voting instruction form.

VOTE BY PHONE   1-800-690-6903
Use any touch-tone telephone to transmit your voting instructions up until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on March 1, 2017. Have your proxy card in hand when you call and then follow the instructions.

VOTE BY MAIL
Mark, sign and date your proxy card and return it in the postage-paid envelope we have provided or return it to Vote Processing, c/o Broadridge, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, NY 11717.

VOTE IN PERSON
If your Navidea stock is held in certificate form, you may deliver the Voting Instruction Form received from Broadridge at the annual meeting. Ballot forms will also be made available during the meeting. If your Navidea stock is held in "street name" in a brokerage account, you MUST contact your broker and request a legal proxy. Bring the completed legal proxy to the meeting and submit it as instructed during the meeting. The Voting Instruction Form received from Broadridge on behalf of your broker is not a legal voting instrument when delivered directly to the Company and will not be accepted at the meeting.

ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF FUTURE PROXY MATERIALS
If you would like to reduce the costs incurred by Navidea in mailing proxy materials, you can consent to receiving all future proxy statements, proxy cards and annual reports electronically via e-mail or the Internet. To sign up for electronic delivery, please follow the instructions above to vote using the Internet and, when prompted, indicate that you agree to receive or access proxy materials electronically in future years.