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If you hold your stock through a bank or broker as a beneficial shareholder, your dividend will be deposited directly into your account. If you have any questions, please contact your broker directly.
Many companies allow you to buy or sell shares directly through a direct stock plan (DSP). You can also have the cash dividends you receive from the company automatically reinvested into more shares through a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP).
FedEx's transfer agent, Computershare, sponsors and administers the Computershare Investment Plan for FedEx Corporation Common Stock. This plan offers direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment options and is available to current FedEx stockholders as well as new investors. For more information, you may contact Computershare, the plan administrator.
You can invest in the common stock of FedEx through many financial institutions such as full-service brokers, discount brokers and online brokers. Minimums, fees and other terms vary. Consult your local listings or financial advisor for more information.
A direct stock purchase plan (DSPP) is an investment plan that allows individuals to purchase stock in a company directly from the company or through their transfer agent. Companies that pay a dividend can also enable those same individuals to automatically reinvest some or all of their dividends into the purchase of more stock from the same company.
Direct stock purchase plans attract stable, long-term investors. More self-directed than your typical mutual fund or brokerage account investor, these shareowner seek a low-cost way to purchase stock from companies they trust, whether they believe in your product, want to support your mission, or simply like your financial performance. Individually registered by name, these shareowner can be a source of support when needed, for as long as they hold your stock.
The Clorox Direct Stock Purchase Plan (DSPP) is a direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan that provides a simple and economical method for investors to make an initial investment in shares of The Clorox Company common stock or to increase their existing holdings of Clorox common stock.
Caterpillar's direct services and transfer agent, Computershare Shareowner Services, offers a Direct Stock Purchase Program for investors wishing to purchase or sell Caterpillar Inc. Common Stock. This plan is available to both present shareholders of record as well as to individual investors wishing to make an initial purchase of Caterpillar Inc. Common Stock.
The UPS Board of Directors periodically reviews the company's cash position and future needs for cash. These needs would include reinvestment in the business, dividend payment, debt repayment and share repurchase. UPS has a target dividend payout ratio of approximately 50% of prior year adjusted earnings per share and the Board has typically declared quarterly dividends on UPS common stock.
Contact our transfer agent, Computershare at 800-758-4674. Typically, a stop transfer will be first placed on the lost stock certificate. Then, a surety bond affidavit is sent to you to complete and return.
Under normal circumstances, stock assets held in individual accounts become part of one's estate. In most cases, there are no designated beneficiaries (exceptions are trusts with predetermined trustees). For further information, contact UPS Investor Services at 800-877-1503.
In the event of the death of one shareowner of a joint account, the stock can be transferred (without any tax implication) to the surviving owner. The only paperwork required is proof of death (death certificate) and a transfer form which can be obtained from Computershare.
If you are a beneficial owner of shares (e.g., you own shares through a bank or brokerage account) and have specific questions about your stock ownership, it will be necessary to contact your bank/broker directly for assistance.
If you are a shareowner of record and your account is registered at Computershare, our Registrar and Transfer Agent, you may contact them by phone, email or postal mail with specific questions about your stock ownership:
Shareowners of record may complete stock transfer forms online at www.transfermystock.com. Once the forms are completed online, you will receive instructions for printing, signing, and returning the forms to Computershare for processing. For help completing the transfer forms or additional information on transferring shares you may contact Computershare at 888-COKESHR (888-265-3747) or 781-575-2652.
Shareowners of record may access their accounts via the Internet to obtain share balance, conduct secure transactions, request printable forms and view current market value of their investment as well as historical stock prices. To log on to this secure site and request your initial password, go to www.computershare.com/coca-cola and click on \"Create Login.\"
If you require assistance in calculating your cost basis, NetBasis, a service offered directly through NetWorth Services, can automatically calculate the cost basis for your common stock of The Coca-Cola Company, adjusting for any corporate actions or dividend reinvestment. You will need your purchase/acquisition dates, number of shares acquired and sold and your sale date to use the NetBasis system.
Shareowners of record as of July 27, 2012 were entitled to a two-for-one stock split payable August 10, 2012. Shareowners of record were sent notification of the shares received as a result of the split.
It is recommended that stock certificates be mailed certified or registered mail and insured for 3 percent of the current market value. This is the cost to replace the certificates if they are lost. Do not sign your stock certificates. Include written instructions indicating you would like to deposit your stock certificate(s) into DRS/book entry form. All shareholders shown on the account must sign the written request. The certificate shares will be added to your account and an account statement will be mailed to your address of record.
EQ Shareowner Services administers the Shareowner Service Plus Plan, which allows registered shareholders to purchase additional shares of Lilly common stock through the automatic investment of dividends. The plan also allows registered shareholders and new investors to purchase shares with cash payments, either by check or by automatic deductions from checking or savings accounts. The minimum initial investment for new investors is $1,000. Subsequent investments must be at least $50. The maximum cash investment during any calendar year is $150,000.
Dividend Reinvest Plans (DRIP) and Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP) are plans provided on behalf of corporations to simplify investment activity. DSPPs offer investors the opportunity to buy shares directly from the corporation, via the transfer agent, often without involving a broker. Some plans do require that investors own a minimum number of shares prior to participating in a plan. The costs associated with DSPPs may be higher or lower than the costs of using a broker.
A registered shareholder is the owner of record on the books of the corporation, generally kept by the transfer agent. The registered shareholder may be an individual, a trust, a broker, etc. Registered shareholders receive dividends, proxies and other communications directly from the corporation via the transfer agent or the corporation directly.
Securities held in a brokerage account, and registered in the name of the broker or other institution, are referred to as being in \"street name\" or \"beneficial shares.\" If you keep your stock with your broker in a broker account, you are a \"street name\" holder and are not directly registered on the company's records as maintained by the transfer agent. Company mailings, including dividends, will reach you through your broker. If you wish to move your shares from registered to beneficial ownership, Broadridge or your broker will help you do so.
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) entitles transfer agents and corporate issuers to receive signature guarantees to protect them against fraudulent and unauthorized transfers. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations define the financial institutions that are eligible to provide such signature guarantees, e.g., commercial banks, brokers, credit unions, savings and loan institution. Signature Guarantee Programs have been developed and eligible financial institutions which subscribe to such programs are issued \"Medallion Guarantee Stamps\". Transfer agents are obligated to ensure that such stamps appear on the transfer documents and are entitled to refuse a transfer of shares if a signature is not guaranteed with a stamp. A notary stamp is not acceptable when transferring the ownership of stock.
Broadridge can support the sale of your shares if they are held in DRS (no certificates) as part of a Dividend Reinvest Plan (DRIP), Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) or Direct Stock Purchase Plan (DSPP). Your corporation you own stock in may also support a stock sale plan. If the stock issuer supports these stock options, you may deposit your certificated share(s) into the DRS Book Entry form or Plan form in order to sell through Broadridge. Otherwise, if your shares are not part of such plans, you must take your certificate(s) to a securities broker to sell the shares. There are many options when it comes to securities brokers, so make sure you are choosing one that will best suit your needs. To sell shares that are held in a plan, please refer to the FAQ section on \"Stock and Dividend Plans.\"
Escheatment is the term used to describe the end result of unclaimed property compliance. It is the annual process of complying with state law whereby the state gains custody of assets meeting certain criteria for presumptive abandonment. The state holds the assets, or their cash equivalent, until such time as they are claimed by the owner or legal claimant. To claim proceeds from abandoned property, the investor must directly contact the state. Links to individual state unclaimed property programs may be found by visiting www.unclaimed.org. Your account will be escheated to your last known resident state or to the company's state of incorporation if you are a foreign owner who resides outside the United States. 59ce067264