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Where's my employee stock? (Revised March 20, 2018.)
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Shareholder records are not kept the company itself. Companies pay Stock Transfer Agents, Employee Stock Plan Administrators, Stock Award Administrators, or other firms to handle the shareholder recordkeeping. How to obtain stock records
It is unlikely that all of your employee stock is in one place.
The different types of shareholding in one's employer are often administered by different financial companies:
- Direct. Shares are registered in your name. You are a "stockholder of record" with the company's Stock Transfer Agent. You may hold your shares in certificate or book-entry form. Dividend payments and stockholder communications are sent directly to you -- at the address on file with the Transfer Agent. The Transfer Agent is your point of contact. Per HPE Investor Relations, spinoff shares will be in a new direct account administered by the new company's Transfer Agent.
- Indirect. Shares are not registered in your name. You are a "beneficial owner" of those shares in an account at a brokerage, trustee, or other nominee. Your shares are in book-entry form. Dividend payments and stockholder communications are sent by or through your broker -- at the address on file with the brokerage. The brokerage is your point of contact. Spinoff shares should show up in this account.
- Employee stock purchase plan. Shares purchased and held are administered by the company's ESPP Plan Administrator, which is your point of contact. Spinoff shares should show up in this account.
- Stock options or other equity awards. Unvested and vested shares are administered by the company's Stock Award Administrator, which is your point of contact. Spinoff shares for shares that had vested should show up in this account.
- Retirement Plan. If you elected to have your retirement plan invest in the stock of a current or former employer, the Retirement Plan Administrator is your point of contact. Spinoff shares should show up in this account.
Stray transactions due to spinoffs: In addition to the important transactions, members report receiving 1099-B forms for small amounts, 34-cent dividend checks, and other notifications of low-dollar-value stray transactions referring to either a temporary "SpinCo" company or the new spinoff company. These come from either the administrator of your existing employee shares or from the new company's transfer agent. (In the case of Micro Focus, the transfer agent is "American Stock Transfer.") If you get a trivial 1099-B, report it on your tax -- no matter how small. (Unlike 1099-INT's, there is no minimum reportable amount for a 1099-B.) Micro Focus 2017 US tax liability
Stock information and stock contacts for each company:
- HP Inc (formerly Hewlett-Packard Company) HP stock issues
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE stock issues
- DXC DXC stock issues
- Micro Focus. Micro Focus stock issues
- Compaq. If you acquired HP stock via the Compaq employee stock purchase plan. Details and HPAA advice for former CPQ employee shareholders
- EDS. If you acquired HP stock via the EDS employee stock purchase plan. Details and HPAA advice for former EDS employee shareholders
- Other HP predecessors, such as Indigo, Mercury, Opsware, Peregrine, etc. Predecessor company stock
- You must keep each of those financial companies up-to-date with your current postal and email addresses. Your current or former employer does not handle employee-stock-related address changes.
- Given the large number of financial companies involved in employee stock -- which change from time to time and may not have passed along the date and cost basis information for each of our stock lots -- you must preserve your records.
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