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Book-Entry Shares

Direct Deposit of Dividends Service

Transfer Agent

Change of Name or Address

Transferring Pfizer Stock

Stock Split History

Financial Publications

Duplicate Mailings

Business Transactions

 

 

Pfizer Stock

Can I buy or sell stock directly through Pfizer?

The Computershare CIP ("CIP") allows investors of Pfizer Inc. to directly purchase and sell shares of company common stock and reinvest dividends. You can learn more about the CIP by contacting Computershare. Please see details below.

Computershare CIP c/o Computershare Investor Services
P.O. BOX 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170

Be sure to include your name, address, daytime phone number, account number, company name (as shown on your statement) on all correspondence.

1-800-PFE-9393 (+1-800-733-9393) (U.S. and Canada)
+1-781-575-4591. (Outside U.S. and Canada)

www-us.computershare.com/investor

What is the Computershare CIP?

The CIP replaces Pfizer's current Shareholder Investor Program ("SIP") and is offered and administered by Computershare, not by Pfizer. Current participants of the SIP will be automatically enrolled in the new CIP. Please contact Computershare for further information.

If I am not enrolled in the Computershare CIP, how will my dividends be paid?

Dividends are paid by check, or they may be directly deposited into a bank account of your choice. Most major domestic banks and financial institutions allow for direct deposit. To enroll in the Direct Deposit of Dividends Service, complete and sign an Authorization Form (link is external) and send it with a voided check Computershare. For further information on the Direct Deposit of Dividends Service, click here.

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Where are Pfizer shares traded?

The principal market for our Common Stock is the New York Stock Exchange and our stock is also traded on various United States regional stock exchanges.

What is Pfizer's ticker symbol?

PFE

When is your next dividend going to be paid?

Dividends are usually paid in the months of March, June, September and December.

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What is the Pfizer dividend rate?

The dividend rate announced for the first-quarter of 2017 is $0.32 per share. The Pfizer dividend is payable on March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 3, 2017.

The first-quarter 2017 cash dividend will be the 313th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Pfizer.

 

How do I replace my lost (stolen) stock certificates?

If your stock certificate is lost, stolen, or destroyed, notify Computershare immediately at (800) 733-9393. They will place a "stop transfer" on the certificate and give you instructions on how to replace your stock certificate. You will be asked to complete an Affidavit of Lost Stock Certificate. A surety bond and a premium of approximately 3% of the market value of the shares will also be required.

What do I do if my Pfizer dividend check is lost or stolen?

If you believe your dividend check has been lost or stolen, call Computershare immediately at (800) 733-9393. Computershare will place a "stop payment" order against the original check and issue you a replacement check.

How can I determine the cost-basis for my Pfizer stock?

Pfizer has a tool to determine the cost-basis for your Pfizer stock. To learn more please visit our cost-basis calculator tool.

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Book-Entry Shares

What is "book-entry?"

Book-entry form of registered ownership allows you to own shares without having paper stock certificates in your possession. You are the record owner and enjoy the same shareholder benefits as you would with certificated shares.

What are the benefits of "book-entry" shares?

Book-entry ownership eliminates some of the problems associated with paper certificates such as storage and safety of securities. Book-entry shares also eliminate the requirement for physical movement of stock certificates at the time of sale or transfer of ownership.

How do I keep track of my book-entry shares?

If you hold your book-entry shares through the Shareholder Investment Program you will receive a statement at the end of every month in which an investment or other stock activity takes place. If you have book-entry shares but do not participate in the Shareholder Investment Program, you will receive a statement of your holdings on a yearly basis. You may, of course, request an additional statement at any time by contacting Computershare (link is external).

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I have Pfizer stock certificates. Can I convert them to book-entry shares?

Yes. Simply send your certificates to Computershare with written instructions to deposit them in your account as book-entry items. Do not endorse the certificates or complete the assignment section. We recommend that you send your certificates by certified or registered mail and insure them for 3% of the market value of the stock.

Can I get stock certificates for my book-entry shares?

You may request stock certificates for the whole shares in your book-entry account at any time. Simply contact Computershare (link is external) with your request and a stock certificate for the requested number of whole shares will be sent to you within 7-10 business days.

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Direct Deposit of Dividends Service

What is the Direct Deposit of Dividends Service?

As a Pfizer shareholder of record, you have the option of depositing your dividends electronically into your bank or other financial institution on each dividend payment date through the Direct Deposit of Dividends Service.

Why should I use direct deposit?

With direct deposit, your dividend funds are available to you on the dividend payment date. This means no waiting for checks to come in the mail, no trips to the bank to make deposits, and no waiting for the checks to clear.

How will I know I have received a dividend?

Instead of a check, you will receive a dividend payment statement from Pfizer. This statement will advise you of the amount of the dividend deposited, where it was deposited and the date of deposit. Of course, your bank statement will also reflect the electronic deposit.

Who is eligible for direct deposit of dividends?

The Direct Deposit of Dividends Service is available to you if your shares of Pfizer common stock are held in your own name. If your shares are held through a broker, you must first have the shares transferred into your own name in order to be eligible for the Pfizer Direct Deposit of Dividends Service.

How do I sign up for direct deposit of dividends?

You must complete and sign the Authorization Form (link is external) and send it to:
Pfizer Inc.
c/o Computershare
College Station, TX 77842-3170

What if I close or change my bank account?

If you change banks or accounts, you must notify Computershare of the change and include your new bank account number. If you decide not to participate in direct deposit any longer, you must notify Computershare of that decision. We will gladly make any change as soon as we are notified.

 

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Transfer Agent

Who is Pfizer's transfer agent?

Computershare
P.O. BOX 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170
(800) PFE-9393
www.computershare.com (link is external)

Change of Name or Address

I recently changed my name. How do I change the name on my Pfizer stock certificates or shareholder account?

If you have had a legal name change, you must re-register your shares. If your shares are held in a record account at Computershare, complete a Transfer of Ownership Form (link is external) and send the form and your stock certificates to Computershare (link is external). If your shares are held in a book-entry or Shareholder Investment Program account, you still must complete and submit a Transfer of Ownership Form (link is external).

We suggest that you send your certificates by certified or registered mail and insure them for 3% of the current market value.

How can I change the address on my account?

All requests for address changes may be made by telephone, e-mail or letter. Contact Computershare (link is external) and be sure to include the exact name as shown on the registration of your shares, your social security number, account number and previous address. This will help us identify your account accurately.

Transferring Pfizer Stock

How do I transfer my shares to a new owner?

If your registered shares are held in certificate form: Complete a Transfer Request Form, which can be found here (link is external), and send the form and your stock certificates to Computershare (link is external), Pfizer's transfer agent. If your shares are held in book-entry form, you still must complete and submit a Transfer Request Form, which can be found here (link is external). If your shares are held by a bank or broker, please contact that firm for instructions.

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Stock Split History

When has Pfizer stock been split?

Pfizer Inc. Stock Split History

Financial Publications

How can I obtain a copy of the Pfizer Annual Report?

You can access our interactive Annual Report by clicking here.

How can I obtain SEC documents, such as a proxy statement, 10-K or a 10-Q?

These are the links to our most recent proxy statement, 10-K Report and 10-Q Report. If you require a printed copy of any of these documents click here to make a request via email.

Duplicate Mailings

How do I eliminate duplicate mailings?

If you have two or more accounts in the same name, contact Computershare (link is external) and ask to have your accounts consolidated. With respect to two or more shareholders who share the same address, we mail a single Annual Report and proxy statement to the household unless a shareholder notifies Computershare that he/she would like individual copies.

Business Transactions

How do I exchange my Hospira shares?

On September 3, 2015, the merger of Hospira with and into a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc. (“Pfizer”) was completed. As a result of the merger, the Hospira common stock ceased trading on the New York Stock Exchange and former Hospira shareholders became entitled to receive the per share merger consideration (“merger consideration”) of $90.00, in cash (without interest and less any applicable withholding and transfer taxes) for each share of Hospira common stock they owned as of September 3, 2015, unless they have properly exercised and perfected and not withdrawn their demand for appraisal rights under Delaware law with respect to such shares. For example, if you own 100 shares of Hospira common stock, you will receive $9,000 in cash, less any applicable withholding taxes, in exchange for your shares of Hospira common stock. All shares converted into the right to receive the merger consideration will automatically be canceled at the effective time of the merger.

For Hospira registered shareholders, Pfizer has appointed Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (“Computershare”) as paying agent for payment of the merger consideration. Information concerning the exchange of Hospira shares for the per share merger consideration has been mailed to Hospira registered shareholders, outlining the steps to be taken to obtain the merger consideration. Registered shareholders do not need to take any action regarding their shares until contacted by the paying agent. For additional information, please contact Computershare at 1-800-546-5141 (within the U.S., its territories and Canada) or +1-781-575-2765 (outside the U.S., its territories and Canada).

If you own your shares through a bank, brokerage firm or other nominee (in “street name”), please contact your bank, broker or nominee for further information about receiving the merger consideration.

How do I exchange my Icagen shares?

Effective October 27, 2011 Pfizer Inc. completed its acquisition of Icagen, Inc. Pursuant to the terms of the merger, former Icagen shareholders will receive $6.00, in cash (without interest and less any applicable withholding and transfer taxes) for each share of Icagen common stock they owned as of the effective time of the merger.

Pfizer has appointed American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC as paying agent for payment of the merger consideration. Additional information will be mailed to Icagen registered shareholders outlining the steps to be taken to obtain the merger consideration. Shareholders do not need to take any action regarding their shares until contacted by the paying agent. For additional information, please contact American Stock & Trust Company at 877-248-6417 or +1 718-921-8317

How do I exchange my King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shares?

Effective February 28, 2011 Pfizer Inc. completed its acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pursuant to the terms of the merger, former King shareholders will receive $14.25, net in cash (without interest and less any required holding taxes) for each share of King common stock they owned as of the effective date.

Pfizer has appointed American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC as paying agent for payment of the merger consideration. For information, please contact American Stock & Trust Company at 877-248-6417 or +1 718-921-8317.

Notice of Fundamental Change for Holders of King's 1 ¼% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 (PDF)

What was the value of my Wyeth merger consideration?

On October 16, 2009 Pfizer completed its acquisition of Wyeth. For every one (1) share of Wyeth common stock that you held immediately prior to the closing of the merger, you are entitled to receive a combination of $33.00 in cash, without interest, and 0.985 of a share of Pfizer Inc. (“Pfizer”) common stock (referred to as the “merger consideration”). Pfizer will not issue any fractional shares of Pfizer common stock in the merger. Wyeth stockholders who would otherwise be entitled to a fractional share of Pfizer common stock will instead receive an amount in cash for such fractional share.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me about the Zoetis Exchange Offer?

On June 24, 2013, Pfizer Inc. (“Pfizer”) accepted 405,117,195 shares of Pfizer common stock validly tendered in exchange for 400,985,000 shares of common stock of Zoetis Inc. (“Zoetis”), representing all of the Zoetis stock then owned by Pfizer (the “Exchange”). Pursuant to the Exchange, tendering Pfizer shareholders received 0.9898 of a share of Zoetis common stock in exchange for each share of Pfizer common stock validly tendered and accepted by Pfizer. Pfizer shareholders also received cash in lieu of the fractional shares of Zoetis common stock that such Pfizer shareholders would otherwise have received in the Exchange.

Important Tax Information

All Other Questions

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