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Investment Plan Services


Computershare makes direct investing easy. Our simple and cost-effective direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plans empower investors to buy and sell shares in your company – without having to open a brokerage account.

Computershare currently provides direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plans for more than 600 companies. We employ highly trained customer service representatives who are well versed in all issues relating to investment plans. Participants can also use our IVR or the Internet to obtain account information and perform certain transactions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Computershare investment plan services offer your participants:

  • Cost-Effectiveness. These plans can be provided at a low cost to your shareholders and can also bring cost savings in managing your shareholders.
  • Flexibility. Shareholders may sell shares with either batch or market orders, and may choose from more than 75 currencies to receive sale proceeds.
  • Online Convenience. Plan requests — from enrollment to a one-time or recurring purchase to a sale — can be initiated through our website, where shareholders can also download enrollment forms and other information.
  • More Payment Method Options. Participants have the flexibility to make cash investments by check, automatic bank debits or a combination of different payment methods. Buyers may also deposit existing certificates to enroll in the plan.
  • Fractional Share Value. Holders can buy fractional shares, which start earning dividends with the next dividend payment — just the way full shares do — compounding investment value for your shareholders.
  • Dollar-Cost Averaging. Participants can buy shares at a lower minimum dollar-denominated purchase than most brokers require. By buying at regular intervals, shareholders mitigate market fluctuations.
  • Regular Statement and Transaction Confirmations. Your participants receive comprehensive statements detailing their transactions, including purchases, sales, certificate deposits or withdrawals, dividend reinvestments, and current account balances.