One way to become a shareholder is to buy shares through our Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan administered by Wells Fargo Shareowner Services. This is a cost-effective way for new investors to purchase shares of our common stock. Shareholders can also increase the number of shares they own by reinvesting their dividends through the plan. We pay all of the investment fees associated with the Plan, but new investors are responsible for a one-time, $5 account set-up fee charged by Wells Fargo Shareowner Services. The most efficient means to access this plan is online, but you can request an enrollment package by mail.
If you are already familiar with Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plans, click the link below to get started. If you want to learn more, click the link in the next section.
The following questions and answers may be helpful.
Financial Advisors can give advice and guide you through the stock purchase process.
Examples of full-service financial advisor firms include BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Wells Fargo Securities, UBS, Raymond James, Baird, J.P. Morgan, and Citi.
An Online Brokerage firm may be an option if you don't need financial advice, though many experts recommend that investors always seek expert financial advice. Online brokerages generally charge a minimal flat fee for investing.
A Discount Broker offers a discount on commissions for stocks they purchase on behalf of the buyer. They may or may not offer financial advice.