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I have a proxy for a company I didn’t know I owned. How do I find out how many shares I have?

March 18, 2012 by admin  
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Question by robin u: I have a proxy for a company I didn’t know I owned. How do I find out how many shares I have?

I used to work for and owned stock at a company that merged with other companies after I left. I have been recieving proxy vote requests for years for companies that I did not know I owned stock in. I have written and telephoned these companies to ask how many shares I have and have not been sucessfule. How do I get this information? How do I get the shares? Any suggetions?

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Answer by Nick V
Call the company that is on the proxy and ask to speak to the office of the Company Secretary. Not “any secretary”, but the Company Secretary which is a position on the Board of directors responsible for keeping the company’s equity and debt lists. That person’s office is often in the CFO’s office or it may be the CFO of the company itself.

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