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Shareholder FAQs

General Inquiries

What is my cost basis for Caremark?
What is my cost basis for Allegiance?
What is my cost basis for Edwards LifeSciences?
Edwards LifeSciences
What is my cost basis for Baxalta Incorporated?
What is my cost basis for Baxalta common stock received as part of the May 2016 Exchange for Baxter common stock?
Baxalta Exchange Offer
What is the history of Baxter’s stock splits?
Split Distribution Date Ratio
12/31/1959 2:1
12/8/1961 2:1
2/4/1966 2:1
9/30/1967 2:1
10/30/1969 2:1
11/6/1981 2:1
11/17/1983 2:1
5/30/2001 2:1
How do I eliminate duplicate mailings of the annual report and proxy statement?
If you have two or more accounts in the same name, contact Computershare, our transfer agent, 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.
Can I elect to receive my proxy materials electronically as opposed to by mail? How do I do that?
Baxter registered shareholders (including participants in Baxter’s Employee Stock Purchase Plans) now have the option of viewing future annual reports and proxy statements on the Internet. Baxter registered shareholders can sign up to receive these materials via e-mail instead of having paper copies sent through the regular mail, which saves Baxter printing and mailing costs, and is a more environmentally-friendly practice. To register for this service, please go to or contact our transfer agent, Computershare, at 888-359-8645. If you are a first-time user, you will need to enroll in Computershare’s Investor Centre located on their website.

Please note, if you own your stock through a broker or bank, you will need to contact your broker or bank to process your request for electronic delivery of the annual report and proxy statement.
What is Baxter's dividend policy?
Baxter has historically paid quarterly cash dividends to its shares and expects to continue to do so in the future. On May 3, 2016, Baxter last declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per share.
What is the dividend record date and payment date?
With every dividend declaration by the Board, Baxter discloses the record date and payment date in a press release, which is also posted on Baxter’s website. The record date is the day upon which the shareholders of record are entitled to the upcoming dividend payment. However, it is important to be aware of the ex-dividend date, which will impact whether or not you receive the next dividend (see discussion below). The payment date is the day when the dividend checks will actually be mailed to the shareholders of a company or credited to brokerage accounts.
If I sell my Baxter shares prior to the dividend record date, will I receive a prorated amount of the dividend payment?
No. You must be a shareholder of record as of the applicable record date in order to receive a dividend payment. In addition, if you purchase stock on the ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment.
What is the ex-dividend date?
The ex-dividend date is the first date when buying a stock does not entitle the new buyer to the declared dividend, as the transfer of stock ownership cannot be completed before the company initiates the dividend payment. The ex-dividend date is normally set two business days before the dividend record date. As a result, if you purchase a stock on the ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller of the stock gets the dividend. If you purchase the stock before the ex-dividend date, you are entitled to receive the dividend
Where is Baxter traded?
Baxter common stock is listed as “BAX” (ticker symbol) on the New York, Chicago and Swiss Exchanges. The New York Stock Exchange is the principal market on which Baxter’s common stock is traded.
Why were there two Baxter listings on the NYSE?
Currently, Baxter’s only security trading on the NYSE is our common stock; symbol BAX. There has been no change to the nature or status of that security. The listing symbol BAX_P represented the Equity Units that were issued by Baxter in December of 2002. The Equity Units were delisted from the NYSE on February 16, 2006 as a result of the settlement as of such date of the purchase contract component of the Equity Units. The purchase contract component entitled holders of Equity Units to receive shares of Baxter common stock on a fixed date for an agreed upon price. For each Equity Unit you would have received 1.4011 shares of Baxter common stock on February 16, 2006.
Who is Baxter’s transfer agent?
Baxter shareholders of record may direct questions concerning stock accounts, transfers, lost or missing certificates, dividend checks or other service matters to Baxter’s transfer agent, Computershare.

Mailing addresses
Shareholder correspondence should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170

Overnight correspondence should be sent to:
211 Quality Circle, Suite 210
College Station, TX 77845

Telephone: (888) 359-8645
Hearing Impaired Telephone: (800) 952-9245

Shareholder website:
Shareholder online inquiries:
What is Baxter’s CUSIP?
Baxter’s CUSIP for the common stock is 071813109.
Does Baxter have a Dividend Reinvestment Policy?
Baxter does offer an automatic dividend reinvestment program to all holders of Baxter International Inc. common stock. Additional information is available upon request from: Computershare P.O. Box 43069 Providence, RI 02940-3069; Telephone: (888) 359-8645 or (201) 324-0498; Internet:
How do I contact Investor Relations?
Securities analysts, portfolio managers, investment professionals and investors seeking additional investor information about Baxter may contact:

Clare Trachtman
Vice President, Investor Relations
Telephone: (224) 948-3085

Retail shareholder inquires may directed to Baxter Investor Relations at:
Where is Baxter’s corporate headquarters?
Baxter is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, just north of Chicago.

Baxter International Inc.
One Baxter Parkway
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Telephone: (224) 948-2000