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Resources & FAQs

Resources & FAQs

Cost Basis

Find useful information regarding the cost basis associated with Baxter’s various spin-off companies

Dividend & Stock Split History

Find historical Dividend and Stock Split History such as: Record and Payable Date, Amount, and Type

Contact Information

Find contact information for Baxter's Investor Relations Department and Transfer Agent

Corporate Governance

Find useful information regarding corporate governance at Baxter

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my cost basis for Caremark?

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What is my cost basis for Allegiance?

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What is my cost basis for Edwards LifeSciences?

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What is my costs basis for Baxalta Incorporated?

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What is my cost basis for Baxalta common stock received as part of the May 2016 Exchange for Baxter common stock?

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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
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Can I elect to receive my proxy materials electronically as opposed to by mail? How do I do that?

Baxter registered shareholders 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 computershare.com 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 Center 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.

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What is Baxter's dividend policy?

Baxter dividends are subject to approval by the Board of Directors. Baxter has historically paid quarterly cash dividends on its shares of common stock and currently expects to continue to do the same in the future. For more information on historical dividends paid by Baxter, please visit the All Dividends page.

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Does Baxter have a Dividend Reinvestment Policy?

Yes, Baxter does offer an automatic dividend reinvestment program to all holders of Baxter International Inc. common stock. To set up automatic dividend reinvestment please contact our transfer agent, Computershare. If you own your stock through a broker or bank, you will need to contact your broker or bank to process your request for automatic dividend reinvestment.

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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.

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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 set by the NYSE and is normally one business day 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.

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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.

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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.

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What is Baxter’s CUSIP?

Baxter’s CUSIP for the common stock is 071813109.

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Where is Baxter stock 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 only market on which Baxter’s common stock is traded.

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How can I find the historical price of Baxter stock?

Information regarding historical prices of Baxter stock can be found on the Stock Information page under the Historical Lookup section.

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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

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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.

By Regular Mail
Shareholder correspondence should be mailed to:
Computershare
P.O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233-5000
United States of America

By Overnight Delivery
Computershare
462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
Louisville, KY 40202
United States of America

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

Shareholder website:
www.computershare.com/investor
Shareholder online inquiries:
https://www-us.computershare.com/investor/Contact

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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.

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Contact Information

Transfer Agent and Registrar

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 (formerly EquiServe).

Computershare.com

Investor Relations

Analysts, portfolio managers, and current and prospective shareholders seeking additional investor information can contact Baxter International’s IR Department.

Retail shareholder inquires may directed to Baxter Investor Relations at:

Global_CORP_Investor_Relations@baxter.com

Mailing Address

Shareholder correspondence should be mailed to:
Computershare
P.O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233-5000

Mailing Address

Baxter International Inc.
Investor Relations Department
One Baxter Parkway, Mailstop 3-2E
Deerfield, IL 60015

Telephone

Representatives are available weekdays 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. (EST) and an automated voice response system is available 24 hours a day: (888) 359-8645

Telephone

Clare Trachtman
Vice President, Investor Relations
Telephone: (224) 948-3085
Fax: (224) 948-4498

Transfer Agent and Registrar

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 (formerly EquiServe).

Computershare.com

Mailing Address

Shareholder correspondence should be mailed to:
Computershare
P.O. BOX 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170

Telephone Services

Representatives are available weekdays 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. (EST) and an automated voice response system is available 24 hours a day: (888) 359-8645

Investor Relations

Analysts, portfolio managers, and current and prospective shareholders seeking additional investor information can contact Baxter International’s IR Department.

Retail shareholder inquires may directed to Baxter Investor Relations at:

Global_CORP_Investor_Relations@baxter.com

Mailing Address

Baxter International Inc.
Investor Relations Department
One Baxter Parkway, Mailstop 3-2E
Deerfield, IL 60015

Telephone Services

Clare Trachtman
Vice President, Investor Relations
Telephone: (224) 948-3085
Fax: (224) 948-4498