Q: IBM investor services program : Depositing stock certificates
Depositing stock certificates
The Investor Services Program allows for physical certificates to be deposited into your account and held in a book entry position. When you deposit your shares you no longer have to worry about safeguarding physical certificates. In addition, the deposited shares have all the benefits of investment plan shares. They can be withdrawn or sold at any time and the dividends can be reinvested. All stockholders can use the custodial service, regardless of whether or not they use any of the other optional services offered through the IBM Investor Services Program (sales, purchases, etc).
To deposit shares into your plan account, please send your certificates unendorsed (with a tear-off form from your statement or a brief letter of instruction) to Computershare (see contact information) via registered or certified mail, with return receipt requested, or some other form of traceable mail, and properly insured.
You will promptly receive a statement from Computershare confirming each deposit of your shares to your book entry account.
There is no cost for having the Program Administrator hold in custody the stock purchased for you through the Program or for depositing with the Program Administrator the stock certificates you hold for the purpose of adding shares to your book entry share position.