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Frequently Asked Questions about IBM, our stock, finances and investing in the company.

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How can I obtain the latest quarterly earnings information?

Stockholders in the United States and Canada can get quarterly financial results by calling (800) IBM-7800. Callers can also request printed copies of the information via mail or fax. Stockholders residing outside the United States or Canada should call (402) 573-9861. Earnings are also available on the IBM Investor Relations' earnings page.

How does someone buy IBM stock?

IBM stock can be bought or sold through a stock broker, bank, or generally through a financial institution that provides brokerage services. The IBM transfer agent, Computershare, also sponsors and administers the IBM Investor Services Program which contains a purchasing feature. Find out more by going to www.computershare.com

How many people own IBM stock?

At year-end 2012, there were 491,541 registered owners of IBM stock. Another 1,600,000 stockholders own IBM stock through brokerage firms, banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions.

On what stock exchanges is IBM listed ?

IBM common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange, and outside the United States.

What is the par value of a share of IBM stock?

The par value is twenty cents per share.

What is the stock symbol and cusip number for IBM's common stock?

The stock symbol for International Business Machines Corporation common stock is IBM and the cusip number is 459200-10-1.

What year and where was IBM incorporated?

IBM was incorporated in the State of New York on June 16, 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. (C-T-R), a consolidation of the Computing Scale Co. of America, The Tabulating Machine Co., and The International Time Recording Co. of New York. In 1924, C-T-R adopted the name International Business Machines Corporation.

Where can a current registered stockholder obtain more answers to stockholder FAQs ?

More questions and information are on the Computershare website at www.computershare.com

Where should I call for answers to general non-stockholder account questions about IBM?

For answers to general questions about IBM from within the continental United States, call (800) IBM-4968; from outside the continental United States, call (404) 238-1234.

Who is IBM's transfer agent and how does a registered stockholder contact the agent for account information?

Computershare is IBM's transfer agent. Contact IBM Stockholder Services at:

By mail:
Computershare
P.O. Box 43072
Providence, RI 02940-3072

By telephone:
Within the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico:
(888) IBM-6700
Outside the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico:
(781) 575-2727
TDD/TTY for hearing-impaired stockholders:
Within the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico:
(800) 490-1483
Outside the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico:
(781) 575-2694

By E-mail:
ibm@computershare.com

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