FAQs


Who is your transfer agent?

What is the difference between a registered shareholder and a beneficial shareholder?

A registered shareholder is a shareholder who is shown on the records of a corporation as owning the shares of the corporation and holds the shares in his or her own name.

A beneficial shareholder is a shareholder who enjoys the benefits of ownership even though the title is kept in the name of a brokerage house or mutual fund. When shares are kept in this manner, the term is often referred to as keeping the shares in "street name".

How may I purchase shares of PepsiCo (PEP) common stock?

PepsiCo's Direct Stock Purchase & Dividend Reinvestment Plan, sponsored by Computershare, allows interested investors to purchase shares of PepsiCo stock. Investors can make their initial purchase of PepsiCo stock and additional cash investments through the Plan. The Plan also offers dividend reinvestment and sale of shares. Please contact Computershare at 800-226-0083 or 201-680-6578 for more information.

Shares can be purchased online at www.computershare.com/investor. Existing shareowners should log on to the Investor Centre website and select Buy Shares from the Transactions tab.

How do I sell PepsiCo stock?

If you're a member of Investor Centre, you can sell your shares online. Once you have logged onto Investor Centre, you will be on the Portfolio page. Click on the purple arrow next to the stock you choose to sell. On the right hand side, place your mouse on the Select Action button to expand the drop down window and click on the Sell option.

Computershare will sell full and fractional shares on your behalf. However, you can also request a certificate for full shares. Any fractional shares remaining will be sold and the proceeds sent to you in the form of a check.

Shares can also be sold by contacting Computershare directly.

What are Direct Registration Shares or "book-entry" shares, also known as DRS?

In the Direct Registration System, physical stock certificates are not issued to shareholders. Instead, shareholders receive a statement detailing the number of shares they own. These shares are held electronically by the transfer agent. This system prevents the loss of certificates. At anytime, a shareholder can request a physical stock certificate to be issued at no charge.

How do I transfer stock or change the registration on my account?

Transfer Wizard is a website that allows you as the shareholder or authorized representative of the shareholder to prepare transfer forms online for all or some of the shares in an account. You will need the account number of the registered holder to login and use Transfer Wizard. At the end of the wizard you will be given a pre-filled transfer form that you will mail to Computershare. Further Instructions are provided in the Transfer Wizard.

How do I replace lost, missing, stolen or non-received stock certificates?

To replace a certificate you must notify Computershare by phone or mail that the certificate cannot be located.

Please note that requests to replace lost securities require a surety bond (insurance). The surety bond covers Computershare, PepsiCo, Inc. and the Surety Provider from any financial losses caused by a lost or stolen security. The surety fee varies for each situation. The forms you receive will provide the actual fee for your situation.

Does PepsiCo pay quarterly dividends?

Historically, quarterly dividends have been paid in January, March, June and September. View our dividend history

How may I replace lost or stale-dated dividend checks?

You may request to replace any outstanding checks by contacting Computershare or visiting www.computershare.com/investor

May I have my dividends or sale proceeds directly deposited into a bank account?

You can elect to receive either your dividend payments or sales proceeds electronically.

To update your direct deposit account information login to your account:

  • www.computershare.com/investor - Go to "My Profile" and then click on Update under Banking details.
  • Select your specific holding from the drop down.
  • At the bottom of the page, select a "Payment Method". Choose the option that applies to your situation.
  • You will then be asked to provide your banking information.

For your security, changing or implementing electronic banking instructions will limit your ability to receive your sales proceeds electronically for 14 days.

Does PepsiCo offer reinvestment of dividends?

Yes. If you already own stock and want to start reinvesting, sign on to Investor Centre at www.computershare.com/investor. Click on My Profile and then Reinvest Dividends.

How can I get my Tax Statement/1099?

Tax statements such as 1099 or 1099-B are typically available online on the Investor Centre website after they have been mailed and can be found under Statements & Documents.

If your Form 1099 was less than $10, Computershare is not required to provide a tax statement.

If you are seeking older tax statements than those available on-line, please contact Computershare.

How may I obtain information about my account?

Registered shareholders can obtain information about their account by contacting Computershare at 800-226-0083 or 201-680-6578. In addition, you can manage your account online at www.computershare.com/investor.

Can I view my account information online?

Existing users should visit www.computershare.com/investor and enter their User ID and then their password.

If you are a first time user and would like to login and access your account on Investor Centre, you can find instructions on our website at Investors - Shareholder Information - Online Account Access.

How do I update my mailing address?

You can typically change your address online through the Investor Centre website.

Please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to www.computershare.com/investor
  • Log in with your User ID and Password or, if you are a first-time user, click "Create Login" to immediately become an active user.
  • Once logged in, click the My Profile button on the right hand side of the page.
  • Next, click the Update button under Address Change and follow the instructions to change your address.

You may also call Computershare to request an address change.

When was your last stock split?

PepsiCo's most recent stock split was a 2-for-1 split declared on May 28, 1996. View our historical stock split information

Where can I find historical stock prices for PepsiCo?

When is the Annual Meeting of Shareholders?

PepsiCo's annual meeting is usually held on the first Wednesday of May.

Does PepsiCo offer electronic delivery of shareholder materials?

PepsiCo offers shareholders the benefits and convenience of viewing Proxy Statements, Annual Reports and other shareholder materials and voting online. View electronic delivery of shareholder materials.

What is PepsiCo's fiscal year?

PepsiCo's fiscal year ends on the last Saturday of each December, resulting in an additional week of results every five or six years.

When was PepsiCo, Inc. founded?

PepsiCo, Inc. was founded in 1965 by Donald M. Kendall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi-Cola and Herman W. Lay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Frito-Lay, through the merger of the two companies.

When was PepsiCo, Inc. incorporated?

PepsiCo, Inc. was incorporated on June 8, 1965 in Delaware. PepsiCo was reincorporated in 1986 in North Carolina.

What is the exchange rate for Frito-Lay, Inc. stock?

The exchange rate is 2/3 share of PepsiCo stock for each share of Frito-Lay, Inc. stock, as of June 10, 1965.

What is the exchange rate for Lease Plan International Corp.?

The exchange rate is one share of PepsiCo stock for each 2.2 shares of Lease Plan International Corp. stock, as of January 5, 1966.

What is the exchange rate for Chandler Leasing Corporation?

The exchange rate is one share of PepsiCo stock for each 1.7 shares of Chandler Leasing Corporation stock, as of June 28, 1968.

Did PepsiCo acquire Wilson Sporting Goods?

PepsiCo acquired the remaining interest in Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in December 1972. It was divested in 1985. Wilson shareholders received $17.50 for each share of Wilson.

All funds pertaining to the redemption of any outstanding certificates were processed and escheated to the respective states of the last known address of the shareholder as abandoned property in September 1986.

Was Rheingold Corporation a part of PepsiCo, Inc.?

PepsiCo acquired Rheingold in 1972 and sold it in 1973. Any outstanding shares at that time were redeemable for $13.00 per share. This included shares from companies that were renamed Rheingold Corporation. They are The Bankamerica Corp., Bancamerica Corp., Bancamerica Blair Corp., Blair & Co., Inc., Blair Holdings Corp., Pepsi-Cola United Bottlers, Inc. and Pub United Corp.

All funds pertaining to the redemption of these certificates were processed and escheated to the respective states of the last known address of the shareholder as abandoned property in February 1991.

Did PepsiCo acquire Lee Way Motor Freight, Inc.?

PepsiCo acquired Lee Way Motor Freight, Inc. on October 27, 1975 through an exchange of stock. Lee Way shareholders received 0.241546 share of PepsiCo for each share of Lee Way. Cash-in-lieu of fractional shares were calculated at a rate of $80 per share.

Unexchanged shares were processed and escheated to the respective states of the last known address of the shareholder as abandoned property in 1986.

When did PepsiCo acquire Pizza Hut, Inc.?

PepsiCo acquired Pizza Hut, Inc. in November 1977 through an exchange of stock. Pizza Hut shareholders received 1.55 shares of PepsiCo, Inc. common stock for each share of Pizza Hut. Cash in lieu of fractional shares calculated at a rate of $26.00 per share.

Pizza Hut was spun off along with Taco Bell and KFC businesses as Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. in 1997. Tricon Global Restaurants later becomes YUM! Brands, Inc.

When did PepsiCo acquire Taco Bell?

PepsiCo acquired Taco Bell in June 1978 through an exchange of stock. Taco Bell shareholders received 1.43 shares of PepsiCo, Inc. common stock for each share of Taco Bell. Cash in lieu of fractional shares calculated at a rate of $29.625 per share.

Taco Bell was spun off along with Pizza Hut and KFC businesses as Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. in 1997. Tricon Global Restaurants later becomes YUM! Brands, Inc.

When did PepsiCo acquire Kentucky Fried Chicken?

KFC was acquired in October 1986 from RJR Nabisco, Inc. by PepsiCo, Inc., for approximately $840 million. There was no exchange of stock.

KFC was spun off along with Pizza Hut and Taco Bell businesses as Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. in 1997. Tricon Global Restaurants later becomes YUM! Brands, Inc.

Was Minnesota Enterprises, Inc. AKA MEI Corporation a part of PepsiCo, Inc.?

In May 1986, PepsiCo purchased the assets of MEI Corporation. During this time, the health and snack food assets of MEI Corporation were spun-off from the company and MEI Diversified Inc. was created. As a result, the MEI Corporation shareholders were entitled to $35.00 a share for each MEI Corporation share and one share of MEI Diversified. This acquisition included the predecessor companies, i.e. Search Investments Corporation and Investors Growth Industries. The MEI Corporation stock was to be redeemed by PepsiCo, Inc. and the MEI Diversified stock was delivered to the shareholder by the transfer agent of MEI Diversified.

All funds pertaining to the redemption of any outstanding certificates were processed and escheated to the respective states of the last known address of the shareholder as abandoned property.

Were Naugles, Inc. and Collins Foods International acquired by PepsiCo?

On March 18, 1991 Collins Foods International, Inc. was acquired by PepsiCo. Each share of Collins stock converted into .21526 shares of PepsiCo stock and one share of Sizzler (formerly New Collins) stock. The rate of the cash-in-lieu for fractional shares was $33.375.

Naugles, Inc. was a predecessor company of Collins Foods International and was exchanged for PepsiCo stock. Collins Foods, Inc. was not part of this deal and didn't convert into PepsiCo.

All funds pertaining to the redemption of any outstanding certificates were processed and escheated to the respective states of the last known address of the shareholder as abandoned property in 1996. Please note: Shareholders of Collins Food International were also given one share of Collins Foods, Inc. for each share of Collins Food International. Questions regarding these shares and Sizzler International, Inc. should be addressed to Worldwide Restaurant Concepts, the successor company.

How can I exchange shares of Quaker Oats and compute my cost basis?

PepsiCo merged with The Quaker Oats Company on August 2, 2001. Shareholders of Quaker are entitled to exchange each share of Quaker Oats common stock for 2.3 shares of PepsiCo. Shares of Quaker can be exchanged by contacting our transfer agent, Computershare, at 800-226-0083 or 201-680-6685.

Click here to see the letter that was sent out to shareholders of The Quaker Oats Company. This letter provides specific information to help you compute your cost basis.

How can I exchange shares of Stokely-Van Camp?

The Quaker Oats Company acquired Stokely-Van Camp in 1983 and sold everything except for the pork and beans business and Gatorade. After the merger of PepsiCo and Quaker Oats in 2001, shares of Stokely-Van Camp were exchanged into PepsiCo stock. Please contact our transfer agent, Computershare, at 800-226-0083 or 201-680-6685.

Did Quaker Oats spin-off Fisher-Price?

In July 1991, The Quaker Oats Company decided to spin-off the Fisher-Price toy and juvenile products operations and distributed one share of stock of a newly formed corporation, Fisher-Price, Inc., for every five shares of stock of The Quaker Oats Company held as of the close of business July 8, 1991, the record date.

This letter provides specific information to help you compute your cost basis for Quaker and Fisher-Price stock.

How can I get information on the Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. spin-off and compute my cost basis?

On October 6, 1997, PepsiCo shareholders received a special distribution of one share of Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. stock for each 10 shares of PepsiCo stock owned as of the record date of September 19, 1997.


This letter provides specific information to help you compute your cost basis.

Please note: Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. is now called Yum! Brands, Inc.

Did PepsiCo acquire Izze Beverage Company?

Effective September 15, 2006, PepsiCo acquired Izze Beverage Company.

When did PepsiCo acquire The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) and PepsiAmerica's Inc. (PAS)?

The effective date of the merger was February 26, 2010. Based on the election results and the terms of the merger agreements former PBG stockholders who made valid elections to receive cash consideration received cash consideration for 100% of their cash election shares. Former PBG stockholders who did not make valid elections to receive cash consideration received, as a result of proration, cash consideration for approximately 49.4% of their shares and shares of PepsiCo common stock for approximately 50.6% of their shares.

Former PAS stockholders who made valid elections to receive cash consideration received cash consideration for 100% of their cash election shares. Former PAS stockholders who did not make valid elections to receive cash consideration, as a result of proration, received cash consideration for approximately 48.3% of their shares and shares of PepsiCo common stock for approximately 51.7% of their shares.

Pursuant to the merger agreements between PepsiCo and PBG and PAS, fractional shares of PepsiCo common stock were not issued. In lieu thereof, former PBG and PAS stockholders received cash for their fractional share interests based on the $62.30 closing price of PepsiCo common stock on February 25, 2010 (the last trading day prior to the closing of the transactions).

Information on tax consequences can be located in the PBG and PAS S-4 that was filed on January 12, 2010. SEC filings, such as the S-4, can be viewed online at SEC Filings

Where can I find historical PBG and PAS stock information?

Historical stock information for PBG and PAS can be viewed at Historical Price Lookup