Investor FAQs

 

Snyder’s-Lance’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol LNCE.  Click here for stock quotes and historical price information.

CUSIP is an acronym for Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures, a committee of the American Bankers Association.  It is a nine-character code that identifies a North American financial security for the purposes of facilitating clearing and settlement of trades.  Snyder’s-Lance’s common stock CUSIP is 833551 10 4.

If you are a beneficial owner of shares (e.g., you own shares through a bank or brokerage account) and have specific questions about your stock ownership, it will be necessary to contact your bank/broker directly for assistance.  If you are a stockholder of record and your account is registered at Computershare you may contact our registrar and transfer agent by phone, email or postal mail with specific questions about your stock ownership:

U.S. Toll-Free:  866-499-2532 or 781-575-3209
Website:  www.computershare.com/investor


Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
P. O. Box 30170

College Station, TX  77842-3170

If sending correspondence by overnight mail:
211 Quality Circle, Suite 201

College Station, TX  77845

Representatives are available by telephone from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to assist you with the following:

 

  • Account consolidation
  • Account Information
  • Address Changes
  • Check replacements
  • Direct Registration (DRS)
  • Dividend Information
  • Dividend Reinvestment Plan (CIP)
  • Exchanging shares of Diamond Foods
  • International Currency Exchange for dividend payments and sale proceeds
  • Electronic Delivery of Communications
  • Registration changes
  • Replacement of lost, stolen or destroyed certificates
  • Tax reporting information
  • Transfer of ownership

In order to avoid escheatment, it is recommended you keep your account at Computershare current and maintain regular contact with them. Abandoned property laws in the United States require you to do this to avoid your shares and/or funds from being turned over to the state of your last known residence. See  “What is escheatment and how do I prevent it?” below.

Stockholders of record can access their accounts via the Internet to obtain share balance, conduct secure transactions, update your address, certify your taxpayer identification number, request replacement of lost checks and certificates, sign up for direct deposit of dividends, enroll in text message confirmations, print forms and view current market value of your investment as well as historical stock prices. To login to this secure site and request your initial password, go to www.computershare.com/investor and click on "Create Login" to begin the process.

Go to our historic stock lookup page to view our stock price history

Click here to view our historical stock split information.

Click here to view our historical cash dividend information.

To apply direct deposit account information to your Computershare account, login to your account at www.computershare.com/investor, go to "My Profile", click on “Update” in the Banking details box and follow the instructions provided.  For your security, changing or implementing electronic banking instructions will limit your ability to receive your sales proceeds electronically for 14 days.

 

You can certify your TIN by logging into your Computershare account at www.computershare.com/investor, go to “My Profile, click on “Update” in the Tax details box and follow the instructions provided.  You can also view and complete a W-9 certification form by clicking on the “Help” button at the top of the page, click on “Forms” in the Printable Forms box and complete and mail the W-9 to the address indicated on the form.

You can replace any outstanding checks online by logging into your Computershare account at www.computershare.com/investor, clicking on the “Dividends & Payments” tab and click the button next to the outstanding check(s) listed.  You can also contact Computershare at 866-499-2532 or 781-575-3209 to use the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system or to speak with a representative to assist you.  Unless your check was received but accidently lost, damaged or destroyed, a minimum of 14 days must pass before your most recently issued check can be replaced.  If you wish to have the check replaced prior to 14 days, an early check replacement fee of $25 will apply.

 

Yes, stockholders of record can reinvest dividends and submit optional cash payments to purchase additional shares under the Computershare Investment Plan (CIP) for Snyder’s-Lance.  For terms and conditions and enrollment information, go to Investor Center at www.computershare.com/investor , click on the “Buy Stock Direct” button and enter the search information requested to locate the CIP for Snyder’s-Lance.  

1099-DIV tax statements for registered stockholders are mailed along with our last dividend payment of the year, usually in late November.  Replacement tax forms can be found under “Statements & Documents” by logging into the Investor Center website at www.computershare.com/investor.  Beginning in mid-January, Computershare’s Quick Tax feature on their Investor Center home page allows you to view and download/print tax forms for the current and prior reporting year without registering your account online.   Please note that if your 1099-DIV was less than $10, Computershare is not required to provide a tax statement so it will not appear in your online account.

You can replace your stock certificate(s) online at www.computershare.com/investor by logging into your account, selecting “Replace Certificates” in the “Select Action” drop-down next to your “Certificated” holdings of Snyder’s-Lance in your portfolio and completing the steps outlined on the following screens.   You can also replace your stock certificates by notifying Computershare in writing or by phone.  Please note that the replacement of stock certificates issued greater than one (1) year from the date requested requires a surety bond (insurance) to protect Computershare, Snyder’s-Lance and the surety provider from any potential financial losses resulting from the replacement of a lost or stolen certificate.  The surety fee varies depending on the value of your lost certificate(s).  Processing fees vary depending on whether you request the replacement online, via telephone or in writing. 

Answers to several transfer of ownership scenarios are available on Investor Center at www.computershare.com/investor by clicking on the “Ask Penny” button on the Home page.   Transfer Wizard is a function within Investor Center that allows you as the stockholder or authorized representative of the stockholder 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.  You can also speak with a customer service representative at 866-499-2532 or 781-575-3209.

Under the Direct Registration System or “DRS” shares are issued in book-entry form by the transfer agent and stockholders receive a statement or advice detailing the number of shares they own.  All shares are now issued in DRS book-entry form unless a certificate is requested.  Please note however, that fees apply for issuing a stock certificate.  For additional information contact Computershare by phone or visit Investor Center at www.computershare.com/investor

There are a number of advantages to holding your shares in DRS book-entry form including:

·         eliminates the burden of storing your certificate(s) in a safe place, i.e. safe deposit box or vault;

·         eliminates the risk of potential loss and the significant costs to replace any lost, stolen, or destroyed certificates;

·         eliminates the risk of fraudulent transfer of certificates;

·         saves the costs associated with the issuance and delivery of physical stock certificates;

·         makes your stock transactions faster and easier and;

·         saves you the inconvenience and risk of delivering stock certificate(s) to your broker for sale or safekeeping

 

How can I deposit my certificated shares to DRS book-entry form at the transfer agent?

If you would like to take advantage of the convenience of having all shares held in DRS book-entry form, you can mail your certificate(s) to:

Computershare
P. O. Box 30170
College Station, TX  77842-3170

If sending certificates by overnight mail:
211 Quality Circle
College Station, TX  77845

It is recommended that stock certificates be mailed certified or registered mail and insured for 3 percent of the current market value. This is the surety fee to replace the certificates if they are lost. Do not sign your stock certificates. Include written instructions indicating you would like to deposit your stock certificate(s) into DRS book entry form. All stockholders shown on the account must sign the written request. The certificate shares will be added to your account and an account statement (DRS Advice) will be mailed to your address of record.

Escheatment is a process in which property deemed to be abandoned in your stockholder account is turned over to your state of residence (foreign holders are escheated to Snyder’s-Lance’s state of incorporation).  Computershare, as Snyder’s-Lance’s transfer agent , is required by states to comply with their escheatment laws.  Your account will become eligible for escheatment if it is coded ‘lost’ due to repeated undeliverable mailings or if your account becomes dormant, meaning no activity or contact with the transfer agent has occurred in your account for the state’s dormancy periods.  Dormancy periods vary from state to state but are generally either 3 or 5 years in duration.

There are a number of ways to prevent dormancy of your Snyder’s-Lance account:

  • Confirm your address is current with Computershare
  • Cash all dividend checks
  • Vote your proxy for every annual meeting
  • Respond to unresponsive payee and pre-escheatment notification mailings from Computershare 
  • At least once annually do one of the following:\
  • Sending a written request or inquiry to Computershare
  • Call Computershare and use their IVR or speak to a customer service representative
  • Create a login on Computershare’s Investor Center website and log into your account

Important:  simply receiving mailings or having dividends directly deposited to your bank account will not prevent account dormancy.  The above actions will ensure the property in your stockholder account, which could include dividends and your shares, are not escheated.  Please contact our transfer agent, Computershare by phone or online at www.computershare.com/investor.  If your shares are held with a broker or other financial institution, we recommend contacting them as well to prevent escheatment of your assets.

 

Abandoned or escheated property is turned over to the last known state of legal residence of the owner. To obtain your state’s contact information, Computershare recommends that stockholders use the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators endorsed website.  Property belonging to international stockholders would be turned over to Snyder’s-Lance’s state of incorporation, North Carolina.

Effective February 29, 2016, Snyder’s-Lance completed the acquisition of Diamond Foods.  Former Diamond Foods stockholders are entitled to receive .775 Snyder’s-Lance shares and $12.50 cash per share of Diamond Foods Common Stock.

You should have received an exchange form from Computershare, as the Exchange Agent.  If you are in possession of the exchange form complete it and return it with all Diamond Foods stock certificate(s) indicated on it.  If you are not in possession of any stock certificates listed on the exchange form, complete the Lost Securities Affidavit on the back of the form and include your check payment for the replacement of those shares when returning it to Computershare.  If you have any questions regarding the exchange or the replacement of your shares, please contact at 1-800-546-5141 or at 781-575-2765.

Questions for the Investor Relations Department can be submitted through the form below.

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