For change of address, transfer of ownership or questions concerning your Western Digital stock, please contact our transfer agent:
American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219
Investor Relations Hotline:
Western Digital--Investor Relations
5601 Great Oaks Parkway
San Jose, CA 95119
Our fiscal year ends on the Friday nearest to June 30 and typically consists of 52 weeks. Approximately every six years, we report a 53-week fiscal year to align our fiscal year with the foregoing policy. Fiscal year 2018 will end on June 29, 2018 and will be comprised of 52 weeks. Fiscal year 2017 ended on June 30, 2017 and was comprised of 52 weeks. Fiscal year 2016 ended on July 1, 2016 and was comprised of 52 weeks. Fiscal year 2015 ended on July 3, 2015 and was comprised of 53 weeks, with the first quarter consisting of 14 weeks and the second, third and fourth quarters consisting of 13 weeks each.
Quarterly financial results information is posted to our website in the Financial Information section of the IR website including the press release, audio webcast, executive remarks and quarterly fact sheet.
WDC will announce the quarterly earnings date approximately 2-3 weeks prior to our earnings date. Once announced to the public, the press release, event date and webcast link will be posted to our Investor Relations website (investor.wdc.com). The audio webcast is provided as Windows Media Player and/or Flash. The date and telephone replay information are also available on our IR hotline at 800.695.6399.
WDC's annual meeting of shareholders date is stated in our Proxy Statement/Notice to Shareholders (DEF-14A) filed with the SEC. The event is not available via audio webcast.
The independent registered accounting firm for Western Digital is KPMG LLP.
The CUSIP number for Western Digital is 958102105.
On October 19, 2015, WDC announced a decision from China's Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") which enables the company to integrate substantial portions of its HGST and WD subsidiaries under Western Digital Corporation ("Western Digital"). As a unified entity, Western Digital's extensive technology capability, deepened patent and product portfolios, and talented global team will further drive its ability to innovate and lead in the changing data storage industry. The agency's decision is the result of an ongoing dialogue regarding the "hold separate" restriction associated with Western Digital's acquisition of HGST in March 2012. As part of the agreement with MOFCOM, and in order to leverage the rich storage industry heritage of each long-standing brand, Western Digital will continue to offer both HGST and WD product brands in the market and maintain separate sales teams for two years from the date of the decision.
Yes, Western Digital Technologies, Inc. has completed the acquisition of SanDisk. The acquisition officially closed on May 12, 2016. The addition of SanDisk makes Western Digital Corporation a comprehensive storage solutions provider with global reach, and an extensive product and technology platform that includes deep expertise in both rotating magnetic storage and non-volatile memory (NVM). Integration planning activities will begin immediately through the joint efforts of teams from both companies; we expect integration to occur in phases over the next 24 months.
Information about HGST's products can be found on our website at www.hgst.com.
Information about WD's products can be found on our website at wd.com.
Visit the Where to Buy section of WD's website to access the WD Store online and/or to locate worldwide retailers and online e-tailers.
We welcome you to visit wdbrand.com -- WD's marketing material extranet -- for logos, corporate standards, photos, ad copy, product/promotional displays and collateral.
Western Digital's common shares are listed on NASDAQ under the symbol WDC.
Any purchases or sales of Western Digital stock can be made through a brokerage service of your choice.
WDC does not currently offer a direct stock purchase and sale program. Any purchases or sales of Western Digital stock can be made through a brokerage service of your choice.
If your WDC shares are registered directly in your name with our transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Co., then you are considered a registered shareholder. However, most of our shareholders hold their shares through a broker, bank, or trustee rather than directly in their name. If you hold your WDC shares through a broker, bank or trustee, you are considered a beneficial shareholder, and you can obtain information about the shares you own by contacting your broker, bank or trustee. If you are a registered shareholder, please contact our transfer agent to change your address of record, transfer ownership or your shares or for questions concerning your Western Digital stock:
American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219
On September 13, 2012, the Board of Directors approved the adoption of a dividend policy under which WDC intends to pay a quarterly cash dividend beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. The amount and timing of future dividends under the dividend policy, and the declaration and payment thereof, will be based upon all relevant factors, including WDC's financial position, results of operations, cash flows, capital requirements and restrictions under WDC's existing credit agreement. The Board of Directors retains the power to modify, suspend or cancel WDC's dividend policy in any manner and at any time as it may deem necessary or appropriate in the future.
WDC does not currently offer a dividend reinvestment program. Any purchases or sales of Western Digital stock can be made through a brokerage service of your choice.
The record date for the two-for-one stock split was May 20, 1997.
Each share of SNDK common stock outstanding as of May 12, 2016 is entitled to receive $67.50 in cash, plus 0.2387 shares of Western Digital common stock. No fractional shares will be issued, so cash will be paid in lieu of fractional shares of Western Digital common stock.
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company is the exchange agent responsible for transferring the merger consideration, and if you hold your shares in a brokerage account, your broker will then transfer the consideration to you.
If you hold SNDK shares in a brokerage account, please contact your broker for further information on their respective processes and the timing of when you will receive the merger consideration.
If you hold a SanDisk stock certificate, you will receive a letter of transmittal from American Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Please follow the instructions contained in those materials to surrender your stock certificate for the merger consideration (cash and Western Digital common stock).
If you hold a SanDisk stock certificate, you will receive a letter of transmittal from American Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Please follow the instructions contained in those materials to surrender your stock certificate for the merger consideration (cash and Western Digital common stock). You will not receive your merger consideration until you return your SanDisk stock certificate(s) to American Stock Transfer & Trust Company.
SanDisk suspended its dividend program in the fourth quarter of 2015. If you continue to hold Western Digital common stock, you may receive future dividends, if and when declared and paid by Western Digital.
Western Digital most recently declared a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share on May 3, 2016 payable on July 15, 2016 to stockholders of record as of July 1, 2016.