The information on this webpage pertains to the Class B stock owned by members of MasterCard International Incorporated.
Frequently Asked Questions (15 KB)
On December 10, 2013, MasterCard’s Board of Directors announced a 10-for-1 Stock Split (in the form of a stock dividend). Shareholders of record at close of business on January 9, 2014 (the record date) will on the distribution date (on or about January 21, 2014) receive an additional 9 shares of MasterCard Class B common stock for every 1 share in their account.
There will be a blackout period for ALL Class B common stock transactions from January 3, 2014 through January 21, 2014 to ensure an orderly execution of the stock split. Any transaction instruction (stock transfers, Conversion and Sale Instructions, Conversion and Transfer Instructions or account name changes) received between January 3, 2014 and January 21, 2014 will be executed on January 22, 2014 or reverted to the submitter, as appropriate. For more information about the stock split, please read Frequently Asked Questions attached below.
MasterCard Class B common stockholders may register for access to their accounts via the Internet at www.computershare.com/mastercard. In February 2013, MasterCard Shareholder Services sent a USERNAME and initial password to the account email address then on file in the stock register. If you have not received the USERNAME and initial password email or did not have an email address on file in the stock account, please contact Maria Haluska, MasterCard Shareholder Services by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to: +1 914 249 4099 and request the USERNAME and initial password.
MasterCard’s Class B Common Stock Voluntary Conversion Program – the Open Conversion Program is now in operation.
Click here for a detailed Description of the Open Conversion Program. Click here for Open Conversion Program FAQs. Participants must complete forms obtained from Computershare’s website and submit them by mail to Computershare. Prior activation of access to Computershare’s website is required.
Retirement of Class M common stock
On June 1, 2010, the percentage of shares of Class B common stock first dropped below 15% of the aggregate outstanding shares of the Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Accordingly, pursuant to Article IV Section 4.3(G)(2)(b) of the MasterCard Incorporated Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation dated June 10, 2009, all outstanding shares of MasterCard Incorporated Class M common stock were automatically transferred to MasterCard Incorporated and are no longer available for issue or reissue. For more information please read the Form 8-K filed on June 2, 2010, available in the Investor Relations section of MasterCard’s corporate website.
The Guide to Class B stock Ownership, Trading and Conversion was revised in September 2013 –
Please consult the "Guide to Class B Stock Ownership, Trading and Conversion (the "Guide") for important information about the rights and responsibilities of MasterCard Class B stockholders and the procedures and forms to transfer stock, update stockholder information and convert Class B stock into Class A stock for prompt disposition to the public.Guide to Class B stock Ownership, Trading and Conversion (770 KB)Dividend and Sale Proceeds Payment Delivery Options for MasterCard Class B Stockholders (362 KB)Open Conversion Program Summary (53 KB)Open Conversion Program FAQs (53 KB)Chronology of MasterCard Incorporated Stock Issuance (19 KB)
Transfer of Stock Form (81 KB)Account Information Change Form (61 KB)Transfer of Stock to an Affiliate Member Form (82 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQS (54.0 KB)
LETTERS TO CLASS B STOCKHOLDERS
MasterCard Class B Common Stock Voluntary Conversion Programs Following the 4th Anniversary of its Initial Public Offering (the "IPO")
Letter to stockholders announcing the MasterCard 2009-1 Class B common stock Voluntary Conversion and Sale or Transfer Program, dated May 1, 2009
Letter to stockholders announcing the MasterCard 2008-1 Class B common stock Voluntary Conversion and Sale or Transfer Program, dated April 29, 2008
Press Release dated February 5, 2008 authorizing 13.1 million shares for conversion in 2008
Letter to stockholders announcing the MasterCard 2007-2 Class B Common Stock Voluntary Conversion and Sale or Transfer Program, dated November 9, 2007
Press Release for Program 2007-2 (25.6 KB)
Letter to stockholders announcing the MasterCard 2007-1 Class B Common Stock Voluntary Conversion and Sale Program and program materials, dated June 29, 2007
Letter to stockholders offering electronic delivery of future dividend payments, dated September 7, 2006 (997 KB)
Letter to stockholders regarding access to their stockholder account online, dated August 4, 2006 (61.1 KB)
CEO letter to stockholders dated June 6, 2006 (73.6 KB)
Letter to stockholders regarding the reclassification of stock dated June 14, 2006 (72.4 KB)
Letter to stockholders regarding the redemption of stock dated June 30, 2006 (72.4 KB)
To the Computershare website to access your stockholder account
MasterCard Shareholder Services (MCSS) is available to answer your questions and provide assistance in completing forms.
2000 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577-2509
Tel (914) 249 4099