Microchip Technology Inc

Investor Relations - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1. On what exchange does Microchip trade stock?

Microchip trades on the Nasdaq National Market System.

2. What is Microchip’s ticker symbol?

Microchip’s ticker symbol is “MCHP.”

3. When was Microchip’s initial public offering, and what was the price?

Microchip’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) was on March 19, 1993.
The IPO price was $13.00 pre-split, or $0.57 after adjusting for all stock splits.

4. Where and when was Microchip incorporated?

Microchip was incorporated on February 14, 1989 in the State of Delaware.

5. What is Microchip’s CUSIP number?

Microchip’s CUSIP number is 595017104


6. Who is Microchip’s transfer agent?

Microchip’s transfer agent is:
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64854
St. Paul, MN 55164-0854
800-468-9716

7. How do I change my mailing address?

If you hold your shares in certificate form, please contact Microchip’s transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, at 800 468 9716 with both your old and new mailing information, and they will update your address. You may also register a seasonal address with the transfer agent.

If you hold your shares in street name (through a brokerage account), please contact your broker directly to make an address change.

8. What should I do if I lost my Microchip stock certificates?

Please contact Microchip’s transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, at 800 468 9716

9. How do I find out how many shares I own?

If you hold your shares in certificate form, contact Microchip’s transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, at 800 468 9716. If you hold your shares in street name (through a brokerage account) contact your broker directly.

10. Can I consolidate multiple accounts registered to me?

Yes. If you hold your shares in certificate form, call Microchip’s transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, at 800 468 9716 with your account information, and they will consolidate your accounts for you. If you hold your shares in street name (through a brokerage account), contact your broker directly to consolidate your accounts.

11. Does Microchip pay a dividend?

Yes, Microchip pays a dividend. Please choose the option in the side navigation to view Microchip’s dividend history.

12. Does Microchip plan to increase its dividend?

Microchip’s Board of Directors regularly evaluates our business to determine the level of dividend each quarter.

13. Does Microchip have a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP)?

No, Microchip does not currently offer a Dividend Reinvestment Program at this time.


14. When were Microchip’s stock splits?

Please choose the option in the side navigation to view Microchip’s stock split history.

15. Does Microchip have plans for another stock split?

Microchip has had seven stock splits. The most recent split was a 3-for-2 split on May 9, 2002. The Board of Directors evaluates, considers and makes the decision for any future stock splits.

16. Whom do I contact regarding conversion of my TelCom Semiconductor shares? What was the conversion rate?

You may contact Microchip Investor Relations at 480-792-7373.
The TelCom Semiconductor acquisition closed on January 16, 2001. Shareholders were issued .53 shares of Microchip Common Stock for each TelCom share they held. Fractional shares were paid out in cash.

17. Can I buy or sell stock directly with the company?

No, Microchip does not offer a direct purchase or sale program at this time.

18. How do I sell my shares?

If you hold your shares in street name (in a brokerage account), contact your broker with a sell order (instructions to sell your shares). The broker will sell the shares for you, and will provide you the proceeds, less their brokerage commission, according to your instructions.

If you hold your shares beneficially (in certificate form), you must first open an account with a broker. You then place your sell order and sign the shares over to your broker according to the broker’s instructions. The broker will sell the shares for you, and will provide you the proceeds, less their brokerage commission, according to your instructions.

19. When does Microchip plan to report its quarterly financial results?

Please choose Microchip’s calendar of events in the left hand navigation to see our scheduled financial results.

20. How can I obtain Microchip’s quarterly financial results?

Microchip’s quarterly financial results are posted on the Investor Relations page of our website, under Financial Press Releases immediately after the release is made public. You may also request a hard copy of an earnings release from Microchip Investor Relations by telephone at 480-792-7373 or by email at ir@microchip.com.

21. Will I receive a Microchip Annual Report, and if so, when?

Shareholders of record on the Proxy Record Date will receive an annual report and other Annual Meeting materials, including the Annual Report, the Proxy Statement, the Notice of Annual Meeting, and the Proxy Card. These items are mailed in one package in July.

22. When and where will Microchip hold its next Annual Meeting?

Microchip conducts its Annual Meeting in August of each year. Please choose Microchip’s calendar of events in the left hand navigation to determine the date and time of our next Annual Meeting.

23. Who is eligible to attend Microchip’s Annual Meeting?

Shareholders of record on the Proxy Record Date are eligible to attend Microchip’s Annual Meeting.


24. Who audits Microchip’s financial statements?

Microchip’s financial statements are audited by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young, LLP.

25. How do I contact Investor Relations?

By telephone: 480-792-7373.
By email: ir@microchip.com.
By U.S. mail at: Microchip Technology Investor Relations
2355 West Chandler Boulevard
Chandler, AZ 85224-6199

26. Can I tour your facilities?

Because our fabs are strictly maintained cleanroom environments, we do not offer tours of our facilities.

27. Is Microchip presenting at any upcoming investor conferences?

Please choose Microchip’s calendar of events in the left hand navigation to see when we will be presenting next.

28. How can I get investor information about Microchip?

You may contact Investor Relations by telephone at 480-792-7373, by email at ir@microchip.com, or you may complete a literature request form on our website, at http://www.microchip.com.