Publix Converts to Electronic Stock Certificates
LAKELAND, Fla., July 23, 2018 — Effective today, Publix Super Markets Inc. common stock will only be issued as electronic certificates (e-certificates). Paper stock certificates will no longer be available or issued by Publix.
E-certificates have become an industry standard with very few companies issuing paper certificates for their common stock. For Publix stockholders, managing stock accounts is easier and more secure with e-certificates. E-certificates do not have to be safeguarded, and stockholders do not have to physically locate their certificates when they have a Publix stock transaction. Additionally, e-certificates support Publix’s commitment to the environment by reducing the use of paper.
Publix encourages its stockholders to exchange their paper certificates for e-certificates free of charge. Information was mailed to stockholders the week of July 16 regarding the transition to e-certificates. Stockholders will be provided account statements when they have a transaction on their Publix stock account or annually each January.
By visiting Publix Stockholder Online at corporate.publix.com/stock, stockholders can conveniently view their stock account activity and elect to receive electronic account statements.