Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan
One way to become a shareholder is to buy shares through our Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan administered by Wells Fargo Shareowner Services. This is a cost-effective way for investors to purchase shares of our common stock. Shareholders can also increase the number of shares they own by reinvesting their dividends through the plan. We pay all of the investment fees associated with the plan, but new investors are responsible for a one-time $5 account set-up fee charged by Wells Fargo Shareowner Services. The minimum initial investment is $1,500 (or $100/month if enrolling in continuous monthly purchases) for all new accounts set up through Wells Fargo Shareowner Services. The most efficient means to access this plan is online, but you can request an enrollment package by mail.
Financial advisors can give advice and guide you through the stock purchase process.
An online brokerage firm may be an option if you don't need financial advice. Online brokerages generally charge a minimal flat fee for investing.
A discount broker offers a discount on commissions for stocks they purchase on behalf of the buyer. They may or may not offer financial advice.