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Shareholder Information
1.I am a Schlumberger shareholder. How do I obtain more information?
2.I am a Schlumberger shareholder. What is Direct Registration?
3.I am not a shareholder. Where can I obtain more information about Schlumberger?
4.I have unexchanged shares in a company that Schlumberger acquired. How can I have them converted to shares in Schlumberger?
5.I have lost my stock certificate. How can it be replaced?
6.I recently moved. Whom should I contact?
7.I receive duplicate mailings. How can I receive just one mailing?
8.I own my shares in a brokerage account. Whom should I contact for account information?
9.Is Schlumberger stock an American Depository Receipt (A.D.R.)?
10.When and where will the next annual general meeting of stockholders of Schlumberger Limited be held?
11.Does Schlumberger have a Direct Purchase Plan or Dividend Reinvestment Plan?
12.How can I get historical stock quotes for Schlumberger?
13.Has Schlumberger stock ever split? If so, when?
Dividend Information
14.I received shares of Transocean as a result of the Sedco-Forex spin-off in December 1999. What is the cost basis for my Schlumberger and Transocean shares?
15.Does Schlumberger pay dividends?
16.Can my dividends be directly deposited into my checking account?
17.Does Schlumberger withhold tax on dividend payments?
18.Does Schlumberger have a Direct Purchase Plan or Dividend Reinvestment Plan?
Company Facts
19.When was Schlumberger founded?
20.When and where was Schlumberger incorporated?
21.What has happened to the Netherlands Antilles, and how does that affect Schlumberger?
22.Is Schlumberger a foreign private issuer?
23.What is the Schlumberger ticker symbol?
24.Where is Schlumberger's common stock listed?
Cameron Merger
25.I received shares of Schlumberger as a result of the acquisition by Schlumberger Holdings Corporation of the stock of Cameron International Corporation in 2016. What is the cost basis for the Schlumberger shares that I received in the transaction?
26.What happened in the merger?
27.What am I entitled to receive in the merger?
28.Will there be any restrictions on my ability to sell my Schlumberger shares once I receive them?
29.Will I receive future dividends?
30.Should I send in my stock certificates now?
31.I received shares of Schlumberger as a result of the merger. What is my cost basis for the Schlumberger shares that I received in the transaction?
32.Does Schlumberger have a dividend reinvestment plan that I can enroll in?
33.Will Cameron continue filing form 10-K and 10-Qs?

Shareholder Information
1.I am a Schlumberger shareholder. How do I obtain more information?
 

Most questions from shareholders concerning Schlumberger common stock refer to the transfer of stock, change of address, account status, replacement of missing dividend checks, replacement of lost certificates, and year-end tax statements.

Registered Owners
Registered owners of shares of Schlumberger stock (in certificate form or in Direct Registration form) can obtain account information by contacting Schlumberger's Transfer Agent & Registrar, Computershare Trust Company, N.A. ("Computershare").

By Regular Mail:
Computershare
P.O. Box 43010
Providence, Rhode Island
02940-3014

By E-mail:
Go to http://www.computershare.com/investor and click on Contact Us.

By Telephone (Speak to Representative):
1-781-575-2707
Representatives are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

By Internet (General Information):
General information on shareholder services provided by Computershare can be obtained by visiting http://www.computershare.com/investor and click on Questions and Answers

By Telephone (Interactive Voice Response System):
1-877-745-9341
Account information is available 24 hours per day 7 days a week. To speak to a representative, please stay on the line; your call will automatically be directed to a representative after the completion of the recorded messages. Representatives are available Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

By Internet (Direct account access):
Go to
http://www.computershare.com/investor and select Create Login if have not registered your account.
Note that you will have to provide the following information:

If you do not have a Social Security Number or if you prefer not to register your account with your Social Security Number, click on Alternative Registration Page

If you have already registered your account, log in with your User ID and Password


2.I am a Schlumberger shareholder. What is Direct Registration?
 

Direct Registration is a method of recording shares of stock in book-entry form. Instead of being represented by a physical share certificate, your Schlumberger shares are held in your name and recorded electronically in "book-entry" in our records, which are maintained by Computershare. Shares held in book-entry have all the traditional rights and privileges of shares held in certificate form.

What are the benefits of book-entry?
Book-entry through Direct Registration System (DRS) is becoming the standard in share ownership because it:

• Eliminates the risks and costs associated with the storing certificates and replacing lost or stolen certificates.
• Permits electronic share transactions between your broker or dealer and Computershare.

How do I participate in DRS?
If you hold certificates, they are still valid and you do not need to take any action. If you would like, you can direct that existing physical certificates be converted to book-entry shares at any time by sending your physical share certificates along with a letter of instruction to Computershare. No endorsements on the certificates are required. The method of delivery of certificates is at your election and risk. If delivered by mail, we recommend registered, insured mail for at least 3% of the market value. A Direct Transaction Advice Form ("DRTA") will be mailed to you promptly upon deposit of your shares.

Can I get a stock certificate for my book-entry shares?
You can request a physical share certificate representing all or a portion of your book-entry shares at any time. To request a certificate for your book-entry shares; you may call Computershare, visit their website, or prepare a written instruction and mail it to Computershare.

How do I transfer my shares to or from my brokerage account?
Have your broker request your shares to be sent to them through the Depository Trust Company’s Direct Registration Profile System. You may need to supply your broker with a copy of your latest Advice and the following information:

  • Your Computershare account number (on your Advice)
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Computershare’s DTC number, 7807
  • The number of whole shares you wish to move from your Computershare account to your brokerage account
You can also instruct your broker to transfer whole shares from your brokerage account to a book-entry account maintained at Computershare.

How can I sell my Direct Registration shares?
The use of Computershare's sales facility is completely voluntary and you may sell your book-entry shares through Computershare at any time. (Computershare cannot accept instructions to sell shares on a specific day or at a specific price.) You may sell your shares as a market order or batch order. A market order sale is a request to sell shares promptly at market price. Market order sales are only available at www.computershare.com/investor through Investor Centre or by telephone.

A batch order sale is an accumulation of all sale requests submitted together as an aggregated request. Sale instructions for batch orders received by Computershare will be processed no later than five business days after the date on which the order is received, assuming the market is open for trading. All sales requests received in writing, including on the Transaction Request Form, will automatically be treated as a batch order sale. Batch orders are submitted on each market day, assuming there are sale request to be processed.

Note: The proceeds you receive will be reduced by a sales fee of $15.00 and $0.12 per share for a batch order sale, and $25.00 and $0.12 per share for a market order sale.

The price per share you receive will be the average price per share of all Schlumberger shares sold by Computershare for holders of book-entry shares on the day your shares are sold. The proceeds you receive will be reduced by a sales fee of $15.00 and trading fees of $0.12 per share. The net proceeds from the sale will be mailed to you within approximately 7-10 days of the date of sale.

To authorize the sale, you can access your account via the Internet at the website listed on your transaction advice; by calling Computershare at the telephone number appearing on your transaction advice, or in writing. For security reasons, your telephone transactions will be recorded.


3.I am not a shareholder. Where can I obtain more information about Schlumberger?
 

For corporate reports and literature call:
Schlumberger Shareholder Direct
(US & Canada) 1-800-997-5299, (International) 1-813-774-5043
Click here to order information from the Schlumberger website.

Write or call:
Schlumberger Limited
ATTN: Investor Relations
5599 San Felipe
17th Floor
Houston, Texas 77056
Telephone: 713-375-3535
When you send an address change, please indicate you are a mailing list recipient.


4.I have unexchanged shares in a company that Schlumberger acquired. How can I have them converted to shares in Schlumberger?
 Simply contact our transfer agent, Computershare, at 1-877-745-9341 or 1-781-575-2707 for shareholders located outside the U.S. They will be happy to provide you with the necessary documents and instructions.

5.I have lost my stock certificate. How can it be replaced?
 If your stock certificate is lost, stolen or destroyed, you should notify Computershare immediately so that a Stop Transfer can be placed on the certificate. Lost, stolen or destroyed stock certificates must be replaced under an open-penalty indemnity bond for which the insurance carrier charges a premium. Computershare will be happy to assist you in obtaining the necessary forms.

6.I recently moved. Whom should I contact?
 Change of address — Notifying Computershare promptly of a change in your mailing address will reduce the possibility of a delay in receiving your dividend checks and other important shareowner mailings. You can change your address by using your dividend check, the tear off portion of your account statement, or by calling and speaking with a customer service representative.

7.I receive duplicate mailings. How can I receive just one mailing?
 When a stockholder owns shares in more than one account, or when stockholders live at the same address, duplicate mailings may result. If you receive duplicate reports, you can help eliminate the added expense by requesting that only one copy be sent. To eliminate duplicate mailings, contact Computershare, our transfer agent and registrar, listed above at Question 4.

8.I own my shares in a brokerage account. Whom should I contact for account information?
 Schlumberger shareholders who own shares through a brokerage or bank arrangement must contact their broker or bank.

9.Is Schlumberger stock an American Depository Receipt (A.D.R.)?
 No.

10.When and where will the next annual general meeting of stockholders of Schlumberger Limited be held?
 The 2016 Annual General Meeting of Stockholders was held Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at The Avila Beach Hotel, Penstraat 130, Willemstad, Curaçao. The date for the 2017 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders is yet to be announced.

11.Does Schlumberger have a Direct Purchase Plan or Dividend Reinvestment Plan?
 Not at the present time. Schlumberger stock must be bought and sold through a licensed stockbroker.

12.How can I get historical stock quotes for Schlumberger?
 Please click here.

13.Has Schlumberger stock ever split? If so, when?
 Please visit Shareholder Information for the answer to this question.

Dividend Information
14.I received shares of Transocean as a result of the Sedco-Forex spin-off in December 1999. What is the cost basis for my Schlumberger and Transocean shares?
 Please click here for the answer to this question.

15.Does Schlumberger pay dividends?
 Schlumberger has paid a quarterly dividend since 1957. Please click here for our most recent declared dividend

16.Can my dividends be directly deposited into my checking account?
 Yes. Contact Computershare for details. A form will be mailed to you. Your bank must participate in the US Automated Clearing House System. If your bank is outside the United States, your non-U.S. bank must have a correspondent bank in the US.

17.Does Schlumberger withhold tax on dividend payments?
 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires Computershare to withhold taxes for the applicable rate of backup withholding for U.S. persons without a W-9 tax certification who are not otherwise exempt. Computershare must withhold and pay to the IRS the applicable tax rate of such payments under certain conditions. This is called “backup withholding.” Supplying Computershare with your correct Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and signing this form will generally allow you to receive your payments without being subject to backup withholding. Failure to supply your TIN, or supplying Computershare with an incorrect TIN, could result in a $50.00 penalty being assessed by the IRS. Receipt of a completed Form W-9 will discontinue backup withholding unless otherwise required.

The United States Internal Revenue Service requires that all non-resident alien investors certify their foreign status by completing Form W-8BEN. Failure to provide a completed Form W-8BEN may result in the imposition of a U.S. backup withholding tax on all payments to your account.

Printable copies of Form W-9 and Form W-8BEN may be downloaded at Computershare. Go to http://www.computershare.com/investor and click on Printable Forms. You may also update your tax status online.


18.Does Schlumberger have a Direct Purchase Plan or Dividend Reinvestment Plan?
 Not at the present time. Schlumberger stock must be bought and sold through a licensed stockbroker.

Company Facts
19.When was Schlumberger founded?
 The original Schlumberger business was founded in 1926 by the brothers Conrad and Marcel Schlumberger, two French engineers and physicists, to provide wireline logging services (electronic measurement of underground formations) for oil drilling operations.

20.When and where was Schlumberger incorporated?
 November 6, 1956 in the Netherlands Antilles.

21.What has happened to the Netherlands Antilles, and how does that affect Schlumberger?
 Prior to October 10, 2010, the Netherlands Antilles, together with Aruba and the Netherlands, formed the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with Curaçao being an island territory of the Netherlands Antilles. Under a constitutional restructuring of the Kingdom of the Netherlands agreed upon among the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba and the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved effective October 10, 2010. Also effective October 10, 2010, Curaçao became an individual constitutional entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, having its own government and laws. As a result of the constitutional restructuring and the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands Antilles law ceased to exist and Schlumberger Limited is now a Curaçao legal entity subject to Curaçao law. Although Curaçao has become a separate and autonomous country with its own laws and regulations, the civil and corporate Netherlands Antilles law as they applied to Schlumberger before October 10, 2010, did not change under the constitutional restructuring, nor are any material changes expected (other than non-substantive, technical changes to the laws). In effect, Curaçao has adopted the Netherlands Antilles civil and corporate law (to which Schlumberger Limited was subject) that was in effect prior to October 10, 2010.

22.Is Schlumberger a foreign private issuer?
 Although Schlumberger is incorporated in Curacao, Schlumberger is not treated as a "foreign private issuer" under the US securities laws, and files the same public filings as US public companies.

23.What is the Schlumberger ticker symbol?
 SLB

24.Where is Schlumberger's common stock listed?
 Schlumberger's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE"), under the trading symbol "SLB", and on the Euronext Paris, London and the SWX Swiss Stock Exchanges. Schlumberger was listed on the NYSE on February 2, 1962.

Cameron Merger
25.I received shares of Schlumberger as a result of the acquisition by Schlumberger Holdings Corporation of the stock of Cameron International Corporation in 2016. What is the cost basis for the Schlumberger shares that I received in the transaction?
 Please click here for the IRS Form 8937 that answers this question. We will maintain this form on our website until April 1, 2026.

26.What happened in the merger?
 Now that the merger has closed, Schlumberger will issue and deliver shares of Schlumberger common stock and cash as the consideration to be paid to holders of Cameron common stock. As a result of the merger, Cameron has ceased to be a publicly-held corporation and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schlumberger.

27.What am I entitled to receive in the merger?
 Each share of Cameron common stock that you own immediately prior to the completion of the merger has been canceled and converted automatically into the right to receive 0.716 shares of Schlumberger common stock and $14.44 in cash, without interest. If the total number of shares of Schlumberger common stock that you are entitled to receive as part of the merger consideration includes a fraction of a share of Schlumberger common stock, you will receive cash in lieu of that fractional share.

28.Will there be any restrictions on my ability to sell my Schlumberger shares once I receive them?
 No, the shares of Schlumberger common stock issued in the merger do not have any restrictions on transfer.

29.Will I receive future dividends?
 Cameron does not pay regular quarterly cash dividends on shares of its common stock. As a result of the merger, you are entitled to dividends on any shares of Schlumberger common stock you receive in the merger. Although Schlumberger provides no assurances as to the level or payment of any future dividends on shares of its common stock, and Schlumberger’s board of directors has the power to modify its dividend policy at any time, Schlumberger currently pays dividends at a quarterly rate of $0.50 per share of Schlumberger common stock.

30.Should I send in my stock certificates now?
 No. you should not send in your stock certificates yet. At the effective time of the merger, your shares of Cameron common stock were converted automatically into the right to receive the right to receive 0.716 shares of Schlumberger common stock and $14.44 in cash, without interest. In the very near future, Schlumberger’s exchange agent, Computershare, will send you a letter of transmittal and instructions for exchanging your shares of Cameron common stock for the merger consideration. Upon surrender of your stock certificates or book-entry shares for cancellation, along with the executed letter of transmittal and other documents, you, as a Cameron stockholder, will receive the merger consideration and any dividends declared and paid with respect to Schlumberger common stock after completion of the merger. The shares of Schlumberger common stock you receive in the merger will be issued in book-entry form (i.e., you will not receive paper certificates).

31.I received shares of Schlumberger as a result of the merger. What is my cost basis for the Schlumberger shares that I received in the transaction?
 Please click here for the IRS Form 8937 that answers this question. We will maintain this form on our website until April 1, 2026.

32.Does Schlumberger have a dividend reinvestment plan that I can enroll in?
 No, Schlumberger does not have a company sponsored dividend reinvestment plan. You should contact your individual broker should you wish to reinvest any future dividends.

33.Will Cameron continue filing form 10-K and 10-Qs?
 No, Cameron’s reporting obligations with the SEC will be terminated shortly after the merger. This means that Cameron will also not be filing a form 10-Q for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016.