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.
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 directly 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?
Can I exchange my stock certificate for book-entry shares?
Can I get a stock certificate for my book-entry shares?
How do I transfer my shares to or from my brokerage account?
How can I sell my Direct Registration shares?
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 will automatically be treated as a batch order sale. Batch orders are submitted on each market day, assuming there are sale requests 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 Advice, by calling Computershare at the telephone number appearing on your Advice, or in writing. For security reasons, your telephone transactions will be recorded.
Write or call:
|Please contact our transfer agent, Computershare, at 1-877-745-9341 or 1-781-575-2707 for shareholders located outside the United States. They will be happy to provide you with the necessary documents and instructions.|
|.||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.|
|.||I recently moved. Whom should I contact?|
|If you own your shares in book-entry form, please promptly notify Computershare of a change in your mailing address, to 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.|
|.||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, at the address and phone number listed above in Question 1.|
|Schlumberger shareholders who own shares through a brokerage or bank arrangement must contact their broker or bank for all account information.|
|.||Is Schlumberger stock an American Depository Receipt?|
|.||When and where will the next annual general meeting of stockholders of Schlumberger Limited be held?|
|The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Stockholders was held Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at The Avila Beach Hotel, Penstraat 130, Willemstad, Curaçao. The date for the 2021 Annual General Meeting of Stockholders is yet to be announced.|
|.||How can I get historical stock quotes for Schlumberger?|
|Please click here.|
|.||Has Schlumberger stock ever split? If so, when?|
|Yes. Please visit Shareholder Information for a detailed answer to this question.|
|Please click here for the answer to this question.|
|.||Does Schlumberger pay dividends?|
|Schlumberger has paid a quarterly dividend since 1957. Please click here for our most recent declared dividend.|
|.||Can my dividends be directly deposited into my checking account?|
|Yes. Please 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 United States.|
|.||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.
|.||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.|
|.||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.|
|.||When and where was Schlumberger incorporated?|
|November 6, 1956 in the Netherlands Antilles. The Netherlands Antilles dissolved on October 10, 2010 and, puruant to such dissolution, Schlumberger Limited is now governed by the applicable laws of Curaçao. It is entered in the Curaçao Commercial Register with company number 1674.|
|.||Is Schlumberger a foreign private issuer?|
|Although Schlumberger is incorporated in Curaçao, Schlumberger is not treated as a "foreign private issuer" under the US securities laws, and files the same public filings as US public companies.|
|.||What is the Schlumberger ticker symbol?|
|.||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 also on Euronext Paris.|
|Please click here for the IRS Form 8937 that answers this question. We will maintain this form on our website until April 1, 2026.|