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David Nelson
Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer
Cognizant Technology Solutions
500 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Katie Royce, CFA
Senior Director, Investor Relations
Cognizant Technology Solutions
500 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666


General Company Information

Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process services. Cognizant’s single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working with clients to make their businesses stronger. The company delivers high-quality, cost effective, full lifecycle solutions to complex software development and management problems. Its expertise extends across a wide range of services and technologies encompassing application development and management, business and technology consulting, complex system integration, business process outsourcing and IT Infrastructure management, as well as legacy and client/server applications. Cognizant's industry experience spans several information-intensive businesses such as financial, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, retail, communications, and information services.

When was Cognizant founded?

Founded in 1994 and publicly listed in 1998 (Nasdaq:CTSH), Cognizant started as a division of Dun & Bradstreet focused on full lifecycle software projects (unlike other offshore firms which began life as providers of staff supplementation services). This background enables Cognizant to provide 24x7 project management, backed by a world class R&D organization that helps clients manage through rapid technological change.

Where is Cognizant located?

Headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., Cognizant has 25 sales offices around the world in Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, London and Frankfurt. Cognizant also has over 50 global delivery centers in the Latin America, Asia Pacific and the following cities in India: Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata, Gurgaon (New Delhi area), Coimbatore, Pune and Bangalore.

How many people are employed at Cognizant?

Cognizant employs approximately 256,100 employees across North and Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Stock Information

Cognizant common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CTSH.

How can I buy Cognizant stock?

Shares of Cognizant common stock can be purchased on the open market through any stock brokerage firm. Cognizant does not offer a direct stock purchase plan.

What is Cognizant's CUSIP number?

Cognizant's CUSIP number is 192446102.

How many shares are outstanding?

As of September 30, 2017, there were 589,645,636 shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding.


Cognizant pays a $0.15 per share quarterly cash dividend on its Class A common stock. This dividend payment is scheduled to be paid on November 30, 2017, for holders of record as of November 20, 2017.


Stock Splits

On February 4, 2014, the Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split in the form of a 100% stock dividend on the Company’s Class A Common Stock issued and outstanding as of February 21, 2014.  The dividend distribution occurred on March 7, 2014, and the Company’s Class A Common Stock began trading on a post-split basis on March 10, 2014. 

Issuers of corporate securities are required to complete Internal Revenue Service Form 8937 to report organizational actions, including nontaxable distributions that affect the basis of the securities involved in the organizational action.  See Form 8937.  The information in this document does not constitute tax advice.  Each shareholder should consult a tax advisor as to the particular consequences of the distribution under U.S. federal, state and local and foreign tax law.  

On September 17, 2007 the Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split on its capital stock in the form of a stock dividend. Stockholders of record as of October 1, 2007 were entitled to one additional share of common stock for each share held on the record date. The stock dividend distribution occurred on October 16, 2007; the company's Class A Common Stock began trading on a post-split basis the business day following the distribution date.

On May 26, 2004 Cognizant stockholders approved an increase in the number of authorized shares of Class A common stock. As a result of the increase, Cognizant's previously announced conditional two-for-one stock split on its Class A Common stock in the form of a stock dividend proceeded as planned. Stockholders of record as of May 27, 2004 received one additional share of common stock for each share held.

On March 5, 2003, the Cognizant Board of Directors declared a 3-for-1 stock split effected by a stock dividend payable on April 1, 2003 to stockholders.

On February 11, 2000, the Cognizant Board of Directors declared a 2-for-1 stock split effected by a 100% dividend payable on March 16, 2000 to stockholders.

Stock Certificates and Changes of Address

For stock held in “street name”, your broker will be able to provide assistance. For stocks held individually, you should contact the transfer agent listed below for assistance.

Earnings Release Information

All shareholders automatically receive Cognizant's annual report through the mail. Quarterly earnings information is posted under Earnings on the day of the release and may be received by mail or e-mail if requested. Select the Contacts link to be added to the mailing list.


David Nelson                                                  Katie Royce, CFA
VP, Investor Relations and Treasury             Senior Director, Investor Relations
David.Nelson@Cognizant.com                      Katie.Royce@Cognizant.com
201-498-8840                                                 201-678-2739

Which financial analysts follow Cognizant?


Broker Analyst
Atlantic Equities Chris Hickey
Bank of American Merrill Lynch Jason Kupferberg
Barclays Capital Darrin D. Peller
Bernstein Research Lisa Ellis
BMO Financial Group Keith Bachman
Cantor Fitzgerald Joseph D. Foresi
Citi Ashwin Shirvaikar
Cowen & Company Bryan Bergin
Credit Suisse Charles Brennan
Deutsche Bank Securities Bryan Keane
Evercore ISI David Togut
Goldman Sachs James Schneider
Jefferies & Co. Ramsey El-Assal
J.P. Morgan Tien-Tsin Huang
Loop Capital Joseph Vafi
Morgan Stanley Brian Essex
Needham & Company Mayank Tandon
Nomura Securities Intl Ashwin Mehta
Oppenheimer & Co. Glenn Greene
Pacific Crest Securities Arvind Ramnani
RBC Capital Markets Daniel Perlin
Robert W. Baird & Company David Koning
Societe Generale Richard Nguyen
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Frank Atkins
Susqehanna Financial Group James E. Friedman
Tigress Financial Partners Ivan P. Feinseth
UBS Diviya Nagarajan
Wedbush Securites Moshe Katri
Wells Fargo Securities Edward S. Caso
William Blair & Company, L.L.C. Anil Doradla
Who are your independent auditors?

PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.
1301 Avenue of the America's
New York, NY 10019

Who is Cognizant's transfer agent?

American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
59 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038

How to Request Materials

Cognizant's annual report is a comprehensive overview of the Company. Additional information about Cognizant, such as a company history, can be found under About Us, and information on Cognizant's service offerings may be found under Services or Industries. You may request an investor kit through the mail by calling 1-201-498-8801 or selecting the appropriate link on the Investors page.