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On what exchange does Tenneco stock trade?

Tenneco stock is traded primarily on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TEN, and also on the Chicago stock exchange.

What is the cost basis allocation for the November 1999 distribution and reverse stock split for Pactiv and Tenneco?

For the November 1999 cost basis allocation information, please open the attached document.

What is the cost basis allocation for the December 1996 distribution and merger of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. and El Paso Natural Gas Company?

For the 1996 cost basis allocation information, please open the attached document.

Who is Tenneco's transfer agent?

Stockholder matters such as completing the 1999 exchange of Tenneco Inc. for Tenneco stock, issuance of a certificate, transfer of ownership of shares, change of address or replacement of a lost stock certificate, should be directed to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Shareowner Services at the following address or telephone numbers:

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Pointe Curve
Mendota Heights, MN 55120-4100

Toll free: 866-839-3259
or 651-450-4064

Note: Information regarding dividend payments or requests for duplicate 1099's for tax year 2000 and before, must be obtained from ComputerShare:

ComputerShare – First Chicago Trust Division
P. O. Box 2536
Suite 4694
Jersey City, NJ 07303-2536
Telephone: 800-519-3111

Can I access my Tenneco stock account through the Internet?

If you are a registered Tenneco shareholder, click on the link below, which will take you to the Web site of our transfer agent, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.. Then click on the "Shareholder Account Access" option located under the heading of Shareholder Services. Once you have signed in, you will be able to view a summary of your account.

Who are the transfer agents for the companies the old Tenneco Inc. either merged with or spun-off?

If you are still in possession of an "Old" Tenneco stock certificate (CUSIP #880370101) dated prior to December 12, 1996, you will need to contact ComputerShare for instructions on how to exchange your common stock for common stock of El Paso Energy (NYSE: EPG).

In December 1996, the old Tenneco Inc. merged its gas company with El Paso Energy (www.epenergy.com). El Paso's transfer agent is ComputerShare (Fleet National Bank) and can be contacted at:

Telephone: 800-446-2617(Toll-Free)
Web site: www.computershare.com

Also, in December 1996, the old Tenneco, Inc. spun off Newport News Shipbuilding (NYSE: NNS). Newport News ™ (www.nns.com) transfer agent is ComputerShare (First Chicago Trust Division) and can be contacted at:

Shareholder Relations Department
For Shareholders of Newport News Shipbuilding
P.O. Box 2500
Jersey City, NJ 07303-2500
Toll free: 800/519-3111
Web site: www.computershare.com

Finally, in November 1999, the old Tenneco spun off its packaging operations, now known as Pactiv Corporation (NYSE: PTV). Pactiv's (www.pactiv.com) transfer agent is National City Bank, and can be contacted at:

Corporate Trust Operations
National City Bank
P.O. Box 92301
Cleveland, OH 44193-0900
Telephone: 866-770-1289

Does Tenneco pay a dividend?

On January 10, 2001, Tenneco's Board of Directors announced that the company would no longer pay a quarterly dividend on its common stock. This action was taken in response to industry conditions, primarily greater than anticipated production volume reductions by North American vehicle manufacturers, and a continued softness in the global automotive parts replacement market.

In 2000, the company paid a $.05 per share dividend for each of the four quarters for a total of $.20 per share annually. The last dividend payment from Tenneco was issued in December 2000.

Note: Information regarding dividend payments or requests for duplicate 1099s for tax year 2000 and before, must be obtained from ComputerShare, 525 Washington Blvd, Suite 4694, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07310 or call 800/519-3111.

Does Tenneco have a dividend reinvestment or direct purchase program?

Tenneco terminated its dividend reinvestment and direct purchase plans in September of 2004.

How can I sell my shares or invest in Tenneco?

You can sell or invest through any number of brokerage firms.

What questions/concerns should be addressed to Tenneco transfer agent, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.?

You should contact Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Shareowner Services (1-866-839-3259) for all questions regarding:

  • Exchange of certificates ("old Tenneco" for "new Tenneco")
  • Issuance of certificates
  • Lost share certificates
  • Transferring ownership of shares
  • Share balance
  • Tax reporting and tax forms (1099 beginning with year end 2001.

Note: Information regarding dividend payments and requests for duplicate 1099's for tax year 2000 and before, must be obtained from ComputerShare, 525 Washington Blvd, Suite 4694, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07310 or call 800/519-3111.

When is Tenneco's Annual Stockholders' Meeting?

Tenneco's 2016 Stockholder Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., local time, at the company's corporate headquarters located at 500 North Field Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois.

When does Tenneco release earnings?

For all upcoming earnings dates, please check our calendar feature on this website under Events and Presentations.