Frequently Asked Questions - Company Information
Where is The J. M. Smucker Company's corporate headquarters located?
One Strawberry Lane
Orrville, Ohio 44667
What is The J. M. Smucker Company's fiscal year?
The J. M. Smucker Company's fiscal year begins May 1 and ends April 30.
What is The J. M. Smucker Company's ticker symbol and on what exchange does Smucker stock trade?
SJM - New York Stock Exchange
- How can I get a copy of The J. M. Smucker Company's annual report or proxy statement?
- How can I get a copy of The J. M. Smucker Company's Corporate Responsibility Report?
How can I get copies of The J. M. Smucker Company's quarterly reports?
Quarterly filings can be viewed and printed in the SEC Filings section.
When does The J. M. Smucker Company hold its Annual Meeting?
The Company's annual meeting is typically held in mid-August in Wooster, Ohio.
What is The J. M. Smucker Company's CUSIP number?
The Company's CUSIP number is 832696405.
Who is on The J. M. Smucker Company's Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors are listed in the Corporate Governance section.
Who is the Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for The J. M. Smucker Company?
Ernst & Young LLP
What analysts cover The J. M. Smucker Company and how can I receive an analyst report?
The analysts who routinely cover the Company are listed in the Analyst Coverage section. You may contact any of the analysts listed to obtain a report on the Company.
When was The J. M. Smucker Company's initial public offering?
The J. M. Smucker Company was founded in 1897 and made public in 1959.
Does The J. M. Smucker Company have more than one class of common stock?
The Company currently maintains only SJM (common) shares. From September 30, 1991 until August 29, 2000, the Company maintained Class A common shares (SJM.A) and Class B common shares (SJM.B). Effective August 29, 2000, SJM.A and SJM.B were converted to SJM shares.Stock Split History:
- 11/09/59 First sold to public (Over the Counter)
- 10/20/65 First sold on NYSE 3/1 split
- 05/02/83 2/1 split
- 11/18/85 2/1 split
- 05/18/90 2/1 split
- 09/30/91 Class B distribution (one B common share distributed for every A common share held). To determine the cost basis of shares after the Class B distribution, first compute the basis of Class A shares prior to the distribution. 48.7885% of this basis should be allocated to Class A. While the remaining 51.2115% being allocated to Class B.
- 08/29/00 Class A common shares and Class B common shares combined into new class titled Common Shares (SJM).
- 06/01/02 Smucker Common Shares held on May 31, 2002, ("old" Smucker shares) were converted into new Smucker shares at a rate of .9451 new shares for every old share held. Additionally, Procter & Gamble shareholders as of 5/29/02 received 1 new Smucker share for every 50 Procter & Gamble shares of stock held related to the Jif and Crisco transaction. If you are a registered shareholder and have not converted your old Smucker shares into new Smucker shares, please contact Computershare at 800-456- 1169.
Has The J. M. Smucker Company issued any preferred stock?
Who is the transfer agent for the Company and how do I contact them?
Computershare Investor Services is the transfer agent for the Company and their contact information is as follows:
For regular delivery:
P.O. BOX 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170
For overnight delivery:
211 Quality Circle, Suite 210
College Station, TX 77845
Phone outside of U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico: 312-360-5254
Whom do I contact when I have questions about my Smucker shares?
If you are a street-name holder (shares held in the name of a brokerage, bank, trust, or other nominee), please contact your representative at your financial institution.
If you are a registered shareholder, please contact our transfer agent, Computershare Investor Services, above, for questions pertaining to:
- Computershare Investment Plan ("CIP")
- direct purchase of Company common shares
- dividend reinvestment
- automatic monthly cash investments
- Book-entry share ownership
- Share transfer matters (including name changes, gifting, and inheritances)
- Direct deposit of dividend payments
- Nonreceipt of dividend checks
- Lost share certificates
- Changes of address
- Online shareholder account access
- Form 1099 income inquiries (including requests for duplicate copies)
For other questions, you may also contact The J. M. Smucker Company's Shareholder Services department by calling (330) 684-3838, submitting your inquiry through the Information Request form, or writing to:
The J. M. Smucker Company
Orrville, OH 44667
- Computershare Investment Plan ("CIP")
If I am a registered shareholder (shares held through Computershare Investor Services), can I have online access to my shareholder account?
Yes. Computershare offers a service on their website called "Investor Centre." To register your account and become a member of Investor Centre or to obtain additional information, click on the link below to access the Investor Centre page located on Computershare's website. Once you are a member of Investor Centre, you will have the ability to view your account balance, buy and sell shares online, update your address information, and much more. If you have additional questions about Investor Centre, you may speak with a Computershare representative at (800) 456-1169. Click Here to access the Investor Centre
Does The J. M. Smucker Company have a Direct Stock Purchase/Dividend Reinvestment Plan? If so, where can I find additional information regarding this program?
Yes. The program, called "Computershare Investment Plan", is sponsored and administered by Computershare Trust Company, Inc. Information regarding this program can be accessed by clicking on the Computershare link below. The website includes a plan brochure and enrollment form, as well as a list of fees associated with the program. Please call Computershare at (800) 456-1169 for questions relating to the program. Click Here to access Computershare Investment Plan.
If you are a registered shareholder (Smucker shares are held through Computershare Investor Services) and, you need to obtain a form to complete any of the following transactions, please click the link below to obtain the information you need from Computershare’s website.
- Change of address
- Transfer of shares (including name changes)
- Lost share certificates
- W-9 certification
You have a question relating to any of the following items, please contact Computershare at 800-456-1169, for assistance.
- Loss or non-receipt of a dividend check
- Dividend payments
- Form 1099 DIV
- Form 1099 B
Does The J. M. Smucker Company pay dividends and if so, when?
The Company has issued dividends consistently each year since 1960. Dividends are paid on a quarterly basis, and historically, have been paid in March, June, September and December. For more information, you can go to the Stock Trading and Dividend Information section.
How does the Company's time phased voting work?
All Smucker common shares owned as of November 6, 2008, are entitled to ten votes per share on specific matters detailed in the Company's Amended Articles of Incorporation. For shares purchased on or after November 6, 2008, or for which a change in beneficial ownership has taken place after November 6, 2008, each share is entitled to one vote per share until four years have passed. After four years, if there has been no change in beneficial ownership during that time, each share is entitled to ten votes per share on specific matters detailed in the Company's Amended Articles of Incorporation. The Amended Articles of Incorporation are located in the Corporate Governance section.
When did the Company complete the merger of The Folgers Coffee Business?
On November 6, 2008, the Company completed a merger transaction with The Folgers Coffee Company ("Folgers"), a subsidiary of The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G").
I participated in the exchange of Procter & Gamble Company common shares of The Folgers Coffee Company, which ultimately were exchanged for common shares of The J. M. Smucker Company. When did the transaction close?
The exchange period expired at midnight on November 5, 2008, and the transaction closed on November 6, 2008.
How many Smucker common shares did I receive for each P&G common share which was accepted in the tender?
You should receive 1.6342 Smucker common shares for each P&G common share that was accepted in the tender offer. Any fractional shares will be paid out in cash.
Why didn't all the shares I tendered get exchanged?
P&G established the proration factor for the shares tendered. Odd-lot shareholders were not subject to the proration.
When did the Company acquire International Multifoods Corporation?
In June 2004, The J. M. Smucker Company acquired International Multifoods Corporation. In this acquisition, the Company added Pillsbury® baking mixes and ready-to-spread frostings; Hungry Jack® pancake mixes and syrups; and Martha White® baking mixes and ingredients in the U.S., along with Robin Hood® flour and baking mixes and Bick's® pickles and condiments in Canada.
Where can I find cost basis information relating to the acquisition of International Multifoods Corporation?
In the merger, each share of Multifoods common stock was converted into the right to receive $5 in cash, without interest, and 0.4103 shares of Smucker common shares, which is $20 in value based on the average closing price of Smucker common shares for the 20 consecutive trading days ending June 17, 2004.
Shareholder Exchange and Tax Information
When did the Company acquire the Jif® and Crisco® brands?
In June 2002, The J. M. Smucker Company added Jif® and Crisco® to its family of brands in a transaction with Procter & Gamble.
Where can I find the cost basis information relating to the Jif and Crisco transaction with Procter & Gamble in June 2002?
The cost basis information relating to the transaction between the company and Procter & Gamble can be found by using this Record Keeping Form provided by P&G.
If you have any questions relating to the cost basis allocation, please contact Procter & Gamble at 800-742-6253.