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Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses.
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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.
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.
Headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., Cognizant has over 35 sales and client relationship offices; and 100 development and delivery centers around the world.
As of September 30, 2017, Cognizant employed approximately 256,100 employees.
Cognizant common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CTSH.
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.
Cognizant's CUSIP number is 192446102.
As of September 30, 2017, there were 589,645,636 shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding.
Cognizant pays a quarterly cash dividend on its Class A common stock. This dividend payment was initiated in Q2 2017.
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.
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All shareholders automatically receive Cognizant's annual report through e-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.
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