Annual Meeting and Record Dates
Medtronic, Inc.'s (Medtronic or the Company, or we, us, or our) Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., Central Daylight Time at the Company's Mounds View campus located at 8200 Coral Street N.E., Mounds View, MN. The record date for the Annual Meeting is July 1, 2013 and all shareholders of record at the close of business on that day will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
Our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act) are available through our website (www.medtronic.com under the "Investors" caption and "Financial Information - SEC Filings" subcaption) free of charge as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Information relating to corporate governance at Medtronic, including our Principles of Corporate Governance, Code of Conduct (including our Code of Ethics for Senior Financial Officers), Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Members of the Board of Directors and information concerning our executive officers, directors and Board committees (including committee charters) is available through our website at www.medtronic.com under the "Investors" caption and the "Corporate Governance" subcaption. Information relating to transactions in Medtronic securities by directors and officers is available through our website at www.medtronic.com under the "Investors" caption and the "Financial Information - SEC Filings" subcaption.
The information listed above may also be obtained upon request from the Medtronic Investor Relations Department, 710 Medtronic Parkway, Minneapolis (Fridley), MN 55432 USA.
We are not including the information on our website as a part of, or incorporating it by reference into, our Form 10-K.
The SEC maintains a website that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers, including the Company, that file electronically with the SEC. The public can obtain any documents that the Company files with the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. The Company files annual reports, quarterly reports, proxy statements, and other documents with the SEC under the Exchange Act. The public may read and copy any materials that the Company files with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549. The public may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330.
Stock Transfer Agent and Registrar
Wells Fargo Shareowner ServicesSM acts as transfer agent and registrar, dividend paying agent, and direct stock purchase plan agent for Medtronic and maintains all shareholder records for the Company. If you are a registered shareholder, you may access your account information online at www.shareowneronline.com. If you have questions regarding the Medtronic stock you own, stock transfers, address or name changes, direct deposit of dividends, lost dividend checks, lost stock certificates, or duplicate mailings, please contact Wells Fargo Shareowner ServicesSM by writing or calling: Wells Fargo Shareowner ServicesSM, 1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101, Mendota Heights, MN 55120 USA, Telephone: 888-648-8154 or 651-450-4064, Fax: 651-450-4033, www.wellsfargo.com/shareownerservices.
Direct Stock Purchase Plan
Medtronic's transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner ServicesSM, administers the direct stock purchase plan, which is called the Shareowner Service Plus PlanSM. Features of this plan include direct stock purchase and reinvestment of dividends to purchase whole or fractional shares of Medtronic stock. All registered shareholders and potential investors may participate.
Price Range of Medtronic Common Stock
The Company's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "MDT."
In June 2011, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of 75 million shares of the Company's common stock. As of April 26, 2013, the Company had used 47.8 million of the 75 million shares authorized under the June 2011 repurchase program. In June 2013, the Company's Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of an additional 80 million shares of the Company's common stock. As authorized by the Board of Directors our program expires when its total number of authorized shares has been repurchased.
Medtronic did not repurchase any shares during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013.
On June 21, 2013, there were approximately 47,450 shareholders of record of the Company's common stock. Cash dividends declared and paid totaled 26.00 cents per share for each quarter of fiscal year 2013 and 24.25 cents per share for each quarter of fiscal year 2012. The following prices are the high and low market sales quotations per share of the Company’s common stock for the quarters indicated:
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