Frequently Asked Questions

How do I purchase stock in Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc. (the "Company")?

The Company does not sell its stock directly to individual investors. To purchase or sell shares, must have an account with a stock broker. For convenience, most stock brokers can set up accounts over the phone or internet as well as in person.

Where can I go to get financial information about the Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc.?

The Company publishes current, quarterly and annual reports that can be viewed on this website in the Financial Reporting section of the Financials and Media page. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission requires that the Company file its reports electronically and those reports are available at

How long has Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc. been in business?

The first Simpson Company was started in Oakland, California, in 1914 by Walter C. Simpson and was a manufacturer of wooden window screens. During the depression, the business was inactive due to the lack of construction activity. In the late 1930s, the Company was revived and added kitchen fans and vents to the product line. Barclay Simpson took over the businesses in 1947 and in 1956, the connector business was born. Since 1956 the Company has added manufacturing plants around the country in southern California, Texas, Ohio, Illinois and Washington. Since 1993, the Company has also grown internationally with plants now located in Canada, England, France, Denmark, Germany and China.

Does Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc. have a mission statement?

Our mission statement is closely tied to our quality policy that states, "We help people build safer structures economically. We do this by designing, engineering and manufacturing 'No Equal' structural connectors and other related products that meet or exceed our customers' needs and expectations. Everyone is responsible for product quality and is committed to ensuring the effectiveness of the quality management system."

When did Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc. go public and at what price?

The Company went public on May 25, 1994, and the IPO price was $11.50, or $2.875 adjusted for the two stock splits that occurred in August 2002 and November 2004.

What is Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc.'s fiscal year?

The Company's fiscal year is based on the calendar year. The last day of the fiscal year is December 31.

Does Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc. distribute dividends or have a Direct Stock Purchase Plan?

In January 2004, the Company declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share and has paid a dividend, currently $0.10 per share, each quarter since then. The Company currently does not offer a Direct Stock Purchase Plan.

Who is the Company's transfer agent? When should I contact them?

Computershare is the Company's transfer agent and can be reached at (877) 282-1168 or Registered Stockholders (Stockholders who have paper stock certificates) should contact Computershare in the event of a name change, a change of address or if their certificate has been lost or stolen.

I don't have stock certificates, but I changed my address, who should I call?

If you own stock, but do not have a paper stock certificate, you are a Beneficial Stockholder, and your shares are held for you by a bank or brokerage firm. In this case, please be sure to notify your bank or brokerage in the event of a name or address change.

Does Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc. have a corporate governance policy?

Yes. To review our Corporate Governance Policy, as well as other pertinent stockholder information, please go to our Corporate Governance section of this website.

Where is Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc. stock traded?

The Company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SSD.

How can I contact Simpson Manufacturing Company Inc.'s Investor Relations?

Contact us for more information or to request an investor kit.

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