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General Information

When was OpenText founded?

The Company's legacy of innovation began in 1991 with the successful deployment of one of the world's first search engine technology for the Internet.

What business is OpenText in?

OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM). EIM enables organizations to grow the business, lower costs of operations, and reduce information governance and security related risks. OpenText focuses on the key drivers of business success to improve business insight, strengthen business impact, accelerate process velocity, address information governance and provide security.

Where is OpenText's corporate head office located?

OpenText’s global corporate headquarters are located at 275 Frank Tompa Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 0A1.  Please click here to view our worldwide office locations.

How many people does OpenText employ?

OpenText employs approximately 12,000 people.

When was OpenText's initial public offering (IPO)?

The Company's initial public offering was on NASDAQ in 1996 and, subsequently, on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in 1998.

What strategic business partners does OpenText have relationships with?

OpenText has developed strong and mutually beneficial relationships with key technology partners, including major software vendors, systems integrators, and storage vendors, to deliver customer-focused solutions.  Key alliances of OpenText include Oracle©, Microsoft©, SAP©, Accenture© and Deloitte©. For a full list of partners click here.

How long has Mark J. Barrenechea been associated with OpenText, and when did he assume the role of CEO?

Mark J. Barrenechea has served as President and CEO of OpenText since January 2012.

How many acquisitions has OpenText made?

OpenText has a rich history of both organic and acquisitive growth.  Please see our SEC Filings for a broader account of the Company’s acquisition activity.  A list of transactions and associated press releases can be found here.

Financial Information

When is OpenText's fiscal year?

OpenText's fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

Who are OpenText's independent auditors and how can I contact them?

OpenText's auditors are:

Yonge Corporate Centre
Suite 200, 4100 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
M2P 2H3

Where can I find historical financial information about OpenText?

A listing of historical financial statements for the Company is maintained by OpenText Investor Relations and can be found here.

How can I get a copy of OpenText's financial filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)?

OpenText SEC filings can be viewed and downloaded by visiting here (Type in "OpenText" in the Company Name field).

Does OpenText issue quarterly financial reports?

Yes. OpenText issues quarterly 10Q reports. A complete listing of OpenText's 10Q reports can be found here.

What financial firms provide analyst coverage of OpenText stock?

OpenText is covered by 16 sell side financial analysts.  A complete list of firms covering OpenText can be found here.

Can individual investors listen to quarterly earnings conference calls?

Yes. OpenText's earnings conference calls are audio Webcast live at the time of the call and are available for replay following the call. Details on how to access the audio Webcast are provided on OpenText's Investor Events page the week prior to the earnings announcement.

Stock & Shareholder Information

What stock exchange is OpenText traded on?

OpenText is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol OTEX.

How do I get a copy of the annual report?

OpenText annual financial reports are available online and can be downloaded by visiting here.

What is a transfer agent?

A transfer agent is hired by a public company to keep records of every outstanding stock certificate and the contact information of the person to whom it is registered. When stock changes hands, the transfer agent is responsible for assigning ownership of the stock from the seller's name to the buyer's name.

Who should I contact regarding my stock certificates?

Please direct all stock certificate questions to our transfer agent:

Computershare Investor Services
9th Floor, 100 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
M5J 2Y1

Telephone: 800.564.6253 (Toll free) or 514.982.7888
Facsimile: 514.982.7635

How do I change the address of record on my stock certificates?

Please direct all stock certificate questions to our transfer agent, Computershare Investor Services. Shareholders can contact Computershare customer service at 800.564.6253 for transfers, address changes, or any other questions regarding their OpenText stock certificates.

Additionally, shareholders can mail correspondence to Computershare at:

Computershare Investor Services
9th Floor, 100 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
M5J 2Y1

What is OpenText's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures (CUSIP) number?

OpenText's CUSIP number for common shares is 683715106.

Has OpenText ever had a stock split?

OpenText had three 2-for-1 stock splits. Trading on a post-split basis occurred on October 29, 2003, February 19, 2014 and January 25, 2017, respectively.  For further details, please click here.

Dividend Program

What is OpenText's dividend policy?

OpenText has adopted a policy to declare non-cumulative quarterly dividends to holders of its common shares. The board of directors is under no obligation to declare dividends in the future and the declaration of future dividends is wholly within its discretion.

What are dividends and how are they determined?

Shareholder dividends represent a portion of a company's earnings or profits that are distributed to shareholders. Dividends are paid on a per share basis. The board of directors considers various factors in determining if it is appropriate to declare a dividend, including the company's earnings, financial condition and capital requirements.

When should I purchase the shares in order to be eligible to receive dividends?

In order to be eligible to receive a dividend, you need to be a registered holder of OpenText common shares on the record date of the applicable dividend.

How often does OpenText pay dividends?

The board of directors determines the dividend payment period, and has determined dividends are paid quarterly.

What is OpenText's dividend history?

OpenText began paying dividends on June 21, 2013.  OpenText’s dividend history can be found here.

What currency will I receive my dividends?

OpenText has declared dividends in U.S. dollars. Registered shareholders may elect to receive dividends in U.S. dollars or Canadian dollars. Please contact Computershare Trust Company of Canada for further details. Beneficial holders who hold shares through a broker or intermediary should contact their broker or intermediary.

Does OpenText provide direct deposit of dividends?

Yes. For shareholders resident in Canada and the U.S., it is possible to receive your dividend payment via direct deposit. To obtain information about this service, please contact Computershare at 1-800-564-6253.

How do I know if I received all of my dividend checks?

If you've lost a dividend check or would like to make sure you've received and cashed all of your dividend checks, contact Computershare at 1-800-564-6253 for a status of your account.

Does OpenText have a dividend reinvestment plan?

No. OpenText does not currently have a dividend reinvestment plan.

I have not received a dividend payment, who should I contact?

If you do not have the physical stock certificate(s) for your OpenText shares, you are a non-registered shareholder and should contact the brokerage firm at which you have your account to enquire about your dividend payment.

If you are a registered shareholder, please contact Computershare at 1-800-564-6253.

Is the dividend an "eligible dividend" for Canadian tax purposes?

Yes, each dividend declared and paid since June 21, 2013 has been designated as an “eligible dividend” for Canadian tax purposes.

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The materials contained in the Investor Relations section of this website may contain forward-looking statements. None of the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made, should be considered as the current expectations of OpenText. OpenText assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statement to reflect any change in its expectations or in events, conditions, or circumstances on which such statements may be based. Unless otherwise indicated, (i) all stock information relates to OpenText shares as traded on NASDAQ; and (ii) all currencies refer to U.S. dollars. For additional information with respect to forward looking statements and risks or other factors which could occur, please refer to OpenText public filings.