CORPORATE INVESTORS Shareholder services FAQ


When was AptarGroup founded?

AptarGroup began when two independent family businesses were started in the 1940's, one in Germany and the other in the United States.

When was AptarGroup's stock first traded?

On April 22,1993, the Seaquist Group was spun-off from Pittway Corporation and simultaneously acquired Pfeiffer GmbH. Also at this time, the Seaquist Group changed its name to AptarGroup. The following day, on April 23, 1993, shares of our newly formed company began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Where is AptarGroup stock traded?

AptarGroup, Inc. Common Stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ATR.

How can I purchase AptarGroup shares in common stock?

Please contact a registered broker.

Does AptarGroup have a dividend reinvestment plan or a direct stock purchase plan?


Does AptarGroup pay a dividend?

Yes. AptarGroup has declared a dividend in the last quarter.

Has AptarGroup ever had a stock split?

May 9, 20072 for 1
August 26, 19982 for 1

What is my basis in AptarGroup shares that I received as part of the spin-off from Pittway Corporation in 1993?

On April 22, 1993, Pittway Corporation distributed (the “Distribution”) one share of AptarGroup, Inc. common stock for each share of Pittway common stock and each share of Pittway Class A stock outstanding. Pittway obtained rulings from the Internal Revenue Service that the Distribution qualified as a tax-free spin-off under Section 355 of the Internal Revenue code. Accordingly, the Distribution had the following Federal income tax consequences for Pittway stockholders:

1.   No gain or loss was recognized for Federal income tax purposes upon receipt of AptarGroup common stock in the Distribution.

2.   Stockholders were required to allocate the basis of their shares of Pittway held immediately prior to the Distribution among the shares of Pittway so held and the shares of AptarGroup received in the Distribution in proportion to their fair market values. Such values have been based on the respective averages of the high and low trading price of each stock on April 23, 1993, the first day of trading for AptarGroup common stock (with the value of Pittway’s Common and Class A shares determined by subtracting the value of AptarGroup stock from the value of Pittway stock on such date, since the Pittway shares did not trade ex-Distribution until April 26, 1993). Based on such values:

   a.   The basis of a Pittway Common share should be allocated 51.32% to an AptarGroup share and 48.68% to a Pittway Common share.

   b.   The basis of a Pittway Class A share should be allocated 51.16% to an AptarGroup share and 48.84% to a Pittway Class A share.

3.   The holding period of the AptarGroup common stock distributed includes the holding period of the share of Pittway Common or Class A stock in respect of which such share of the AptarGroup common stock was distributed, provided that such share of Pittway stock was held as a capital asset on April 22, 1993.

The foregoing information does not purport to discuss all Federal income tax consequences that may apply to particular types of stockholders. You are urged to consult your own tax advisors regarding the particular Federal, foreign. state and local tax consequences of the receipt of AptarGroup common stock in the Distribution.


Who is AptarGroup's Stock Transfer Agent?

EQ by Equiniti is AptarGroup’s Stock Transfer Agent

EQ Shareowner Services
PO Box 64874
St Paul MN 55164-0874 
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By Overnight Delivery
EQ Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights MN 55120-4100

How can I get AptarGroup's Annual Report, Form 10K, Proxy Statement or other materials?

You may view and print a copy of the AptarGroup, Inc. Annual Report, Form 10-K and Proxy Statement by visiting the Annual Report & Proxy page of this website; OR

You may receive a copy of these reports by writing to Investor Relations at the corporate office; OR

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When is AptarGroup's next Annual Meeting of Stockholders?

Each year, AptarGroup announces in advance the date, time and location of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in a press release that is posted to our website. Please refer to the Stockholder Proposal section of our most recent Proxy Statement for the expected date of next year's meeting.

Who are AptarGroup's independent auditors?

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
1 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606

How can I contact AptarGroup's Investor Relations Department?

Telephone: 815/477-0424