Investor FAQs

Q. When and where was Eaton incorporated?
A. Eaton Corporation PLC was incorporated in Ireland in 2012. Its predecessor company, Eaton Corporation, was incorporated in 1911 in New Jersey.


Q. When was Eaton first traded on the NYSE?
A. In July 1923. The initial public offering was 140,000 shares.


Q. What has been Eaton’s dividend history?
A. Eaton has paid dividends on common shares quarterly since going public in 1923.


Q. Does Eaton have a dividend reinvestment plan?
A. Yes, for current registered shareholders only.  If you are a registered shareholder, and have questions regarding New Eaton’s Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan, information is available at or by calling toll-free 888-597-8625.


Q. Does Eaton have a direct share purchase plan?
A. For further information, please contact Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions at the address below.


Q. How many stock splits have there been for Eaton common shares?
1948 2-for-1
1959 2-for-1
1966 2-for-1
1979 3-for-2
1988 3-for-2
1993 2-for-1
2004 2-for-1
2011 2-for-1


Q. How do I change my address on Eaton stock certificates? Or change titles on the stock?
A. Transfer agent: Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions

First class/registered post: 1342, Brentwood, NY 11717, USA

Courier packages: 1115 Long Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, USA

Freephone: 888 597 8625; +1 303 562 9631 (outside the US)
TDD: 800 952 9245 (hearing-impaired in the US) TDD: +1 781 575 4592 (hearing-impaired outside the US)


Q. How many shares are outstanding?
A. 440.2 million ordinary shares are outstanding as of January 31, 2018