WD IR FAQ

 
STOCK/SHARES

Under what symbol is WD’s shares traded and on what stock exchange?
Western Digital’s common shares are listed on NASDAQ under the symbol WDC.

How can I buy and sell shares of WD stock?
Any purchases or sales of Western Digital stock can be made through a brokerage service of your choice.

Does Western Digital offer a direct stock purchase plan?
WD does not currently offer a direct stock purchase and sale program. Any purchases or sales of Western Digital stock can be made through a brokerage service of your choice.

How do I know if I am a registered shareholder or if I am a beneficial shareholder? If I am a registered shareholder, how do I obtain information about WD shares that I own?
If your WD shares are registered directly in your name with our transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Co., then you are considered a registered shareholder. However, most of our shareholders hold their shares through a broker, bank, or trustee rather than directly in their name. If you hold your WD shares through a broker, bank or trustee, you are considered a beneficial shareholder, and you can obtain information about the shares you own by contacting your broker, bank or trustee. If you are a registered shareholder, please contact our transfer agent to change your address of record, transfer ownership or your shares or for questions concerning your Western Digital stock:

American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
Operations Center
6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219
800.937.5449
www.amstock.com

Does WD pay a dividend?
On September 13, 2012, the Board of Directors approved the adoption of a dividend policy under which WDC intends to pay a quarterly cash dividend beginning in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013. The amount and timing of future dividends under the dividend policy, and the declaration and payment thereof, will be based upon all relevant factors, including WDC’s financial position, results of operations, cash flows, capital requirements and restrictions under WDC’s existing credit agreement. The Board of Directors retains the power to modify, suspend or cancel WDC’s dividend policy in any manner and at any time as it may deem necessary or appropriate in the future.

Has WD had any stock splits?
The record date for the two-for-one stock split was May 20, 1997.

 
LITERATURE


How can I obtain WD’s Annual Report?
Our annual report is available online for viewing and download [link]. To sign-up for electronic delivery, click here. [http://www.wdc.com/en/company/investor/edeliveryenrollment.aspx]. To request literature to be mailed, click here or contact our Investor Relations hotline at 800.695.6399.

How do I obtain SEC reports such as a Form 10-Q, Form 8-K or Form 10-K?
SEC filings can be obtained via WD’s website or by visiting http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

How can I request literature?
To request literature to be mailed, click here or contact our Investor Relations hotline at 800.695.6399. Our annual report and proxy are available online for viewing and download on our IR website.

 
GENERAL


When is WD’s fiscal year?

Our fiscal year ends on the Friday nearest to June 30 and typically consists of 52 weeks. Approximately every five years, we report a 53-week fiscal year to align our fiscal year with the foregoing policy. Fiscal year 2012 will end on June 29, 2012 and will be comprised of 52 weeks. Fiscal years 2011 and 2010, which ended on July 1, 2011 and July 2, 2010, respectively, were comprised of 52 weeks.

How do I obtain information about quarterly financial results?
Quarterly financial results information is posted to our website in the Financial Information section of the IR website [link] including the press release, audio webcast, executive remarks and investor information summary. Information is also available on our IR hotline at 800.695.6399.

How do I listen to WD's quarterly results conference calls and how do I find out about the earnings dates?
WD will announce the quarterly earnings date approximately 2-3 weeks prior to our earnings date. Once announced to the public, the date will be posted to our Calendar of Events page online. The audio webcast is provided as Windows Media Player and/or Flash. Once announced, access information is also available on our IR hotline at 800.695.6399.

Where do I find information on WD’s annual meeting of shareholders?
WD’s annual meeting of shareholders date is stated in our Proxy Statement/Notice to Shareholders (DEF-14A) filed with the SEC. It is also posted online on our Calendar of Events. The event is not available via audio webcast.

Who are WD’s independent accountants?
The independent registered accounting firm for Western Digital is KPMG LLP.

What is WD’s CUSIP number?
The CUSIP number for Western Digital is 958102105.

Where do I obtain information about the recent acquisition of HGST?
As of March 8, 2012, along with WD, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (WDC). With common ownership of our successful independent subsidiaries, and with the best talent available in the industry, we are expecting to accomplish great things as we build the new WD to be the world’s broadest and most successful storage solutions provider. As we make the transition to the new WD, our first priority is to our customers. We are committed to delivering the same excellent service and attention to quality that you’ve come to expect from us. For more information, click here.

 
CONTACTS


Who is the transfer agent for WD’s stock?

For change of address, transfer of ownership or questions concerning your Western Digital stock, please contact our transfer agent:
American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
Operations Center
6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219
800.937.5449
www.amstock.com

How do I contact WD’s investor relations department?
Investor Relations Hotline:
800.695.6399

Email:
Investor@wdc.com

Mailing address:
Western Digital--Investor Relations
3355 Michelson Drive, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612 U.S.A.


 
PRODUCTS/MARKETING


Where can I purchase WD products?
Visit the Where to Buy section of WD’s website to access the WD Store online and/or to locate worldwide retailers and online e-tailers.

Where do I find information about WD products?
Information about WD’s products can be found on our website at www.wdc.com.

Where do I find corporate logo files and brand/marketing information?
We welcome you to visit wdbrand.com -- WD's marketing material extranet -- for logos, corporate standards, photos, ad copy, product/promotional displays and collateral.