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Valero Stock, Company and Industry
  • How can I get more information about the spinoff of CST Brands, Inc.?
    Visit the following link: Spinoff of CST Brands, Inc.

  • Where are Valero shares traded?
    Valero is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol VLO.
  • Who owns Valero?
    Valero Energy Corporation is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, and incorporated in Delaware. As a publicly traded company, Valero is owned by thousands of shareholders, including individuals and institutional investors, such as mutual funds, pension funds and hedge funds.

    Does Valero offer a Direct Stock Purchase Program (DSPP) or a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP)?
    No, Valero does not offer a DSPP or DRIP at this time.
  • Which analysts cover Valero?
    Download the most recent list of analysts who cover Valero: Analyst Coverage.
  • Where can I find information about the refining industry?
    Visit the Industry Fundamentals 
    section of this Web site.
  • Whom should I contact about additional investor-related questions?
    Any additional questions can be submitted through the Contact Us
    section of this site, by e-mail, or by calling the Investor Relations team at 210-345-2198.
Dividends
  • Does Valero pay a dividend?
    Historically, Valero has paid a quarterly cash dividend per share of its common stock. See the Dividend Information in the
    Stock Information section of this Web site for more details.
  • What is Valero’s dividend policy?
    Valero has a long history of paying quarterly dividends to its shareholders. Valero’s board of directors reviews the dividend level regularly. There is no formal dividend policy, and payment of a dividend is solely at the board’s discretion. The board’s decision on the timing and the amount of future dividend payments is influenced by a series of factors.
  • When are dividends paid?
    Dividends on common stock, if declared by the board of directors, typically are paid on the 10th day of March, June, September and December.
Management Team
  • Who is on Valero’s board of directors?
    Information about Valero’s directors can be found in the
    Board of Directors section of this Web site and in the company’s most recent proxy statement located in the Financial Reports and SEC Filings section of the Web site.
  • Who are Valero’s corporate officers?
    Biographies of Valero’s corporate officers can be found in the
    Executive Team section of this Web site.
Filings, Reports & Presentations
  • How can I find Valero’s SEC Filings?
    Visit the
    Financial Reports and SEC Filings section of this site to find current and past SEC filings. These filings also can be found on the Security and Exchange Commission’s Web site using the EDGAR search tool.
  • How can I get a copy of the annual report or other printed materials?
    Please visit the
    Contact Us section of this site and fill out the form to request information via mail.

    You can also download an electronic copy of these materials from the
    Financial Reports & SEC Filings section of this Web site.
  • When is Valero’s next earnings release?
    Valero typically releases earnings results approximately 30 days following the end of the quarter, but exact timing may vary. Please visit the
    Calendar of Events in the Investor Relations section of this Web site to view upcoming events or subscribe to E-mail alerts.
  • How can I get a copy of Valero’s latest management presentation?
    Visit the
    Management Presentation section of this Web site to view copies of recent presentations or to listen to replays of recent earnings conference call webcasts.
  • Where is my Schedule K-1?
    Valero Energy Corporation does not issue IRS Schedule K-1 (Partner’s Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc.). Former subsidiaries Valero L.P. and Valero GP Holdings LLC, which issued Schedule K-1 tax information, are now called NuStar Energy L.P. and NuStar GP Holdings LLC, respectively. Valero Energy Corporation no longer has an ownership interest in these companies. Please contact the investor relations department for NuStar Energy L.P. and NuStar GP Holdings LLC at 210-918-2895 or visit their Web site at
    www.nustarenergy.com.
Other
  • Who should I contact to request a stock certificate, a lost certificate, a change in address or a transfer of my shares?
    Contact
    Computershare, Valero’s transfer agent at:

Computershare Investor Services
P.O. Box 43078
Providence, RI 02940-3078


Street address for overnight delivery: 
250 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021

Phone: 888-470-2938 or 312-360-5261.

  • What is a stock transfer agent?
    A stock transfer agent manages and maintains the records of a company’s shares. The transfer agent is responsible for the transfer of share ownership from the seller’s name to the buyer’s name. The transfer agent also determines shareholders of record, ensures all shares are properly accounted for and that dividend payments are made to shareholders of record. The transfer agent does not maintain records of shares bought and sold through brokerage accounts. That information is held by the brokerage firm through which the shares were bought or sold.
  • I’ve sold my Valero stock and need to know what my cost basis is.
    Split-adjusted closing prices for Valero’s stock are available in the
    Stock Information section of this Web site under the Historical Price Lookup link.
  • How can I get updates on financial news and events concerning Valero?
    Register for e-mail alerts to receive e-mails when events and information are posted to this Web site. There is also an RSS feed in the News section of the Web site.
Spinoff of CST Brands, Inc.

Effective May 1, 2013, Valero completed the spinoff of its wholly owned subsidiary, CST Brands, Inc., into an independent, publicly traded corporation to holders of Valero common stock as of the April 19, 2013 record date.

  • How do I determine the cost basis for my Valero Energy Corporation shares (VLO) and CST Brands, Inc. shares (CST)?

    Click here
    view the IRS Form 8937 from Valero’s website.

As described in the IRS Form 8937, for U.S. tax purposes, the allocation of tax basis between shares of VLO common stock and CST common stock is based on their relative fair market values (FMV) at the time of the distribution.  There are several possible methods to determine the FMV of VLO and CST common stock.  Shareholders should consult with their tax advisors.  One approach may be to use the unadjusted averages of the high and low trading prices of VLO and CST common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on the first day of regular-way trading after distribution. Such averages were $36.60 for VLO and $29.60 for CST on May 2, 2013.  If this method is used, the pre-distribution tax basis in VLO shares would be allocated 91.75% to VLO shares and 8.25% to CST shares.  See the example below which assumes pre-distribution tax basis of $30 per share in 100 shares of VLO common stock:


Number of Shares After Distribution

Average NYSE Trading Price on 5/2/13

Total FMV at 5/2/13

Percentage of Total FMV at 5/2/13

Allocated Tax Basis

VLO Common Stock

100

$36.60

$3,660.00

91.75%

$2,752.50
(91.75% of $3,000)

CST Common Stock

11

$29.60

$325.60

8.16%

$244.80
(8.16% of $3,000)

CST Common Fractional Shares

.111

$29.60

$3.29

.09%

$2.70
(.09% of $3,000)

Total

$3,988.89

100.00%

$3,000.00


  • What is the CST Brands, Inc. ticker symbol?
    CST Brands trades under the ticker symbol “CST” on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Who should I contact about CST Brands stock?
    Please visit CST Brands
    investor relations website for more information.

  • Who is the transfer agent for CST Brands stock?
    CST Brands has a different stock transfer agent than Valero Energy.  The stock transfer agent and registrar for CST Brands is AST Shareholder Services
    .  Please contact their transfer agent to review and manage your account, transfer shares, report lost or stolen certificates, or report a change of address.

  • Notification to Canadian resident stockholders
    Where a Canadian shareholder of the share(s) of a foreign company receives a distribution of shares ("spin-off shares") from the company as a result of an eligible corporate reorganization ("spin-off"), section 86.1 of the federal Canadian Income Tax Act (the "Act") may permit such a spin-off share distribution to pass on a rollover basis (e.g., taxation of any gains is deferred) to the shareholder, provided the shareholder complies with certain filing requirements specified in section 86.1 of the Act.

    This memo provides a basic overview of the election requirements pursuant to section 86.1 of the Act as they may apply to the May 1, 2013 Valero Energy Corporation spin-off of the shares of CST Brands, Inc., which has been approved by the Canada Revenue Agency (the "CRA") as eligible for Canadian federal income tax purposes, but offers no accounting or tax guidance, as a specialist should be consulted for those purposes.  To view the memo regarding Canadian rollover basis, click here for a version in English, or click here for a version in French.  To see the letter of approval from the Canada Revenue Agency, click here.
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