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Pacific telesis has broken up many times. A friend has 12

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Pacific telesis has broken up many times. A friend has 12 original stocks of this original stock and is seeking it's worth in its present form.
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Customer: It was purchased in 1989 as pacific telesis. That is all I know. I am have an account with just answer. Thanks , Matt Modisette
JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: Don't have any more info yet. Doing this for a nephew
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Your nephew will need to start by calling AT&T shareholder services, at(###) ###-#### When he makes the call, he should have his stock certificates available. AT&T shareholder services will want to know the account number, his Social Security number, and the stock certificate numbers if it's different from the account number. Explain the situation and then follow their instructions. Your nephew will probably have some forms to fill out, and a few more calls to make. A lot has happened since 1989.

SBC acquired Pacific Telesis in 1996 in a deal in which 0.733 SBC shares were equal to one share of Pacific Telesis. This means those who once held 100 shares of Pacific Telesis stock received 73.3 shares of SBC after the merger closed.

Your nephew will then have to figure out what will happen to the dividends paid out and the tax consequences of selling some or all of his holdings. He can ask shareholder services the cost basis -- or original split-adjusted price -- for each of the shares he holds.

Please let me know if you require further information or clarification.

Thank you and best regards,


Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.

Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions or concerns. If so, please let me know so I can assist you further.

Best regards,