Bondholder Information - Registered Bonds

Transferring a bond

Types of bond registration
Bondholders have a number of ways to register their accounts. Some of the more common types of ownership include:
  • Individual registration
    A form of individual ownership. Upon the death of the individual, the bond is subject to probate proceedings.
  • Joint tenancy registration
    A form of ownership that occurs when two or more individuals hold a bond. Upon the death of one joint owner, the survivor(s) are entitled to the entire property. This is different from tenancy in common and tenancy by the entirety.
  • Tenants by the entirety registration
    A form of ownership recognized by certain states as an appropriate form of registration for a husband and wife in such a manner that, except in concert with the other, neither husband nor wife has a disposable interest in the property during the lifetime of the other. Upon the death of either, the property goes to the survivor. This is different from tenancy in common and joint tenancy.
  • Tenants in common registration
    A form of ownership that occurs when two or more individuals hold a bond. In this situation each tenant owns an undivided interest which, upon the death of one tenant, his/her undivided interest passes as such to his heirs or devisees and not to the surviving tenant(s). This is different from tenancy by the entirety and joint tenancy. (See applicable definitions.)
  • Transfer on death (TOD) registration
    A form of individual or joint tenant ownership where a beneficiary has been designated. Only one beneficiary can be designated per registration. The beneficiary has no rights in, or with respect to, the security until the security owner(s) die. Upon the death of the security owner(s), the ownership of the security passes to the TOD beneficiary. Not all states have passed statutes to allow for TOD registrations. Please check with a customer service representative if you are unsure of your state's statutes.
  • Custodial registration
    A form of ownership that can be established for a minor who has not attained the age of majority as defined in the laws of their state of residence. We do not recommend registrations in a minor's name alone. A custodian may be created under the Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA) for your state. The Uniform Transfer to Minors Act has replaced the Uniform Gift to Minors Act (UGMA) in most states for new bonds.
  • Trust registration
    A form of ownership governed by a trust agreement created during the lifetime of a grantor or created under a decedent's will. The general requirements for registering securities in a trust registration include:
    • the name(s) of the trustee(s)
    • the name of the trust or the grantor or in the case of a trust under will, the name of the deceased
    • and the date of the trust (not applicable for a trust under will)
If I transfer my bond to a different name registration, will my new account be set up with the same features as my old account (e.g., direct deposit of interest into my bank account, wire instructions)?
No. A new account is set up any time there are changes to a registration. Any existing account details, such as wire instructions, must be restated in the letter of instructions.
How can I transfer the bond on this account?
To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by all registered owners exactly as their names appear on the account. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including name, address, and TIN for the new registration.
  • The signature of the registered owner(s) on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union). The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.
Can I transfer my bond to a trust?
Yes. To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by all registered owners exactly as their names appear on the account. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including name(s) of the trustee(s), the date of the trust, the name of the trust, the address and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for the new registration.
  • The signature of the registered owner(s) on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union). The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.
Can I correct an error on my registration?
Yes. To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by all registered holders using the correct form of their names. Example: John P. Smith incorrectly registered as John T. Smith. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including correct name(s), address and TIN for the new registration.
  • The signature(s) on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union) The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.
If I've recently changed my name, how do I change my registration?
To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by you exactly as your name appears on your account and then sign again using your new name indicating "now known as." Example: "Jane Doe now known as Jane Smith." In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including name, address, and TIN for the new registration.
  • Your signature on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union) The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.
How can I remove the custodian on my account if I am no longer a minor?
To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by you exactly as your name appears on the account. If your name has changed, please sign as follows: (old name) now known as (new name). In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including name, address, and TIN for the new registration.
  • Your signature on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union) The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.
  • A certified copy of your birth certificate.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond. Our physical address for traceable mail delivery is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Attn: Corporate Trust Operations, 6th & Marquette Ave., MAC N9303-121, Minneapolis, MN 55479.

We recommend you present the above documents to your guarantor based on the Securities Transfer Association (STA) Guidelines, but please consult your guarantor institution for their specific requirements.
Can I put my bond in a custodial registration for my children or grandchildren?
To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by all registered owners, exactly as their names appear on the account. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued. For a custodial registration, fill in the complete name and address of the custodian, the complete name and TIN of the minor, and the state under which provisions the bond will be subject to.
  • The signature(s) on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union). The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.
Can I put a beneficiary on my bond?
Registrations on securities do not allow for beneficiaries. However, if your State allows, you can change to a Transfer on Death (TOD) registration. To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by all registered owner(s) exactly as their names appear on the account. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including registered owner's name, name of one TOD recipient, (e.g. John Doe TOD Jane Doe), address and Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for the new registration.
  • The signature of the registered owner(s) on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union). The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.
If I have Power of Attorney for this account, how do I transfer the bond?
To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by you in your capacity as Attorney-in-fact. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including name, address, and TIN for the new registration.
  • Your signature on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union). The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • A copy of the Power of Attorney document authorizing you to sell, assign, and transfer securities. If the securities are being transferred to your name, the Power of Attorney must authorize you in your capacity as Attorney in Fact to transfer securities to your own name.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.

We recommend you present the above documents to your guarantor based on the Securities Transfer Association (STA) Guidelines, but please consult your guarantor institution for their specific requirements.
How do I transfer a bond for a deceased bondholder?
To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by the executor, administrator, or personal representative of the estate in his or her capacity. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including name, address, and TIN for the new registration.
  • The signature of the executor, administrator, or personal representative of the estate on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union) as described on the reverse side of the bond power form. The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • An Inheritance Tax Waiver Stamp within the signature section of the bond power form certifying no Inheritance Tax Waiver is required or you must submit a completed, signed, and notarized Affidavit of Domicile (PDF*). The Inheritance Tax Waiver Stamp may be obtained from the guarantor institution providing the Medallion signature guarantee. Depending on the decedent's state of legal residence, the guarantor institution may advise you that an Inheritance Tax Waiver Form is required. In that event, you can obtain an Inheritance Tax Waiver Form and instructions from the Department of Revenue or similar inheritance tax office in the state where the decedent was a resident.
  • A certified copy of the death certificate.
  • A court certified copy of the Letters of Appointment naming the executor, administrator, or personal representative of the estate, dated within 60 days (six months in New York and one year in Connecticut).
  • If the estate was not probated, you may be able to claim the bond using a Small Estate Affidavit:

    If applicable, a Small Estate Affidavit would be prepared in accordance with the provisions of Small Estate Requirements for the state where the decedent was a resident. We suggest you contact an attorney for assistance in completing the Affidavit.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.

We recommend you present the above documents to your guarantor based on the Securities Transfer Association (STA) Guidelines, but please consult your guarantor institution for their specific requirements.
How do I transfer a bond for a deceased tenant?
To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by you exactly as your name appears on the bond. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including name, address, and TIN for the new registration.
  • Your signature on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union). The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • A certified copy of the death certificate.
  • An Inheritance Tax Waiver Stamp within the signature section of the bond power form certifying no Inheritance Tax Waiver is required or you must submit a completed, signed, and notarized Affidavit of Domicile (PDF*). The Inheritance Tax Waiver Stamp may be obtained from the guarantor institution providing the Medallion signature guarantee. Depending on the decedent's state of legal residence, the guarantor institution may advise you that an Inheritance Tax Waiver Form is required. In that event, you can obtain an Inheritance Tax Waiver Form and instructions from the Department of Revenue or similar inheritance tax office in the state where the decedent was a resident.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.

We recommend you present the above documents to your guarantor based on the Securities Transfer Association (STA) Guidelines, but please consult your guarantor institution for their specific requirements.
Can I remove a deceased Trustee from the account?
Yes. To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by the successor trustee(s) in their capacity. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including name, address, and TIN for the new registration.
  • The signature(s) of the successor trustee(s) on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union). The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • An Inheritance Tax Waiver Stamp within the signature section of the bond power form certifying no Inheritance Tax Waiver is required or you must submit a completed, signed, and notarized Affidavit of Domicile (PDF*). The Inheritance Tax Waiver Stamp may be obtained from the guarantor institution providing the Medallion signature guarantee. Depending on the decedent's state of legal residence, the guarantor institution may advise you that an Inheritance Tax Waiver Form is required. In that event, you can obtain an Inheritance Tax Waiver Form and instructions from the Department of Revenue or similar inheritance tax office in the state where the decedent was a resident.
  • A certified copy of the death certificate.
  • A copy of the Trust Agreement.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.

We recommend you present the above documents to your guarantor based on the Securities Transfer Association (STA) Guidelines, but please consult your guarantor institution for their specific requirements.
How do I transfer a bond due to a divorce?
To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by both parties exactly as their names appear on the account. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including name(s), address, TIN for the new registration.
  • The signatures of both parties on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union). The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • A Court Order designating the transfer of the bond.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.

We recommend you present the above documents to your guarantor based on the Securities Transfer Association (STA) Guidelines, but please consult your guarantor institution for their specific requirements.
What steps do I need to take to change a corporate registration?
To complete the transfer, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • A bond power (PDF*) form completed and signed by an authorized officer of the company in his or her capacity. In the spaces provided on the bond power form, provide the proper description of the bond and indicate how the bond is to be reissued, including name, address, and TIN for the new registration.
  • The signature of the authorized officer on the bond power form must be guaranteed in the Medallion format by an eligible guarantor institution (e.g., bank, broker, credit union). The Medallion stamp must not be dated or notated in any manner. Your guarantor will require proof of your authority to act.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify SSN or TIN of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • A Corporate Secretary's certificate, dated within the past six months, containing an extract from the Corporation's by-laws or a copy of a resolution of the Corporation's Board of Directors identifying the person(s) signing on behalf of the Corporation as the authorized officer(s). The certificate should state that the extract of the by-laws or copy of the resolution is true and complete and in full force and effect. The certificate should be signed by the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary (unless authority to transfer is given to the Secretary or Assistant Secretary, in which case another officer's signature must be provided). The certificate should have the corporate seal or state that no corporate seal exists; or have the Secretary's (or other signing officer's) signature notarized.
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) to complete the transfer. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond.

We recommend you present the above documents to your guarantor based on the Securities Transfer Association (STA) Guidelines, but please consult your guarantor institution for their specific requirements.
Where should I send my transfer request?
Send the transfer request to one of the addresses below. If the bond is held in certificate form, we suggest you use registered mail, insured for 2% of the current market value of the bond.
Mail
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Attn: Corporate Trust Operations
MAC N9303-121
P.O. Box 1517
Minneapolis, MN 55480-1517

Overnight/Courier
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Attn: Corporate Trust Operations
6th & Marquette Ave.
MAC N9303-121
Minneapolis, MN 55479
I live outside of the United States. Am I required to obtain a Medallion guarantee on the bond power form?
If you are able to obtain a Medallion guarantee, it must be provided by an eligible guarantor institution (Commercial Bank, Trust Company, Securities Broker/Dealer, Credit Union, or Savings Association) participating in a Medallion program approved by the Securities Transfer Association Inc. and must cover the value of the transaction. If you are unable to obtain a Medallion guarantee, a Signature Guarantee must be provided by a bank or financial institution having a United States bank correspondent relationship.

If you are signing on behalf of the registered owner, additional documentation may be required. Please call a customer service representative at 1-800-344-5128 for more information.

Bond redemption

May I have interest checks electronically deposited?
Yes. Please submit a written request to Wells Fargo Corporate Trust. The request must include the bond information, the bank name, bank address, ABA number, type of account, and a voided check. The request must be signed by all registered holder(s.) If one or more of the registered holder(s) is unable to sign the request or an authorized person is signing on behalf of the registered holder(s), please contact Bondholder Communications at 1-800-344-5128 for further required documentation. Send the request to:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Attn: Corporate Trust Operations
6th & Marquette Ave.
MAC N9303-121
Minneapolis, MN 55479
How can I change my payment instructions?
In order to change the payment instructions on file, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following:
  • Please send a written request for a payment change to Wells Fargo Corporate Trust. The request must be signed by all holder(s) and notarized.
  • If one or more of the registered holder(s) is unable to sign the request or an authorized person is signing on behalf of the registered holder(s), certified documentation showing the authority to act on behalf of the registered holder will be required. Please call a customer service representative at 1-800-344-5128 for more information.
  • Send the request to:
    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Attn: Corporate Trust Operations
    6th & Marquette Ave.
    MAC N9303-121
    Minneapolis, MN 55479
How can I get a replacement check?
Please contact a customer service representative at 1-800-344-5128. We ask that you allow 10 days from mailing before requesting a replacement check. You also may want to consider signing up for electronic deposit of interest payments. Wells Fargo Corporate Trust will then credit your designated bank account in the amount of your interest payment.
What should I do if my bond is called?
If your bond is called, you can expect to receive a call notice at the registered address. Follow the instructions on the call notice and submit the bond to Corporate Trust for payment.
How do I redeem my bond?
The maturity date is printed on the face of each bond and on each interest check you receive. Bonds do not earn interest after the maturity or call date. You may submit the bond for payment no more than thirty (30) days prior to the payment date. If the bond has matured or is called, Corporate Trust Operations requires the following for payment:
  • If the bond is held in certificate form, you must submit the bond certificate(s) for redemption. We recommend you use a traceable mail method and insure the package for 2% of the current market value of the bond. Our physical address for traceable mail delivery is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Attn: Corporate Trust Operations, 6th & Marquette Ave., MAC N9303-121, Minneapolis, MN 55479.
  • A W-9 (PDF*) form or a W-8 BEN (PDF*) form is required. A W-9 form is used to certify the social security number (SSN) or tax identification number (TIN) of a bondholder who is a United States citizen. Failure to certify SSN or TIN may subject the holder to federal tax withholding of up to 31 percent. A W8-BEN form is used to certify the foreign status of a bondholder who is a non-U.S. citizen. Failure to certify status may subject the holder to NRA tax withholding of up to 30 percent.
  • Payments will be made according to the instructions on file. If the payment is being made to someone other than the registered holder, there may be additional requirements. Please call a customer service representative at 1-800-344-5128 for more information.

Lost securities

How do I report a certificate as lost?
Please send written notification of the loss, including CUSIP, bond description, certificate number, and current registration, to Wells Fargo Corporate Trust:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Attn: Corporate Trust Operations
6th & Marquette Ave.
MAC N9303-121
Minneapolis, MN 55479
How do I report non-receipt of a certificate?
In some cases, it can take up to 10 days for mail to be delivered. If 10 days have passed since the certificate was mailed to you, please contact Bondholder Communications at 1-800-344-5128.
What should I do if I find the certificate after it has been replaced?
If you locate a certificate that has already been replaced, please send the original certificate to Wells Fargo Corporate Trust:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Attn: Corporate Trust Operations
6th & Marquette Ave.
MAC N9303-121
Minneapolis, MN 55479
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