The information on this web page is intended for shareholders holding Class C shares of Visa Inc. (the "Company") who are interested in selling their Class C shares.  Prior to February 7, 2011, certain Class C shares were subject to transfer restrictions.  After such date, however, all Class C shares became eligible for public sale. 

There is no requirement that you sell your shares. If, however, you wish to sell your Class C shares, please review the information provided below.

Sales Procedure

There are two methods by which a Class C shareholder may use to sell its Class C shares. A Class C shareholder may instruct that the shares designated for sale be transferred into the shareholder’s existing brokerage account for sale, provided the broker is a participant of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation. If a Class C shareholder chooses to use its own broker, it must represent that it has a commitment to sell Class A shares on the open market before shares will be transferred to that broker. Alternatively, the Class C shareholder may use the Visa Sales Facility provided by Wells Fargo Shareowner Services. Although Wells Fargo Shareowner Services may assist with the sale of such shares, shareholders are not obligated to use Wells Fargo Shareowner Services for that service.

The instructions and forms necessary to participate in each option are provided below:

Please note that Wells Fargo Shareowner Services will convert the Class C shares into Class A shares in accordance with the applicable conversion rate for Class A shares for the settlement of such sales when they are sold into the public market.

Although Class C shares are eligible for sale at any time, the Company reserves the right to restrict such sale if it is prohibited by law.


Read further details in Wells Fargo Shareowner Services Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, where representatives are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central Time.

By mail

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64874
St. Paul, MN 55164-0874

By courier

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights MN 55120-4100


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