Wells Fargo: How can I get a share certificate replacement?

A simple 5 step guide for solving this common Wells Fargo problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

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1. Contact the Issuing Company
The first thing that you need to do is contact the company that issued the shares. You should contact the company's investor relations department, and ask for what transfer agent they use to handle their stock certificates. A transfer agent is a company that essentially is the record keeper of shareholders for the company. The transfer agent will know how many shares you have, the stock certificate numbers, and have all your contact information.
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2. Contact the Transfer Agency
When you contact the transfer agency and report your share certificates missing, you'll have to go through several steps to get the shares replaced. When you first notify the transfer agent, the agency will place a "Stop Transfer" on the missing certificates to prevent others from cashing them. The transfer agency will then notify the Securities and Exchange Commission about the missing stock certificates as well.
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In order for the transfer agency to process your Stop Transfer, you'll need to do the following:
1. Provide an Affidavit 2. Purchase an Indemnity Bond 3. Pay a Fee to Reissue the Certificates
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Once you've provided the information and it's been verified, you'll have new shares issued to you.
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