Investor FAQ

Corporate Information

What is Belden’s strategy?

At its most basic level, our goal is to become more valuable to our customers. Belden’s strategic priorities are each aligned with attractive end markets with favorable secular tailwinds. These four priorities include:

1) Industrial Automation. Growing demand for automated production
2) Broadband & 5G. Consumer demand for more bandwidth and faster speed
3) Smart Buildings. Integrated networks require connectivity

The Belden Business System provides a framework for compounding growth and helps ensure success within our strategic priorities. It has three key elements:

1) Market delivery system. We identify attractive markets, improve channel and end customer relationships, create awareness for Belden products, and offer complete solutions to create differentiation.
2) Proven lean enterprise system. We focus on continuous improvement in all functions and processes.
3) Talent development. We attract, retain, and develop top talent.

Belden continues to transform from a cable company to a leading specialty networking solutions company with a portfolio that includes cable, connectivity, networking, and software that is positioned to grow.

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Who are Belden’s top competitors?

Our competitors differ among the many end markets that we serve, but include: Amphenol, Cisco, CommScope, Corning, Molex, Prysmian, and TE Connectivity.

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Who are Belden’s Channel Partners?

Belden has many channel partners but our largest include Accutech, Graybar, Omni, and Wesco.

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How many employees does Belden have?

As of December 2019, Belden has approximately 9,000 employees.

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What products does Belden sell?

Belden Inc. delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial and enterprise markets. The product portfolio includes a suite of cables, connectors, networking equipment and software with innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of audio, video and data needed for today's applications.

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What year was Belden incorporated and in what state?

Founded in 1902 by Joseph Belden, the company is headquartered in St. Louis, has global manufacturing capabilities, was incorporated in Delaware in 1988.

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Investor Information

How do I get a copy of the annual report, 10-K, 10-Q, Proxy Statement, and/or SEC filings?

Please visit the Annual Report website to review the latest Annual Report and Proxy Statement online. For SEC filings, please visit the SEC Filings page. If you require hard copies of any materials you may call the Investor Relations Department or submit a request through the contact form.

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Whom should I contact regarding my stock certificates?

If you hold shares through a broker, please contact your broker. If you hold shares directly, please contact our Transfer Agent.

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Who is Belden’s transfer agent, and how do I contact them?

Please visit the Transfer Agent page for contact information.

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Can Belden provide me my cost basis for tax purposes?

Please contact your tax advisor to better understand and establish your cost basis for shares sold. Belden does not maintain a database of its shareholders therefore if you own your stock certificate please contact our Transfer Agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, at 800-937-5449 or if you have your shares through a brokerage firm please contact the broker directly for your records.

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Who are the financial analysts that follow Belden?

Please visit the Analysts section for a list of the analysts following Belden.

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Stock Information

On what exchanges does Belden trade stock, and what is the ticker symbol?

Belden trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The stock symbol is BDC.

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How do I buy Belden stock?

Belden’s transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, sponsors and administers the investment plan for Belden Common Stock. For more information you may contact our Transfer Agent (provide link). You may also invest in the common stock of Belden through many financial institutions such as full-service brokers, discount brokers, and online brokers. Minimums, fees, and other terms may vary. Consult your local listings or financial advisor for more information.

This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security.

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I hold Belden shares issued prior to 1993. How do I redeem them or find out their value?

Any shares in the name of Belden Corporation issued prior to Belden’s acquisition by Crouse-Hinds Company in 1980 were exchanged for Crouse-Hinds stock in that transaction. In 1981, Crouse-Hinds was acquired by Cooper Industries and the Belden assets became part of a Cooper legal entity until 1993, when the new Belden Inc. was spun out of Cooper. Therefore, any pre-1993 Belden shares have either been extinguished or converted to Cooper Industries shares. Cooper was acquired by Eaton Corporation in 2012 and Cooper shares were extinguished in that transaction. If you are unsure about the status of your pre-1993 shares, Eaton Corporation’s Investor Relations site ( has helpful resources.

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Does Belden issue dividends?

Belden issues a regular quarterly dividend. Please visit our News Releases section for our latest dividend announcements.

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How many shares are outstanding?

Please see the first page of our most recent 10Q of 10K under SEC Filings for the most recent information about the number of shares outstanding.

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Financial Information

When are the next quarterly financials released?

Please visit the News Releases or Events sections for the latest information on Belden’s next earnings announcement.

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When do Belden’s fiscal quarters and fiscal years end?

Q1 2020: January 1, 2020 – March 29, 2020

Q2 2020: March 30, 2020 – June 28, 2020

Q3 2020: June 29, 2020 – September 27, 2020

Q4 2020: September 28, 2020 – December 31, 2020

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Who are Belden’s independent accountants?

Belden’s independent accountants are Ernst & Young, LLP.

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Corporate Governance

What is Belden’s Corporate Governance policy?

Please visit the Corporate Governance section of the website to read about our policies.

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Does Belden have a Code of Conduct for employees?

Belden does have a Code of Conduct. Please visit the Corporate Governance Documents & Charters section of the website.

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Who are the members of Belden’s Board of Directors? Who are Belden’s Executive Officers?

Please visit the Board of Directors section.

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What are the board committees and their members?

Please visit the Committees section for a list of the committees and their members.

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How do I contact members of the Board?

Shareholders may communicate with Belden's Board of Directors through Belden's Secretary by sending an email to, or by writing to the following address: Board of Directors, c/o Corporate Secretary, Belden Inc., 1 North Brentwood Blvd, 15th Floor, St. Louis, Missouri 63105. Belden’s Secretary will forward all correspondence to the Board of Directors except for spam, junk mail, mass mailings, product complaints or inquiries, job inquiries, surveys, business solicitations or advertisements, or patently offensive or otherwise inappropriate material. Belden's Secretary may forward certain correspondence, such as product-related inquiries, elsewhere within Belden for review and possible response.

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