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     • How did NVE get its name?
     • What is “nano” about NVE’s nanotechnology?
     • Where is NVE’s stock traded and what is the ticker symbol?
     • Does NVE pay dividends?
     • What is NVE’s dividend schedule?
     • What is NVE’s dividend rate?
     • How can I get notifications of NVE news and SEC filings?
     • Is NVE on social media?
     • How can I download and view NVE annual reports?
     • When was NVE’s IPO and at what price?
     • Does NVE have a direct stock purchase plan?
     • How do I purchase stock in NVE?
     • What is NVE’s CUSIP?
     • What is NVE’s ISIN?
     • What is NVE’s WKN?
     • Whom do I contact with questions about NVE stock certificates?
     • How many shares of NVE stock are outstanding?
     • When were NVE stock splits?
     • What is the company’s financial calendar?
     • When does NVE report its earnings?
     • Does NVE have regular conference calls?
     • How can I hear past conference calls?
     • When are NVE’s annual shareholder meetings?
     • What were NVE’s annual meeting themes?
     • How can I find NVE’s Annual Meeting voting results without attending the meeting?
     • Can the company provide analysts’ research reports on NVE?
     • Who are NVE’s auditors?
     • Is NVE included in any stock indexes?


How did NVE get its name?
The company was founded as Nonvolatile Electronics, Inc. in 1989. “Nonvolatile” refers to memories that retain data even when power is removed. The name was later formally changed to NVE Corporation. The company’s Corporate Identity page has more fun facts about its name and logo.

What is “nano” about NVE’s nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is often defined as technology where dimensions of a few nanometers (billionths of a meter) play a critical role. NVE designs use one of two nano-scale spintronic structures: giant magnetoresistors (GMR) and spin-dependent tunnel (SDT) junctions. In GMR devices, the resistance changes due to conduction electrons scattering at interfaces within the devices. The GMR effect is only significant if the layer thicknesses are less than the mean free path of conduction electrons, which is on the order of five nanometers. In awarding the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics for GMR, the Nobel Committee said, “GMR can be considered one of the first real applications of the promising field of nanotechnology.”

Where is NVE’s stock traded and what is the ticker symbol?
NVE’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol NVEC. The stock is also quoted on the Deutsche Börse (Frankfurt Stock Exchange) under the symbol NVK.

Does NVE pay dividends?
NVE declared its first quarterly dividend of $2.06 per share in January 2015 and has issued $1.00 per share quarterly dividends each quarter since. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval and subject to the company’s results of operations, cash and marketable security balances, the timing of securities maturations, estimates of future cash requirements, fixed asset requirements, and other factors the Board may deem relevant.

What is the dividend schedule?
The company plans to announce dividends in its quarterly earnings reports. Dividend payments, if any, are planned for the end of the second month of quarters (February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30). If the payment date falls on a weekend, the payment will be made the preceding Friday. This schedule is subject to change without notice, and dividends may be discontinued at any time.

What is NVE’s dividend rate?
Recent dividends have been $1.00 per share. The company has said dividends are subject to its results of operations, cash and marketable security balances, the timing of securities maturations, estimates of future cash requirements, fixed asset requirements, and other factors.

I can’t get enough NVE news. How can I get notifications of NVE news and SEC filings?
Interested parties can sign up for e-mail alerts for SEC filings, earnings reports, press releases, and information bulletins. SEC filing alerts have included periodic reports and reports of material contracts. You can also follow NVE on Twitter, and the company provides a link to RSS feeds from the SEC.

Is NVE on social media?
#yes, ICYMI; TFTF:

Twitter
LinkedIn
YouTube

I’m dying to read NVE’s annual reports. How can I download and view them?
No promblemo. NVE has a Webpage with links to download or view its annual reports.

When was NVE’s IPO and at what price?
NVE did not have an initial public offering, but qualified for a NASDAQ direct listing in January 2003 with its organic financial strength. The initial NASDAQ stock price was a heck of a bargain at $7.85 per share.

Does NVE have a direct stock purchase plan?
’fraid not. The company does not have a direct stock purchase plan.

How do I purchase stock in NVE?
Through any registered broker.

What is NVE’s CUSIP number?
NVE’s Common Stock CUSIP number is 629-445-20-6. Prior to a reverse split in November 2002, the Common Stock CUSIP was 629-445-10-7, don’t you know.

What is NVE’s International Securities Identification Number (ISIN)?
NVE’s Common Stock ISIN number is US6294452064.

What is NVE’s Wertpapierkennnummer (WKN)?
Wertpap-what? NVE’s Common Stock WKN (German securities identification code) is 766101.

Whom do I contact with questions about NVE or Nonvolatile Electronics, Inc. stock certificates?
Inquiries about stock certificates, including the transfer or conversion of shares, split adjustments, change of address, or lost certificates should be directed to the company’s transfer agent (they’re good at what they do, but be prepared for some serious New York accents):
     Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company
     1 State Street, 30th Floor
     New York, NY 10004-1561
     (212) 509-4000

How many shares of NVE stock are outstanding?
As of June 9, 2017 there were 4,841,010 shares of Common Stock outstanding. Shares outstanding are updated in the company’s quarterly reports, annual reports, and proxy statments.

When were NVE stock splits?
There were one-for-five reverse stock splits of NVE’s Common Stock effective November 21, 2000 and November 21, 2002.

What is the company’s financial calendar?
NVE’s fiscal year ends March 31. Fiscal quarters end June 30, September 30, and December 31.

When does NVE report its earnings so I can plan my life?
Quarterly earnings have typically been reported after the close of the NASDAQ Regular Market on the Wednesday after the third Monday of the quarter (the Wednesday falling between the 19th and 25th day of the quarter). Fiscal year-end earnings reports have been on the first Wednesday in May. The company generally announces the date of the earnings report, when determined, in a press release or advisory release.

Does NVE have regular conference calls?
You betcha. NVE has held quarterly results conference calls each quarter since becoming NASDAQ listed in 2003. Recent practice has been to schedule calls for 4:00 p.m. Central Time on the same days as earnings reports. When determined, conference call dates and times have been announced in advisory releases and posted to the Investor Events page.

I love listening to Dan and Curt. How can I hear past conference calls?
Quarterly results conference call replays are available via the Internet. Links are on the Investor Events page.

When are NVE’s annual shareholder meetings?
The dates of the Annual Shareholder Meetings have been posted to the Investor Events page after they are finalized. The most recent meeting was August 3, 2017, and it was a hoot.

What are NVE’s annual meeting themes?
NVE has a tradition of choosing a theme for its Annual Meetings for geeky humor along with serious business. Recent themes have been:
     2017 — Food safety and cooking
     2016 — The Rio Olympics and Internet of Things
     2015 — The Internet and social media
     2014 — The ’80s (NVE’s silver anniversary)
     2013 — Cars (Driving to a Bright Future)
     2012 — The London Olympics
     2011 — The movies
     2010 — Baseball
     2009 — NVE’s 20th anniversary

Eden Prairie, Minn. isn’t in my travel plans. How can I find NVE’s Annual Meeting voting results without attending the meeting?
Not to worry. The company files voting results with the SEC in Current Reports on Form 8-K within four business days of Annual Shareholder Meetings.

Can the company provide analysts’ research reports on NVE?
No can do. It is company policy not to provide analyst research reports because the company does not want to endorse any particular opinion, and because research reports are proprietary products which analysts and their employers reserve for their clients.

Who are NVE’s auditors?
Grant Thornton LLP makes sure the debits are on the left and credits on the right.

Is NVE included in any stock indexes?
Darn tootin’. NVE’s stock is included in a number of indexes, some of which are listed on the Stock Indices page. NVE is included in the widely-followed Russell 2000® small-cap index, several nanotechnology indexes, and a number of NASDAQ indexes including the selective Benchmark Indexes.


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