Frequently Asked Questions by Investors

Below are some questions that are frequently asked of our Investor Relations team. Please scroll down to review all the questions and their corresponding answers.

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What exchange does Cogent stock trade on?

Cogent trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CCOI.

Prior to March 6, 2006, Cogent traded on the American Stock Exchange.

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Can I buy stock directly from Cogent?

Cogent does not have a direct stock purchase plan. All purchases of Cogent stock must be made in the public market.

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Does Cogent pay dividends?

Yes. On September 12, 2012, Cogent paid its first quarterly dividend of $0.10 per common share to holders of record as of August 22, 2012.

The payment of any future dividends will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The historical payment of dividends should not be relied upon to predict future dividends, if any, as the amount and timing of future dividends may be changed at any time without notice.

For more information on Cogent's historical dividend payments, please click here.

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Does Cogent hold an earnings conference call?

Yes, Cogent will conduct conference calls to discuss earnings. Cogent will announce the exact date and time of each call through a press release and on this web site.

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Can individual investors participate in the earnings call?

Yes, individual investors may participate in Cogent's earnings conference call. Past calls will be available for a period of time on this web site.

Check the "Events" listing in the Investor Relations section of our website for current information on scheduled events.

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How do I get a copy of the Annual Report?

Cogent does not produce a glossy annual report. Cogent provides a Form 10-K and information statement to shareholders annually. Cogent's Form 10-K and information statement are available in the Reports section of our web site. If you are unable to locate the Form 10-K or information statement or still require a paper version, please go to our Information Request Form and request a copy.

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Does Cogent have any preferred stock outstanding?

Cogent does not have any preferred stock outstanding. All outstanding preferred stock was converted into common stock in February 2005.

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Whom should I contact regarding my stock certificate(s)?

You should contact Cogent's transfer agent:

Computershare Shareholder Services
P.O. Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170
Please click here to contact.

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What is a transfer agent?

A transfer agent or registrar is an entity that keeps records of the publicly traded outstanding stock certificates of a publicly-held company and the name of the person to whom it is registered. Please note, however, that the transfer agent does not maintain records of shares bought and sold through brokerage accounts and held in "street name." Those records are maintained by the specific brokerages through whom shares are bought and sold.

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What kind of services does a transfer agent provide?

If you are a registered shareholder, you should contact the transfer agent to, among other things, change your address, transfer ownership of your shares, and file a lost or missing stock certificate request.

If you own shares through a brokerage firm, you need to contact the brokerage firm directly for services.

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How do I contact Cogent Investor Relations?

If you have questions related to Cogent and Cogent stock, you may contact

Cogent Investor Relations
Email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Tel
: 202-295-4212
Fax
: 202-338-8798

Address:  

Cogent Communications Investor Relations
2450 N St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

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How can I get a copy of your SEC filings?

We strongly encourage you to review and/or download the information you need directly from this site. You can go to our Reports page to view and/or download any of Cogent's SEC filings. If you still require a hard copy version, go to our Information Request form.

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I owned shares in PSINet. Do I now own shares in Cogent?

No. In April 2002, Cogent purchased the principal U.S. assets (but not the stock) of PSINet out of bankruptcy. Accordingly, stockholders in PSINet did not receive and are not entitled to receive any shares of Cogent in connection with the purchase.

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