Investor FAQs

Investor FAQs

Where is Carnival stock traded?

Carnival Corporation's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and Carnival plc's ordinary shares of common stock are traded on the London Stock Exchange and as ADS’s on the New York Stock Exchange.

What is Carnival Corporation & plc's share symbol/stock ticker?

Carnival Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as a common stock with the symbol "CCL". Carnival plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange as a common stock with the symbol "CCL" and on the New York stock exchange as an ADS with the symbol "CUK".

How do I inform Carnival of a change in address or other personal details?

For holders of Carnival Corporation common stock:
If you are a registered shareholder (holding stock certificate), you should direct all communications regarding changes in registration or address, lost certificates, current holdings, and any other shareholder registration matters to the transfer agent:

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Mailing addresses
Correspondence should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233
Tel (800) 568-3476

Overnight correspondence should be sent to:
462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
Louisville, KY 40202

Shareholder website

Shareholder online inquiries

Tel (800) 568-3476

If you are a beneficial shareholder (shares are held in a brokerage account), you should direct all account inquiries to your stockbroker. The address information for the account statements, quarterly and annual reports, and proxies you receive are maintained by your broker.

For Carnival plc ADS holders, changes in personal details should be forwarded to:

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
P.O. Box 64504
St. Paul, MN 55164-0504
General #(800) 990-1135
From outside the U.S (651) 453-2128

For holders of Carnival plc ordinary shares, changes in personal details should be forwarded to the Registrar:
Equiniti Limited
Aspect House
Spencer Road
Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA, UK
Tel (in UK): 0371 384 2665
Tel (outside UK): +44-121-415-7107

What is Carnival Corporation & plc's fiscal year?

Carnival Corporation & plc's fiscal year ends on November 30th.
Quarter 1 December - February
Quarter 2 March - May
Quarter 3 June - August
Quarter 4 September - November

What is Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc's recent share price performance?

The share price performance of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc's can be monitored in the stock information section on this Web site.

Where can I get a copy of the Annual and Quarterly Reports?

The annual and quarterly reports can be accessed in the Investor Relations section of this Web site under Financial Information. Copies of the annual reports will be furnished to shareholders each year following the annual results. Extra copies can be requested from Carnival Corporation & plc (U.S. Tel: 305-406-5539. UK Tel: 023 80 65 66 53).

Can I take my dividend in shares?

Shareholders may have their dividends reinvested in Carnival Corporation or Carnival plc shares by participating in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP). Stockholders who would like to receive details of the DRIP can review details about the DRIP from the Dividend Reinvestment Program section.

What is the ratio of ADSs to ordinary shares listed on the London Stock Exchange?

One Carnival plc ADS is equal to one Carnival plc ordinary share of common stock.

Who do I contact for questions regarding Carnival plc ADS's?

JPMorgan is the Depositary Bank for Carnival plc ADSs and can be contacted at:

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
P.O. Box 64504
St. Paul, MN 55164-0504
General #(800) 990-1135
From outside the U.S.(651) 453-2128

When did Carnival Corporation go public and at what price?

Carnival Corporation completed its initial public offering on July 31, 1987 with a price of $3.875 (Adjusted for two-for-one stock splits distributed December 14, 1994 and June 12, 1998).

What currency will your dividend be paid in?

Holders of Carnival Corporation common stock and Carnival plc ADS receive dividends payable in U.S. dollars. Carnival plc shareholders receive dividends payable in pounds sterling, unless they elect to receive the dividends in U.S. dollars. Dividends payable in sterling will be converted from U.S. dollars into sterling at the U.S. dollar to sterling exchange rate quoted by the Bank of England in London at 12:00 p.m. on the next combined U.S. and UK business day that follows the quarter.

How can I contact Carnival Corporation & plc's Investor Relations?

Investors in the U.S. can reach Investor Relations at Carnival Corporation & plc in the U.S. by calling (305) 406-5539. Investors in the UK should call Tel: 023 80 65 66 53.

Has Carnival Corporation ever had a stock split?

Yes. On December 14, 1994, Carnival Corporation distributed a two-for-one stock split of its common stock. The stock that day closed at a price of $20.50 adjusted for the split (on a pre-split basis, the price would have been $41.00). On April 14, 1998, Carnival Corporation announced another two-for-one split of its common stock. The stock was split and distributed to shareholders on June 12, 1998, in the nature of a stock dividend for all shareholders of record on May 29, 1998. The stock that day closed at a price of $35.19 adjusted for the split (on a pre-split basis, the price would have been $70.38).

For Carnival plc shareholders, what is the original cost allocation between The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (“P&O”) and Carnival plc?

The following is for information purposes only. It does not constitute financial, investment or tax advice. Shareholders should obtain their own financial advice on such matters.

Following the demerger of Carnival plc from P&O on October 23, 2000, the split of the capital gains tax (CGT) base cost of the P&O deferred stock held immediately prior to the demerger has been calculated as follows:

P&O deferred stock 45.2627%
Carnival plc ordinary shares 54.7373%

This calculation is in accordance with the methodology set out in the Inland Revenue guidelines.

What is the tax impact on a Carnival plc shareholder to accepted Carnival Corporation's partial share offer on April 17, 2003?

Shareholders in Carnival plc (formerly P&O Princess Cruises plc) who accepted the Carnival Corporation Partial Share Offer on April 17, 2003 made a taxable disposal or part disposal of their P&O Princess shares taken up by Carnival Corporation in the Partial Share Offer for the purposes of UK tax on chargeable gains. This disposal or part disposal may give rise to a liability to UK tax on chargeable gains depending on the shareholder's particular circumstances (including the availability of exemptions or allowable losses).

The value of the consideration received will be determined for the purposes of UK tax on chargeable gains by aggregating the value of the Carnival Corporation shares received in exchange for P&O Princess shares and the amount of any cash received in respect of fractional entitlements.

Shareholders should consult their independent professional advisers in the light of their particular circumstances following the Partial Share Offer. As a general guide only, the value of the Carnival Corporation shares received can be determined as the closing price of Carnival Corporation shares on April 16, 2003, the last available stock price prior to completion, being $26.01 per share (Source: Thompson Datastream). At the prevailing spot exchange rate at close on April 17, 2003, this converts to £16.56 per share.

What is a "paired share" or "trust share"?

Effective April 17, 2003, Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc (formerly known as P&O Princess Cruises plc) completed a dual listed company transaction. On most matters that affect all shareholders of Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc, each of their shareholders will vote together as a single body. As a mechanism to effect the new voting arrangements resulting from the DLC transaction, shares of Carnival Corporation common stock were paired with trust shares of beneficial interest in the P&O Princess Special Voting Trust (the "Special Voting Trust"). These are referred to as the "trust shares" (or in some literature they are referred to as "paired shares"). The trustee of the Special Voting Trust holds a special voting share which is the means by which the vote of Carnival Corporation shareholders is given effect at the parallel meeting of the shareholders of Carnival plc. Accordingly, each holder of Carnival Corporation common stock is also deemed to be the beneficial owner of an equivalent number of trust shares. The trust shares that are paired with the Carnival Corporation common stock do not give the holder separate voting rights. Separate certificates are not issued to represent these trust shares. Instead, the trust shares are paired with, and evidenced by, certificates representing Carnival Corporation common stock. The trust shares cannot be transferred separately from the Carnival Corporation common stock and have no separate value.

Are Carnival Corporation & plc dividends qualified for U.S. income tax purposes?

For shareholders who are citizens or residents of the United States, as a result of tax law changes in 2003, your ordinary income dividend from Carnival may be taxed at a lower rate of 15% (or 5% for shareholders in the 15% or lower tax bracket) rather than the higher marginal rates applicable to ordinary income.

Qualified dividends are generally defined as distributions from domestic corporations and certain qualified foreign corporations. Carnival Corporation & plc are qualified foreign corporations.

Generally, in order to treat dividends paid by Carnival as qualified, an individual shareholder must own Carnival common stock for more than 60 days during the 121-day period beginning 60 days before the ex-dividend date (the latest purchase date for collecting a dividend). For additional information, please refer to IRS publication "Instructions for Form 1099-DIV."

The above is intended only as general information for federal income tax consequences. You should consult your tax advisor regarding the federal and state income tax consequences related to dividends on your Carnival common stock. The above is not intended or provided to be used for the purposes of avoiding penalties under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.


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