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The Pocket Idiot's Guide™ To Direct Stock Investing by Lita Epstein, Douglas Gerlach

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DRIP and DSP Account Administrators

You will actually open your DRIP or DSP with an account administrator rather than the company in most cases. Here is contact information for some of the top administrators.
Bank of New York Mellon
The Bank of New York Mellon (www.melloninvestor.com/isd. ) is the administrator for 547 companies that offer DRIP or DSP options. You can view plan summaries, plan material, and compare plans. If the company allows, you can even start your investment online. (That option does vary by company, as not every company allows online transactions.)
You can call them at 1-800-205-7699. You can also request a prospectus and application via e-mail at shrrelations@mellon.com or you can contact them by snail mail:
BNY/Mellon ...

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