Investor FAQs

Investor FAQs

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What is the stock symbol and CUSIP number for Kirby shares?

Kirby´s stock symbol is (“KEX”) and its CUSIP (Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures) number is 497266106. Kirby is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”).

Can I buy stock directly from Kirby?

Kirby does not offer a direct stock purchase plan. You can purchase shares in Kirby (NYSE: KEX) through your broker of choice.

What is Kirby´s dividend policy?

Kirby does not have an established dividend policy and has not paid any dividends since 1989. Decisions regarding the payment of future dividends will be made by the Board of Directors based on the facts and circumstances that exist at that time.

Who is Kirby´s transfer agent and what is their purpose?

Kirby´s transfer agent is Computershare Trust Company, N.A. Computershare assists Kirby in the management and maintenance of its stock records. Whenever a share held by a registered shareholder (share held in owner´s name) changes ownership, Computershare transfers the ownership from the seller´s name to the buyer´s name and ensures that all shares of stock are appropriately accounted for.

Registered shareholders should address communication concerning address changes, lost certificates and stock transfers to:

Proxy Services
C/O Computershare Investor Services
P.O. Box 505008
Louisville, KY 40233-9814
Telephone: 877-373-6374

Computershare does not maintain records of shares bought and sold through brokerage accounts and held in “street name”. These records are maintained by the brokerage through which the shares are bought and sold. Communication concerning street name stock should be addressed to the brokerage house where the stock records are maintained.

I am a potential investor, where can I get information about Kirby?

A significant amount of information can be found in our Investor Relations section of Kirby’s website including annual reports, Form 10-K’s, proxy statements, press releases and Form 10-Q´s. This information is available electronically or you may request printed material by e-mailing


How can individual investors listen to Kirby´s quarterly earnings conference calls?

Kirby´s quarterly earnings conference calls are open to the investing public so that all investors have timely and equal access to information provided by the Company. A toll-free telephone number, along with information required to participate in the call is posted on Kirby´s web page Calendar of Events approximately 10 days in advance of the quarterly earnings conference call, and included in a press release made several days in advance of the conference call.

An audio or written replay of the conference call is available for approximately one month after the call. The audio replay number is posted on the web page and included in the press release announcing the conference call.

How can I contact Kirby´s Investor Relations?

The easiest way to reach Kirby´s IR group is by email at, or by mail at:

Kirby Corporation
Investor Relations
P. O. Box 1745
Houston, Texas 77251

Who are the members of Kirby´s Board of Directors?

Information and biographies of Kirby´s Board of Directors can be found on the Kirby Corporation/Directors web page.

How many people does Kirby Corporation employ?

Kirby Corporation and its subsidiaries employ approximately 5,100 people.

Who are the Corporate Officers of Kirby?

Information and biographies of Kirby´s Corporate Officers can be found on the Kirby Corporation/Officers web page.

What Institutions currently follow and publish information on future earnings?

There are a number of Institutions publishing financial forecasts on Kirby. A list of the Institutions and analysts names can be found on the Investor Relations – Analysts Coverage web page.