FAQ

1.What Business Is Tyco in?
2.How can I learn more about Tyco?
3.On what stock exchanges is Tyco listed?
4.What is the cusip number for Tyco International Ltd.’s common stock?
5.Where is Tyco?
6.Who are Tyco’s independent auditors?
7.Who is Tyco transfer agent and how does a registered stockholder contact the agent for account information and shareholder services?
8.Can I have access to my Tyco account at Broadridge through the Internet?
9.How does someone buy Tyco stock?
10.How do I sell my shares?
11.What are book entry shares?
12.Does Tyco have information about the price that I paid for the shares I own?
13.How can I contact Tyco Investor Relations?
14.Does Tyco pay a dividend on common stock?
15.How will I determine the U.S. federal income tax basis I have in the Tyco shares I received in the June 29, 2007 spin-off of Tyco Electronics (now TE Connectivity) and Covidien?
16. How will I determine the U.S. federal income tax basis I have in the Tyco shares I received in the September 28, 2012 spin-off of ADT and Tyco Flow Control?
17.What is the U.S. federal income tax treatment of any distributions made by Tyco?
1.What Business Is Tyco in?
 Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) is the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. A company with $10+ billion in revenue serving various end markets, including commercial, institutional, governmental, retail, industrial, energy, residential and small business.

2.How can I learn more about Tyco?
 The Tyco Web site at www.tyco.com provides current information about our products and services as well as our financial results, management team and more. For updates on Tyco news and state-of-the-business information, continue to visit our investor information site at www.tyco.com/investor.

3.On what stock exchanges is Tyco listed?
 Tyco’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “TYC”.

4.What is the cusip number for Tyco International Ltd.’s common stock?
 The CUSIP number is H89128104.

5.Where is Tyco?
 Tyco is incorporated in Switzerland.

6.Who are Tyco’s independent auditors?
 Deloitte & Touche LLP are Tyco’s independent auditors.

7.Who is Tyco transfer agent and how does a registered stockholder contact the agent for account information and shareholder services?
 

Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc.
PO Box 1342
Brentwood, NY  11717
Phone: 1-800-685-4509
Outside the US: 1-204-285-0873
Email: shareholder@broadridge.com 
Tyco shareholder web portal: http://shareholder.broadridge.com/tyco


8.Can I have access to my Tyco account at Broadridge through the Internet?
 Yes, Internet account access is available to registered shareholders through Broadridge.  You can visit Broadridge by “Clicking Here” and follow the instructions to login or activate your account.

9.How does someone buy Tyco stock?
 Tyco‘s stock can be bought or sold through a stockbroker, bank or through a financial institution that provides brokerage services.

10.How do I sell my shares?
 

If you are holding certificates for the shares you own, you will need to exchange them for book-entry shares. Please contact Broadridge at 800-685-4509. They will assist you in selling your shares.

If you participate in the Tyco International Dividend Reinvestment and Direct Stock Purchase Plan and your shares are held at Broadridge, contact Broadridge at 800-685-4509 for further information.

If your shares are held in book entry form under the Direct Registration System (DRS), they can be transferred “electronically” to the broker or institution of your choice. For further information contact Broadridge at 800-685-4509.


11.What are book entry shares?
 Book-entry shares under the Direct Registration System (DRS) allow you to be a registered owner of shares without having a physical stock certificate in your possession. The “book-entry” form of ownership eliminates some of the problems of paper certificates such as storage and safety of the certificates or replacing lost certificates.

12.Does Tyco have information about the price that I paid for the shares I own?
 

Tyco does not have access to this information. Shareholders are responsible for keeping records related to their purchases and sales.


13.How can I contact Tyco Investor Relations?
 You can contact Tyco Investor Relations via email by “Clicking Here

14.Does Tyco pay a dividend on common stock?
 Yes, the company makes dividend payments from its contributed surplus equity position. These payments are denominated in U.S. dollars and made free of Swiss withholding taxes.

15.How will I determine the U.S. federal income tax basis I have in the Tyco shares I received in the June 29, 2007 spin-off of Tyco Electronics (now TE Connectivity) and Covidien?
 Click Here”  for the cost basis information for the June 29, 2007 spin-off.

16. How will I determine the U.S. federal income tax basis I have in the Tyco shares I received in the September 28, 2012 spin-off of ADT and Tyco Flow Control?
 

Click Here”  for the cost basis information for the September 28, 2012 spin-off.


17.What is the U.S. federal income tax treatment of any distributions made by Tyco?
 

The U.S. federal income tax treatment of any distribution made by Tyco depends on the application of U.S. federal income tax law. Although a determination cannot be made in advance, distributions made by Tyco to U.S. shareholders generally constitute “dividends” for U.S. federal income tax purposes (notwithstanding their treatment for Swiss withholding tax purposes), and that they are reported as such to the company's shareholders and to the IRS, in accordance with, and as required by, U.S. federal income tax laws.

Tyco is a “qualified foreign corporation” for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Therefore, its dividends generally are eligible for “qualified dividend” treatment. Whether dividends paid by Tyco in fact constitute “qualified dividends” to any shareholder depends on that shareholder’s specific circumstances, including the shareholder’s holding period for the Tyco shares on which such dividends are received. U.S. shareholders are advised to consult their own tax advisors concerning the treatment of dividends paid by Tyco as “qualified dividends” in their particular circumstances.

To comply with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice contained herein, unless specifically stated otherwise, is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purposes of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or (ii) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any transaction or matter herein.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any tax information provided herein, including the answer to the above question is provided for your information only and does not constitute tax advice provided by Tyco. The information is accurate as of the date of it first publication (April 23, 2010) and we undertake no duty to update this information for subsequent changes in tax law or for any other reason. Please consult your own tax advisor for tax advice related to your ownership of Tyco common shares.

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