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What is the company's stock symbol?

The company's symbol (ticker symbol) is DISH.

Which exchange does DISH stock trade on?

DISH Network Corporation stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market.

Who is DISH Network Corporation's stock transfer agent and what is their role?

DISH Network Corporation’s registrar and stock transfer agent is Computershare Trust Company, N.A.  Computershare maintains the record of DISH’s stock ownership by registered stockholders (those whose accounts are maintained in their name by Computershare). 

If you are a registered stockholder and need assistance with your account, such as updating your mailing address, obtaining stock account information or transferring your stock, please contact Computershare by telephone, toll-free at 877-437-8901.  Stockholders outside the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico may call 1+781-575-4247, automated information is available 24 hours a day.  Computershare phone representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Registered stockholders can access their accounts via the Internet at www.computershare.com/DISH to view share balance, current market value, historical stock prices, and frequently asked questions and to download and print forms.  If you need help with your stock account held through a brokerage firm, contact your broker directly for assistance.

What is the difference between holding shares as a shareowner of record and as a beneficial owner?

If your shares are registered directly in your name with the DISH’s registrar and transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., you are considered a shareowner of record with respect to those shares. If your shares are held in a brokerage account or bank, trust, or other nominee, you are considered the “beneficial owner” of those shares.

How do I transfer my shares of DISH stock to a new owner?

Shareowners of record may complete stock transfer forms online at www.transfermystock.com. Once the forms are completed online, you will receive instructions for printing, signing, and returning the forms to Computershare for processing.  For additional information on transferring shares you may contact Computershare at 877-437-8901 or 781-575-4247. 

If you are a beneficial owner of shares (e.g., you own shares through a bank or brokerage account) and have specific questions about your stock ownership, it will be necessary to contact your bank/broker directly for assistance.

Can I access my account with Computershare via the Internet?

Shareowners of record may access their accounts via the Internet to obtain share balance, conduct secure transactions, request printable forms and view current market value of their investment as well as historical stock prices. To log on to this secure site and request your initial password, go to www.computershare.com/DISH and click on "Create Login."

I prefer to receive my communications electronically. How can I sign up to receive my communications by email?

If you are a registered shareowner and wish to receive correspondence, including Notice of Annual Meeting, account statements and tax forms, via email instead of postal mail, please login at www.computershare.com/DISH and register your account for electronic communications. 

If you are a beneficial owner of shares, and hold your shares through a broker or brokerage account, please go to https://enroll.icsdelivery.com/dish and follow the simple instructions.

I would like to purchase stock of DISH. Can I purchase it directly from the company?

Our company does not currently have a direct purchasing program. Interested investors can purchase shares in DISH Network Corporation through a stock brokerage firm or an online brokerage service.

How can I obtain a copy of your most recent 10Q or 10K filing?

You can find electronic versions of our SEC filings on this web site through the SEC Filings link or through the SEC's EDGAR database at www.sec.gov, or you can request hard copies directly from the SEC.

Who is the independent auditor for DISH Network Corporation?


How can I calculate my tax basis following the spin-off of EchoStar Holding Corporation?

Important Federal Income Tax Information Related to the Separation of EchoStar Holding Corporation from EchoStar Communications Corporation

On January 1, 2008, EchoStar Communications Corporation ("ECC") was separated into two public companies. ECC transferred its digital set-top box business and fixed satellite services business into a new corporation, EchoStar Holding Corporation ("EHC"), and all the shares of EHC were subsequently distributed to the stockholders of ECC ("distribution"). The distribution is described in detail in the Information Statement, dated December 28, 2007, which was provided to all stockholders of record as of December 19, 2007.

As a result of the distribution, each holder of ECC common stock received one share of EHC common stock for every 5 shares of such holder's ECC stock. Cash was paid in lieu of fractional shares.

You will need to allocate your tax basis in the ECC common stock that you held immediately before the distribution between your ECC common stock that you retained after the distribution and the EHC common stock you received in the distribution (including any fractional share for which cash was received). This basis allocation should be made in proportion to the fair market values of the EHC common stock received (including any fractional share of EHC common stock for which cash was received) and the ECC common stock in respect of which such EHC common stock was received. The difference between the cash received in lieu of a fractional share of EHC common stock over the tax basis allocated to such fractional share will generally be treated as capital gain or loss from the sale of such fractional share.

Shareholders are solely responsible for the allocation and the methodology for the allocation and should consult their own tax advisers about individual tax issues. ECC and EHC are not responsible for such allocation. Federal tax law does not specifically identify how to determine the fair market value of the shares of ECC or EHC common stock for the purposes of allocating tax basis. Alternative methods to determine the fair market value, which are simply illustrative, include using: (i) the average of the high and low trading prices of such stock on January 2, 2008 (the day on which the stock first traded); (ii) the opening trading price on January 2, 2008; and (iii) the closing trading price on January 2, 2008.

For example, if you chose to base the fair market values of your ECC and EHC common stock on the closing trading prices on January 2, 2008, 83.12 percent of your pre-distribution federal income tax basis in your ECC stock would be allocated to your ECC stock and 16.88 percent would be allocated to your EHC stock.

Hypothetical Example of Tax Basis Allocation

The following is an example of how the basis allocation may be applied based upon the example described above and the following assumptions:


Number of Echostar Communications Corporation shares held: 1,000 Stockholder's total tax basis ($30 per share): $30,000 Number of EchoStar Holding Corporation shares received: 200

Tax Basis Allocation:

EchoStar Communications Corporation: $30,000 x 83.12% = $24,936 or $24.94 per share.

Echostar Holding Corporation: $30,000 x 16.88% = $5,064 or $25.32 per share. (Distribution equaled 0.2 shares of EchoStar Holding for every share of EchoStar Communications Corporation share held)

The information in this letter does not constitute tax advice. Each stockholder should consult his or her own tax advisor as to the tax consequences of the separation and distribution under U.S. federal, state, local and foreign tax laws. To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any information deemed to be U.S. federal tax advice contained in this communication is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.

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