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What is Cerner's mission statement?
Our mission is to relentlessly seek breakthrough innovation that will shape health care of tomorrow.
What year was Cerner incorporated and in what state?
Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979. It was originally incorporated in Missouri on January 3, 1980. Cerner changed the state of incorporation on October 17, 1986 to Delaware.
On what stock exchange is Cerner Corporation listed?
Cerner Corporation’s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol CERN.
When did Cerner go public? At what price?
Cerner went public on Dec. 5, 1986, at a split-adjusted price of approximately $.25 per share. (The original, non split adjusted price was $16/share). Alex Brown & Sons was the lead investment banker with Kidder, Peabody & Co. as the secondary investment banker. 1,000,000 (non-split adjusted) shares were offered.
What is the par value of a share of Cerner stock?
The par value is one cent per share.
Has Cerner had any additional equity offerings?
Yes, Cerner completed a Secondary Public Offering on August 11, 1995. 3,440,000 shares were offered at $30.75 per share. Alex Brown & Sons, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Smith Barney were the investment bankers.
Does Cerner Corporation have a direct purchase plan?
No, Cerner does not have a direct purchase plan.
When has Cerner’s stock split?

Cerner Corporation’s initial public offering was Dec. 5, 1986


Date of Split


Closing Price* (before/after)


May 12, 1992

2 for 1

May 11 - $37.25/May 12 - $20.00


March 1, 1993

2 for 1

February 26 - $46.25/March 1 - $24.25


August 7, 1995

2 for 1

August 4 - $60.75/August 7 - $31.75


January 10, 2006

2 for 1

January 9 - $97.77/January 10 - $48.20


June 27, 2011

2 for 1

June 24 - $116.04/June 27 - $58.98


July 1, 2013

2 for 1

June 28 - $96.09/July 1 - $48.75

2 for 1 = One additional share for every share held (multiply number by 2 for new total)
Cerner Corporation common stock trades on the NASDAQ National Market tier of the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol CERN.

*As reported at time of split

What is the stock symbol and cusip number for Cerner Corporation’s common stock?
The stock symbol for Cerner Corporation’s common stock is CERN and the cusip number is 156782-10-4.
Who are Cerner’s independent accountants?
Cerner’s independent accountants are KPMG LLP (Kansas City, Missouri).
Does Cerner Corporation pay a dividend?
For information on Cerner’s dividend payments, visit our Dividend FAQs page.
Who is Cerner’s transfer agent?

For information on Cerner’s transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company, visit our Transfer Agent FAQs page.

How do I change my address on my Cerner stock certificate? Or change title on the stock?
All questions regarding your ownership of Cerner stock should be addressed to our transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (See Transfer Agent FAQ’s).
How do I contact Cerner Investor Relations?
If you have questions on your stock account or if you need stock transfer instructions, please contact Cerner's transfer agent or your broker

For all other inquiries, please contact Cerner Investor Relations:

Allan Kells,
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Phone: 816-201-2445