Investor FAQs

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1.Is CCA a publicly-traded company?
 

Yes, the company's stock is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "CXW" and is included in the indices:

    • S&P 400 Index
    • Russell 1000 Index
    • FTSE NAREIT Composite Index
    • FTSE NAREIT All Equity REITs Index
    • FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index
    • MSCI US REIT Index


2.Is CCA a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)?
 Yes, CCA converted to a REIT effective January 1, 2013.

3.How do I invest in CCA stock?
 Investors can purchase stock through a stockbroker, bank of financial institution.

4.Does CCA pay a dividend on common stock?
 CCA currently pays a quarterly dividend of $0.48 per common share, subject to board declaration. For recent dividend payment dates and tax treatment information, please go to the Dividend and Stock Split section of this site.

5.Does CCA have a Dividend Re-investment Program (DRIP)?
 No.

6.When did CCA stock begin trading publicly?
 CCA's initial public offering was in October 1986 on the NASDAQ under the symbol CCAX. The initial number of shares issued was 2 million at a price of $9.00 per share. In December 1994 CCA changed its listing from the NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CXC. In July 1997 Prison Realty Trust was formed and began trading as a REIT on the NYSE under the symbol PZN, and in January 1999, all shares of CCA common stock converted to PZN at 0.875 shares of PZN for each share of CXC. In October 2000 PZN recombined CCA and PZN in a single operating company and converts back to a C-corporation and reassumed the name Corrections Corporation of America and begins trading on the NSYE under the symbol CXW.

7.What are CCA's social responsibility beliefs?
 CCA places on emphasis on being socially responsible and a strong corporate citizen. For information on what we do to be socially responsible Click Here

8.Has there ever been a stock split?
 Yes, there have been several stock splits over the CCA's history, the last stock split was in July 2007. For more information on stock splits and split ratio's please go to the Dividend and Stock Split section of this site.

9.Who is CCA's transfer agent?
 CCA's transfer agent, American Stock Transfer and Trust (AST), is responsible for maintain all records of registered stockholders (not stock held in a brokerage account). AST can assist registered stockholders in providing stock balances, change of address, lost or stolen certificates, reissuance of certificates etc. Registered stockholders can contact AST at the following address:

American Stock Transfer & Trust
159 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
Telephone: 1-800-937-5449


10.Do you have a record of my stock trading activity?
 If you hold your shares through a broker, we do not, but your broker should. If you possess the stock certificate(s) please contact our transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust, at 800-937-5449 or register for access to your account by clicking here: http://www.amstock.com/main/default_shlogin.asp#