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General FAQ

Who do I contact to transfer my stock, change my address, inquire about my dividend check, etc?

Agilent’s transfer agent is Computershare Investor Services.

Computershare Investor Services: Web:
www.computershare.com/contactus

Telephone: Within the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico: 800-546-5141
International:781-575-2765

Computershare Investor Services
P. O. Box 43078
Providence, RI 02940-3078

Non-US: (312) 588-4991
Toll-free: (877-) 309-9856

Website for Computershare Investor Services: www.computershare.com/contactus
Computershare Investor Services
2 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602 Non-US: (312) 588-4991
Toll-free: (877) 309-9856 email for Computershare: agilent.queries@computershare.com

A transfer agent keeps records of stock held by registered shareholders, including shares held in certificate form. When stock changes hands, the transfer agent updates the record of ownership of the stock. The transfer agent does not maintain records of shares bought and sold through brokerage accounts and held in "street name." Such records are maintained by the specific brokerages through which shares are bought and sold.

The transfer agent is also responsible for escheatment, which is the legally-required process of transferring unclaimed property to the state. If you are a registered shareholder of Agilent stock, it is critical that you maintain current contact information with the transfer agent; otherwise, you are at risk of having your shares escheated. If you hold your shares through a brokerage account, you should ensure that your contact information is current with your brokerage firm.

Please note:  Investor Relations does not have information regarding your individual account or shares held; for those questions, please contact Computershare Investor Services

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Does the company pay a dividend on its common stock?

Agilent does issue dividends. Please see Dividends Page for details.

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Does Agilent offer a (DRIP) direct investment program?

Agilent has implemented a Computershare Investment Plan, which operates as a direct stock purchase as well as a dividend reinvestment plan. More information can be found at the Dividend Reinvestment Plan Page.

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Can I purchase shares of Agilent stock directly?

No. Agilent does not offer a direct purchase program at this time.

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Has Agilent had a stock split?

No.

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When is the next financial reporting date?

Agilent's next financial release date may be viewed on the "upcoming events" page: Calendar.

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When did Agilent go public? At what price?

Agilent went public on November 18, 1999. Agilent Technologies' IPO priced at $30 per share.

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When was Agilent spun off of Hewlett-Packard?

Agilent spun-off of HP on June 2, 2000.

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When do the fiscal quarters end?

Our fiscal quarters are as follows: Quarter One: November 1st to Jan 31st Quarter Two: February 1st to April 30th Quarter Three: May 1st to July 31st Quarter Four: August 1 to October 31st.

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What year was Agilent incorporated and in what state?

Agilent was incorporated in May 1999 in Delaware.

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HP Spin-Off FAQ

What is my cost basis for tax purposes of my Agilent shares that I got from the spin-off from Hewlett-Packard?

June 2, 2000, was the record date of the Agilent Technologies spin-off. All Hewlett-Packard shareowners of record received .3814 shares of Agilent for every share of Hewlett-Packard stock they owned with any fractional shares paid out in cash. The relative market capitalizations of Agilent and Hewlett-Packard on June 2, 2000 result in cost allocated to the Agilent shares of 22% and to Hewlett-Packard 78% of their original basis in Hewlett-Packard. For more details you will need Adobe Reader to open this document that explains how to calculate your cost basis.

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Keysight Spin-Off FAQ

Who is the transfer agent, registrar, and information agent for the Keysight common stock?

The distribution agent, transfer agent and registrar for the Keysight common stock will be Computershare Trust Company, N.A.

Computershare
211 Quality Circle, Suite 210
College Station, TX 77845
(877) 373-6374

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What is my tax basis for Agilent shares and for Keysight shares I receive in the distribution?

Keysight Distribution Tax Basis Letter

For U.S. federal income tax purposes, your aggregate basis of the common shares that you hold in Agilent and the new Keysight common stock received in the distribution (including any fractional share interest in Keysight common stock for which cash is received) will equal the aggregate basis in the Agilent common shares held by you immediately before the distribution, allocated between your Agilent common shares and the Keysight common stock (including any fractional share interest in Keysight common stock for which cash is received) you receive in the distribution in proportion to the relative fair market value of each on the distribution date.

You should consult your tax advisor about the particular consequences of the distribution to you, including the application of the tax basis allocation rules and the application of state, local and foreign tax laws.

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What did Agilent stockholders receive in the distribution?

Each Agilent stockholder will be entitled to receive one share of Keysight common stock for every two shares of Agilent common stock owned at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Oct. 22, 2014 (the record date for the distribution). The distribution will be made on Nov. 1, 2014 (the distribution date).

Agilent stockholders will only receive whole shares of Keysight and will not receive any fractional shares in connection with the distribution. Agilent stockholders who are entitled to a fractional share of Keysight will receive cash in lieu of the fractional share. Agilent's transfer agent will aggregate all of the fractional shares of each stockholder and sell them, through a broker-dealer that is unaffiliated with either Agilent or Keysight, in the open market at the then-prevailing prices.

Agilent stockholders will then receive a check in the amount of the pro rata share of the total net proceeds of that sale to which they are entitled.

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Varian Acquisition

On May 14, 2010, Agilent announced that it had completed its acquisition of Varian Inc. The documents below provide more information regarding the acquisition and information for former Varian shareholders.

Agilent press release
Varian FAQ
Varian, Inc./Varian Associates, Inc. Tax Basis Allocation

For more information please contact our transfer agent.

A transfer agent for a publicly held company keeps records of stock held by registered shareholders, including shares held in certificate form. When stock changes hands, the transfer agent updates the record of ownership of the stock. The transfer agent does not maintain records of shares bought and sold through brokerage accounts and held in "street name." Such records are maintained by the specific brokerages through which shares are bought and sold.

The transfer agent is also responsible for escheatment, which is the legally-required process of transferring unclaimed property to the state. If you are a registered shareholder of Agilent stock, it is critical that you maintain current contact information with the transfer agent; otherwise, you are at risk of having your shares escheated. If you hold your shares through a brokerage account, you should ensure that your contact information is current with your brokerage firm.

Agilent’s transfer agent is Computershare Investor Services.

Computershare Investor Services:
Web: www.computershare.com/contactus

Telephone: Within the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico: 800-546-5141
International: 781-575-2765

Please note:  Investor Relations does not have information regarding your individual account or shares held (Agilent or Varian); for those questions, please contact Computershare Investor Services.

Verigy Spin-Off Information

How do I get more information on the distribution?

Please call Agilent's information agent for the distribution, Georgeson at (866) 628-6020. Banks and brokers should call Georgeson at (212) 440-9800.

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What did Agilent stockholders receive in the distribution?

Each Agilent stockholder will be entitled to receive approximately 0.12 of a Verigy ordinary share for each share of Agilent common stock owned at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Oct. 16, 2006 (the record date for the distribution). The exact distribution ratio will be set on the record date. The distribution will be made on Oct. 31, 2006 (the distribution date).

The distribution ratio will be calculated by dividing the number of Verigy shares being distributed by Agilent (50 million) by the number the Agilent shares of common stock outstanding on the record date. Agilent currently has approximately 409 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Agilent stockholders will only receive whole shares of Verigy and will not receive any fractional shares in connection with the distribution. Agilent stockholders who are entitled to a fractional share of Verigy will receive cash in lieu of the fractional share. Agilent's transfer agent will aggregate all of the fractional shares of each stockholder and sell them, through a broker-dealer that is unaffiliated with either Agilent or Verigy, in the open market at the then-prevailing prices. Agilent stockholders will then receive a check in the amount of the pro rata share of the total net proceeds of that sale to which they are entitled.

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