Ever since Disney’s first public stock offering in 1940, the Company’s stock certificates have been more than just documents signifying ownership. Richly illustrated with beloved Disney characters, these certificates have become treasured mementoes, handed down from one generation of Disney investors to another, and coveted by fans and collectors.
Along with many other publicly-traded companies, Disney no longer issues paper stock certificates. But to honor the passion that so many shareholders have for Disney, the company recently released a Collectible Shareholder Certificate that allows them to commemorate their investment in a tangible way. First unveiled by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger at the company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the certificates are now available for purchase at DisneyStore.com/ShareholderCertificate. The collectible certificates are only available to holders of Disney stock, and they can be personalized.
The unique design celebrates nine decades of Disney characters and storytelling with iconic imagery from the worlds of Disney, ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. Walt Disney stands at the heart of the certificate, surrounded by Mickey Mouse, Tinker Bell, Anna and Elsa, Captain Jack Sparrow, Buzz Lightyear and Woody, Captain America, R2-D2 and Doc McStuffins—just to name a few of the stars who reflect everything The Walt Disney Company has become.