A CUSIP number is a nine-character number that uniquely identifies a particular security. CUSIP stands for Committee on Uniform Identification Procedures, the committee that supplies the unique nine-character identification number for each class of security approved for trading in the United States, to facilitate clearing and settlement. The CUSIP number is used when any buy and sell orders are recorded.
LHC Group's fiscal year begins on Jan. 1 and ends on Dec. 31. By quarter:
First Quarter: Jan. 1 – March 31
Second Quarter: April 1 – June 30
Third Quarter: July 1 – Sep. 30
Fourth Quarter: Oct. 1 – Dec. 31
A transfer agent and registrar for a publicly held company keep records of every outstanding stock certificate and the name of the person to whom it is registered. When stock changes hands, the transfer agent transfers the ownership of the stock from the seller's name to the buyer's name. The registrar reconciles all transfer records and makes sure that the number of shares debited is equal to the number of shares credited. The company's transfer agent is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC
The transfer agent does not maintain records of shares bought and sold through brokerage accounts. Those records are maintained by the specific brokerages through which the shares are bought and sold.
The Board of Directors has the following standing Committees: Compensation, Auditing and Nominating and Governance. All members of the Committees are independent Board members. The Charters for each of these Committees can be found at the Corporate Governance section located in the Investor Relations section of our website.