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Frequently Asked Questions

Company-Related Questions

When was Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. founded, and who were the founders?

Gil Shwed, Marius Nacht and Shlomo Kramer founded Check Point Software in 1993. Gil Shwed currently serves as Chairman, and CEO; Marius Nacht currently serves as Vice Chairman.

Where are the company's headquarters located?

The Company's international headquarters are located in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the U.S. headquarters are located in San Carlos, California. Additionally, Check Point is a global company with offices located worldwide. To view a listing of these offices, please visit, http://www.checkpoint.com/corporate/contact_list.html.

When did Check Point Software go public and at what price?

Check Point Software went public on June 28, 1996 at $14 per share. Please note that this price per share is not split adjusted.

Who is Check Point Software's outside legal counsel?

Naschitz, Brandes & Co. (Tel-Aviv, Israel)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A.)

Financial-Related Questions

What is Check Point Software's fiscal year?

The fiscal year ends on December 31 of each calendar year.
First Quarter ends: March 31
Second Quarter ends: June 30
Third Quarter ends: September 30
Fourth Quarter ends: December 31

When does the company announce quarterly financial results?

Quarterly financial results are typically announced mid-month following the end of the quarter, typically in January, April, July and October. As soon as a release date is confirmed, it is posted on the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site at www.checkpoint.com/ir, including conference call replay information.

Does Check Point file 10-K and 10-Q reports with the SEC?

Because Check Point is a foreign private issuer, it is not required to file 10-K or 10-Q reports with the SEC. Check Point does file a 20-F (10-K equivalent). The 20-F, proxy statement and quarterly financial results can be found on the company's web site.

Where can I find the company's historical financial statements?

By visiting the Historical Financials section of our Investor Relations web site, you will find the company's statement of operations and balance sheet by quarter.

Is Check Point Software's stock widely followed by security analysts?

Yes, the company's stock is followed by a substantial number of "sell-side" analysts who represent global, national and regional brokerage firms. A list of these analysts can be found at http://www.checkpoint.com/corporate/analyst_coverage.html.

Who are Check Point Software's independent accountants?

Kost, Forer, Gabbay & Kasierer (a member of Ernst & Young Global)

Stock-Related Questions

Where is Check Point Software's stock traded?

The Company's stock is traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol CHKP. Prior to March 3, 1999, the Company's stock traded under the symbol CHKPF.

What is the company's CUSIP number?

The CUSIP number for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is M22465104.

Has Check Point Software ever issued a stock split?

  • February, 2001 - three-for-two stock split effected in the form of a stock dividend. Record date February 1, 2001, pay date February 12, 2001, post-split trading commenced February 13, 2001.
  • July, 2000 - two-for-one stock split effected in the form of a stock dividend. Record date July 14, 2000, pay date July 25, 2000, post-split trading commenced July 26, 2000.
  • January, 2000 - two-for-one stock split effected in the form of a stock dividend. Record date January 23, 2000, pay date January 28, 2000, post-split trading commenced January 31, 2000.

I have questions regarding my stock certificates. Who do I contact?

Registered shareholders please contact Check Point Software's transfer agent and registrar: American Stock Transfer and Trust Company. For transfers, address changes, or any other questions regarding Check Point Software stock certificates, you may reach shareholder services at (800) 937-5449 or (718) 921-8124. Information changes or questions may also be mailed to American Stock Transfer and Trust Company, 59 Maiden Lane, Plaza Level, New York, NY 10038 or info@amstock.com. If your shares are held in a brokerage account, please contact your stockbroker.