Investor FAQ

1.What does TAL do?
2.When did TAL become a publicly traded company?
3.What exchange does TAL trade on and what is the company’s ticker symbol?
4.How can one purchase TAL’s common stock?
5.Does TAL pay a dividend?
6.Who is the company’s transfer agent?
7.Where can I request the latest financial reports and news releases?
8.How can I contact the company?
1.What does TAL do?
 

TAL International is one of the world's oldest and largest lessors of intermodal freight containers. We were founded in 1963 soon after the development of containerized trade, and today we serve virtually every major shipping line in the world. We operate our business through 17 offices in 11 countries and approximately 230 third party container depot facilities in 40 countries.

Our fleet includes approximately 2 million TEU of dry containers, refrigerated containers, tank containers, open tops, flat racks, chassis, generator sets and palletwide containers, making TAL one of the largest container leasing companies in the world.

We lease five types of equipment: (1) dry freight containers, which are used for general cargo such as manufactured component parts, consumer staples, electronics and apparel, (2) refrigerated containers, which are used for perishable items such as fresh and frozen foods, (3) special containers, which are used for heavy and oversized cargo such as marble slabs, building products and machinery, (4) chassis, which are used for the transportation of containers domestically, and (5) tank containers, which are used to transport bulk liquid products such as chemicals. Our in-house equipment sales group manages the sale process for our used containers and chassis from our equipment leasing fleet and buys and sells used and new containers and chassis acquired from third parties.

We offer our customers a variety of leasing options designed to help them manage uncertain cargo demand, balance trade flows, manage seasonality and finance their growth. Our lease structures are often specifically tailored to our customers' unique operating and financial requirements.


2.When did TAL become a publicly traded company?
 TAL commenced its initial public offering on October 12, 2005, at a price per share of $18.00. Credit Suisse First Boston LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. and Jeffries & Company were the lead book-running manager, with UBS Securities LLC, Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. and Fortis Securities LLC as co-managers.

3.What exchange does TAL trade on and what is the company’s ticker symbol?
 TAL’s stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “TAL.”

4.How can one purchase TAL’s common stock?
 TAL’s common stock can be purchased on the open market through any registered broker.

5.Does TAL pay a dividend?
 On July 24, 2014 TAL announced a $0.72 per share dividend to be paid on September 24, 2014 to shareholders of record as of September 3, 2014.

6.Who is the company’s transfer agent?
 Computershare can be contacted by telephone at (781) 575-3100.

7.Where can I request the latest financial reports and news releases?
 To obtain an investor relations kit, please email us at tal.investors@tainternational.com with your request. You may visit the investor relations section of our website at http://www.talinternational.com or http://sec.gov to access TAL’s public filings.

8.How can I contact the company?
 Send an email message to tal.investors@talinternational.com, or call our investor relations line at (914) 697-2900. For other inquiries, please visit the Information Request page on our website.