How do I redeem a stock certificate thats 20 years old.?
If you use a brokerage firm, you can have them help you, there’s a book of obsolete securities that all brokerage operations use. Have your broker check it out. The book provides that status and/or history of securities that have been issued. On the face of the certificate it will provide the name of the “transfer agent”, you can contact them. You will have to provide them with the name on the certificate and the certificate number. Also on the face of the certificate is the company’s state of incorporation, You can contact the secretary of the state and they should be able to provide you details with respect to the companies charter. They never put the address and/or phone numbers on stock certificates.