Direct Stock Purchase & Dividend Reinvestment Plan

Forward Looking Statement Disclosure

Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, projections, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements which are other than statements of historical facts. From time to time, the Company may publish or otherwise make available forward-looking statements of this nature. All such subsequent forward-looking statements, whether written or oral and whether made by or on behalf of the Company, are also expressly qualified by these cautionary statements. Certain statements contained in this report, including, without limitation, statements regarding future prospects, plans, objectives, goals, projections, estimates of oil and gas quantities, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions, capital structure, anticipated capital expenditures, completion of construction projects, projections for pension and other post-retirement benefit obligations, impacts of the adoption of new accounting rules, and possible outcomes of litigation or regulatory proceedings, as well as statements that are identified by the use of the words “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “believes,” “seeks,” “will,” “may,” and similar expressions, are “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and accordingly involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The Company’s expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and are believed by the Company to have a reasonable basis, but there can be no assurance that management’s expectations, beliefs or projections will result or be achieved or accomplished. In addition to other factors and matters discussed elsewhere herein, the following are important factors that, in the view of the Company, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements:

  1. The Company's ability to successfully integrate acquired assets, including Shell's upstream assets and midstream gathering assets in Pennsylvania, and achieve expected cost synergies;
  2. The length and severity of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, including its impacts across our businesses on demand, operations, global supply chains and liquidity;
  3. Changes in economic conditions, including global, national or regional recessions, and their effect on the demand for, and customers’ ability to pay for, the Company’s products and services;
  4. Changes in the price of natural gas or oil;
  5. Impairments under the SEC’s full cost ceiling test for natural gas and oil reserves;
  6. The creditworthiness or performance of the Company’s key suppliers, customers and counterparties;
  7. Financial and economic conditions, including the availability of credit, and occurrences affecting the Company’s ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms for working capital, capital expenditures and other investments, including any downgrades in the Company’s credit ratings and changes in interest rates and other capital market conditions;
  8. Changes in laws, regulations or judicial interpretations to which the Company is subject, including those involving derivatives, taxes, safety, employment, climate change, other environmental matters, real property, and exploration and production activities such as hydraulic fracturing;
  9. Delays or changes in costs or plans with respect to Company projects or related projects of other companies, including disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as difficulties or delays in obtaining necessary governmental approvals, permits or orders or in obtaining the cooperation of interconnecting facility operators;
  10. The Company's ability to complete planned strategic transactions;
  11. Governmental/regulatory actions, initiatives and proceedings, including those involving rate cases (which address, among other things, target rates of return, rate design and retained natural gas), environmental/safety requirements, affiliate relationships, industry structure, and franchise renewal;
  12. Changes in price differentials between similar quantities of natural gas or oil at different geographic locations, and the effect of such changes on commodity production, revenues and demand for pipeline transportation capacity to or from such locations;
  13. The impact of information technology disruptions, cybersecurity or data security breaches;
  14. Factors affecting the Company’s ability to successfully identify, drill for and produce economically viable natural gas and oil reserves, including among others geology, lease availability, title disputes, weather conditions, shortages, delays or unavailability of equipment and services required in drilling operations, insufficient gathering, processing and transportation capacity, the need to obtain governmental approvals and permits, and compliance with environmental laws and regulations;
  15. Increasing health care costs and the resulting effect on health insurance premiums and on the obligation to provide other post-retirement benefits; 
  16. Other changes in price differentials between similar quantities of natural gas or oil having different quality, heating value, hydrocarbon mix or delivery date;
  17. The cost and effects of legal and administrative claims against the Company or activist shareholder campaigns to effect changes at the Company;
  18. Uncertainty of oil and gas reserve estimates;
  19. Significant differences between the Company’s projected and actual production levels for natural gas or oil;
  20. Changes in demographic patterns and weather conditions;
  21. Changes in the availability, price or accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments;
  22. Changes in laws, actuarial assumptions, the interest rate environment and the return on plan/trust assets related to the Company’s pension and other post-retirement benefits, which can affect future funding obligations and costs and plan liabilities;
  23. Economic disruptions or uninsured losses resulting from major accidents, fires, severe weather, natural disasters, terrorist activities or acts of war;
  24. Significant differences between the Company’s projected and actual capital expenditures and operating expenses; or
  25. Increasing costs of insurance, changes in coverage and the ability to obtain insurance.

The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

National Fuel Gas Company offers a Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the "Plan") that allows registered common stockholders to reinvest dividends. The Plan also allows participants to make optional cash investments, including automatic monthly cash investments, in National Fuel Gas Company common stock. In addition, the Plan allows individuals who are not existing stockholders to make their initial investment, without needing to obtain a broker. For a detailed description of the Plan, please see the Prospectus.

EQ Shareowner Services (1), our transfer agent, administers the National Fuel Gas Company Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan. For most inquiries regarding the Plan and shares of National Fuel Gas Company common stock registered in your name, it is usually quicker and more efficient to contact EQ Shareowner Services directly.

(1) Effective February 1, 2018, the Wells Fargo Shareowner Service division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., has been sold to Equinity Group, plc.

Enrollment Options

Invest Online:

If you would like to view the Plan materials and invest online, please click here.

Invest Via Mail:

If you would like to invest by receiving the Plan materials via regular U.S. Mail, please contact EQ Shareowner Services at the number below to request that the Plan materials be sent to you via regular U.S. Mail.

EQ Shareowner Services Contact Information

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Toll-Free Telephone: 1-800-648-8166
Calling from outside the U.S. and Canada: 1-651-450-4064
Automated: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Attended: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday

Website: www.shareowneronline.com

U.S. Mail
EQ Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64874
St. Paul, MN 55164-0874

Overnight Delivery
EQ Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101
Mendota Heights, MN 55120-4100

Contact EQ for the following services:

  • Information regarding the Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan
  • Shareowner Services online account access
  • Change an address or make a name change to the registration on your account
  • Replace an unreceived or lost dividend check
  • Transfer shares due to death, inheritance or gift
  • Replace lost certificates
  • Receive a duplicate 1099-DIV form
  • Inquire about your account

Historical Account Information

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