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About Cadence Design Systems

What does Cadence do?
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry.

How long has Cadence been in business?
In 1988, Cadence Design Systems Inc. was created through the merger of two EDA pioneers—ECAD, Inc. and SDA Systems. Since then Cadence has become the leading supplier of EDA software technology and services.

How many employees does Cadence have?
As of April 2, 2016, Cadence had 6,786 employees.

Stock information

What is the ticker symbol for Cadence and on which exchange does the stock trade? What is the cusip number for Cadence?
Cadence Design Systems trades under the ticker symbol CDNS on the NASDAQ. The cusip number for Cadence is 127387108.

Does Cadence provide a direct stock purchase program? How can I invest in Cadence Design Systems?
Cadence does not offer a direct stock purchase plan. To purchase Cadence shares, please contact your broker.

Does Cadence pay dividends on its common stock?
Cadence currently does not pay dividends.

How can I transfer my shares or update my address?
You may address all share transfer questions to our transfer agent, Computershare.
PO Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170.
Phone: 800.736.3001 U.S.
Phone: 781.575.3100 Outside U.S.
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How many common shares are outstanding?
As of April 2, 2016, Cadence had 303.4 million weighted average diluted shares outstanding.

When is the Cadence fiscal year end and when will the company release quarterly results?
Cadence quarterly earnings are based on the fiscal year. The earnings release dates are detailed in the table below. These dates are approximate dates. For an update as to when Cadence will release quarterly earnings results, please check our website after each quarter end. Cadence announced first quarter 2016 earnings results on April 25, 2016. To view our first quarter 2016 press release click here.

Quarter Period Quiet period Earnings release date
1st Quarter 2016 Jan 3 - Apr 2 Mar 18 - Apr 25 Apr 25, 2016
2nd Quarter 2016 Apr 3 - Jul 2 Jun 17 - Jul 25 Jul 25, 2016
3rd Quarter 2016 Jul 3 - Oct 1 Sep 16 - Oct 24 Oct 24, 2016
4th Quarter 2016 Oct 2 - Dec 31 Dec 16 - Feb 1 Feb 1, 2017

Did Cadence have any stock splits?
Cadence declared the following stock splits:

Date announced Split Record date
Oct 20, 1997 2-for-1 Oct 31, 1997
May 03, 1996 3-for-2 May 16, 1996
Oct 05, 1995 3-for-2 Oct 16, 1995

Who are the financial analysts that cover Cadence?
For a listing of financial analysts covering Cadence, please click here.

When and where is the next shareholder meeting?
The Cadence 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will take place on May 5, 2016 at 1:00pm Pacific time at Cadence headquarters, located at 2655 Seely Avenue, Building 10, in San Jose, California.

Cadence annual, quarterly, 10-K and 10-Q reports
Please click here to receive investor materials or you can call our shareholder line at 408.944.7100.

Contact information
For further information on our company, please contact the Cadence Investor Relations team:

Alan Lindstrom, Senior Group Director
Therese Papenfuss, Senior Financial Analyst
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
2655 Seely Avenue, Building 5
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 408.944.7100