For shareowner inquiries, including enrollment information and a prospectus for the Direct Purchase and Reinvestment Plan, “GE Stock Direct,” write to GE Share Owner Services, c/o The Bank of New York, P.O. Box 11402, New York, NY 10286-1402; or call (800) 786-2543 (800-STOCK-GE) or (941) 906-4657; or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Internet access to general shareowner information and certain forms, including transfer instructions or stock power, visit the Web site at www.stockbny.com/ge.
Stock Exchange Information
Trading and Dividend Information
As of December 31, 2004, there were about 662,000 shareowner accounts of record.
Form 10-K and Other Reports
GE has included as Exhibit 31 to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2004 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission certificates of GE’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer certifying the quality of the company’s public disclosure. GE’s Chief Executive Officer has also submitted to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) a certificate certifying that he is not aware of any violations by GE of the NYSE corporate governance listing standards.
Copies of GE’s Form 10-K report also are available, without charge, from GE Corporate Investor Communications, 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06828.
GE Capital Services and GE Capital Corporation file Form 10-K Reports with the SEC, and these can also be viewed at www.ge.com/secreports.
Information on the GE Foundation, GE’s philanthropic organization, can be viewed at www.gefoundation.com.
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The 2004 GE Annual Report is available online at www.ge.com/annual04. For detailed news and information regarding our strategy and our businesses, please visit our Press Room online at www.ge.com/news and our Investor Information site at www.ge.com/investor.
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