IRS Form 8937 "Report of Organizational Actions Affecting Basis of Securities" is made available by General Electric Company (“GE”) pursuant to Section 6045B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), which requires issuers to report certain organizational actions that affect the basis of securities in the hands of shareholders and additional information about the effect on basis. GE’s Form 8937 is provided here by clicking the “IRS Form 8937 PDF.”
We urge you to consult your own tax advisor regarding the particular consequences of the Synchrony Financial (“Synchrony”) exchange to you, including the applicability and effect of any U.S. federal, state and local and foreign tax laws.
The information provided in GE’s Form 8937 does not constitute tax advice and is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purposes of avoiding penalties under the Code.
We urge you to read the prospectus File No. 333-207479, filed by Synchrony with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on November 9, 2015, particularly the discussions beginning on page 87 under the heading “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences.” The Prospectus is provided below by clicking the “Prospectus PDF,” or you may access the Prospectus on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.