Edison International Tax Basis Information

If you have sold or plan to sell any of your shares of Edison International stock, you need to determine your tax basis in order to compute the gain or loss on the shares. The tax basis is compared to the proceeds received from the sale of shares to determine the gain or loss for income tax purposes. The tax basis may also be important for gift or estate tax purposes. As stock splits affect cost basis, it is important that you include this information in your calculations. If you have purchased and sold shares in the open market, you should consult your own tax advisor regarding the calculation of your tax basis. The information on this Web site does not constitute tax advice. It does not purport to be complete or to describe the consequences that may apply to particular categories of shareowners.

If you are calculating your tax basis within Edison International’s Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP), please consult the table below for average historical prices from 1976-1999.

Average Prices of Shares Purchased Through Edison International's Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan From 1976 Through 1999

The following information should specifically be used for Edison International shareholders participating in the Dividend Reinvestment Plan. The template can be used to determine original purchase price, also known as cost basis of Edison International shares in dividend reinvestment. The determination of the original price can be used for tax purposes to calculate gains or losses.

Dividend Reinvestment and Stock Purchase Plan Statements of Account for certain years are no longer available due to revised records retention rules and regulations. If you have misplaced your Statements, please use the following information to calculate the cost of shares acquired for you through the Plan. The average prices listed below reflect the post 1984 and 1993 stock split price.*

Example: If you participated in the Plan from 1976 through 1999 (24 years), you would need to add the total average prices and divide by 24 ($355.0929 divided by 24 = $14.7955 per share). After arriving at the average price, you can multiply the average by the number of shares purchased and arrive at the total cost. 

Year Average Price

1976

$ 5.1456

1977

6.1719

1978

6.3170

1979

6.3242

1980

6.0547

1981

6.5664

1982

7.7774

1983

9.9141

1984

10.3282

1985

12.0782

1986

15.7538

1987

16.2649

1988

16.2751

1989

17.3289

1990

18.7784

1991

20.3962

1992

22.1259

1993

23.4613

1994

15.5290

1995

16.7703

1996

17.7034

1997

24.2333

1998

27.9891

1999

26.3056

* 2-for-1 Stock Split - August 10, 1984

** 2-for-1 Stock Split - June 1, 1993

If you find that you must have your statements, please send us your request and we will attempt to obtain copies for you. Please allow a minimum of eight to ten weeks for the reproduction of statements.