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Visa Class C Share Sales

EQ Shareowner Services

The information on this web page is intended for shareholders holding Class C shares of Visa Inc. (the "Company") who are interested in selling their Class C shares.  Prior to February 7, 2011, certain Class C shares were subject to transfer restrictions.  After such date, however, all Class C shares became eligible for public sale. 

There is no requirement that you sell your shares. If, however, you wish to sell your Class C shares, please review the information provided below.

Sales Procedure

There are two methods by which a Class C shareholder may sell its Class C shares. A Class C shareholder may instruct that the shares designated for sale be transferred into the shareholder’s existing brokerage account for sale, provided the broker is a participant of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). If a Class C shareholder chooses to use its own broker, it must represent that it has a commitment to sell Class A shares on the open market before shares will be transferred to that broker. Alternatively, the Class C shareholder may use the Visa Sales Facility provided by EQ Shareowner Services. Although EQ Shareowner Services may assist with the sale of such shares, shareholders are not obligated to use EQ Shareowner Services for that service.

The instructions and forms necessary to participate in each option are provided below:

Please note that EQ Shareowner Services will convert the Class C shares into Class A shares in accordance with the applicable conversion rate for Class A shares for the settlement of such sales when they are sold into the public market.

Although Class C shares are eligible for sale at any time, the Company reserves the right to restrict such sale if law prohibits it.


Read further details in EQ Shareowner Services Frequently Asked Questions (PDF*).

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact EQ Shareowner Services, where representatives are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Central Time.

By mail

EQ Shareowner Services

P.O. Box 64874

St. Paul, MN 55164-0874

By courier

 EQ Shareowner Services

1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 101

Mendota Heights MN 55120-4100


  • From within the U.S.: 1-866-456-9417
  • From outside the U.S.: +1-651-306-4433

By email


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Neither Visa Inc., EQ Shareowner Services, nor any of their affiliates provides advice and makes no recommendations with respect to purchasing or selling investments. Any investment decision must be made by the individual plan participants guided by their own research and judgment. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and does not constitute advice, a solicitation, or an offer to buy or sell investment securities.

Neither EQ Shareowner Services nor any of its affiliates guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein and makes no express or implied warranties including any warranty or merchantability or fitness for a particular use. Neither EQ Shareowner Services nor any of its affiliates is liable for inaccuracies or omissions in the information contained herein or for actions taken in reliance on that information.

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