Investor FAQ

Below are some of the most common questions we receive from our investors - as well as key answers. If your specific question isn't listed below, please connect with our Investor Relations team. 

  • Where is ATCO and Canadian Utilities Limited common equity listed?

    ATCO and Canadian Utilities Limited trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and have voting and non-voting shares. Canadian Utilities Limited and CU Inc. also have preferred shares that trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange. 

    Canadian Utilities is a holding company that is involved in electrical power generation, transmission and distribution; natural gas distribution, transmission, gathering and processing; and facilities management and logistics operations. It is a subsidiary of ATCO Ltd., which holds 52.9% of the company as at December 31, 2022.

    What are the ticker symbols for ATCO and Canadian Utilities Limited?

    ATCO Group

    • ATCO Class I Non-Voting Shares – ACO.X
    • ATCO Class II Voting Shares – ACO.Y


    Canadian Utilities Limited

    • Canadian Utilities Class A Non-Voting Shares – CU
    • Preferred Shares - CU.PR.C, CU.PR.D, CU.PR.E, CU.PR.F, CU.PR.G CU.PR.H, CU.PR.I


    CU Inc.

    • Preferred Shares – CIU.PR.A , CIU.PR.C
  • Do ATCO or Canadian Utilities Limited offer a dividend reinvestment plan?

    ATCO does not offer a dividend reinvestment plan.

    Effective July 12, 2012, Canadian Utilities established a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) for its Class A and Class B common shares. The plan was suspended effective January 10, 2019, and then subsequently reinstated effective January 13, 2022.  For more information, please visit our Dividend Reinvestment Plan section page. 

  • What is the difference between a registered and non-registered (beneficial) security ownership?

    Registered owners of securities hold securities directly and often possess physical certificate(s) evidencing their position.

    Non-registered owners hold securities through a brokerage firm or other financial intermediary. Most investors choose to own securities in non-registered form. "Beneficial owners" is an alternative term for non-registered owners. 

  • How do I make changes to my investment account?

    Common changes to investment accounts include:

    • Change of address
    • Reporting or replacing lost share certificates 
    • Transfer of shares


    ATCO cannot make address or name changes, confirm holdings or transactions or perform other administrative tasks affecting the accounts of either registered or non-registered owners of ATCO securities. 

    Non-registered owners should contact their brokerage firm or investment representatives to request any changes to their accounts.

    Registered owners should contact the TSX Trust Company to request any changes to their account. 

  • I am an executor for an estate. How do I transfer the shares?

    An estate transfer is a securities transfer where one or more of the registered holders are deceased. Our registrar and transfer agent, TSX Trust, provides several tools to help you. Please follow the link for information and forms to get you started. 

    TSX Trust Estate Transfer 

  • I am a registered owner of shares. What do I do with an uncashed dividend cheque?
    • If your uncashed dividends is dated subsequent to August 31, 2008, please contact the TSX Trust Company.
    • If your uncashed dividends is dated prior to August 31, 2008, please contact ATCO directly.