Fidelity Contrafund Share Split

On August 10, 2018, the Fidelity Contrafund will conduct a 10-for-1 split of outstanding shares. The transaction to process the share split will occur after the close of business on August 13, 2018.

Fidelity is making this change for operational purposes. Mutual fund firms launch most funds with an initial net asset value (NAV) of $10.00. Over time, the NAV of this fund has appreciated significantly above $100 per share. The share split will align the NAV of the fund with its industry peers. There is no change to the value of any investment and there is no tax impact as a result of this change.

The split will reduce the funds’ NAV while the total number of shares correspondingly increases. For this split, Fidelity will use a 10-to-1 split, multiplying the number of outstanding shares by 10 while dividing the price per share NAV by an equivalent factor. Here is an example:

Example NAV/Share # of Shares Total Value
Before 10-for-1 split 100 100 $10,000
After 10-for-1 split 10 1,000 $10,000

Important Trading Information:

  • The ticker symbol, fund number and CUSIP for the fund will not change.
  • The NAV is shown on the Performance pages on the website.
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