Investor FAQ

What business is MRV Communications in?
MRV Communications is a global supplier of packet and optical solutions that power the world’s largest networks. MRV products combine innovative hardware with intelligent software to make networks smarter, faster and more efficient. Dedicated to the continued success of our customers, MRV enables service providers, data center operators and large enterprises to cost-effectively evolve their networks to address mission-critical applications, such as high-capacity cloud and data center connectivity, business services, mobile backhaul and the migration to virtualized and programmable networks. Founded in 1988, MRV is headquartered in Southern California with additional research and development facilities outside of Boston and in Israel.
Where are MRV's headquarters?
MRV is headquartered in Chatsworth, California, U.S.A.
What is MRV's ticker symbol?
MRV trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol MRVC.
When was MRV's initial public offering?
MRV went public on December 7, 1992.
When was MRV incorporated?
MRV was organized in July 1988 as MRV Technologies, Inc., a California corporation, and reincorporated in Delaware in April 1992, at which time it changed its name to MRV Communications, Inc.
When has MRV Communications’ stock split?
View the complete stock split history for MRV Communications here.
Does MRV Communications pay a dividend on its common stock?
MRV Communications regularly evaluates its capital position to consider the return of capital to shareholders. MRV has paid two special dividends in November 2011 and May 2012 but does not pay a regular dividend and does not currently have plans to begin paying a regular dividend.
When does MRV’s fiscal year end?
MRV’s fiscal year end is December 31.
Does MRV have a Dividend Reinvestment Program (“DRIP”) or Direct Stock Purchase Plan?
MRV does not offer a DRIP or Direct Stock Purchase Program for its capital stock at this time. Please call a registered broker dealer to open a brokerage account.
Who is the stock transfer agent for MRV ?

For stockholders who elect to hold their stock certificates personally, MRV's agent is American Stock Transfer and Trust. It can be reached at or at 1 (800) 937-5449 or email

How can I sell my shares?
Contact a broker of your choice.
How can I obtain a copy of MRV’s annual report?
Download an electronic copy of our annual reports here.
How can I obtain MRV Communications’ SEC documents, such as its Form 10-K?
SEC documents can be accessed from SEC Filings here
I would like to be on MRV’s mailing list.
We encourage stockholders to stay informed by registering for email alerts that will notify them whenever new information is available regarding MRV.
When is MRV Communications’ annual meeting?
View the calendar of events for MRV Communications here.

Special Dividend FAQs

FAQs below relate to the Company’s special dividends paid in 2012.

What was the record date for the most recent special dividend?
The record date for the special dividend was December 14, 2012.
What was the payment date of the most recent special dividend?
The payment date of the special dividend was December 21, 2012.
What was the ex-dividend date for the most recent special dividend?

The ex-dividend date was set by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") in accordance with its regulations, for December 12, 2012, which is the first settlement date after the payable date, and can be accessed here.

What is the expected tax treatment of the 2012 special dividends?
The tax treatment for the 2012 special dividends in 2012 has been determined to be 74.51% taxable and 25.49% non-taxable. This information is available on Form 1099 which are distributed to stockholders who received a dividend.

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