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          ABOUT COGNIZANT

          Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses.

          Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.buatzx.com or follow us @Cognizant.

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          • Company Information
            About Cognizant

            Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process services. Cognizant’s single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working with clients to make their businesses stronger. The company delivers high-quality, cost effective, full lifecycle solutions to complex software development and management problems. Its expertise extends across a wide range of services and technologies encompassing application development and management, business and technology consulting, complex system integration, business process outsourcing and IT Infrastructure management, as well as legacy and client/server applications. Cognizant's industry experience spans several information-intensive businesses such as financial, healthcare, manufacturing, technology, retail, communications and information services.

            When was Cognizant founded?

            Founded in 1994 and publicly listed in 1998 (Nasdaq: CTSH), Cognizant started as a division of Dun & Bradstreet focused on full lifecycle software projects (unlike other offshore firms which began life as providers of staff supplementation services). This background enables Cognizant to provide 24x7 project management, backed by a world class R&D organization that helps clients manage through rapid technological change.

            Where is Cognizant located?

            Headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., Cognizant has over 35 sales and client relationship offices; and 100 development and delivery centers around the world.

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            How many people are employed at Cognizant?

            As of March 31, 2019, Cognizant employed approximately 285,800 employees.

          • Stock Information
            Stock information

            Cognizant common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CTSH.

            How can I buy Cognizant stock?

            Shares of Cognizant common stock can be purchased on the open market through any stock brokerage firm. Cognizant does not offer a direct stock purchase plan.

            What is Cognizant's CUSIP number?

            Cognizant's CUSIP number is 192446102.

            How many shares are outstanding?

            As of March 31, 2018, there were 585,898,903 shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding.

            Dividends

            Cognizant pays a quarterly cash dividend on its Class A common stock. This dividend payment was initiated in Q2 2017.

            Stock splits

            On February 4, 2014, the Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split in the form of a 100% stock dividend on the Company’s Class A Common Stock issued and outstanding as of February 21, 2014.  The dividend distribution occurred on March 7, 2014, and the Company’s Class A Common Stock began trading on a post-split basis on March 10, 2014. 

            Issuers of corporate securities are required to complete Internal Revenue Service Form 8937 to report organizational actions, including nontaxable distributions that affect the basis of the securities involved in the organizational action.  See Form 8937. The information in this document does not constitute tax advice.  Each shareholder should consult a tax advisor as to the particular consequences of the distribution under U.S. federal, state and local and foreign tax law.  

            On September 17, 2007 the Board of Directors declared a two-for-one stock split on its capital stock in the form of a stock dividend. Stockholders of record as of October 1, 2007 were entitled to one additional share of common stock for each share held on the record date. The stock dividend distribution occurred on October 16, 2007; the company's Class A Common Stock began trading on a post-split basis the business day following the distribution date.

            On May 26, 2004 Cognizant stockholders approved an increase in the number of authorized shares of Class A common stock. As a result of the increase, Cognizant's previously announced conditional two-for-one stock split on its Class A Common stock in the form of a stock dividend proceeded as planned. Stockholders of record as of May 27, 2004 received one additional share of common stock for each share held.

            On March 5, 2003, the Cognizant Board of Directors declared a 3-for-1 stock split effected by a stock dividend payable on April 1, 2003 to stockholders.

            On February 11, 2000, the Cognizant Board of Directors declared a 2-for-1 stock split effected by a 100% dividend payable on March 16, 2000 to stockholders.

            Stock certificates and changes of address

            For stock held in “street name”, your broker will be able to provide assistance. For stocks held individually, you should contact the transfer agent listed below for assistance.

            Earnings release information

            All shareholders automatically receive Cognizant's annual report through e-mail. Quarterly earnings information is posted under Earnings on the day of the release and may be received by mail or e-mail if requested. Select the Contacts link to be added to the mailing list.

          • Investor Information
            Which financial analysts follow Cognizant?  
            Broker Analyst
            Bank of America Merrill Lynch Jason Kupferberg
            Barclays Ramsey El-Assal
            Berenberg Georgios Kertsos
            Bernstein Research Harshita Rawat
            BMO Financial Group Keith Bachman
            Cantor Fitzgerald Joseph D. Foresi
            Citi Ashwin Shirvaikar
            Cowen & Company Bryan Bergin
            Credit Suisse Charles Brennan
            Deutsche Bank Securities Bryan Keane
            Evercore ISI David Togut
            Goldman Sachs James Schneider
            J.P. Morgan Tien-Tsin Huang
            KeyBanc Capital Markets Arvind Ramnani
            Loop Capital Joseph Vafi
            Morgan Stanley Brian Essex
            Needham & Company Mayank Tandon
            Nomura Securities Intl Ashwin Mehta
            Oppenheimer & Co. Glenn Greene
            Pivotal Research Group Lou Miscioscia
            RBC Capital Markets Daniel Perlin
            Robert W. Baird & Company David Koning
            Societe Generale Richard Nguyen
            SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Frank Atkins
            Susquehanna Financial Group James E. Friedman
            UBS Diviya Nagarajan
            Wedbush Securities Moshe Katri
            Wells Fargo Securities Edward S. Caso
            William Blair & Company, L.L.C. Maggie Nolan
            Wolfe Research Darrin Peller

            Who are Cognizant's independent auditors?

            PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.
            1301 Avenue of the America's
            New York, NY 10019

            Who is Cognizant's transfer agent?

            American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
            59 Maiden Lane
            New York, NY 10038
            1-800-937-5449

          • How to request materials

            Cognizant's annual report is a comprehensive overview of the Company. Additional information about Cognizant, such as company history, can be found under About Us, and information on Cognizant's service offerings may be found under Services or Industries. You may request an investor kit by calling 1-201-498-8801 or selecting the appropriate link on the Investors page.

          INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT

          Katie Royce, CFA

          Head of Investor Relations

          Cognizant Technology Solutions
          500 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
          Teaneck, NJ 07666


          201-678-2739

          Katie.Royce@cognizant.com
          TRANSFER AGENT

          American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
          59 Maiden Lane
          New York, NY 10038
          1-800-937-5449