1. I was an HPQ shareholder prior to the separation. What happened to my HPQ shares?
The separation occurred by means of a pro rata distribution to HP Co. shareholders of 100% of the outstanding shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Each HP Co. stockholder received one share of Hewlett Packard Enterprise common stock for every one share of HP Co. common stock held on October 21, 2015, the record date for the distribution. Consequently, the separation provided HP Co. stockholders with ownership interest in both HP Inc. (stock ticker HPQ) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). These shares can now be traded independently.
For example, if you held 100 shares of HPQ (HP Co.) before the separation, you would now hold 100 shares of HPQ and 100 shares of HPE.