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Definition of 'Record Date'


Definition: The issuing company fixes a particular date when the investor must own shares in order to be eligible to participate in corporate events like receiving dividend, bonus shares etc. This is called record date.

By this date, the company identifies its shareholders and sends them dividends, bonus shares or notice for AGMs etc., as the case may be.

Also See: Stock Split, Equity, Bonus Ratio, Ex-Bonus Date

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