record date
record date n: the date on which a corporation determines the identity of its shareholders and their holdings (as for determining who is entitled to notice of a shareholder meeting or who is entitled to vote at such a meeting or to receive dividends) – called also date of record;

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

record date
n.
A date by which a shareholder must be registered with a corporation in order to receive dividends and vote in elections.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


record date
The date by which a shareholder must officially own shares in order to be entitled to a dividend. On a rights issue, it is the date by reference to which entitlements of shareholders to nil paid rights are calculated. (If the statutory pre-emption rights apply, this date must be within 28 days of the date immediately preceding the date of despatch of the provisional allotment letters (section 94(7), Companies Act 1985).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


record date
n. The date by which a corporate shareholder must be registered in order to be eligible to receive dividends or to vote on company business.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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