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Bonus Issue

The free distribution of new shares to existing shareholders. A bonus issue is most common when the issuer does not wish to increase its dividend when it is expected to do so, especially when it may be cash poor. Instead of the increased dividend, shareholders receive the additional shares. Shareholders receive the bonus issue in proportion to the number of shares they already own. A bonus issue is also called a scrip issue. See also: Antidilution Provision.
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To strengthen earlier findings on insider trading, cumulative returns before and after the announcements of the bonus issues are analysed.
The literature notes the signalling effect behind announcing bonus issues.
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Analyst Peter Ashworth, of Charles Stanley in London, said the bonus issue could draw attention to NWF and its strong growth.
It was decided to do another bonus issue in 2005, and that is the issue you have in your hands.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- Telefonica's Board of Directors, at its meetings on the 24th and 25th of February, agreed to propose to the next Annual Shareholders Meeting a split by which the company's shares will have a nominal value of one euro each, as well as the continuation of the policy of bonus issues.
The first consists of an immediate bonus issue charged to freely disposable reserves, in the proportion of one new share for each 50 old ones, similar to the one carried out last December.
At a meeting with analysts and institutional investors, Villalonga said that at the same Board meeting, he will propose the company carry out the first of two bonus issues which were approved at the annual shareholders meeting on June 24.
In addition, Multimedia World, with the enclosed TestDrive CD, will distribute 10,000 bonus issues at COMDEX Fall 1993.
Enterra is also pleased to report that it has reached a settlement agreement with former officers of Enterra with regard to employment and bonus issues, as previously announced on January 31, 2005.
This bonus circulation equates to a distribution of over 18,000 bonus issues to a voracious Mac community.
The projected bonus circulation for MacAddict's June BPA comes on the heels of an 8% bonus circulation from its last BPA statement in December of 1999, which comprised over 14,000 bonus issues.