declaration date

Declaration date

The date on which a firm's directors meet and announce the date and amount of the next dividend.

Declaration Date

declaration date

The date on which a firm's directors meet and announce the date and amount of the next dividend. Following the declaration, dividends become a legal liability of the firm. See also ex-dividend date, interest dates, record date.
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I intend to evaluate the process and have a Dividend Declaration Date for the BOD to vote on by mid next week.
On each declaration date Royal Dutch Shell will declare its dividend per share
Dividend Declaration date Ex-dividend date Record date Payable date rate/share December 4, January 14, January 16, February 2, $0.
Declaration Date Ex-dividend Date Record date December 6, 2007 January 14, 2008 January 16, 2008 Payable Date Dividend rate/share February 1, 2008 $0.
Declaration Date Ex-dividend Date Record date July 20, 2007 August 13, 2007 August 15, 2007 Payable Date Dividend rate/share September 4, 2007 $0.
Declaration Date Ex-dividend Date Record date Payable Date March 15, 2007 April 12, 2007 April 16, 2007 May 1, 2007 Dividend rate/share $0.
On each declaration date Royal Dutch Shell will declare its dividend per share in euro and announce the equivalent amounts in pounds sterling and US dollars.
As of the declaration date, there were 1,961,727 shares of common stock outstanding.
The total shares outstanding were 362,488 as of the declaration date.
The declaration date was July 21, 1999 and the record and payable dates are September 17, 1999 and October 14, 1999, respectively.
Quarter Declaration Date Record Date Payable Date First Quarter April 22, 1999 April 30, 1999 May 17, 1999 Second Quarter July 22, 1999 July 31, 1999 August 16, 1999 Third Quarter October 21, 1999 October 31, 1999 November 15, 1999 Fourth Quarter December 15, 1999 December 31, 1999 January 27, 2000
The declaration date was August 17, 1994 and the record date and payable date are September 23, 1994 and October 17, 1994, respectively.

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