holder of record


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Stockholder of Record

The person or company whose name is listed on a stock certificate. The stockholder of record is the legally recognized owner of the share in the publicly-traded company represented on the stock certificate. He/she/it is recognized as the stockholder of record as of the record date, that is, the date the share was bought.

holder of record

A security holder listed in a firm's books as having ownership of the security on the record date. This list is used in determining who will receive dividends, interest, proxies, financial reports, and so on. Also called owner of record, shareholder of record, stockholder of record. See also record date.