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Book Closure

The date on which a publicly-traded company announces that a shareholder is entitled to a dividend. Theoretically, only those who own a stock on the announcement date should be entitled to a dividend; however, because shares change hands so often, actually calculating this can become quite complex. To make the process easier, the company may simply announce a book closure date at some point in the near future, which means that whoever owns a share on that day may claim a declared dividend.
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book closure

1. The termination of announced benefits to new shareholders. For example, a company announces a specific date on which it will close the firm's books for shareholders to receive a dividend.
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.
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