Book-Entry

Book-Entry

Registered ownership of stock without the issuance of a corresponding stock certificate, as is the case with dividend reinvestment and direct purchase plans, employee plans and Direct Registration System issuances. Periodic statements of ownership are issued instead of certificates.
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Book-Entry

1. A certificate of ownership in a security that is maintained electronically. Rather than printing paper certificates, issuers of securities sometimes rely upon book-entries to reduce the risk of theft or destruction of the certificate.

2. Describing a security that has book-entries rather than paper certificates.
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