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Dividend Payment Date

The dates on which stockholders are sent dividend payments. That is, the dividend payment dates are the dates where stockholders receive dividends that they are either guaranteed (for preferred stock) or that was previously declared by the company (for common stock). Dividend payment dates are fixed for preferred stock because the dividends are contractually guaranteed; however, they may change for common stock, particularly when the company changes its plowback rate. See also: Interest Dates.

dividend payment date

The date on which an issuer's paying agent will send dividend payments to stockholders. See also ex-dividend date, payment date.
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The record date and dividend payment dates remain unaffected.
The dividend payment date was moved forward one business day from past dividend payment dates for this quarter only due to the current uncertainty of federal tax laws.
The dividend payment dates are 15 March 2012, 15 June 2012, 18 September 2012 and 17 December 2012, respectively.