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What is a Corporate Action?


A Corporate Action is an activity initiated by a company that affects the nature and/or quantity of stock that you hold.  Some actions may require a response from you while others may not.  It is important that you understand how a particular corporate action may affect your holding.

There are numerous types of Corporate Action. The main ones are:

  • Takeovers
  • Rights Issues
  • Open Offers
  • Suspension / liquidation
  • Conversion
  • Redemption
  • Tender Offer
  • Warrants

See our glossary for definitions and more details of these corporate actions.

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