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Question

What is the Record Date?

Answer

The Record Date is the cut off date the market uses for an Event and the date on which the Company Registrar closes its records. The company will distribute any outcome of the corporate action (i.e. shares or cash) to clients registered on its books on the record date.

In order to determine if you are entitled to participate in a Corporate Action, you must hold the stock with us on Ex date. If you place a purchase after record date but before ex date and this trade is unsettled in the market over the day in which Record date falls, this means that the new outcome (stock or cash) will be delivered to the pre existing broker but the Corporate Actions team will claim the outcome on your behalf.

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