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bonus issuenoun [C]

uk   us   FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
an occasion when a ​companychanges its ​profits into ​shares and gives these ​shares to ​shareholders. Those ​people then own more ​shares but each ​share is ​worth less than before and therefore can be ​bought and ​sold more easily: Investors ​approved a four-for-one ​bonusissue.
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