Meaning of “bonus issue” in the English Dictionary

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"bonus issue" in Business English

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bonus issuenoun [ C ]

uk us FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

an occasion when a company changes 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 bonus issue.

(Definition of “bonus issue” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)