Meaning of “bonus shares” in the English Dictionary

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"bonus shares" in Business English

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bonus sharesnoun [ plural ]

uk us FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

payment of part of a company’s profits to shareholders in the form of extra shares rather than dividends:

He received £424,000 of bonus shares relating to the Freeserve sale.

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