Definition of “record date” - English Dictionary

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“record date” in Business English

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record datenoun [ C or S ]

uk us FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

the official date on which a shareholder must own shares in order to receive dividend payments on them or to vote at a shareholders' meeting:

Each shareholder may cast one vote for each full share and a partial vote for each partial share that they own on the record date, which is December 21, 2011.

(Definition of “record date” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)