Understanding corporate actions
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If you have held shares for any length of time, you are bound to come across “corporate actions”. These are events initiated by company managements (or which they are required to initiate for external reasons), which have an impact on shareholders. In this section, ShareSoc explains the meaning of the various types of common corporate action, what their impact is and factors you should consider when deciding how to act or respond.
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Rights issues & open offers
Returning cash to investors
Redemptions & Capital Returns vs Dividends
Share Consolidations and Splits
Consolidations following a return of capital