bonus shares

Fin [m1]1. see stock split
2. in the United Kingdom, extra shares paid by the government as a reward to founding shareholders who did not sell their initial holding within a certain number of years

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  • bonus shares — extra shares received as a gift …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bonus issue — noun An issue of additional shares (bonus shares) to a company s shareholders in proportion to their existing shareholding, representing a capitalization of reserves • • • Main Entry: ↑bonus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bonus share — A bonus share is a free share of stock given to current shareholders in a company, based upon the number of shares that the shareholder already owns. While the issue of bonus shares increases the total number of shares issued and owned, it does… …   Wikipedia

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  • bonus — I noun additive, benefit, boni, boon, bounty, dividend, donation, extra, gift, gratuity, honorarium, incentive, perquisites, pourboire, premium, prime, reward, something over and above, surplus, surplusage, tip associated concepts: bonus stock II …   Law dictionary

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