What is book closure date?

  • Book closure is when companies do not handle adjustments to their register or any requests to transfer shares.
  • Book closure is also used as a cut-off date to determine which investors will receive corporate action benefit.
  • Investors pay close attention to the book closure date as it determines when they should sell their shares or how long they need to hold onto them to receive a corporate action benefit.
  • The publicly-traded companies' stock changes daily as investors buy and sell shares. Because of this, when a company declares it will pay a dividend or issue bonus or split stock, it must have a specific date set on which it will close its shareholder record book and commit to sending the dividend to all investors holding shares as of that date.