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bonus issue

noun Stock Exchange.
  1. an issue of free shares distributed pro rata to existing stockholders instead of a dividend.
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Also called scrip issue.
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British Dictionary definitions for scrip issue

scrip issue

noun
  1. another name for bonus issue
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bonus issue

noun
  1. British an issue of shares made by a company without charge and distributed pro rata among existing shareholdersAlso called: scrip issue
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