What Is a Dividend Payment Date?
The dividend date is the date on which the dividend is paid. Including the announcement date, equity registration date, ex-dividend date and dividend payout date. On the announcement date, the board of directors announces the payment of dividends at some future time and announces the equity registration date to shareholders. Only shareholders who are recorded in the company's equity transfer books on the equity registration date are eligible to receive dividends from the company. Shareholders who have bought shares after the equity registration date are not entitled to dividends.