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Verisign Inc.

Verisign Inc. (VRSN)

VeriSign provides infrastructure services to people and businesses. It operates under the internet services group and the communications services group.

From their web site: -
"Verisign does not pay a regular dividend on its common stock; however, in 2010 and 2011, the Company paid special dividends.
In 2011, the Company paid a special dividend of $2.75 per share of common stock to holders of record on May 9, 2011. That dividend distribution was classified entirely as a return of capital.
In 2010, the Company paid a special dividend of $3.00 per common share to holders of record on the close of December 20, 2010. Of the $3.00 dividend per share distributed in 2010, $2.26 (75.3%) was treated as a qualified dividend and, $0.74 (24.7%), was treated as a non-dividend distribution per share or return of capital."


Optimized Dividends

Annual Dividends

Year Amount Change
2006 0.0c
2007 0.0c 0%
2008 0.0c 0%
2009 0.0c 0%


Ex-Div Date Pay Date Year Type Frequency Status Amount
16 Dec 2010 28 Dec 2010 2010 Special Irregularly Paid 300c
05 May 2011 18 May 2011 2011 Special Irregularly Paid 275c

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