bonus issue

noun Stock Exchange.
an issue of free shares distributed pro rata to existing stockholders instead of a dividend.
Also called scrip issue. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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World English Dictionary
bonus issue
(Brit) Also called: scrip issue an issue of shares made by a company without charge and distributed pro rata among existing shareholders

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