owner of record

Definition

The name of an individual or entity that an issuer carries in its records as the registered holder (not necessarily the beneficial owner) of the issuer's securities. Dividends and other distributions are paid only to owners of record. also called stockholder of record or holder of record or shareholder of record.

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The owner of record called the broker to inquire about making a trade in the market that he had been researching.

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Gabriel was the owner of record even though the beneficial owner was actually his cousin Adrian, and he enjoyed the dividends it paid out to him.

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Sir, I'm sorry but we cannot transfer the account to you or process any dividends or capital gains, because the previous agent neglected to list an owner of record.

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