On January 30th, Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced that its Board of Directors approved the distribution of Class C shares as a dividend to stockholders. The Google Board of Directors has approved a distribution of shares of the Class C capital stock as a dividend to stockholders with a dividend record date of March 27, 2014 and a dividend payment date of April 2, 2014. As a result of this complex corporate action, this change will impact NASDAQ OMX® Indexes that include Google Class A Shares including NASDAQ OMX Global Index Data Service (GIDS 2.0), NASDAQ Global Index Watch (GIW), and all markets. Upon distribution, the Google Class C shares will be added to all NASDAQ OMX Indexes that contain Google Class A shares including, but not limited to, the NASDAQ-100 Index®, the NASDAQ Internet Index® and the NASDAQ OMX Global Index Family, effective prior to market open on the April 3, 2014, the ex-date of the distribution. Both classes of shares will remain temporarily in the Indexes until the next quarterly rebalancing on June 23rd, when the Class A shares will be removed from the Indexes.
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