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For the special dividend that Corrections Corporation of America (CXW) recently distributed, how is that calculated, since it's not just an ordinary dividend (of cash payment, vs paid in shares, in this case)?

On their website, they have a press release (http://ir.correctionscorp.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=117983&p=i...) stating that the price was 38.90 per share. How do we account for this? Do we treat it as another purchase and assign a cost basis to it (38.90)?

I took the number of shares I owned times 6.63 (obtained from http://ir.correctionscorp.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=117983&p=i...), then divided that by 38.90 to get the number of new shares I received (which matches my account), then took the remainder times 38.90. While this was close, it did not exactly match what my account shows.

Can someone shed some light?
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