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We bought some CREE on 12 July and were planning to buy more, BUT..... we cannot seem to get a straight answer on the stock split: WHAT date is the last date you can buy it and still get the split?

We want to buy more anyway, but obviously, the price per share we are willing to pay depends on whether we are getting the split or not.

But there is an "payable" date, an "ex" date and an announcement date. And on various sites there are even different dates given for the same thing.

I even tried calling CREE themselves and they said that they would give the split to owners of record on the 26 of July. But when I asked them if you were the owner of recond on the day you made the trade or on the third business day folling they said I'd have to talke to my broker. So I called BOTH of my brokers help lines (online traders) and go different and conflicting answers.

Out of all the (supposedly!) informative sites on the web, NONE gave a clear unambiguous statement of how to determine WHAT was the cutoff date for purchasing a stock and still getting the split!

Im makes we wonder what OTHER important details are being left out and/or glossed over!

And I've seen some discussion groups where questions like this were asked and most of the replies were flagrant (and conflicting) guesses.

Does anyone KNOW?
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