Define: Dividend Reinvestment Plan

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Definition: Dividend Reinvestment Plan



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Full Definition of Dividend Reinvestment Plan


Under a dividend reinvestment plan (also known as a DRIP or a DRP), investors receive stock dividends in the form of additional shares in a company rather than as a cash payment. Investors who participate in a dividend reinvestment plan receive quarterly notification of new shares purchased. A dividend reinvestment plan is a convenient way for an investor to accumulate additional shares of a company on a regular basis. There are several advantages to participating in a dividend reinvestment plan; stock purchase fees are often lower or may be waived entirely and some companies offer stock at a discount to investors who participate in their dividend reinvestment plan. The value of the stock received through a dividend reinvestment plan is fully taxable. A dividend reinvestment plan may also be called automatic dividend reinvestment.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Dividend Reinvestment Plan are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 9th February 2020.