ACTION: Westfield Financial, Inc. (“WFD”) has announced a special cash dividend of $0.15 per WFD Common Share. The record date is May 13, 2009; payable date is May 27, 2009. The ex-distribution date for this distribution will be May 11, 2009. Westfield Financial, Inc. has characterized this dividend as “special” and has distinguished it from the regular quarterly dividend payable on the same date.
This corporate action will be coordinated with the Options Clearing Corporation.
CATEGORY: Special Cash Distribution
EQUITY SYMBOL: Westfield Financial, Inc. (“WFD”)
ONECHICAGO SYMBOL: WFD1C remains the same
CME FUTURES SYMBOL: WFD remains the same
EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, May 11, 2009
MULTIPLIER: 100 (e.g., 1.00 equals $100.00)
DELIVERABLE PER CONTRACT: Westfield Financial, Inc. (“WFD”) Common Shares
APPLICABLE CONTRACT MONTHS: May, June, September, and December 2009
SETTLEMENT PRICES AND POSITIONS: The start of day prices for Monday, May 11, 2009 shall be reduced by the special cash distribution amount (i.e. $0.15) and rounded to the nearest penny from the Friday, May 8, 2009 settlement prices.
NOTES: The forecasted effect of the upcoming corporate event on each clearing firm’s positions can be viewed in infopac in the Corporate Event Initial Forecast Report (ONE712), the Corporate Event Final Forecast Report (ONE713), and the Corporate Event Forecast Audit Report (CPDBU710).
The details after the corporate event has been applied can be viewed in the Corporate Event Activity Report (ONE711).
If you have any questions regarding the information provided in the WFDcument, please call CME Clearing risk management hotline at (312) 648-3888.