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Google Settles Shareholder Suit; Clears Way For Stock Split

Google has settled a shareholder lawsuit to clear the way for a long-delayed split of the Internet search leader’s stock.

06/17/2013

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Google Announces Plans To Split Stock

The online search leader said it’s issuing a new class of stock to shareholders, but the new shares won’t have any voting power. All current stockholders will get shares in the new Class C stock.

04/12/2012

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Facebook Splits Stock 5 For 1

Facebook, the world’s largest online social network, said Friday it is splitting its shares five for one, so that it can give larger stock grants to current and prospective employees.

CBS San Francisco–10/01/2010