CCA to Pay Special Dividend

The planned transformation of Corrections Corporation of America has produced an early reward for shareholders. The company has announced that it will hand out a special dividend of $6.63 per share of its common stock. It expects the disbursement to be made on May 20 to shareholders of record as of April 19.

The dividend is being paid as a precursor to CCA's transformation into a real estate investment trust or REIT, which requires the company to distribute its undistributed earnings and profits before this year.

The special dividend yields 17.5% at CCA's current stock price of $37.97. 

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CCA special dividend states that each shareholder will get the choice to choose how they want their payout. CCA states that 401k shareholders will have theirs put back into their 401K as stock. We were not sent election forms to choose. Are 401k employees excluded from special dividends. Any help would be apprecitated.

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