Sooner: Re record date. The record date is always 3 days after ex date. When you buy a stock it takes 3 days to settle. so that would be the record date/ Record date of stock in your account. If you bot kmr on the ex date 1/28 would not get delv. until the 31st.or in this case 2/2 and 1/30 was record date. Hope this makes sence. Record date means stock must be delv. to you account.