I have been in this "Family" since 1979, taking divys into drip. I started receiving the dividends when I retired early in 2001. Three weeks later, the company reduced the dividend from $.415 to $.25. Since then ( over 11 years we got back $.02. This whole deal is for the top 300 to make millions on their stock options and leave the rest of us out to "dry". I never even thought of the capital gains tax. Not being a math major, we have to go to a CPA to get next years tax's done. (owned this stock for over 35 years.
no, they keep mentioning some investment fund that the parent company gets.. which really is Goodwill and doesn't get passed to the individual customer anyway.. so I don't see it as any huge benefit to a shareholder..