Not sure quite what to make of that, other than this is acting really strong. The put options are still indicating an expected div matching drop, but wow wish I'd of stayed in now I bought at 66 on the 31st and was expecting it to fall at least the 2.30 today and was hoping to pick it back up around 72-73 in a few days. This really looks strong!
"The Exchange determines the ex-date based on the Record Date and counting backward. What the PR says means nothing in that regard............" Well I see a record dat of the fifteenth, and ex-date is always 3 market days before which would make the tenth the ex date. Having said that the action obviouslt shows that today is indeed the correct ex dat anf the 16th will be the record date. Still intriguing the mix up and possible liability issuesfor those of us who may have bought or sold based on this information.