From SDRL website:2Q 2012 0.84 Ex Div Sep 4, 2012 Payout Sep 20, 2012
Ex-Div of 9/4 means US buyers have to purchase by this Friday 8/31 to get the dividend. Tell your friends!
9/4 ex means to get div one must purchase the stock before the market closes on 9/3.
If he tells his friends now, he won't have any later.Div chasers get burned!