Yes, you can. And in fact, because of the size of the dividend relative to the stock price, stock exchange rules requires the ex-date to be after the payment date. And the company outright told you that in the declaration press release: "Pursuant to the rules of The NASDAQ Stock Market, when a dividend is declared in a per share amount that is 25% or greater than a Company's stock price, the date on which that company's shares will begin to trade without the right to receive the dividend, or ex-dividend, is the first business day following the payment date, rather than the second business day prior to the record date."
Evidently the ex date is 11/28/12 for the special dividend of $4.00 so if you buy shares now you do not get the $4.00 special dividend so look for the share price to drop by $4.00 new buyers who are not alert could get harmed big time.
"The one-time special dividend of $4.00 per share is payable on December 27, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 17, 2012 and will have an ex-dividend date of December 28, 2012."
So it clearly states that if you buy now before December 17th you will get the $4 dividend. Where the hell did you get the 11/28/12 date from? LOL.
I do not own any shares, but wanted to correct this for those interested.