Split-Off

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Split-Off

The process whereby a parent corporation organizes a subsidiary corporation to which it transfers part of its assets in exchange for all of the subsidiary's capital stock, which is subsequently transferred to the shareholders of the parent corporation in exchange for a portion of their parent stock.

A split-off differs from a spin-off in that the shareholders in a split-off must relinquish their shares of stock in the parent corporation in order to receive shares of the subsidiary corporation whereas the shareholders in a spin-off need not do so.

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In a spinoff, shareholders get their proportional interest in shares of the new company; in a splitoff, the parent company exchanges shares of its stock for shares in the new company.
We also estimated hazard models which included a set of indicators for whether the child had splitoff from the parental household.
Earnings-per-share calculations for the year also benefited from a reduction in the number of shares of stock outstanding as a result of the Guidant splitoff completed in September 1995.
Earnings-per-share calculations for the quarter benefited from a reduction of approximately 32 million shares of stock outstanding as a result of the Guidant splitoff completed in September 1995.
Earnings-per-share calculations for the quarter benefited by a reduction of approximately 32 million shares of stock outstanding as a result of the Guidant splitoff completed in September, 1995.
Leveraged transactions are sometimes characterized by the incurring of substantial amounts of debt, as in the instance of spinoffs and splitoffs, leveraged buyouts, leveraged recapitalizations, debt recapitalizations, cross-entity guaranties, or leveraged distributions.