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Welcome! In this section of the DTCC Learning Center you will find resources related to DTC's Corporate Actions Processing Service for Distributions and CA Web. Use Quick Links, the Distributions Resources tab (utilize filters to help narrow returned results), and Search to learn more.

DistributionsDTC’s Corporate Actions Processing Service for Distributions provides full lifecycle processing, including announcing details of upcoming events, providing participants with information about their entitlements, accepting and acting on their instructions, and collecting, allocating and reporting payments.

The Distributions service includes processing events such as cash and stock dividends, principal and interest (P&I), capital gain distributions, return of capital, spin-offs, stock splits, and other events that arise from the servicing of the approximately 1.3 million active securities eligible at the depository.

P&I Cash Processing interacts with over 7,000 paying agents and issuers annually to facilitate the allocation of P&I entitlements to DTC participants on the scheduled payment date. For cash distributions, DTC provides additional services related to tracking for stock loan, repo, and fail transactions. DTC also provides the opportunity for its members to receive dividend reinvestment, payment in a foreign currency, and tax relief at-source for tax withheld on dividends paid on non-U.S. issues (See Global Tax Services fact sheets). Securities eligible for this service include foreign shares eligible at the depository but held in custody by DTC with local custodians and depositories. To learn more about Full Lifecycle Distributions Processing for Securites, be sure to visit the Distributions page on DTCC's corporate website (www.dtcc.com). You may also wish to visit the By-Laws, Rules and Procedures page for access to various Fee and Service Guides.

Here In the Distributions section of the Learning Center you'll find learning content specific to CA Web such as user guides, help files, eLearning, FAQs and other supporting documentation. Be sure you login and utilize the Resources tab at the top of this page to access content related to:

  • CA Web Distributions - including
    • the Distributions Dashboard,
    • Distributions Instructions,
    • Distributions Entitlements and Allocations, and
    • Distributions Adjustments.

Note: For information about Redemptions and Reorg functionality in CA Web, be sure to access those areas within the Corporate Actions Processing section of the Learning Center. If you haven't already and you want to familiarize yourself with CA Web, be sure to visit the CA Web section. 

Recommended Resources

  • pdf CA Web User Guide (20.65 MB)  
    The CA Web User Guide compiles the contents of the CA Web Help, including information for Distributions and Redemptions and thoroughly explains the CA Web interface and functionality. This is where you'll find the latest and most up-to-date information about CA Web and we recommend it as both the place to start and as a comprehensive learning solution.
  • pdf Provisioning Access and Roles to CA Web Users (658 KB)
    This guide for Super Access Coordinators/Access Coordinators describes how to create a CRS profile, how to provide the profile with access, and what the possible roles are in CA Web.

We recommend you begin by reviewing the CA Web User Guide as it explains all aspects of the Corporate Actions Web system.

Distributions - Instructions: About Wires for Foreign Currency Payment

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Distributions - Instructions: Instructing on the Default Option

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Distributions - Adjustments: Stock Loan Stock Adjustments

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Distributions - Adjustments: Fail Adjustments

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Distributions - Adjustments: REPO Adjustments

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Distributions - Instructions: Making Changes Before Submitting

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Distributions - Instructions: About Cash in Lieu

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Distributions - Instructions: About Beneficial Owner Accounting for Foreign TaxRelief

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Distributions - Instructions: About Special Instructions

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Distributions - Entitlements & Allocations: About the Entitlements Tab

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Distributions - Instructions: Submitting an Instruction

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Distributions - Instructions: About Tooltip Messages and Multiple Options

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