VeriSign splits stock 2 for 1

Internet security software maker VeriSign announces a 2-for-1 stock split.

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Internet security software maker VeriSign today announced a two-for-one stock split.

The company, based in Mountain View, California, said its board of directors has approved a two-for-one split of its common stock effective December 7. The split affects shareholders of record as of November 22. New shares will be issued after close of market December 6.

VeriSign makes digital certificate software, which provides credentials that authenticate Net users' identities while doing business on the Internet.